Ever get annoyed that your bag slips off your shoulder? If you’re fashionably opposed to using a rucksack/backpack then help is at hand with the i-stay shoulder strap.
In case you didn’t see them on Dragon’s Den, the company have developed a patent-pending strap which can clip onto other bags. They also make bags of their own. And they sent me one to try – there are perks to being an osteopath ;-)
It’s a great well-thought out bag, with all the pockets and zips you could want – and at first inspection they look like quality zips too. But most importantly, what about the shoulder strap? So, I loaded up the bag modestly (heavily-loaded bags tend to stay on better than modestly-loaded ones), and went for a walk.
On my left shoulder it was great. I walked for half an hour and it didn’t budge. Then for my lower – slopey – right shoulder (yes, I’m squint too). Normally I don’t bother putting shoulder bags on my right side because I know they keep slipping off. While it didn’t perform as well as on the left, I was impressed with how infrequently I had to adjust it.
In short, the i-stay strap is a winner, and I like the bag too! Turns out the esteemed Royal College of Chiropractors have commended the product too; I didn’t know there was such a thing – why don’t we have a Royal College of Osteopaths? I shall have to enquire.