Women’s Guide to buying Running Backpacks

There are many running backpacks available on the market; however, not all are suitable for female runners. There are however some manufacturers that have gone the extra mile to make some backpack specifically for women runners. In all these bags, you will find similarities that should act as Women’s Guide to Running Backpacks. Irrespective of the purpose of buying the backpack, be it to commute, hitting the tracks or competing in a race, you should know what features to look for in a backpack. Below are five main features that a woman should have in mind when buying a backpack:



If you spend a lot of time hitting trails, you would know how tiring it is to have a backpack that does not fit. For this reason, when selecting a backpack, ensure it fits well on your back. Not too big to be bulky, and still not too small that you have to strain. It should be just slightly big so that once you stuff it, it fits perfectly.


BACKPACK 2The rule is usually the smaller, the better. This might however not be feasible at all times. Here you will need to consider what you will be carrying in the pack. The best thing to do is to list down all that you might need to carry in the pack. Once this is done, go looking for the pack that will fit those things perfectly. A good pack is one that has many different compartments of different sizes.


While most people might think that it is not important, it is good to consider the kind of color of your bags for several purposes. One of them being safety. In the event that you will be running at night, you need to have bright colors so as to be visible to other road users. The other reason is, of course, to look good. Matching your running gear is usually cute especially for ladies. A backpack should not be an exception.


A good backpack is one that has many straps. The rule of thumb is the straps must be well padded. Moreover, it should be thick enough.  The straps should also be Ventilated so as to let off heat.


This is an important aspect of your backpack since you just cannot do without it. Irrespective of what your preference might be, it is recommended that you have at least one hip holster compartment space for the bladder.


The above are some of the main features to look out for in a good backpack. The most important thing is to ensure that the pack is comfortable so that it does not weigh you down as you are running.…

Choosing the best automatic ball thrower for dogs

Pets need not only attention but play time as well. However, due to the busy schedules, it becomes hard to spend time with your pets.  Luckily, technology has made our lives easier. You can now get an automatic ball launcher for your pet.  Your dog can now chase the balls as many times as they want. Make sure that you buy something that is suitable for both you and your pet.   Here is what to look for in an automatic ball thrower.



Your budget should be the number one priority when you are in search of an automatic ball thrower. The price differs depending on the brand. You need to research to find the brand the one that offers you the price that fits within your budget.  Ensure that you get the one that you buy has all the features that you need.  You should not buy a device that will not perform as required.   It will be costly if you buy cheap equipment that will get damaged in a short time.


The functionality of the semi-auto model depends on its durability. Automatic models function differently. The fully automatic model requires you to drop a tennis ball in the bowl. You can either train your dog to drop the tennis ball, or you have to do it yourself. Some of the functionality points that you need to look for includes whether the battery is rechargeable and if the launcher needs to be plugged. You can also check how far the equipment can launch the ball.


There are different types of automatic ball launcher. There are those that use rechargeable batteries. There are those launchers that you need to operate them, and there are still those which you can train your dog to use. You need to be sure about the type of launcher that you want.  If you have a busy schedule, then you can go for the fully automatic launcher.  The semi-automatic launcher is suitable for anyone who is on a tight budget.  You have endless options to choose from when it comes to automatic dog ball launcher.

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Just like other electronic device, ball launchers have different features.  You need to check whether the launch distance can be adjusted for use outdoors and indoors. With both options, your pet can play anytime.  There are launchers that allow you to adjust the angles.  You have to choose the one that has the feature you are looking for.



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