REVIEW: American Shield Backpack

Feb, 17, 2019

 When you love a minimalistic life (as we do) and favor not buying unnecessary things, once you do need something, you favor items high in quality that will last longer. My husband desperately needed a new backpack after his was too broken to fix. He searched for a backpack that was durable, with lots of compartments, that looked good and would accommodate his computer.

 He decided on a Granite 25 Backpack from American Shield Backpack. First of all, we like anything manufactured here in the USA (and it is). The Granite 25 backpack is fashionable and, since my husband uses it for work and attending meetings, that was important. Its also ergonomically designed — so, no matter your height, they  are easily adjustable to fit, which makes traveling or hiking both safe and comfortable. It has a smart design with many panels in the main compartment for pens, business cards, etc.; but the compartments are a bit too narrow for computer cables, which is a minus. The backpack is top loading, which is easy for loading a laptop, but makes access to its pockets harder. *The backpack closes with magnets on the part covering the top. They are solid, wont open if dropped, and make it look nice. Zippers would make access to the interior easier but probably would not make it look as distinctive.

 The Granite 25 backpack is both fashionable and stylish. Since it has a classic look, it will work for many years to come.

American Shield Backpack is offering 20% OFF on a Granite 25 Backpack with the coupon code AMESHIELD8120.

February 18, 2019

Fredrika Syren

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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