Backpacks

Backpacks

Packing and Fitting your new Angus Backpack

Backpacks should not be packed according to equipment relevance on a call but rather according to weight distribution.

Ideally, each medic would have their own pack pre-fit to their size and requirements.  Since that is impossible, here are a few tips to assist you pack and fit your Angus backpack.  Once the pack is loaded with your gear, do not re-organize it.   Moving the gear can result in potential injury for other medics who anticipate the weight distribution as per management specification.

What is the recommended maximum weight for your backpack?

This is the hardest of all questions to answer.  Since your backpack will be worn by every medic in your service you must anticipate a variety of problems.  The maximum weight a medic in good physical condition can comfortably wear is 30% of their own body weight.  For the average medic, we recommend 25% of their own body weight.  You also have medics ranging in height and weight from 5’2” 110 lbs to 6’8” 280 lbs.  That means the weight of the backpack on the low end could weight between 27.5 – 33 lbs and on the upper end 70 – 84 lbs.

Your 110 lbs medic could be asked to carry a backpack that is almost 70% of their body weight.  A 50 – 60 lbs backpack could increase the potential for injury in your smaller medics and decrease injuries in the larger medics.

A properly filled backpack should not feel like you are shouldering your partner.  A proper system should transfer the weight comfortably to your hips.  To use your backpack correctly, use both shoulder straps and if available the hipbelt.  Slinging a full backpack over one shoulder can cause severe back injury and cause premature wear of your bag.

Since EMS calls can happen in various terrains: apartment buildings, industrial settings and even wilderness, the gear should be organized for off-trail or uneven terrain use.

  1. The heaviest gear should be mounted closest to your back in the mid portion of the pack.  All gear should be secured to prevent movement.
  2. The medium weight gear should be secured in the bottom of the pack in line with the hipbelt.
  3. The lightest gear should be secured furthest away and to the top of the bag over the middle heavy section.


This will optimize the life of the product and minimize fatigue.


Important:  THESE ARE RECOMMENDATIONS ONLY AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR AND MANAGEMENT FOR CORRECT ERGONOMIC PACKING AND WEARING.


Angus TC-30 - Midwife Special

Angus

Angus TC-30 - Midwife Special

$175.00

The Angus TC-30 - Midwife Special was designed specifically for Midwiferies.  Room for two oxygen "C" tanks and ample storage for masks, nasal cannulas, suction and other medi..

BT-9000

Angus

BT-9000

$300.00

Re-designed as an all-in-one kit, the BT-9000 will carry your oxygen, trauma gear and suction.  Made in true Angus fashion, the design and flexibility will give you what you w..

Canyon Trauma Backpack

Angus

Canyon Trauma Backpack

$215.00

The Angus Canyon is a lightweight and versatile all around trauma EMS pack. Made with CORDURA® fabric, plenty of pockets and module sections for all your needs. Features ..

Peak

Angus

Peak

$290.00

The Peak is a classic designed to enhance the capabilities of the medic in a rural or urban setting.   The Peak has a full access lid with  mesh storage.  Pull ..

Summit

Angus

Summit

$340.00

Wilderness tough, urban ready, equipment friendly! The Angus Summit combines all the requirements of a rural pack so that urban strength is a guarantee. When the job demands oxygen..

Terrain

Angus

Terrain

$295.00

The Angus Terrain is THE quintessential EMS pack. After one year of pre-production design and testing, we were pleased to introduce the results - the TERRAIN.  This ultimate p..

STORM TACTICAL BAG

Angus

STORM TACTICAL BAG

$340.00

The Angus Storm is a lightweight, stealthy, all-round Trauma backpack. Made with molle side straps and module sections for easy-to-organize and quick access. • 1000D CORDURA® fabri..

Summit - BBP

Angus

Summit - BBP

$425.00

Designed for field medics, regardless of where they work.If you need a comprehensive backpack that can be customized to suit ALS or BLS or First Responder with or without Oxygen, w..

TC-15 Response Backpack

Angus

TC-15 Response Backpack

$299.00

Designed by Paramedics for Medical First Response. Made in North America.Functionality, and user configurable. Easy access. Like all Angus Bags, the TC-15 features a Lifetime ..

TC-20 Trauma Bag/Backpack

Angus

TC-20 Trauma Bag/Backpack

$375.00

The New TC-20 is our newest pack for both ALS and BLS response, The bag features multiple exterior pockets, two lid pockets and a cavernous main compartment with 5 small and 3 larg..

TC-25 Medic Backpack

Angus

TC-25 Medic Backpack

$299.99

The Medic Backpack is easily configurable from BLS to ALS to First Responder based on your needs. The high contrast 1000 Denier Invista Cordura and yellow polypro webbing and ..

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