I was lucky enough to get one of the new Busy Breather backpacks to try out with my liquid oxygen tank. I use a high liter flow tank and the bag is big enough to accommodate my tank and has an opening for my oxygen hose. The bag has a wide base that fits comfortably on my back. The shoulder straps are padded and adjustable for whatever you are wearing. It also has a strap that goes across the chest that anchors the tank in place. My tank weighs 10 lbs when filled so it is nice to have the stability. The bag has several compartments you can use for water bottles, cell phone, bill fold, etc. So there is no need to carry an extra bag or purse, if you don’t need it. I also like the fact when I take off the backpack and put it on the floor, it does not tip over. That stability is really a plus because you don’t want to waste oxygen.
I love my Busy Breathers backpack and recommend that you purchase one for yourself or someone who needs one. It is comfortable, convenient and it is a great looking backpack. Try it, you will like it!!
The story behind the Busy Breathers oxygen backpack:
When my son was born three months premature, his lungs were severely underdeveloped. After he spent four months in the neonatal intensive care unit, I was very excited to finally get my little boy home. This happiness however was overshadowed by fear about my baby being on oxygen 24 hours a day for at least the next year if not longer. Along with this fear was my frustration of having to carry a purse, diaper bag, bottles, oxygen bag-along with my baby and equipment. I knew there had to be a better system to carry all of these items but I could find nothing available. Because of this frustration, I decided to design my own oxygen backpack so I would only have to carry one organized system. My backpack made my life a lot easier, especially since my son and I were on the go almost every day. I knew that this backpack would help mothers that have children on oxygen, as well as others that have to be on oxygen, get back to their busy lifestyle with more ease and efficiency.
Michelle Staley- Founder & CEO
A local Colorado company designed a backpack for O2 on the go. 9NEWS