We are still laughing about the monogrammed "Coronavirus Go-Bag" that is being marketed by Preppi for the price of $4,995.
Backpack for COVID-19
In recent weeks and days we have seen increased sales of our 40L Kalalau Series Waterproof Backpacks, particularly our Camo edition that we mention makes a great "go-bag." We're still not sure if the increased sales are due to spring and summer approaching, or if people are actually purchasing the backpacks to better prepare for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic or similar issues.
Actually, waterproof backpacks are well-suited to protect against the coronavirus threat. Traditional backpacks made out of cloth and similar materials can collect and retain potentially harmful substances, instead of repelling the substances. (The substances simply "soak in" to these types of backpacks.) However, such substances do not soak in to waterproof backpacks. The harmful substances, however, can collect on the surface of waterproof backpacks, but are easily washed off with soap and water. Accordingly, items in waterproof backpacks are effectively protected against contamination. A waterproof backpack can safely transport clothes, food and other items through airports, on planes and through various forms of transportation, unlike traditional backpacks. Certainly, if you're looking for a go-bag to be ready for any situation or emergency, you will want to make sure it is fully waterproof. Not only does a waterproof backpack protect against rain, wind, dust, flooding and similar issues, they can also protect against nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) threats.
When you're considering a go-bag, consider a waterproof backpack, whether it is one of ours or from another retailer. Like we mentioned above, just be sure to wash the outside of the waterproof backpack with simple soap and water before, during (if possible) and after transit.