Review: Reversible Healthy Back Bag From The Healthy Back Bag Company (Competition Ended)

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2013 Competition To Win A Healthy Back Bag
A short while ago I was introduced to The Healthy Back Bag. At the time I did not believe a bag could make such a difference to my posture, body and comfort when carrying a bag, but I was pleasantly pleased when I received a spring/summer bag to review (see Healthy Back Bag Review HERE for earlier review and in depth explanation of how well the bag works). 
I carried this bag throughout the summer. It’s the most comfortable bag I own, and I own a lot of bags. Carrying The Healthy Back Bag both ‘hands-free’ and on one shoulder was so much more comfortable than my usual across body or normal handbag. As someone with back issues and rounded shoulders from earlier years of not walking straight, I really need a bag that helps me stay in physical balance. The Healthy Back Bag does just that, keeps my posture in balance and also encourages me to carry lighter loads (I have been known to carry the kitchen sink when out). 
As Winter is drawing in ‘The Healthy Back Bag Company’ gave me the opportunity to review a beautiful denim bag, and also offered a wonderful reversible bag for 1 lucky winner this season, so you may get to experience what I am talking about for yourself if you win. They also have a great new range for sale that matches perfectly with the changing seasons and fashion styles. 

Flocked Denim (Size Small) Current Price £65.00 

Flocked Denim Heathy Back Bag

Like all their bags, this bag sits perfectly on the shoulder and across the body, and the cooler denim colour works perfectly with winter fashion. With a flocked denim fabric it is soft to touch and feels a really strong and durable bag. I love the two-tone design effect and how stylish it looks both dressed up and dressed down when going out. This feels perfect for someone who wants to look smart casual and/or a student going from campus to campus.


-Soft fabric,durable & strong


-Signature silver lining 

-Key hook
-4 exterior and 5 interior pockets plus 2 pen slots

-Adjustable non-slip shoulder strap

-D ring for Baglett or other accessories

-Full length double zip opening main compartment for easy access

-Versatile. Can be worn 4 ways cross-body or on shoulderI found wearing it with a smart jacket looks fantastic but it was also just as wearable with my blue waterproof jacket for those more wintry days. What I love about these bags is the range of internal pockets as stated in my earlier review, and the outer pocket is brilliant for my umbrella or water bottle. Friends have commented on how comfortable The Health Back Bag looks when I’m wearing it and although some say it looks too small, I often amaze them with how much I actually get into the small size Healthy Back Bag.

Taking the more casual look, this bag is a lovely colour and texture.


If you like the look of this Flocked Denim 
bag you can purchase from their shop HERE

NEW Reversibles Range


I am all for multi-tasking bags. I am a finicky person when it comes to colours and I was saying to someone the other day I could never get a tattoo as I change my mind too often about colours and designs. So this new range would be ideal for me. Two bags in one!

The new reversible range comes in a selection of colours from bright pewter/moss combination to more neutral henna/pearl and carbon/flint. These are fully unisex in colour and style, and are perfect gifts for someone looking for something different, practical and comfortable to wear going through the autumn into winter. With the same features as the other Healthy Back Bags but with the added bonus of reversible engineering.

A good selection of colours for male or female.
I like that these are reversible, 2 bags in 1

                                                   Buy The New Reversibles Range HERE

The Health Back Bag says about the new reversible range:

A feat of engineering, these Reversible Bags actually turn perfectly inside-out making two bags in one with coordinating colours inside and out. Made from 100% polyester, these hardwearing bags come in 3 colourways and are perfect for days out and about, autumn bike rides and winter walks.



-Can be worn inside out


-Durable & strong

-Lightweight Polyester
-Showerproof-Key hook-4 exterior and 5 interior 
pockets plus 2 pen slots-D ring for Baglett or other accessories-Adjustable non-slip shoulder strap-Full-length double-zip opening main 
compartment for easy access

-Available in HBB Small only

-Versatile, can be worn 4 ways – cross-body or on shoulder

If you like what you see in this review, you can purchase the Flocked Denim bag, the new Reversibles range (and other new ranges) from The Healthy Back Bag HERE (in the UK). You can also keep up to date with The Healthy Back Bag on Twitter The Healthy Back Bag on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE
WIN – WIN – WINIf you would like the opportunity to win the Antique Moss/Pewter Reversible bag in size small, enter on the competition app below.
You get extra entries for social sharing and much more.

(Please note as this competition ends on the 21st of December 
there is no guarantee you will receive your prize in time for Christmas)

I would like to say a great big thank you to ‘The Healthy Back Bag Company’
for sponsoring this give-away and providing me with products to review.

                       MERRY CHRISTMAS & may 2014 be full of blessings for you!

                                                               GOOD LUCK!

*ENTERING* – Enter through the app below, click on the first option (comment on blog) and follow instructions. This will unlock further additional entries into the competition.

Day 8 – Win A Healthy Back Bag Reversible Bag

                                      **Question being answered in comments is**

Take a look at The Healthy Back Bag Company and tell me, if one of Father Christmas’ elves granted you one Christmas wish of a healthy back bag which one would you choose and why?

(Entry only acceptable when going through GLEAM competition app) 

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Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin, author of ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ is a dedicated writer and blogger who fearlessly explores life’s deepest questions. Faced with a decade of profound anxiety and grief following the loss of her father and her best friend Michael, Kelly embarked on a transformative journey guided by mindfulness, and she hasn’t looked back since. Through her insightful writing, engaging podcasts, and inspiring You Tube channel Kelly empowers others to unearth the hidden treasures within their pain, embracing the profound truth that they are ‘enough’ exactly as they are.

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  1. December 8, 2013 / 7:38 am

    Margo Selby Black Bailey XS

  2. December 8, 2013 / 9:18 am

    Fun fur espresso

  3. December 8, 2013 / 9:35 am

    Margo Selby Black Bailey XS because I love the colours.

  4. December 8, 2013 / 10:20 am

    Margo Selby Black Bailey XS – I love the pattern and the colours.

    Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

  5. December 8, 2013 / 10:48 am

    Looks like we've all been drawn immediately to the

    Margo Selby Black Bailey XS because of the gorgeous fabric and colours. I am no exception!

  6. December 8, 2013 / 10:52 am

    The polysport

  7. December 8, 2013 / 11:38 am

    The polysport

  8. December 8, 2013 / 12:07 pm

    I'd get a I love my life purple. Because I love purple so much. I really like the idea of these bags I have an Erbspalsy on my left shoulder, which means it juts out and bags don't lie right on it and I suffer pain with normal rucksacks. Maybe Santa will bring me one for Christmas

  9. December 8, 2013 / 12:08 pm

    The black leather medium size. I like this one because it's a good size to carry everything and being leather it'll be hardwearing.

  10. December 8, 2013 / 12:16 pm

    the polysport because it would encourage me to go the gym in the new year

  11. December 8, 2013 / 12:48 pm

    Lovely Bag !!

  12. December 8, 2013 / 1:12 pm

    great bag

  13. December 8, 2013 / 1:24 pm

    These bags look so good, us girls need to think more about what we lug about all day.

  14. December 8, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Earth DNA Pack Shangrila as it is made from recycled materials will be durable and comfortable with the gel filled straps.

  15. December 8, 2013 / 2:16 pm

    polysport…. I need incentive to exercise 🙂

  16. December 8, 2013 / 3:38 pm

    Textured Nylon Plum XS. I dislike handbags because I don't like lugging them around so this is perfect, I can carry things around in comfort and ease. Also it being waterproof means I don't have to worry about the contents getting wet in the rain. It's also in purple….my fave colour!

  17. December 8, 2013 / 3:40 pm

    Earth Tech Bag Sangria M

  18. December 8, 2013 / 6:28 pm

    Techno Tweed S

  19. December 8, 2013 / 6:45 pm

    Classic leather in blush

  20. December 8, 2013 / 7:53 pm

    I like the reversible cream and brown one.

  21. December 8, 2013 / 8:20 pm

    The reversible black & white one because it would go with everything!

  22. December 8, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    the nylon black

  23. December 8, 2013 / 11:43 pm

    The reversible one because I am bound to get one side dirty at least

  24. December 9, 2013 / 10:39 am

    I would choose the Hemp Black S bag as it's eco-friendly and will match everything.

  25. December 9, 2013 / 11:42 am

    I totally have my eye on the Fun fur espresso

  26. December 9, 2013 / 11:59 am

    I'd love the reversible one because it'd suit most things 🙂

  27. December 9, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    I'd love to have the

    Polysport Solid Pearl S because it would go with all my clothing, which are light colored 🙂

  28. December 10, 2013 / 10:52 am

    I would love the Leather Black M, it would be great for everyday use and because it is black would go with practically everything

  29. December 10, 2013 / 12:02 pm

    I would like the microfibre mauve S because I just love the colour!

  30. December 10, 2013 / 12:26 pm

    This bag looks so good nice colours to

  31. December 10, 2013 / 12:31 pm

    after having a think about it I would go for the leather black m it would go with so many outfits

  32. December 10, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    Leather Blush S
    – reason being I love pink and leather is so durable

  33. December 11, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    Margo Selby Rosella XS – Love the colour and patterns

  34. December 13, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    Margo Selby Black XS because it looks really nice

  35. December 13, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    An Earth Tech Bag would be great for my daily gym and swim trip as its designed for sports use 🙂

  36. December 14, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    I like both featured here, but I love denim so thats the natural choice.

  37. December 16, 2013 / 5:29 pm

    "I Love My Life Deep Purple" because Purple is a magical colour, and the affirmation embroidered into it would be such a positive thing to carry around with me.

  38. December 17, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    Hemp Black Medium. As I think this one would be most suitable and useful for me. Black is smart, and goes with anything. Durable, practical bag that I would love to own and use.

  39. December 17, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    The reversible in Natural Henna/pearl; it will go with everything

  40. December 17, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    My Life Deep Purple as it is cool x

  41. December 17, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Textured Nylon Plum S as i love the colour

  42. December 17, 2013 / 10:17 pm

    The polysport

  43. December 17, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    the microfibe mauve s

  44. December 18, 2013 / 8:33 pm

    leather moonrock – would look awesome with all my work stuff inside xx

  45. December 19, 2013 / 12:57 am

    Royal patten purple S

  46. December 19, 2013 / 9:33 am

    Textured Nylon Black baby Bag because then my husband could carry all the baby stuff around!

  47. December 19, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    Active Expandable Black S, because I could take this everywhere with me

  48. December 19, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    anniversary leather bronze s – it's glamorous and practical – great combination

  49. December 19, 2013 / 7:10 pm

    denim as i think it would go with everything

  50. December 19, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    I Love My Life Deep Purple S I love the colour and it looks lush

  51. December 19, 2013 / 11:16 pm

    i love the brownie red 1

  52. December 20, 2013 / 1:56 am

    Jacquard Black S.. very stylish. (Gianna)

  53. December 20, 2013 / 10:21 am

    love the my life deep purple

  54. December 20, 2013 / 10:37 am

    Reversible Carbon/Flint S – Because both colours are lovely

  55. December 20, 2013 / 12:06 pm

    Textured Nylon Crimson Big Bag. Need a stylish big bag for my daughter, but would prefer a natural fabric!

  56. December 20, 2013 / 12:21 pm

    Textured Nylon Black S looks good

  57. December 20, 2013 / 1:24 pm

    Denim it is so versatile

  58. December 20, 2013 / 2:18 pm

    Margo Selby – love the pattern 🙂

  59. December 20, 2013 / 3:47 pm

    Reversible Henna/Pearl one – I love the colours

  60. December 20, 2013 / 5:15 pm

    I love theTextured Nylon Wild Rose Baby Bag, baby due in January and this looks like a better option than other change bags I have seen.

  61. December 20, 2013 / 6:00 pm

    Think I would go Denim as it would go with EVERYTHING!! x

  62. December 20, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    I like the Anniversary Leather Gunmetal S!

  63. December 20, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    I love the Studded Leather Gunmetal S because it's glam as well as functional! 🙂

  64. December 20, 2013 / 8:24 pm

    Love the nylon black S & black goes with everything!

  65. December 20, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    id choose the flocked denim

  66. December 20, 2013 / 11:03 pm

    Has to be the –
    Studded Leather Black bag

  67. December 21, 2013 / 12:18 am

    the margo selby black bailey xs because its just so gorgeous

  68. December 21, 2013 / 1:53 am

    I like the
    Microfibre Mauve S

  69. December 21, 2013 / 2:54 am

    I love the Jacquard Black S. It really stands out to me and is just perfect! Good luck everyone, thank you for the amazing opportunity <3

  70. December 21, 2013 / 3:03 am

    i really like the Polysport Sport 94 S

  71. December 21, 2013 / 7:38 am

    Margo Shelby rosella Xs the colour and finish just looks so stylish and would contract with darker clothes for the winter

  72. December 21, 2013 / 8:17 am

    Brilliant prize, my one has been "borrowed" by my daughter so I would love another.

  73. December 21, 2013 / 8:22 am

    This is fantastici would have a black one as it woukd go with anything

  74. December 21, 2013 / 8:23 am

    Oh and I would actually choose the grey and yellow bag, smart stylish and it would cheer up a winters day.

  75. December 21, 2013 / 9:01 am

    The black jacquard as it would go with anything!

  76. December 21, 2013 / 10:52 am

    I'd go for the leather in black, so it will go with anything 🙂

  77. December 21, 2013 / 2:20 pm

    the reversible in carbon/flint

  78. December 21, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    the black on as it goes with anything

  79. December 21, 2013 / 3:59 pm

    margo selby black baily bag

  80. December 21, 2013 / 4:11 pm

    I love the textured nylon crimson big bag!

  81. December 21, 2013 / 5:29 pm

    oh black, it will match everything!

  82. December 21, 2013 / 8:06 pm

    I love purple so the Microfibre Royal Purple M

  83. December 21, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    The Leather in black is not only stylish but very practical too.

  84. December 28, 2013 / 3:41 pm

    Hi Kelly My healthy Back Bag came yesterday it is fantastic – i will be using it for work on Monday Thank you so much for running this giveaway – Sue

  85. December 28, 2013 / 4:27 pm

    Oh that is wonderful! Hope you enjoy wearing it as much as me. Blessings for the new year!

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