Leap Pad Back Pack

LeapPad Backpack by LeapFrog

Leap Pad Back PackStore your LeapPad in this colorful LeapPad Backpack. Includes storage for your books and cartridges. Bright froggy green and sky blue, this lightweight but well-stitched backpack is made just for carrying a LeapPad around in. There's a special pouch with extra padding for the LeapPad, another that will hold up to four LeapPad books, and little net pouches for four LeapPad cartridges. Velcro fasteners make it easy for a child to secure the flap, which is emblazoned with the leapy frog himself. There are adjustable shoulder straps padded for comfort and a handle for briefcase-style carrying. The shiny material is surface washable and resistant to stains.

History of Velcro

The history of Velcro dates back to 1941 when Swiss engineer George de Mestral got intrigued by the way burrs from plants stuck to his clothing and his dog's fur during a hiking trip. Intrigued by the natural hook-and-loop system, de Mestral studied the burrs under a microscope and set out to replicate this mechanism artificially. After several years of experimentation and facing initial skepticism, he eventually came up with a synthetic version using nylon and polyester. Patented in 1955, the name "Velcro" is a blend of the French words "velours" (velvet) and "crochet" (hook). Initially, Velcro was used in specialized applications like fastening astronaut suits and securing equipment in zero-gravity environments. However, it wasn't long before it found its way into everyday items, ranging from shoes and clothing to medical devices and industrial applications. Over the years, Velcro has become a ubiquitous and convenient fastening solution, revolutionizing the way we think about closures and attachments.