Rucksack, Backpack or Knapsack?
Nowadays almost everyone utilizes a ‘bag on the back’ for various purposes, ranging from carrying everyday necessities to packing heavy items for a trip. Is there a difference?
Rucksack – German: “Rücken” and “Sack,” which means “back” and “bag,” respectively.
Backpack – American: they did not invent the backpack, they did coin the term "Backpack" as a popular label that we all use to describe other types of "pack carried on the back,"
Knapsack – German: “Knappen” to eat – a bag to carry food supplies.