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Not every woman has back and neck problems, but if you’re one of the unlucky ones who do, your handbag is something that requires major consideration. I know; an injury a few years ago sidelined several of my favorites. I had to reconsider my entire style. One thing I learned quickly was that because women carry loads of stuff in our purses, the weight of a purse when empty is really important. Oprah’s chiropractor says we shouldn’t carry more than 10% of our weight in purse. Some handbags can weigh more than 8 pounds (3.6 kilos)! When I first started, Jordana told me that many people commented on how light her bags were. And after toting around the Rio and Bella for awhile, I decided to weigh them all because she’s right! Compared to my other bags, I felt like I was forgetting something they were so light and I’m carrying knitting now. Every one of Jordana Paige’s bags is under 3 pounds (1.36 kilos), and three styles are under 2 pounds (.9 kilos). To give you an idea, here are a few things that weigh under 3 pounds: An emu egg, a pool cue, an Olympic Gold medal, a human brain, an NCAA basketball and a spectacled owl. Thank goodness for Jordana Paige bags! They’ve kept me out of the world of style-less fanny packs and they’re chiropractor approved (by mine anyway) as long as I don’t load them up with soup cans or anything else super heavy. Yarn’s so light it doesn’t really count, right?