JanSport

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JanSport’s goal is to design, engineer, manufacture and market products that will help you get from point A to point B in the most functional way possible. Consistently incorporating flexibility and functionality into their bag designs, JanSport understands that the backpack you use during the day to carry your books could very well be the same backpack you take hiking with you on the weekends.

The story of JanSport bags and apparel begins in 1967 with three friends and their love for the outdoors. Jan Lewis, Murray Pletz and Skip Yowell lived in Seattle when they created their first framepack and the first panel loading daypack. Murray had just won a design contest for "The Best New Use of Aluminum" for the framepack the trio had fabricated in the transmission shop of Skip's uncle. Once climbers on Mount Rainier and other Northwest peaks saw the new pack, they wanted one for themselves. The rest is JanSport history.

The success of JanSport’s packs reaches across the globe and into various walks of life. For nearly 40 years, JanSport has provided world class bags and apparel that can take you anywhere and everywhere. Celebrating outdoor enthusiasts from the casual walker to the mountain climber, JanSport’s packs and apparel have got your back.

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Latest JanSport Reviews

Lil' Break

Lil' Break

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Its spacious as a wallet. Spacious enough for my cards, a little cash and a lip balm. The front little zipped compartment is good for coins. Smooth zippers is a plus.

on March 24, 2019

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Super Sneak

Super Sneak

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I was looking for something medium sized that could carry both my essentials and basics for going out with my toddler grandson. This was in my desired price range and seems comfortable. Not my first choice color but it was on sale and looks like it will wear well. I was pleasantly surprised at the good warranty.

on March 22, 2019

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Big Student

Big Student

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This backpack is for my daughter who is in high school. I got the Galaxy backpack. Different color and looks good. She has a very heavy backpack to carry and this is perfect. It keeps her organized and the straps do not dig into her shoulders. I'm happy with my purchase.

on March 20, 2019

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SuperBreak®

SuperBreak®

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

It was alright, but I don't recommend buying this bag if you have a lot that needs to be carried.

on March 20, 2019

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Digital Student

Digital Student

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I am in a lot of Jansport backpacks and I love them. I was skeptical about the benefit of a backpack with a special laptop section.... but this is great! The padded section for laptop mean stuff the laptop is not hitting me in the back as I walk. I am 60 and I walk around my city 3-6 miles a day, including to work with my backpack.

from San Francisco on March 19, 2019

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Half Pint

Half Pint

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought this half pint backpack in place of carrying a purse for a trip to some national parks. This backpack was not for serious hiking all day, but just to carry some things I may need for some time outside. It is also helpful in place of a purse in inclement weather so you are hands free.

from Prescott on March 08, 2019

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SuperBreak®

SuperBreak®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Loved!!

on March 04, 2019

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Super Sneak

Super Sneak

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Item was smaller than I thought it would be

on March 02, 2019

Digital Student

Digital Student

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great bag! Large size

on February 21, 2019

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Helios 28

Helios 28

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Fabulous lightweight spacious backpack, just what I needed. The straps are very cushy, comfortable, fits well to my narrow shoulders, 5' 3" frame. Base of the pack sits just below my waist, above my butt, not too long. I loaded it up with books to try the load lifting system - I didn't notice exactly what it did but it was really comfy with and without the sternum strap used. This color is great - neutral kind of grayed green, more sage than olive. Looks well made, strong zippers, sturdy but lightweight fabric, nice variation of pattern - the photo here makes it look more shiny and uniform, it's got a discrete stripe and diamond pattern, cool looking. Good padding for my laptop. One bottle pocket fine for me. I like that both front and back compartments have good space, sharing the base gusset width. Can use for weekends for clothing. Internal organizing pockets - enough for me, but if you want a lot of them, then maybe it hasn't enough. Jansport does a great job - I still have an older Jansport but it did not have a laptop compartment. However, they both have this lightweight practicality to give space for clothing or books or whatever. I had just used my old one for 4 days away - this one will do fine as well. I initially got a Thule for twice the price - love the look of the design - but the internal space was disappointing, inadequate. Returned it.

on February 21, 2019

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SuperBreak®

SuperBreak®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a great little pack! My daughter is a rock climber, and she needed a pack to hold her gym gear (harness, shoes, chalk bag, water bottle), and this was the perfect size.

from Saint Paul, MN on February 01, 2019

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Half Pint

Half Pint

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My 3 year old loves it!

on January 13, 2019

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Half Pint

Half Pint

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Loved it! My 3 year old uses it for our hikes and day trips. Usually fills it with toy cars and rocks. It fits him perfectly and he’ll be able to grow into it since you can adjust the straps.

on January 13, 2019

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Big Student

Big Student

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

We got this for my daughter for her freshman year of high school. After four months, she started having problems with the zipper on the large section. Last night (after 5 months of use) it broke completely and now needs replacing.

on January 10, 2019

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Right Pouch

Right Pouch

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

They didn't give the size dimensions in the description. I was trying to order a full size backpack for my daughter for school. And I get a backpack that wouldn't even fit on my chihuahua. When my wife opened it she pulled that thing out and I thought she was joking around and that the real full size backpack was in the box. Now my daughter has to wait until I get paid again to order a real backpack. And this website says if your a rewards member you get your refund immediately, but looks like I still have to wait up to 3 weeks. Ugh! what a mess!

from Bakersfield, CA on December 24, 2018

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Lil' Break

Lil' Break

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

It’s good size for money keys gave it to my mom she ??s it

from New York on December 24, 2018

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SuperBreak®

SuperBreak®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very simple, good quality. Keep in mind small...great for travel etc.

on December 23, 2018

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SuperBreak®

SuperBreak®

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Great price. Great basic backpack. Couldn’t ask for more.

on December 22, 2018

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Lil' Break

Lil' Break

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very cute pouch and super fast shipping :)

on December 07, 2018

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Half Pint FX

Half Pint FX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Adorbs.

from Brooklyn on December 04, 2018

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SuperBreak®

SuperBreak®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Have had this backpack for over a year now and it’s still going strong! Great quality and construction. The material is a bit on the “stiffer” side, but love it!! These are the only backpacks I buy for my kids!

on November 08, 2018

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Half Pint

Half Pint

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect size to use as a purse. This is my 4th one!

on October 26, 2018

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Digital Student

Digital Student

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a great backpack for my middle schooler! We love it and it is comfortable and the perfect size.

on October 26, 2018

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Spring Break

Spring Break

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Plenty of room. Very lightweight. No interior pockets and just the one outside on the bottom front.

on October 19, 2018

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Right Pouch

Right Pouch

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

This is not a full size backpack - check the dimensions before ordering!

on October 18, 2018

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