JanSport Badger

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Good things first. My 9-year-old loves having her…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Design: backpack
Price Paid: $21.99

Good things first. My 9-year-old loves having her own hydration pack, and if that gets her to drink her water then it was worth the money. You can also pack lots of stuff into the pack along with a bike helmet. It has more room than your child can carry.

Now for the bad. The pack has no support or shape in the back which causes the bottom to roll or fold under. It will not lay flat against the back regardless of how tight or loose you set the shoulder straps. It also lacks either a sternum or waist strap.

I would not recommend this pack.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Jansport Badger Kids Backpack gives outdoor groms enough space for a days needs, including water thanks to the built-in 1.5L Hydro Dynamic Resevoir.

- Backcountry Outlet

A great choice for growing kids, this hydration daypack has an adjustable suspension that grows as your child grows! Torso and shoulder straps adjust easily to help you keep up with growth spurts. Large main compartment holds lunch and a layer of clothes. Front zippered pocket has an organizer and a key clip and is perfect for stashing found treasures. Front mesh stash pocket with buckle release holds a bike helmet, hat or other often-used items. Features an internal sleeve and hydration tube port for the Hydro Dynamic™ hydration reservoir (included). Reflective piping increases visibility in low-light conditions. Also features a bike light attachment tab.


JanSport Badger


The Badger has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$29.83 - $30.95

The JanSport Badger is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 13, 2006 at Backcountry Outlet.

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