I Love this backpack!!! I've had it a while now, and…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Design: Top loading
Size: 5400
Number of Pockets: 7
Max. Load Carried: 32 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5-9
Price Paid: $100

I Love this backpack!!! I've had it a while now, and the way its set up is awesome. It's nicely waterproof, very light, stores everything I need and more!

My favorite feature is however, the cinch straps. They smash the pack to keep your stuff in place and super snug, but mostly I find myself just pre-smashing it to take on short trips!

The only downside in my mind, is the side access pockets are at the bottom, and then you have a top access one. Bottom line, if your stuff is in the middle you can't get it unless you want to really dig.

I love this backpack though!!! Good for someone who needs to stretch their dollar.

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JanSport Big Bear 88


The Big Bear 88 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$69.95 - $129.90

The JanSport Big Bear 88 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen March 4, 2011 at

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