User Review: JanSport Carson 80
Design: external frame, front and top loading
Size: 4,900 cu in.
Number of Pockets: 6
Max. Load Carried: 35 ibs.
Height of Owner: 5' 10"
Price Paid: $59.95
great pack!!!! ive been a jansport fan and owner for 15 years now, this is my second jansport pack. my old one still works great but it is the old style youth/scout model and i figured it was time to upgrade!!
im an external frame fan all the way, i dont understand why people like the internal frames??? the external frame is much more versatile for lashing gear, more rigid, and keeps the back cooler!!!! more to the point....this pack has tons of features, plenty of room, and is comfortable to wear. ive packed with it loaded at 35 ibs. for six miles up steep north georgia mountains and no problems whatsoever.
i do wish they would have stayed with the old style separate upper and lower compartments, but this is not a big issue, for those who like internal frames,....the way this pack is designed has a lot of those features but with the external frame. the only other issue i had was the hydration bladder compartment, when the bladder is full,...it pushes your back out quite a bit,...not a big deal though really,...i just adjusted the shoulder straps out a little, and it solved the problem.
overall i would recommend this pack to anyone who is a serious hiker,...for the weekend,...or for weeks on end!!!!