JanSport Dharma 55

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   1



I purchased this as a first pack for my wife. We have…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Max. Load Carried: 25 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'3"
Price Paid: $100-ish

I purchased this as a first pack for my wife. We have been on multiple overnight excursions and have no complaints. The pack fits the standards I have come to know from JanSport. As for the previous post, JanSport packs come with a lifetime warranty (http://www.jansport.com/js_warranties.php). Overall I would recommend this bag for anyone looking to get into backpacking and not wanting to spend a lot of money.


My girlfriend got this bag online. She was excited…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Size: short
Price Paid: $100

My girlfriend got this bag online. She was excited at first. It is confortable and can carry a lot of stuff. However, after using twice, the shoulder strap broke! What a piece of junk! You sure don't want that to happen on the trail. Do not buy this bag !

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Jansport Dharma Womens backpack combines womens-specific design with Direct Connect suspension to carry large loads comfortably on weekend outings.

- Backcountry Outlet

For overnight forays or minimalist weekends, women will enjoy the fit of the Jansport® Dharma pack--designed with a woman's anatomy in mind. The adjustable torso system fits on the short side, to better suit the length and curvature of most female backs. Shoulder straps are set narrower at the neck and shorter in length, to better fit the dimensions and curvature of a woman's shoulders and chest. Finally, the foam in the hipbelt is specially molded to better cup a woman's hips. Roomy main compartment features a hydration sleeve with exit port for drinking tube (reservoir sold separately). Front panel entrance lets you find what you need without emptying your pack all over the trail; features a water-resistant zipper. Handy claw-style top pouch is detachable and converts to a waistpack; topside bungee system provides a quick stashing place for light gear. Sleeping bag compartment lets you stuff your bag directly into the pack without need of a stuff sack; shares a zip-out separator with the main bag. Dual fabric side pockets carry wands or quart-size bottles (sold separately). Features dual side compression straps, dual tuck-away ice axe loops, sleeping pad lashing straps and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls. Overstock.


The Jansport Dharma technical women's backpack comes equipped with a a comfortable and supportive suspension and a front panel entrance that makes access a breeze. It features women's fit shoulder straps and a foam-padded hipbelt that's designed to cup women's hips. It includes a sleeping bag compartment, tuck-away ice axe loops, a zip-out floor, and a hydration sleeve.

- FogDog Sports

JanSport Dharma 55


The Dharma 55 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$99.93 - $179.97

The JanSport Dharma 55 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen March 5, 2007 at Backcountry Outlet.

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