JanSport Endeavor 8000 Pro

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Big mountain pack that is lightweight. A big mountain…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $270


Big mountain pack that is lightweight.


  • Lightweight
  • Tough
  • Comfortable


  • Side straps too long
  • Virtually no pockets

A big mountain pack that is ideal for Rainier, Denali, South America, Himalaya, etc. One big compartment with a top lid that converts to a small day-pack. Very strong pack material at a light weight. In a storm you can cram everything into this pack without having to think — it will also accept a ton of stuff lashed to the outside (side straps). When you are cold, exhausted, and fighting a howling gale, you want this pack.

I've used it backpacking too — it carries loads very comfortably. No load sag, no pains in the shoulders, as the hip belt works as it should.

It also skis well, and it is nice for alpine rock routes in the Sierra too (the top lid is nice for grade II-III or even IV rock climbs in the backcountry — it will hold water, food, and windbreaker for a day).

The only caveat I can find has to do with the two aluminum stays—they are not easy to remove, therefore, it is hard to shape them to your back.  

The Endeavor Pro is the kind of pack that should still be made — it is a worthy successor to the venerable (and rare) Jansport 'Alpine Phantom' pack (as used on K2 some 30 years ago).

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS . Jansport designed this tall backpack specifically for climber Ed Viesturs on his 2003 ascent of Nanga Parbat. Viesturs wanted a light, midsized pack capable of carrying massive loads. The Endeavor 8000 Pro is designed to secure any sized load with a five-point hood that clamps down like a claw and also converts to a summit daypack. Dual-adjust sternum strap Occipital pocket Bungee system Wand pockets Dual side compression straps Dual ice tool holsters Biomechanical shoulder straps 2 mm frame sheet Direct Connect™ Suspension Side pockets Compression-molded EVA foam hipbelt Hipbelt: 52” Fits torsos: 18 to 21” Size: 34x16x10” Capacity: 5000 cu.in. Weight: 5 lb. Fabric: Diamond dyneema with ballistic nylon bottom CLOSEOUTS . Vietnam.

- Sierra Trading Post

The Jansport Endeavor 8000 Pro Backpack is designed to carry all the necessities of a summit expedition comfortably.

- Backcountry Outlet

JanSport Endeavor 8000 Pro


The Endeavor 8000 Pro has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$111.95 - $207.95

The JanSport Endeavor 8000 Pro is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 27, 2006 at Sierra Trading Post.

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