JanSport Endeavor 8000

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



One of the best packs ever made. Simply the best.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200


One of the best packs ever made.


  • Relatively light
  • Hauls bulky heavy loads with ease


  • Straps are too long
  • No internal pockets

Simply the best. I am a longtime climber with significant guiding experience and this pack is the best I have used bar none. Simple, uncluttered, and you can get a lot into it without getting frustrated (imporant in cold winds and at altitude).

I use it all the time for backpacking simply because the harness is so comfortable. The pack also weighs in at a mere 4 pounds. Jansport should re-issue it.


Yeah, that's right, I got it for $109 on eBay. I used…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Size: 4000 CI+
Max. Load Carried: 50 lbs
Height of Owner: 5' 9"
Price Paid: $109

Yeah, that's right, I got it for $109 on eBay. I used this pack on Shasta in May. It's light, comfortable and durable. I have only had it out in the field for a couple days but it withstood some very wet conditions. The cloth that the pack is made out of is some strong stuff. My only regret is that this pack does not have a daisychain and thus makes it difficult to attach stuff to the outside.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Jansport Endeavor 8000 Backpack is a lightweight expedition pack designed for high-altitude mountaineering. The inspiration for the Endeavor 8000 came from mountaineering legend Ed Viesturs' lofty goal to summit the world's 14 largest peaks. This four-compartment pack has a detachable lid that converts to a backpack for day trips from the base camp. Compression straps keep the load against your back and over your center of gravity. Glow-in-the-dark ring-pull zippers make getting to your gear easier at night or on those early mornings before sunrise.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

CLOSEOUTS . Jansport's Endeavor 8000 backpack is a top-loading multi-day backpack that's ideal for high-altitude mountaineering. Detachable lid converts into a daypack Internal frame aluminum stays Load-stabilizing compression straps Gear loops and lash points Two ice axe holders Side pockets Glow-in-the-dark zip pulls Rugged and durable exterior Fits torsos: 17-20 Size: 32x14- x13 Capacity: 4250 cu.in. Weight: 4 lb. 4 oz. Fabric: VX-07 Sailcloth and Cordura CLOSEOUTS . Vietnam.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

This lightweight expedition pack was designed in conjunction with mountaineer Ed Viesturs to meet the demands for alpine climbing and mountaineering. JanSport's lightweight yet sturdy suspension has dual aluminum stays and a foamex framesheet that provides efficient weight transfer. Dial in an ideal fit using a harness plate that lets you adjust the pack's torso length and shoulder width. Laminated, compression-molded shoulder straps have a seamless edge to increase comfort by eliminating abrasion from seams. Compression-molded foam waistbelt offers a precise fit that won't restrict hip motion. Top-loading bivy extension sleeve lets you expand capacity of pack and secure its contents. Two universal ice axe holders and PVC shrink wrapped gear loops on hipbelt let you carry alpine gear. Removable lid converts to a daypack for summit attempts or hikes away from base camp. Expandable side pockets can hold liter-size bottles. Dual side compression straps with alien buckles hold a sleeping pad and bulky gear; dual Hypalon clip points let you lash on bulky gear. Color-coded compression straps and glow-in-the-dark zipper-pull tips are easy to see. Constructed of tough, lightweight VX07 Sailcloth and 210-denier vertical Cordura® for added strength. Internal pocket holds a hydration reservoir (sold separately) and includes an H2O tube port and a toggle ring for Hydro Rak™ to hang a reservoir.

- REI refers to the men's version

JanSport Endeavor 8000


The Endeavor 8000 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$149.95 - $299.00

The JanSport Endeavor 8000 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen December 12, 2008 at Backcountry.com.

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