JanSport Reviews

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JanSport WatchTower

rated 3 of 5 stars It's a nice looking bag that falls short in its design. By adding too many compartments, they've lost valuable space. I liked the construction,…
JanSport WatchTower
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JanSport Katahdin 20L

rated 4 of 5 stars Great light daypack! I've had this pack for five months and used it for many day trips. Nice light pack. Versatile. Sits well on my 6' frame.
JanSport Katahdin 20L
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 4 of 5 stars It's a great novice pack and family pack. It's a great novice pack that lets you use your existing (and probably bulky) camping equipment to…
JanSport Carson 80
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JanSport Scout

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, easy access to stuff, good center of gravity. I love this pack and would use it on the AT when I go some day. It's pretty light.
JanSport Scout
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JanSport Boost

rated 5 of 5 stars Great solid large pack for students and others. This backpack is huge. Nice laptop sleeve, well organized, and plenty of room to carry everything…
JanSport Boost
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JanSport Endeavor 8000 Pro

rated 4 of 5 stars Big mountain pack that is lightweight. A big mountain pack that is ideal for Rainier, Denali, South America, Himalaya, etc. One big compartment…
JanSport Endeavor 8000 Pro
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JanSport Klamath 55

rated 2 of 5 stars It's so well made it will tear your skin. I used it on a multi-day hike in NJ, June,13. There're plenty of compartments to put away staff in…
JanSport Klamath 55
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JanSport Klamath 78

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have had this backpack for over 8 1/2 years and has been put to extreme use every month since December 25, 2005. It's seen the Sangre de Christo…
JanSport Klamath 78
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JanSport Mesh Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars This product is very durable. I have taken it on many hikes and use it practically daily. It is very versatile for a pack and lets me keep my…
JanSport Mesh Pack
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JanSport Polaris 33

rated 5 of 5 stars Absolutely the best backpack I've ever came across. There's a pocket for every need (though not enough to make one confused). I've had mine…
 
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JanSport Klamath 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I really have no big complaints about this bag. It was very reasonable in price, placement of the compartments makes sense, and JanSport has…
JanSport Klamath 75
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JanSport Alaska 115

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack! I bought this pack as an affordable option when compared to other packs in its class and I haven't been at all disappointed. I have…
 
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JanSport D2

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent pack for heavy or high volume loads. Very comfortable. Good for the long haul. I have used mine for canoe/hunt/fishing trips, hike/camping,…
JanSport D2
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JanSport Endeavor 8000

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the best packs ever made. Simply the best. I am a longtime climber with significant guiding experience and this pack is the best I have…
JanSport Endeavor 8000
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JanSport D3

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had a D3 since 1981 and used it all over the Sierras, Mohave Desert, Yukon, Alaska, Grand Canyon, Paria Valley, Sierras, Santa Cruz Mountains,…
 
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JanSport D2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for carrying heavy loads comfortably. I bought a D3 in 1981 and it was my first large pack. Hiked a bunch with it on the AT. In 1984,…
JanSport D2
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JanSport Rainier

rated 5 of 5 stars This was my first internal framed backpack, bought 12 years ago. I have tried others and always end up going back to the Rainier. Note there…
 
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JanSport Rockies 100

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought mine a decade ago. It is still in great shape after much use. It seems to me the older version is superior because of added details.
 
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JanSport Scout

rated 4 of 5 stars I've always been torn between internals and externals. I've owned both, and beaten the crap out of both! One of my more experienced friends…
JanSport Scout
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JanSport D2

rated 2 of 5 stars Overall feel of pack was cheap, the hip supports weren't bent at the same angles as each other and the the pack bag sewing and construction…
JanSport D2
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JanSport L'Hasa Hotel

rated 5 of 5 stars ............. . . .like the above reviewer, we have used a L'Hasa Hotel for years, and I dread the day it has to be replaced.  I love the layout…
 
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JanSport Middleton

rated 4 of 5 stars Vintage Jansport Middleton - Blue leather and nylon external aluminum frame This is what I started out backpacking with. It was given to me…
 
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JanSport D2

rated 5 of 5 stars What a great pack! Purchased one as soon as I found out that JanSport was making them again.  I collect old JS packs and this bag is outstanding.
JanSport D2
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JanSport D5

rated 5 of 5 stars The D5 was my 2nd pack. It was a step up from a canvas back with shoelace tiedowns and an aluminum frame held together with screws. What an…
 
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 5 of 5 stars I have some expensive internal frame packs but, for some reason, the internal frames do not sit as well on me as an external frame. This is…
JanSport Carson 80
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JanSport Big Bear 82

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is the first internal frame pack I have owned, and was purchased based on brand familiarity and price (around $60) 7 months ago. Since…
JanSport Big Bear 82
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JanSport Big Bear 5000

rated 4 of 5 stars I've been carrying this pack for a few years now on 5-day trips. I bought it because it was so light for the volume. On that score, it is definitely…
JanSport Big Bear 5000
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JanSport Cordillera 33

rated 5 of 5 stars Through the years I have owed several different types and brands of backpack/daypacks! After shopping for about 4 months for my next perfect…
 
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JanSport Klamath 85

rated 4.5 of 5 stars After purchasing one for myself, I went back and bought a second one for my son. We have used this pack for trips into the Sequoias and Eastern…
JanSport Klamath 85
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JanSport Scout

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have been using a very comfortable internal frame backpack for 4 years, but always wondered what it would be like to try an external frame…
JanSport Scout
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JanSport Big Bear 82

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I just recently got a Jansport Carson External Pack for a Father's Day gift. I actually exchanged it for the Jansport Big Bear 82. Both packs…
JanSport Big Bear 82
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 5 of 5 stars This backpack is great! Top and front loading makes it ultra easy to get anything from anywhere in the backpack without having to move things…
JanSport Carson 80
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JanSport D5

rated 5 of 5 stars i loved my d5. i used it snow camping, summer for sure. i could put everything in it and be gone for 2 weeks no problem. the sad thing is the…
 
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JanSport Revolt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well, I wrote a review already and it didn't go through, so here goes again, albeit in abbreviated version. This bag adjusts to many body types/sizes…
JanSport Revolt
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JanSport Klamath 72

rated 5 of 5 stars I've used this backpack for just about everything the past 5 years - a trek up Shasta, about a half dozen snow camping trips, more than 20 backpacking…
JanSport Klamath 72
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am a long time Jansport fan, and this is my second Jansport pack. The first one wore out because I was stupid and it got a bit too moldy in…
JanSport Carson 80
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JanSport Big Bear 88

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 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…
JanSport Big Bear 88
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Used this pack for several years now (spring, fall, winter) and never had a problem carrying the load. Recently hiked the 95mi "West Highland…
JanSport Carson 80
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 5 of 5 stars I used a Trailwise ext. frame backpack from 1972 through 2006. It finally just wore out. I had seen a lot of internal frame packs during that…
JanSport Carson 80
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JanSport D3

rated 4 of 5 stars Trying to think of how long I've had my D3. Close to 30 years. I've been thinking of getting a new pack but why bother it's still in great shape.
 
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JanSport D3

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought my D3 in 1979. I couldn't begin to guess how many miles it has on it. It's done the many trips in the Sierra's including a 17 day hike…
 
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JanSport Celestial 3L

rated 5 of 5 stars It is an amazing bag. I have used it on vacation, touring, at the beach, at camp, biking, volunteering, amusmeent parks. It is not too big to…
JanSport Celestial 3L
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JanSport Klamath 55

rated 5 of 5 stars I LOVE this backpack. It is really light weight so doesn't have tons of extra features but it is LIGHT and it distributes weight really well…
JanSport Klamath 55
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 1.5 of 5 stars The Carson worked out good for a few weekend trips. Then I took it on the Appalachian Trail for a section hike. The first major problem is where…
JanSport Carson 80
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JanSport Alpine Access 49

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought two of these packs. One for my son and one for me. We have used these packs on several 3 day/2 night trips and have been very pleased…
JanSport Alpine Access 49
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JanSport Klamath 85

rated 4.5 of 5 stars First of all, my torso length is a little under the RECOMMENDED size. However, with a little adjustment the pack worked perfectly. The frame…
JanSport Klamath 85
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JanSport D3

rated 5 of 5 stars i purchased the D3 at a cullum & borem sporting goods store back in 1978. i paid $79.00 for it, to go from dallas texas to northern montana…
 
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JanSport D3

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased a D3 back in 1976 and it's the best backpack I have ever owned. Unfortunately I had it in my garage and left a Mountain High meal…
 
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 4 of 5 stars I purchased this pack for my son about 2 years ago and have had it on 3 extended trips. My son has been the main user of the pack until this…
JanSport Carson 80
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 5 of 5 stars 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…
JanSport Carson 80
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JanSport Cordillera 33

rated 5 of 5 stars My favorite daypack. I got it a few years ago on eBay. With its main compartment and additional pockets it easily carries all I need for a long…
 
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JanSport Tundra 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great Pack, have had it for nearly 6 years. Can strap down to be a day pack and the can hold everything for an extended trip (7 days). Plus:…
 
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JanSport Big Bear 5000

rated 4 of 5 stars Overall, I'm pleased with the value of this pack. I have taken it out multiple times now with anywhere from 25-35 pounds in it and it handles…
JanSport Big Bear 5000
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JanSport Big Bear 82

rated 4 of 5 stars I've been using this pack for about a year now and have been extremely happy with it. Very light, very durable, and quite comfortable. For the…
JanSport Big Bear 82
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JanSport Carson 90

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is great. I have owned it for over four years and it carries everything you will ever need to survive the wilderness. Has lots of…
JanSport Carson 90
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JanSport Klamath 85

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is a great pack for the money!! 1. Great space, huge!! you can carry your whole room in this thing 2. Fits great,lots of adjustment. It does…
JanSport Klamath 85
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JanSport Crevasse

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an outstanding pack. It's the one I keep going back to when the hype and luster of other packs has worn out. I don't know if you can…
 
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JanSport Helios

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Jansport Helios WEEKEND pack- I have always enjoyed Jansport's reliability in packs and have not been disappointed yet. * Features Single hollow…
JanSport Helios
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JanSport Klamath 72

rated 3 of 5 stars The Klamath 72 is a good pack, quite good at the price. Organisation in the pack is well designed, only problem is that the pack droops and…
JanSport Klamath 72
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JanSport Big Bear 5000

rated 1 of 5 stars I'm actually writing a review for my friend. He bought this off of Campmor after seeing it for only $50 and 5,000 cubes and figured it was worth…
JanSport Big Bear 5000
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack for the price. I will take an external frame backpack over an oversized stuff sack any day. Top and front unload is a great advantage.
JanSport Carson 80
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JanSport Polaris 33

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a student and I have had this backpack for 5 years now. I am very rough on backpacks and this one has lasted longer than any other I have…
 
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JanSport Klamath 78

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Not happy at all! I have a military issue sleeping bag, one that was once compressed and packed in a parachute pack, but it will not fit into…
JanSport Klamath 78
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JanSport Endeavor Approach

rated 4 of 5 stars Used this bag a couple times so far. Plenty of space to hold all your day goods plus the emergency stuff you need in the winter. The Ice Axe…
 
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JanSport Big Bear 5000

I want to get a preliminary review out there while this pack is available at year-end closeout prices. I found little information on the Web…
JanSport Big Bear 5000
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JanSport Carson 90

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good pack for the money. Was impressed with the durability. Held up as well if not better than my son's Kelty. Positives: Plenty of storage…
JanSport Carson 90
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JanSport Klamath 78

rated 4 of 5 stars I first purchased this pack because it was large enough and it fit in my budget. The lifetime guarantee that JanSport carries was also appealing.
JanSport Klamath 78
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JanSport D3

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought my (Blue) Jansport D3 in 1976 at Herman's Sporting Goods in Colonie, NY. I still have it hanging in my garage storage room and it is…
 
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JanSport Clarks Fork

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this bag for almost 8 years and have taken it all over the world abusing it along the way. The bag doesn't look any worse for wear.
 
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JanSport Whittaker XLR

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great price so could not pass this up. REI had it on clearance for $199.93 and I had an additional 20% off coupon. First use on this pack was…
 
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JanSport Juno 73

rated 5 of 5 stars A women's load-monster. I've taken it out for weekend and extended hikes, and it packs a lot of weight. You won't really care about the weak…
JanSport Juno 73
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JanSport Carson 90

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a lot of pack for the money. I REALLY like JanSport's quality of construction. And it only weighs 4 lbs. 13 oz. If I were buying a first…
JanSport Carson 90
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JanSport Solstice

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this daysack for a 2 day long distance cycle ride with the intention of holding all my gear. This included raingear, cooking equipment,…
JanSport Solstice
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JanSport Adirondack

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this pack on ebay for $50. What an excellent buy. This pack will hold a ton of stuff and is super comfortable. You can adjust it any…
 
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JanSport Odyssey

rated 3 of 5 stars More compartments than you know what to do with. Holds a lot. Seems really sturdy but is a little heavy.
JanSport Odyssey
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JanSport Bhutan

rated 4 of 5 stars I love this bag. It's a great travel back as well as for hiking. The straps all tuck-in to a special compartment that zips up for a compact…
 
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JanSport Klamath II

rated 3 of 5 stars I purchased this bag at closeout and have taken it on a short shakedown overnighter. Overall, I am quite happy with it. The side pockets are…
JanSport Klamath II
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JanSport Badger

rated 3 of 5 stars Good things first. My 9-year-old loves having her own hydration pack, and if that gets her to drink her water then it was worth the money. You…
JanSport Badger
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack! I've been a Jansport owner for 25 years. This one has lots of room and lots of features that more expensive packs have. Took it…
JanSport Carson 80
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JanSport Klamath 85

rated 5 of 5 stars I have always used external framed packs. When I finally used an internal I didn't like it because of the heat on your back. I went through…
JanSport Klamath 85
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JanSport Goshawk 40

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack, especially for the money. I use this thing exclusively for 1-3 day trips. It has just enough room for everything. It's not heavy.
JanSport Goshawk 40
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JanSport Goshawk 40

rated 5 of 5 stars The Grunt's Review. The Goshawk is an excellent day trip/ short range internal frame ruck great for the casual hiker who likes to carry water…
JanSport Goshawk 40
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JanSport Carson 90

rated 4 of 5 stars This pack has served me well on the types of trips I have been on. Some of the knocks on it are true. It does sway quite a bit when I hike and…
JanSport Carson 90
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JanSport Carson 90

rated 4 of 5 stars This is just an okay pack unless you modify it to perform more worthy of a true backpacker pack, and that is exactly what I did. I modified…
JanSport Carson 90
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JanSport Orb Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Filled with a lower grade down, this jacket is not quite as lightweight and compressible as the $200 and up competitors, but it is still very…
JanSport Orb Jacket
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JanSport Klamath

rated 3 of 5 stars Overall this is not a bad beginner pack. I wanted to start backpacking and chose this pack as my first. As time went on I felt that this pack…
JanSport Klamath
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JanSport Dharma 55

rated 4 of 5 stars 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…
JanSport Dharma 55
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JanSport Siege 40

rated 4 of 5 stars I find this to be one of the most comfortable and versatile packs I own. Plenty of storage space for winter hiking and adjustable straps for…
JanSport Siege 40
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JanSport Odyssey

rated 4 of 5 stars Originally, I bought this as a weekender bag after getting tired of the 8 lbs. empty Arc’Teryx Bora 80. I bought it sight unseen as it was…
JanSport Odyssey
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JanSport Solstice

rated 5 of 5 stars My wife and I where sick of packing too much when we traveled overseas. We decided that we would buy new backpacks for one of our trips, and…
JanSport Solstice
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JanSport Rockies II 90

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had this pack for about 5 years now, and it's just a good as the day I got it. The pack can carry more than i can. I have owned a few…
 
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JanSport Carson 90

rated 1 of 5 stars DO NOT, (let me repeat that) DO NOT BUY THIS PACK! It is the cruddiest pack on the face of the earth. It is uncomfortable. The shoulder straps…
JanSport Carson 90
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JanSport D3

rated 5 of 5 stars The best pack! Mine was run over by tracter trailer after flying out of my boat on the interstate. Would love to buy another, but where? Thanks…
 
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JanSport Orb Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars I have used this on Rainier, Devils Peak, Devils Thumb, Eldorado, and countless other peaks. Bottom line, it works great. It's lightweight,…
JanSport Orb Jacket
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JanSport Rockies 100

rated 5 of 5 stars I stumbled upon this page so I thought I would share my thoughts. I owned (and still have) both the Rockies 100 and 100 II. Awesome backpacks…
 
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JanSport Dharma 55

rated 1 of 5 stars 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…
JanSport Dharma 55
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JanSport Squirt

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this backpack for my dd to use for school. She absolutely loves it! I am a big fan of Jansport quality and durability. She's used…
JanSport Squirt
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JanSport D5

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased my D5 in 1976; I used it last weekend in Sedona! It's simply a great pack. I've carried between 65 and 70 pounds in it. (Guadalupe,…
 
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JanSport Endeavor 8000

rated 4 of 5 stars 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…
JanSport Endeavor 8000
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JanSport Skirmish 33

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this after I recently joined a search and rescue outfit. I find this to be great and extremely comfortable. It has an added space…
JanSport Skirmish 33
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