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,…
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
photo: 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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