JanSport Andes

rated 5.0 of 5 stars (2)

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Specs

Price Reviewers Paid: $190.00

Reviews

The Jansport Andes will surely last a lifetime having full satisfaction along with it! It has been used for so many expeditions and has gone through extreme rainy conditions and knee deep muddy trails. It has survived several days of bushwhacking in the deep, deep tropical rainforests of the Philippines. Despite being an old model, it has been quite impressive that it has proven to hang on along with the much modern packs of Lowe Alpine and even the highly recommended Arc'Teryx. Straps are a bit hard to figure out, but in time you will soon love it. Can carry tremendous loads of equipment and still feel comfy (actually you should have a strong back too). You can abuse it for all you want and it will still be your best friend throughout your life!!!

Design: internal
Size: 6200-7200
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 60 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5'8 and 3/4
Price Paid: Php 7300

JanSport, made a great pack. It withstood snow and rain, without any equipment getting wet. Its 2 pockets on the top lid, provided area for easy to get equipment(rain gear & first aid). This pack is extreamly comfortable, for all day hikes (gain and loss). I even put on my rain gear without taking it off. The true reason I liked the Andes is that it has so much room, and it wears it well. Not only that but it's not expensive either. One more thing, is I have used the same Jansport backpack (Daypack) for school for the past four years of college, and one knows those books can get up to 50lbs easy, and not even a thread has come out.

Design: Internal
Size: Approx.6400 ex.7400
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: approx.60lbs
Height of Owner: 5'10"
Price Paid: $190 (US)