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JanSport Klamath 72

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Klamath 72 has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best expedition packs for 2021.

photo: JanSport Klamath 72 expedition pack (70l+)


Price Historic Range: $82.50-$149.99
Reviewers Paid: $80.00-$135.00


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

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 trips, not to mention vacations and two stints at a summer camp in Maine, and everything about it is amazing.

I'll admit, I was skeptical at first; a Jansport backpacking pack? Up until then, I only thought these things were used by high schoolers to lug around textbooks. After getting it in the mail (ordered it through campmor) and taking it on its first trip, I immediately fell in love. More room than you could ask for (about 5000 cubic inches) a separate pouch for your sleeping bag and a detachable sack at the top that doubles as a great day pack.

There are a number of straps on the pack that I rarely used, but they had a handy elastic band sewed into the straps themselves to bundle up excess length.

The material itself is extremely durable, and I've never had a rip in it. It should be noted I didn't treat this pack like a new car, to be honest i beat the hell out of it and it kept comin back for more.

It was also very comfortable, after years of external frame packs this was my first internal. It didn't fit at first, but you can adjust just about every part of the shoulder and waist straps. Shouldn't be long before you got a custom fit.

Overall an amazing purchase, especially if you can get it for the 80 bucks like I did. Highly recommended!

Number of Pockets: 5 including toppack; 7 including two inner chambers
Max. Load Carried: 70lbs
Height of Owner: 5' 10''
Price Paid: $80 plus shipping

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 sways around a bit when not fully packed, also the adjustable shoulder strap system isn't good, and so the pack can be uncomfortable, if you walk with it, especially when not full. Also when the pack is not fully packed, the side pockets tend to hang.
On the whole, even with these negative points the pack is a good buy (mostly due to the price though).

Design: top loading, internal frame
Size: 72 ltrs
Number of Pockets: 6
Max. Load Carried: 25 kgs
Height of Owner: 5ft 10in
Price Paid: USD 135

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