JanSport

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JanSport’s goal is to design, engineer, manufacture and market products that will help you get from point A to point B in the most functional way possible. Consistently incorporating flexibility and functionality into their bag designs, JanSport understands that the backpack you use during the day to carry your books could very well be the same backpack you take hiking with you on the weekends.

The story of JanSport bags and apparel begins in 1967 with three friends and their love for the outdoors. Jan Lewis, Murray Pletz and Skip Yowell lived in Seattle when they created their first framepack and the first panel loading daypack. Murray had just won a design contest for "The Best New Use of Aluminum" for the framepack the trio had fabricated in the transmission shop of Skip's uncle. Once climbers on Mount Rainier and other Northwest peaks saw the new pack, they wanted one for themselves. The rest is JanSport history.

The success of JanSport’s packs reaches across the globe and into various walks of life. For nearly 40 years, JanSport has provided world class bags and apparel that can take you anywhere and everywhere. Celebrating outdoor enthusiasts from the casual walker to the mountain climber, JanSport’s packs and apparel have got your back.

JanSport: Selected For You

JanSport

SuperBreak®

$32.99MSRP: $36.00

JanSport

SuperBreak®

$35.94

JanSport

Half Pint FX

$21.99MSRP: $32.00

JanSport

Hippyland

$19.94MSRP: $25.00

JanSport

SuperBreak®

$23.99MSRP: $36.00

JanSport

Big Student

$23.62MSRP: $48.00

JanSport

City Scout

$40.00

JanSport

The Waisted

$24.85MSRP: $25.00

JanSport

Half Pint

$20.99MSRP: $25.00

JanSport

Half Pint

$24.95

JanSport

SuperBreak®

$29.99MSRP: $36.00

JanSport

Half Pint FX

$29.91MSRP: $32.00

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Latest JanSport Reviews

The Waisted

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This is my go-to fanny pack. I really like the fact that the buckle is on the side of the fanny pack rather than in the back making it so easy to snap close and unsnap. [The ease in snapping and unsnapping is a big plus given my arthritic hands!] That's also a safety feature in that making it impossible for someone to unbuckle and thereby running off with your fanny pack. The size is perfect that accommodates all my "stuff."

on June 23, 2019

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Half Pint

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

A perfect sized bag for day outings. Easily holds essentials including a water bottle and light jacket. Long adjustable straps. I found it very comfortable while hiking.

on June 16, 2019

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Half Pint

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Perfect size mini backpack. I really love it.

on June 04, 2019

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SuperBreak®

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I highly recommend this backpack for the price point. It is low profile and gets the job done. The straps are moderately comfortable and it'd be great if they added some additional support to the back area. All in all, this backpack has lasted me for 5+ years and is still holding up well.

on May 29, 2019

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Spring Break

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

HOLDS UP!! PERFECT FOR EVERDAY USE. BY A TEENAGER.

on May 27, 2019

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SuperBreak®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Backpacks arrived earlier than promised and were perfect. Kids are psyched to use them.

on May 18, 2019

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Big Student

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I ordered this bag for my 12 year old son. He used it for approx 2-3 weeks and the water bottle holder split from the backpack at the bottom. I looked closer and it was a very fine stitch holding the outside water bottle holder to the backpack. If your child carries a water bottle to school, I wouldn't recommend this bag for them. The stitching to attach the water bottle holder to the bag is not stronger. Other than that, my son liked the bags and the compartments. Unfortunately, it just didn't hold up for us.

from Long Beach, CA on May 07, 2019

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Big Student

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

It is great. Big enough for middle school. My son loves it

from Little Rock on April 19, 2019

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SuperBreak®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Love this little backpack. It fits my laptop and books without looking huge. It's also the perfect size carry-on for budget airlines that check for bag size. I do sometimes wish it had a strap across the waist to balance out the weight.

on April 14, 2019

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Big Student

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

My 8 year old loves this backpack. Lots of pockets to meet all school and activity needs. I appreciate how sturdy the material and straps are. I will be purchasing another for my younger child.

on April 14, 2019

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Big Student

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I purchased the JanSport Big Student backpack in the black sketch dot color. I used this bag as a carry-on bag for a three day vacation to Disneyland. It fit all my stuff and was comfortable to wear walking around the park all day. It is heavy duty and had lots of pockets to store all the different things I needed like pens, maps, tickets, etc. The only con was that I wish there were two water bottle pockets (one on each side) but the good thing is that the existing pocket is big enough to hold two small water bottles or one big one. The straps are padded and durable with is also a big plus.

on April 12, 2019

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Half Pint

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This backpack is perfect for a day trip! It appears small, which is great, but I can fit a sweatshirt, water bottle, sun screen, small wallet, phone, and any other small neccesities with no issues. I do wear the straps all the way extended placing the pack perfectly in the center of my back. Very comfortable and lightweight. I forget I am wearing it most of the time!

from West Virginia on April 11, 2019

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Big Student

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This backpack is for my daughter who is in high school. I got the Galaxy backpack. Different color and looks good. She has a very heavy backpack to carry and this is perfect. It keeps her organized and the straps do not dig into her shoulders. I'm happy with my purchase.

on March 20, 2019

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SuperBreak®

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

It was alright, but I don't recommend buying this bag if you have a lot that needs to be carried.

on March 20, 2019

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Digital Student

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I am in a lot of Jansport backpacks and I love them. I was skeptical about the benefit of a backpack with a special laptop section.... but this is great! The padded section for laptop mean stuff the laptop is not hitting me in the back as I walk. I am 60 and I walk around my city 3-6 miles a day, including to work with my backpack.

from San Francisco on March 19, 2019

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Half Pint

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I bought this half pint backpack in place of carrying a purse for a trip to some national parks. This backpack was not for serious hiking all day, but just to carry some things I may need for some time outside. It is also helpful in place of a purse in inclement weather so you are hands free.

from Prescott on March 08, 2019

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SuperBreak®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Loved!!

on March 04, 2019

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Digital Student

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Great bag! Large size

on February 21, 2019

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SuperBreak®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This is a great little pack! My daughter is a rock climber, and she needed a pack to hold her gym gear (harness, shoes, chalk bag, water bottle), and this was the perfect size.

from Saint Paul, MN on February 01, 2019

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Half Pint

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

My 3 year old loves it!

on January 13, 2019

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Half Pint

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Loved it! My 3 year old uses it for our hikes and day trips. Usually fills it with toy cars and rocks. It fits him perfectly and he’ll be able to grow into it since you can adjust the straps.

on January 13, 2019

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Big Student

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

We got this for my daughter for her freshman year of high school. After four months, she started having problems with the zipper on the large section. Last night (after 5 months of use) it broke completely and now needs replacing.

on January 10, 2019

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Right Pouch

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

They didn't give the size dimensions in the description. I was trying to order a full size backpack for my daughter for school. And I get a backpack that wouldn't even fit on my chihuahua. When my wife opened it she pulled that thing out and I thought she was joking around and that the real full size backpack was in the box. Now my daughter has to wait until I get paid again to order a real backpack. And this website says if your a rewards member you get your refund immediately, but looks like I still have to wait up to 3 weeks. Ugh! what a mess!

from Bakersfield, CA on December 24, 2018

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SuperBreak®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Very simple, good quality. Keep in mind small...great for travel etc.

on December 23, 2018

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SuperBreak®

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Great price. Great basic backpack. Couldn’t ask for more.

on December 22, 2018

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