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I have used a backpack ever since college. I have Krypton Factor-esque packing skills, and can go away for a week with all I need packed in a JanSport daypack / backpack of around the 25l or so capacity.
Since I came back from the states to my last year of university with a Jansport, I have never bought anything else.
While it is true that they guarantee them for life, and I have never yet worn one out, sometimes, you want a change of colour, or one or two extra pockets, so I have owned a few. There are lots of colour ways and prints too.
They are really good. I tend to carry a lot of stuff, be it books for study, or shopping, or baby gear, holiday kit, whatever, and so far, I have found that, if I can fit it in, then the bag can deal with it. I have never broken a zip, or a seam, or anything (a problem I regularly encountered with other brands).
It's also comfy to carry, even full.
They really do hold a lot, and there are enough pocket options to find one that will enable you to organise your stuff for easy retrieval too. They also have the hanging loop at the top (which many brands have now dispensed with, but which is essential in my opinion, and the JanSport one can withstand being carried by this, however full the bag.
The only downside I can think of is that I haven't put the one I have with a suede bottom in the washing machine (the others have washed just fine).
If I am ever in the market for a backpack, janSport is my go-to brand. I feel reassured by the life time guarantee, but can't imagine ever needing to use it!
When I was in the last few years at my school I used a rucksack manufactured by Quiksilver which was great and quite stylish, a number of students had them and at this time I noticed for the first time a brand similar in appearance to the bag I had produced by Jansport.
I stopped using a backpack after I finished my education but needed to use one again when I decided to do some travelling first around Europe on trains for just under a month and then a year later when I spent some time in Brazil. I had often seen pictures of travellers and tourists with massive heavy bags on their back and we knew that we wanted to travel light even if that meant we could only take minimal clothes and a few other essentials, but this approach added to the enjoyment and other people we met on the way seemed to be envious that we were not lugging all of our worldly possessions around with us while they struggled with the aforementioned gigantic rucksacks.
The backpack I used for the trip was black and grey, very light and seemed to be made of hard wearing material that could cope with dirt also be and put on the floor without getting too damaged or even ripped or torn. Similar Jansport backpacks are available on Amazon for under £30 but I think I purchased mine for less than that. There is one main compartment as you would expect where I was able to fit several items of clothing and things such as a towel and further to this on the front of the bag there is a compartment suitable for objects like books and then a small pouch like compartment for small items, although as this is on your back you might need to be careful as to what you store in there due to you not being able to see it when you are wearing it.
The shoulder straps are padded so they don't feel awkward or uncomfortable and also adjustable to suit how you wish to carry it. When I have investigated backpacks from this brand they seem extremely good quality for the price and would be ideal for students or if you are going to do some travelling.
Jansport are top quality bags catering for all your carrying needs! I have had a school bag for about five years now and it still hasn't broken - amazing!
Their bags are usually extremely trendy with a variety of different patterns such as camouflage to fire... which is great for the ultimate customization. Obviously you have the logo, but the range of aesthetic patterns is very vast and pleasing.
Most bags have many pockets for different uses and of different sizes, like a large pocket for books/files - great for school, going to smaller ones to keep your glasses in.
They usually have a bottle holder on the side and nearly always have a earphone hole through the main pocket so you can listen to your ipod/MP3 player on the go - and discrete!
The straps are quite sturdy and comfortable and these are adjustable for a larger/smaller fit - which is great. There are many nifty pockets in the different compartments which is good for concealing any valued items.
No bag is perfect, however unfortunately Jansport's zips wear very easily and it gets frustrating when it comes loose. Also these bags can get dirty reasonably easily and I feel that sometimes the walls of the bag are too thin and folders and glasses cases can prod out which is uncomfortable to walk with.
All in all, these bags are good quality and are value for money (I only paid £25 for my school bag (green machine) which is a bargain and the capacity it stores is incredible. They are like Dr Who's Tardis :)
At school and at college I would always use a Jansport bag. I definitely prefer backpacks to handbags when it comes to school because I usually carry a LOT of books, folders, lunch etc so I need a decent bag that is very sturdy. Jansport bags are just this.
They are a decent size so you can fit a LOT of stuff into them, and there are many several compartments so you can seperate possessions such as mobile phone, ipod etc to your homework and schoolwork. The smaller compartments are a good size and there is even places to fit spare pens. Ideal if you just need to let somebody borrow one for a second or something!
The straps are adjustable and I have always been to find the ideal fit. HOWEVER, whilst they are generally decent, there has been one time that the straps just get too damaged/knackered and end up breaking..and yeah, walking around with a strap hanging down and the other on your shoulder isn't the best look really!
The bags are generally quite fashionable. I have a nice pink one with a trendy pattern and people have complimented in the past how they love my bag.
I would definitely recommend these bags for school and college.
I recently purchased my first backpack from JanSport and thought it might be useful to relate my thoughts.
JanSport, based in the USA, offer a huge range of bags, packs and other luggage. For the purposes of this review I'll be concentrating on the 'model' I purchased; the "Trinity" backpack. Mine is a drab olive green colour but it's also available in a huge range of other colour combinations - definitely something to suit all ages and tastes.
Let's start with the most important factor: Storage:
There's a small padded section on the top of the pack which is called the v-loft pocket (nope, I don't know where the name came from either) which is perfect for your phone and MP3 player. Indeed, there is a small exit port (which is protected from rain ingress) through which you can feed the cable for your headphones so that your player is safely protected from the elements (and any light-fingered Artful Dodger types) on your back whilst your listen to your tunes. It's a nicely thought-out addition.
The main compartment of the pack is divided into two, with the very padded back section able to house a typical 15 inch laptop. The material feels substantial and strong so, although I haven't actually used the laptop pouch, I would have no worries about doing so. The other section of the main compartment is huge. I'm currently studying a course for work so I routinely carry around thick A4 folders, notebooks and large textbooks - space has never been an issue.
There is an additional zippered section on the front of the pack which is called the accessory pocket. This provides ready access to any bits and bobs you might need in a hurry and contains an organiser section with little pockets to store pens, memory keys and other small essentials.
Finally, the small zippered front section is primarily designed (I assume) as an area in which you can keep your wallet/purse. It includes a key-chain attachment which is sewn into the bag which you can attach your house-key, locker key or whatever so that you don't have to spend time rooting around in the bottom of your bag trying to locate it.
The ergonomically designed "Airlight S-Curved, dual density foam" (!!!) shoulder straps are substantial, very well padded, fully adjustable and really comfortable. If you, as I do, carry your pack on one shoulder the good news is that it stays put and never feels like it will slip. The straps incorporate a breathable mesh on the side which contacts your shoulder. This means that you'll never end up with "sweaty strap syndrome", even on the hottest of days. In addition to the shoulder straps, the backpack also has a padded grip handle on the top so it can be carried like a more traditional bag. I've found this useful in crowded areas where the bag is likely to knock into people if worn on the back.
All areas of potential stress have been reinforced with small webbing straps and each zip has an attached webbing fob which means they're all easy to find and open/close, even with cold fingers. Little touches like these all add to the pack's appeal and definitely give a feeling of design and overall quality.
The useful dimensions are:
Size: 30cm (width) x 50cm (height) x 21cm (depth).
This gives an interior volume of 30 litres.
Such figures are always a bit abstract, I think, but let me tell you that they translate to a pack that is more than large enough for most people's day-to-day requirements, without being overly big. I hope that makes some sense.
In summary then, the JanSport Trinity is a well thought out, extremely useable and very comfortable backpack. I paid less than £24 for mine through ePacks.co.uk. Certain colour combinations are even cheaper. JanSport's RRP for the pack is £29.99. If backpacks are your thing you'll do well to add this one to your list to consider.
I haven't owned a 'backpack' or 'rucksack' or 'whatever else you want to call it' since I was at school but I couldn't find another bag suitable to carry my odds and edds to work and back. A satchel, although really fashionable, idn't really practical and a briefcase just wouldn't do the trick. I decided I wanted a classic looking backpack that is of a high quality and would last me for a few years.
I had originally decided on getting an 'Eastpack' bag as I had heard that they were of an extremely high quality and were basically weather-proof. Just what I wanted. I then discovered their price. At almost £40 their basic backpack was just too expensive for what I needed it for. Then I stumbled across JanSport.
The bag I bought is a navy blue backpack with a small zipped compartment at the front and the JanSport logo stitched on the front. It cost £19.99 and was purchased from a high street sports shop just over three years ago.
The bag is still in as new condition, even though I have used it extensively. I am very impressed with the quality of the bag, both in design and build. On days when it rains (which has been alot in the last few weeks), the outside of the bag gets wet (obviously) but the inside stays dry. Certainly an important factor when buying a bag. The straps are comfortable and, even when the bag is full to capacity, the bag fits on my back with no problems whatsoever. Speaking of capacity, this bag holds ALOT. I've been able to squeeze in two ring-binders, some books and others bits and bobs with no problems at all. If you are off to the gym, you'll have no problems putting your change of clothes, towel, trainers etc in here. Likewise if you are going away for the night, you would be able to get most of your stuff in here. Very impressed.
The bag is a very basic (classic?) design which will never go out of fashion. Mostly because its not really in fashion but it looks good and is something I would expectt o be able to use for years to come.
(THIS REVIEW IS MY OWN PRODUCT AND CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON WWW.UK.BEST_PRICE.COM)
A year ago I was planning my trip to Australia when I noticed that I needed a daypack for my hiking trips I wanted to do there. I found some interesting models on uk.best-price.com and began to look for the perfect companion while you're travelling. The daypack had to be handy, small, light and robust. I am pretty contented with the one I bought and I'd like to share my opinion about the JanSport Trinity.
First of all it's a very handy 30 litre daypack: it disposes of various pockets and compartments which is - at least for me - very important if you want to find everything quickly and to keep some orden in your backpack.
This is how it's built up:
1) The main compartment. It's big enough to store a blanket, sleepingbag and a bottle of water, while your hiking, for example.
2) Extra large front panel pocket with organizer, to store your jumper/jacket when your hiking. Small organizers to put your sweets in ;)
=> these two compartments have two zippers each to be opened from each side!
3) Very handy comes the zippered accessory pocket with keyper to store small stuff. When travelling this is where I keep my earplugs, pills, plaster...
4) Large V-loft pocket with music exit port: this is my favourite compartment! Right behind your neck it's the safest place for your purse, keys and other valuable things, maybe even your camera. You shouldn't put to much weight in here because it will pull the upper part of the daypack down and the fit isn't as good anymore.
All in all this daypack is very comfortable:
1) AirlightTM S-Curved, dual density foam shoulder straps with breathable mesh. I bought my Trinity more than a year ago, I used it almost every day, I travelled four months through Australia, always carrying it around. That's why I think that the Trinity is very robust and strong. I had absolutely no problems with the shoulder straps. They are still as comfortable as they were on the first day. I know that on other daypacks the shoulder straps use to wear out. This hasn't happened with my Trinity.
2) Comfort padded back: it's just lightly padded, which I prefer when travelling because you can coil up the whole daypack and store it in your big backpack while travelling if you need your hands free.
This daypack weights 0.56 kg - pretty light as you can see.
As I already said, it is a very robust material, nothing is broken or worn out, I have never washed it - I think you shouldn't put it into the washing machine because this could damage the material.
Space and pockets: 5/5
Overall rating: 4,5/5
I recommend this daypack for everyone who is looking for a daypack that's easy to store while travelling, comfortable and not too expensive.
This bag is a requisite for any man who is a Topman regular shopper, any man who is looking for a fashionable feel, and any man lacking a new gym or work bag. (it fits over 4 A4 folders)
This does all of this, for under £20.
It may not give the notion of being like a large bag, on the contrary, rest assured, it has a tardis like affect, and is bigger on the interior with almost 10 additional compartments.
Made from leather this bag suits all you needs, from gym to work, luggage to high street.
Fantastically good purchase.
Apart from its dazzling fashion as an icon, this bag can also be used professionally in the office or carrying a laptop, one of the uses i use it for. so, watever your choice f its usage, you should use it, five star rating from me and from many others.
Jansport, a North American manufacturer, now operated stores all over the world from the UK, to Australia and Japan. The company designs bags and backpacks intended for multi-purpose, functional daily use.