Category: Art


Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of talented Brooklyn MC, Skyzoo’s new single “JanSport Strings” brought to us courtesy of The Faculty Inc./Duck Down Records.

Skyzoo tells us how the JanSport brand played a unique part in his life, especially during his childhood growing up in Brooklyn.

A big shout out goes to Skyzoo and his team for sharing this with us! We also spotted a Right Pack Signature Series pack cameo! Very cool! CLICK HERE to listen to JanSport Strings [...] Read More >



17th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

September 5, 2012   |   Art, Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

The world famous Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is excited to announce its 17th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival! The festivities will be held in Ghirardelli Square (900 North Point Street, SF, CA) and will benefit Project Open Hand.

This two-day celebration of chocolate is projected to be the biggest one yet and will feature sampling by some of the finest local dessert companies. Come out this weekend and enjoy live music, chef demonstrations, ice cream-eating contests and more!

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(W.I.Y.P) – What’s in Your Pack???

September 4, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News   |   0 Comments

This week’s W.I.Y.P post features KimmyLeGrande‘s (Memphis, TN) Navy blue Big Student pack. Check out the organization! Thanks for the awesome pic!

Wanna show us What’s In Your Pack? Email pics to: David_McIntyre-Brown@vfc.com

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Labor Day Weekend!!!

August 31, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

This Labor Day weekend we will celebrate:

- the economic and social contributions of American workers.

- the symbolic end of Summer.

- the beginning of football season!

- the last day it is okay (fashionably) to wear white or seersucker.

We hope that everyone has a long, fun, and safe holiday weekend!

Send us some cool Labor Day weekend pics and we will post them on Unzipped next week. Send pics to: David_McIntyre-Brown@vfc.com

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A Visit from Skip!

August 29, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, Music, News, Outside, Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

This week has been quite eventful for the good people here at JanSport. Back-2-School season is in full swing and (as you can imagine) things have been busy to say the least. With press releases and media events surrounding our new home and the upcoming season, there’s a lot of excitement running through the air.

But the most exciting event this week has definitely been the arrival of our co-founder, the legendary Skip Yowell. It’s always a good time when Skip comes around [...] Read More >



(W.I.Y.P) – What’s In Your Pack???

August 29, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Ever wondered what was inside someone else’s pack or bag? So have we. That’s why we’re kicking off a new addition to the Unzipped blog titled What’s in YOUR pack??? (W.I.Y.P)

This week’s W.I.Y.P post features Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak a.k.a. the “Woz.”

Now we obviously assumed that he would have a pack full of cool gadgets, but we could NOT believe our eyes when we saw this picture!

Wow… you must be as strong as an ox Woz!

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Remembering Neil – An American Hero

August 27, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, passed away this weekend at the age of 82. As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, he changed the course of history as he and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin took “one small step for man… one giant leap for mankind” on July 20, 1969.

He will forever be remembered as one of the greatest American heroes of all time.

JanSport would like to send our condolences to the Armstrong family. Thank you Neil for truly [...] Read More >



Instagram Contest Winner!!!

August 24, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Ladies and gentleman… we have reached the end of our Instagram Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated and sent in AWESOME pictures representing their culture and community. We received tons of great submissions but unfortunately, we were only able to select one winner.

So without further ado, we would like to congratulate our Instagram winner @saycheeseordie for their submission of the Ballard Bridge in Seattle, WA.  They will receive a Limited Edition Right Pack from San Francisco based FTC Skateboarding!

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Check This Out: Skyzoo x JanSport Strings

August 23, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

New to the Unzipped playlist is “JanSport Strings” by talented Brooklyn emcee, Skyzoo. The track serves as a mini-autobiography that looks into the life of a Brooklyn kid who fell in love with Hip-Hop.

Legendary producer 9th Wonder supplies an epic backdrop that perfectly complements Skyzoo’s raw lyrical ability. This is the lead single off of his upcoming album ‘A Dream Deferred’ which hits stores October 2nd.

The song is truly impressive and we support anyone who considers [...] Read More >



Instagram Contest Extended!!!

August 20, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Ladies and gentleman… we have decided to extend our Instagram Contest! The new deadline is this Friday, August 24.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in AWESOME pictures representing their culture and community. To everyone else who hasn’t yet participated, THERE’S STILL TIME! We have received some great submissions but there is still a chance to win our Limited Edition Right Pack from FTC Skateboarding!

Join in on the action!

1. Follow @JanSportOfficial on Instagram.

2. Post a unique photo that represents the [...] Read More >