Category: Art


MountainSummit – MountainFilm in Aspen

August 14, 2012   |   Art, Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Now in its fourth year, MountainSummit: MountainFilm in Aspen is a unique collaboration between MountainFilm in Telluride (long acknowledged as the leading film festival for adventuring and advocacy) and the Wheeler Opera House of Aspen, CO.

The festival brings artists, activists, and adventurers together for four days in late August, filled with extraordinary film and speaker programs featuring award-winning documentaries plus talks from some of the most interesting people working on the planet today.

This year’s deep and diverse playlist [...] Read More >



Listen To This: JanSport Strings By Skyzoo

August 13, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Listen to the lead single off Brooklyn MC Skyzoo’s upcoming album ‘A Dream Deferred’ out October 2nd. The track is titled “JanSport Strings” and it’s only right that we show love to a musician who truly considers the JanSport brand as an important part of their history.

Click HERE to listen!

Skyzoo explains it in his own words: “The idea behind JanSport Strings is not based on it being literal, but more so in the figurative sense. As [...] Read More >



Right Pack: Instagram Contest

August 11, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

We recently launched our Right Pack Signature Series, an exclusive global collaboration featuring one-of-a-kind patches from 21 select boutique retailers around the globe.

The series was so successful last year that we brought it back and added a few more new boutiques to grow the program from 9 to 21 global participants. These limited edition Right Packs are available exclusively at select retailers, but we are giving YOU a chance to win one on Instagram NOW!

The winner will receive a limited [...] Read More >



Throwback Thursday

August 9, 2012   |   Art, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Today we’re throwing it wayyy back! All the way to the mid 70s to be exact. Skip Yowell and Jan Lewis (2 of the 3 co-founders of JanSport) show us that “swag” is definitely timeless.

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27th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival

July 27, 2012   |   Art, Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Kites aren’t just for kids anymore! Experience the excitement and artistry of modern kite flying at the 27th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival in Cesar Chavez Park, at the Berkeley Marina.

You’ll find something for everyone as you witness Team Kite Ballet, Japanese-Style Rokkaku Kite Battles, the World’s Largest Octopus Kite, and 20,000 sq. ft. of Giant Creature Kites from New Zealand!

There will also be arts & crafts, festival food, and live music (including Japanese Taiko drummers).

From the Giant Creature Kites as big as [...] Read More >



Off the Grid: Fort Mason

July 25, 2012   |   Art, Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Every so often we like to hip our readers to awesome local events taking place right here in our very own backyard, the San Francisco Bay Area. Join Off the Grid for the Bay Area’s largest weekly mobile food extravaganza at Fort Mason Center this Friday (and every Friday) from 5pm to 10pm!

There will be 30+ vendors composed of the Bay’s best Latin and Asian food trucks, carts, and tents, a full bar, and live music. This event is family friendly as [...] Read More >



JanSport x Benny Gold – Twitter Contest

July 19, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   1 Comment

We’re excited to launch our limited edition collection with talented San Francisco based graphic designer Benny Gold on August 1st. We teamed up with Benny to create a one-of-a-kind collection that is deeply rooted in our mutual interest for art, design, and skateboarding.

The Benny Gold Mission Park Pack launches on August 1st and we’re giving you a chance to win this limited edition pack on Twitter NOW!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1) Follow BOTH @JanSport and Read More >



Ever wished you had your own personal boat? Ever wished you could carry it wherever you went? Well your wishes have finally come true!

Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies, design students at London’s Royal College of Art, have created an origami-like boat that folds into a backpack-size package for easy storage and transportation. They call it the Foldboat.

The small plastic rowboat can be assembled by a single person in as little as two minutes and comes with collapsible oars and inflatable cushions. The [...] Read More >



Help our friends at HippyTree

June 28, 2012   |   Art, Gear, News   |   0 Comments

We’re all about the little guy here. JanSport, after all, was founded by two cousins in the back of a transmission garage in Seattle. That’s why we want to give a shout out to our buddies at HippyTree down in Hermosa Beach, CA.

HippyTree is a nature inspired surf and outdoor apparel company that was officially founded in 2004. We could tell you the story, but it’s much better coming from them. Their designs feauture rich artwork and detailed design; we [...] Read More >



Want to win a limited edition silk-screened poster from the Austin Bonfire Sessions? We have ONE to give away that’s been signed by White Denim, Strange Boys, Bear Hands and Fly Golden Eagle!

To enter, all you have to do is leave us a comment on this blog post and we’ll randomly select a winner on April 10! Be sure to fill out [...] Read More >