Category: Gear


We recently had the opportunity to spend two consecutive weekends with long-standing partner, Philmont Scout Ranch in scenic Cimarron, New Mexico.  Every summer, Philmont Scout Ranch sees more than 23,000 Scouts from around the country, where they take part in backcountry adventures.  Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques has helped maintain the Ranch’s wilderness.

Wilderness Guia (Guide) Program

JanSport is proud to support the Wilderness Guia (Guide) Program at Philmont Scout Ranch. The program teaches Scouts the seven principles of Leave No Trace (LNT). [...] Read More >



#LiveOutside2015 is officially here.

JanSport has joined Arlin and NOVE, two of the most influential muralists on the São Paulo street art scene.  A duo that is described as both harmonic and tumultuous, these two have collaborated on more than 20 walls since 2008. For Live Outside 2015, the duo collaborated on their largest mural to date in the São Paulo, Brazil neighborhood of Pinheiros.

The 131 x 49 feet mural took just over 4 days to complete.  The project wrapped up with a celebration at [...] Read More >



JanSport continuously combs the world to find unique individuals that are influencing their communities through art, music and style. We ask them to take us to the places that fuel their creativity and inspire them to do what they do.

Follow the global stories with @JanSport and #LifeUnzipped.

This month we head to Montreal to meet Gabrielle Lacasse, writer and style curator for her blog Dentelle+Fleurs. Gabrielle will be taking us to her local spots over the [...] Read More >



JanSport continuously combs the world to find unique individuals that are influencing their communities through art, music and style. We ask them to take us to the places that fuel their creativity and inspire them to do what they do.

Follow the global stories with @JanSport and #LifeUnzipped.

This February we head Northeast to Toronto to meet Alen Palander, a photographer and urban designer with a unique perspective on his city surroundings. Alen will be taking us to his local hangouts [...] Read More >



JanSport continuously combs the world to find unique individuals that are influencing their communities through art, music and style. We ask them to take us to the places that fuel their creativity and inspire them to do what they do.

Follow the global stories with @JanSport and #LifeUnzipped.

This December we head to one of our favorite Pacific Northwest stops, Portland, Oregon to meet the stylish Tonya, a student with a soft spot for the Beatles and messy hair, [...] Read More >



Happy Cinco de Mayo Weekend!

May 3, 2013   |   Gear, News   |   0 Comments
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Throwback Thursday

March 28, 2013   |   Gear, Outside   |   1 Comment

It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these…

We thought we’d share just a few of the retro packs decorating the walls here at JanSport HQ. We’ve accumulated all sorts of cool old packs since the company was founded in 1967, and these are a few of our favorites.

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We’re almost there: the 2013 Bonfire Sessions officially begin tomorrow with our first event of the year. The show kicks off at 8:30 pm with Team Spirit, followed by Skaters, Wavves, Japandroids, and a night capper by Divine Fits.

Remember, you must be 21+ to attend, and you WILL NOT be admitted without an RSVP, so take two second and do it here.

Don’t forget JanSport has a few other fun SXSW happenings:

- Friday, March 15th is our day party with [...] Read More >



We made the list!

February 8, 2013   |   Gear, News   |   0 Comments

JanSport made Complex Art & Designs list of 50 most iconic everyday objects, with the classic JanSport Right Pack coming in at number 34!

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Now that everyone has had a chance to recover from Super Bowl weekend, we thought it would be nice to shed some positive light on the Bay Area after a tough loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

We are still very proud of our 49ers, but even more proud of our upcoming collaboration with SF Graphic Designer/Skater Benny Gold and Oregon based Pendleton Woolen Mills!

Check out the write-up on this upcoming release featured in the San Francisco Chronicle! [...] Read More >