Category: Gear


New JanSport x Pendleton X Benny Gold Packs

January 14, 2013   |   Gear, News, Outside   |   3 Comments

We just premiered these bad boys at the Agenda trade show last week and we’re super excited to get them out to the world. Check out what GQ magazine had to say about our newest collaboration.

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Buy a pack and lend a hand to BCM

December 6, 2012   |   Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

We’ve partnered up with our friends at the Clymb to bring you a one day only sale to benefit Big City Mountaineers. The sale is chock full of great outdoor backpacking and day packs from our Cloudripper series at some great closeout prices, and a portion of every sale goes directly to benefit BCM programming.

If you’re not a member of the Clymb yet, it’s really easy. Just enter your email address and you’ll have access to killer deals [...] Read More >



Win some cool stuff from Dine Alone Records

December 5, 2012   |   Gear, Music, News   |   0 Comments

All you need to do is click here, download some free music, and you could win some great swag from our friends at Dine Alone records including limited edition 7″ vinyl from City and Colour and Yukon Blonde, CD’s from Hannah Georgas, Yukon Blonde, Grey Kingdom, Great Bloomers and more, along with some sweet goodies from Vans, all stuffed into a brand spankin’ new JanSport Right Pack.

It’s really that easy. We shouldn’t [...] Read More >



Auction to support Leave No Trace

October 19, 2012   |   Contest, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Grab a great deal on some gear for your next adventure by bidding in Leave No Trace’s annual gear auction. JanSport is proud to support the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, an organization that educates folks on outdoor stewardship and teaches principles to minimize the human impact on the outdoor spaces that we all enjoy.

The auction features items donated by many of Leave No Trace’s industry partners, including, of course, JanSport. Other items include gear from Big Agnes, [...] Read More >



Throw Back Thursday

October 18, 2012   |   Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

It’s been awhile since we’ve brought you a throwback Thursday, so here’s a good one. Check out the original JanSport crew: Skip Yowell, Murray Pletz, and Jan Lewis in this catalog shot from the early 70′s.

With Mustache November fast approaching, make sure to take note of Skip and Murray’s exemplary execution of mustachioed perfection.

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Throwback Thursday

September 21, 2012   |   Gear, Outside   |   0 Comments

Check out this gem from the mid 70′s: That’s JanSport founders Skip Yowell and his cousin Murray Pletz showing off some of their latest gear, including the legendary D2 frame pack (which JanSport still makes to this day), JanSport’s line of down sleeping bags, and one of the earliest incarnations of the modern day dome tent. Before Skip and Murray designed their dome tents, the tents of the day were typically heavy canvas A- frames that were prone to leaks and collapses [...] Read More >



Throwback Thursday

September 14, 2012   |   Art, Gear, News, Outside, Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

This week’s “Throwback Thursday” pic features an extremely photogenic farmer AND an original JanSport outdoor pack.

This picture was used, believe it or not, as the cover photo for the 1976 JanSport catalog!!!

So take a moment to bathe in the glory of this epic picture… see? We knew you’d like it.

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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 >