Category: Gear


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 >



(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 >