Category: Gear


Innovative Backpack Rescues Injured Soldiers

August 7, 2012   |   Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

One of the toughest, and most crucial, parts of war is evacuating wounded troops. The Pentagon and NATO have recently discussed the possibility of using UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to safely evacuate injured troops.

However, an Israeli company (Agilite) has developed an innovative high-tech plastic backpack/sling/bungee hybrid that allows troops to carry injured persons to safety—on their backs. Check out the video below!

The IPC can also be used by non-military personnel and is ideal for hikers, firefighters, and emergency responders.

Kudos to Agilite for helping to [...] Read More >



Show Your Olympic Spirit!

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

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing and the competition is heating up!

The United States and China are in a close race with the Chinese athletes currently holding 64 total medals versus the US’s 61.

With the closing ceremonies taking place this Sunday (August 12), the competition is sure to intensify as both countries ‘go for gold.’

This is where you come in.

Show the world your Olympic spirit as well as national pride with the Heritage: Stars [...] 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 >



2012 World Championship of Skimboarding

July 19, 2012   |   Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Aliso Beach Park in Laguna Beach, CA has long been the home of the Victoria Skimboards World Championship of Skimboarding (WCS). The local terrain provides some of the best shore break in the world, attracting contestants from all over the world for the two day event.

The Victoria Skimboards WCS is considered the most prestigious event on the professional skimboarding tour and recently took place over the weekend of July 7th and 8th.  JanSport banners were in full effect [...] 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 >



Heavy Backpacks Bog Down Dance Students

July 2, 2012   |   Gear, News   |   0 Comments

For many dance majors across the globe, a typical school day could last up to 12 hours.  Since the majority of their coursework is done in class, dance majors are usually at school longer than other students.

With the pressure of passing classes, along with the physical exhaustion of dancing all day, a heavy backpack can be a burden.

Annabrielle Fager, a dance student at Utah Valley University, carries several types of dance shoes, a change of dance clothes, a lunch and all of [...] Read More >



 

Last week we shot some photos for our upcoming Right Pack Signature Series launch, an exclusive global collaboration featuring one-of-a-kind patches from 21 select boutique retailers.

The series was so successful last year that we decided to bring it back and grow the program from 9 to 21 retailers this year. Some returning familiar faces include: TRUE (San Francisco, CA), Maven (Burlington, VT), Off The Hook (Montreal, QC), and Loop (Uptown Waterloo, ON).

A few of the new [...] 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 >



Signed Bonfire Sessions poster giveaway!

May 1, 2012   |   Events, Gear, News   |   18 Comments

We’re giving away a signed copy of the limited edition silk-screen poster from our latest Bonfire Sessions in Palm Springs! The members of Crystal Antlers, Bleached, Fidlar, and Pangea all were nice enough to plant their John Hancock’s on the thing, and now it’s ready for your wall.

All you need to do for your chance to win is leave us a comment on this post telling us who you’d like to see at one of our Bonfire Sessions this year! We’ll pick a winner at [...] Read More >



Top Picks for Coachella

April 6, 2012   |   Events, Gear, Music, News   |   0 Comments

Festival season is upon us! First up: Coachella. Weekend 1 is April 13-15 and weekend 2 is April 20-22. We’re going to weekend 2 and have some really exciting news to announce next week about what we have planned down in Palm Springs, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, we’ve selected some of our favorite JanSport packs for festivals. Packs from the JanSport Heritage Series, [...] Read More >