Category: Gear

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 >

SXSW Artist Packs Are In

February 27, 2012   |   Events, Gear, Music   |   0 Comments

As always, we are providing special JanSport Right Packs to the first 2000 artists to show up for registration at SXSW. The packs will come in all sorts of colors, but they’ll all feature the special Official SXSW Performer patch. Check it out.



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Welcome to the new Unzipped

February 23, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, Music, News, Outside, Video   |   0 Comments

Do you like it? We know, change can be tough, but click around a bit and we think you’ll LOVE the new features: a squeaky clean look, some new and super easy ways to share our posts with your friends and more JanSport coverage than ever including our newest gear, events, what’s happening in the world outside, art, and of course, it couldn’t be the Unzipped blog without a hefty dose of music.

Speaking of music, did you notice the our fancy new streaming audio [...] Read More >