Category: Outside


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 >



The 2013 Bonfire Sessions are here

February 28, 2013   |   Art, Events, Music, News, Outside   |   2 Comments

We’re kicking 2013 off with a return to SXSW in Austin, TX. Our first Bonfire Sessions of 2013 will be on March 12th in downtown Austin at 401 East Cesar Chavez Street.

Now, I know we say this pretty often. but this music lineup is one for the books with headlining sets from Austin locals Divine Fits (their ONLY appearance at SXSW this year), 2012 breakouts Japandroids, and a set from Wavves. We’ll also have supporting sets from up and [...] Read More >



Tomorrow: Spread the Love…

February 13, 2013   |   Art, Events, News, Outside, Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

As most of us know, tomorrow is a very special day. Millions of people across the world will exchange candy, flowers, and gifts with their loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.

Awww now isn’t that sweet? Yeah. It is…

But who is this St. Valentine dude and how did he get an awesome holiday named after him??? The answer is simple. Get your catcher’s mitts out. We’re about to drop some knowledge…

- Valentine was a priest during the third century in Rome. - Emperor Claudius [...] Read More >



This Is Very Random…

February 11, 2013   |   News, Outside, Uncategorized   |   1 Comment

…but very interesting! (in my opinion)

Here are some completely random facts about some completely random things! How’s that saying go? “You learn something new everyday…” 

- There are more stars than there are grains of sand on earth.

- The word “bed” looks like a bed. Also… shark

- The guy that voices Sponge­Bob SquarePants is the nar­ra­tor in Power-puff Girls.

- If you were to spell out numbers, you would you have to go until 1,000 until you would find the letter “A”.

- In the Caribbean there are oysters [...] Read More >



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 >



49ers Heading to the Super Bowl!!!

January 22, 2013   |   Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

As some of you may know, our JanSport HQ is located right across the Bay from the beautiful city of San Francisco. That being said, we want to give a HUMONGOUS congrats to the San Francisco 49ers for making it to their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history.

The 49ers played an amazing game yesterday in which they were able to overcome a 17-0 deficit. They defeated the Atlanta Falcons, on the road, with a final score of 28-24.

They [...] Read More >



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 >



Climb a mountain and support a good cause

November 21, 2012   |   Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

There are still openings for Big City Mountaineers’ 2013 Summit For Someone climbing season. Summit For Someone give you the opportunity to take on the challenge of a major climb guided by world class guides, and your financial investment goes directly to supporting Big City Mountaineers’ mission of bringing at-risk urban youth into the outdoors.

With 19 different climbs to choose from, there’s something for everybody from experienced alpinists to novices looking to bag their first peak. Destinations include domestic locations like Mt. [...] Read More >



Mountainfilm in Mill Valley

November 19, 2012   |   Art, Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

The JanSport sponsored Mountainfilm in Telluride is coming to the Bay Area with a special “mini- festival” in beautiful Mill Valley, CA, just over the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. The three day festival will be hosted at the Throckmorton Theatre from Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd and will feature 34 documentary films from the annual festival in Telluride. The event will also host special presentations and Q&A sessions from many of the filmmakers, as well as featured [...] Read More >