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Every year, JanSport looks forward to Memorial Day. Not just for a day off work but because JanSport for the last several years has had the honor of sponsoring and attending, Telluride Mountainfilm, America’s longest running film festival.

We braved some strange Telluride weather but nothing could trump the inspiring film premieres and panels that left us more knowledgeable and more aware of the many issues facing our beautiful planet.

Mountainfilm’s 2015 line-up featured films about amazing feats of climbing, incredible achievements of the human spirit [...] Read More >



Since 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.

In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing awards ceremony. Presentations and panels [...] Read More >



#LiveOutside2015 is officially here.

JanSport has joined Arlin and NOVE, two of the most influential muralists on the São Paulo street art scene.  A duo that is described as both harmonic and tumultuous, these two have collaborated on more than 20 walls since 2008. For Live Outside 2015, the duo collaborated on their largest mural to date in the São Paulo, Brazil neighborhood of Pinheiros.

The 131 x 49 feet mural took just over 4 days to complete.  The project wrapped up with a celebration at [...] Read More >



JanSport continuously combs the world to find unique individuals that are influencing their communities through art, music and style. We ask them to take us to the places that fuel their creativity and inspire them to do what they do.

Follow the global stories with @JanSport and #LifeUnzipped.

This month we head to Montreal to meet Gabrielle Lacasse, writer and style curator for her blog Dentelle+Fleurs. Gabrielle will be taking us to her local spots over the [...] Read More >



JanSport Battle of the Bands winner, repel the robot, kicked off the day at the Culture Collide Day Party on Rainey Street during SXSW with an energetic set.  Check out the video recapping their performance below:

Jarrett and Sean of repel the robot took some time to tell us a little bit more about their week long experience at SXSW and what’s on tap for the band next.

What are some of the personal highlights from SXSW and your performance at the Culture Collide Day Party on Rainey [...] Read More >



A huge thank you for everyone who came out to Cheer Up Charlies for the first JanSport Bonfire Sessions of 2015.  Austin and SXSW came out in numbers to enjoy free beers and performances by Real Estate, Waxahatchee, Twin Peaks, Only Real, Public Access TV, and Talk In Tongues!

Check out the recap video below and stay tuned for details on our next JanSport Bonfire Sessions coming to Montreal in July.

Continue to check out JanSportBonfireSessions.noisey.com for full video footage from Austin and upcoming episodes [...] Read More >



Join us in Austin during SXSW at Cheer Up Charlies on Wednesday, March 18th for The JanSport Bonfire Sessions featuring performances by Real Estate, Waxahatchee, Twin Peaks, Only Real, Public Access TV, and Talk In Tongues!

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.  RSVP is required and can be done at www.jansport.com/bonfiresessions

21+ only with ID

For updates and the latest news on JanSport Bonfire Sessions follow:      

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Check out the single “This Big World” from the 6th Annual JanSport Battle of the Bands winner repel the robot by downloading it for FREE here: This Big World (right click on the link and select “save as” to save to your computer)

You can learn more about the band and check out their upcoming tour dates (including their performance at the Culture Collide Day Party on Rainey Street during SXSW) on their official site.

Be sure to follow the guys [...] Read More >



With millions of people visiting the outdoors each year, never before has there been such a need for Leave No Trace education.  In response, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has selected 12 scenic and popular sites as “Hot Spots.”  Hot Spots have experienced visitor-created impacts including excessive trash, damage to vegetation and trees, trail erosion, and disturbance to wildlife.  These Hot Spots, part of Leave No Trace’s new, multi-year campaign, Leave No Trace in Every Park, will bring Leave No Trace to [...] Read More >



JanSport continuously combs the world to find unique individuals that are influencing their communities through art, music and style. We ask them to take us to the places that fuel their creativity and inspire them to do what they do.

Follow the global stories with @JanSport and #LifeUnzipped.

This February we head Northeast to Toronto to meet Alen Palander, a photographer and urban designer with a unique perspective on his city surroundings. Alen will be taking us to his local hangouts [...] Read More >