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Join us in San Francisco at SoMa StrEAT Food Park on Saturday, October 4 for The JanSport Bonfire Sessions featuring performances by Meatbodies, Sonny & The Sunsets and Best Coast.

Doors open at 5 p.m. RSVP is required and can be done at

21+ only with ID

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Join us in Brooklyn at Greenwood Park on Saturday, September 13 for The JanSport Bonfire Sessions featuring performances by Mas Ysa, Ducktails and Atlas Sound.

Doors open at 5 p.m. RSVP is required and can be done at

21+ only with ID

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Leslie Kirchhoff isn’t your typical 22 year-old. Originally from Wisconsin and now living in the Nolita neighborhood of New York, she’s a photographer by day and a DJ by night.

So basically, she’s one of the coolest girls we know.

While still attending New York University, she landed an internship at, which evolved into freelancing gigs for the site as well as Teen Vogue, and many others. She graduated in 2013 and now travels the [...] Read More >

We’re traveling the country this year bringing the Bonfire Sessions to five North American cities and in each city our favorite artists will be taking us to their favorite unique spots.

In the first of five episodes from the Bonfire Sessions, Kurt Vile takes us to his favorite Austin spot: the legendary Hotel Vegas.


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Big City Mountaineers Spotlight

February 21, 2014   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

Every month, JanSport Unzipped highlights a story from one of our favorite organizations Big City Mountaineers (BCM), who transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills.


Prior to sixteen-year old Tony’s BCM expedition last summer, he had never experienced the wilderness, let alone high elevation.  Tony comes from a community where high school drop-out rates are alarmingly high and most kids never experience life outside their urban neighborhoods.

On the summit day the group scrambled over boulders, granite slabs [...] Read More >

#JanSportjams: Damien Jurado

February 4, 2014   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments
Damien Jurado Sounds like: A vintage soundtrack to your next desert road trip.

Damien Jurado kicked off the year right by releasing what is most definitely our favorite record thus far in a very young 2014. “Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son”, Jurado’s 11th studio album and third in a series of Richard Swift produced records, continues to build on Jurado’s movement towards sprawling psychedelic art-folk concept albums.

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#jansportjams: Gardens & Villa

January 27, 2014   |   Music, News, Uncategorized   |   0 Comments
Gardens & Villa Sounds Like:  A synth-powered new wave soundtrack to your late night 80′s themed hang.

Our favorite Santa Barbara, CA five piece is back with Dunes, their sophomore follow up to 2011′s near perfect self titled debut. Rather than hanging in the Southern California, the band traveled to frosty Michigan to work with producer Tim Goldsworthy on a collection of songs that pushes the band further into 80′s new wave territory. Pulsing synths, falsetto vocals, and gated snare back beats create a sound stylistically [...] Read More >

Some people say a city is only as good as the late night food they serve up. One of our Right Pack Signature Series’ collaborators, The Fresh Yard, thinks that San Diego provides Grade A late night grub. Learn about their favorite local eatery and other things about San Diego that make them love to rep their hometown. 

1. What is your favorite local late night eatery? 

It would be Hong Kong Chinese Food located in Hillcrest. They are open ‘til 3 a.m. and the [...] Read More >

Not that we needed any more reason to take a trip to Honolulu, but IN4MATION, one of our Right Pack Signature Series collaborators, chatted with us on why they love to rep their city.

What is your favorite Honolulu late night eatery?

We got a great spot near our Chinatown shop called Lucky Belly, which typically makes a great ramen, but later in the evening they have a take out window that features late night meals. Our favorite is its hamburger steak that consists [...] 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 >