JanSport x IMG

November 5, 2013   |   News, Outside, Travel   |   0 Comments

When cousins Skip Yowell and Murray Pletz founded JanSport in the late 60′s, the two were primarily building technical mountaineering packs right in the shadow of one of the great mountains of North America: Mount Rainier. The cousins used Rainier as a proving ground for their designs by submitting their inventions to the brutal and often unpredictable conditions of the mountain.

Over 40 years later, we’re still using Rainier as a testing ground for new product developments. This past week we made the trip to [...] Read More >



CMJ blasted our ear drums

October 22, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

But man… what a great week. What’s better than NYC and five straight days and nights of live music? We had a great time hanging out at the CMJ Artists Lounge at the Hotel On Rivington and hooking up 2000 artists with our special edition CMJ Artist Right Pack. We heard all sorts of great road stories, and we especially loved the stories involving beloved JanSport packs that have traveled the world in the backs of tour vans.

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JanSport at CMJ 2013

October 12, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

JanSport has teamed up with the annual CMJ Music Marathon in NYC to provide 2000 artists with a very special Artist Edition Right Pack. Keep an eye out this week in New York for these packs: if you happen to catch a glimpse, snap a photo, share to Twitter, tag #jansportcmj, and you could win one of your very own!

We’ll be out at CMJ all week sharing photos and highlights of our favorite shows, so make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter [...] Read More >



#BLACKOUT GIVEAWAY

October 8, 2013   |   Contest   |   0 Comments

Black is the new black. Simple as that. We love the color so much that we’re giving three of our fans the chance to win a black JanSport pack of their choice!

 

Here’s how:

1.  Follow @JanSport on Instagram.

2. Post your #Blackout style on Instagram. This can be either a layout of black apparel, accessories, shoes, etc., your favorite look or even an image just showing off your favorite black JanSport pack.

For inspiration, visit our #Blackout Pinterest board.

3. Include #JanSport #Blackout in your Instagram post [...] Read More >



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We Heart NYC

September 25, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Thank you Brooklyn for helping us finish out the 2013 Bonfire Sessions! Also, a huge thank you to Guards and Fletcher C Johnson for kicking the evening off. The new Guards record has been spinning around here non-stop since Saturday. Most of all though, thank you to Parkay Quarts for helping us out by jumping on at the last minute in place of DIIV. You guys rock.

Stay tuned because we’ll have some great video content from the event [...] Read More >



Bonfire Session NYC: Lineup Update

September 20, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   1 Comment

We’re just 24 hours away from our fifth and final Bonfire Sessions of 2013 and we’re pleased to announce that Parkay Quarts (formerly Parquet Courts) will now be headlining the show in place of DIIV.

The fuzzy garage rock trio had a killer 2012 with their full length debut, Light Up Gold with plenty of national music media attention, and the guys have been going strong bringing the record on the road ever since. We’re looking forward to having the band rock their home borough [...] Read More >



Las Vegas may not be known as a cultural hotspot, but Right Pack Signature Series collaborator, KNYEW, would like to change your mind. Discover a different side of Vegas with our interview below.

 

1. What is your favorite local late night eatery? 

Our favorite local late night eatery would have to be the Fuku Burger food truck for Japanese-inspired burgers. After a long day at the shop, the KNYEW crew is always down to hit the Fuku Burger truck to grab some Tamago burgers and garlic [...] Read More >



Bonfire Sessions Seattle: King Tuff

September 12, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Video   |   0 Comments

Couldn’t make it to Seattle for our Bonfire Sessions last month? No worries! You can see what went down in the latest installment of our Bonfire Sessions webisode series.

In this clip, the guys in King Tuff tell us about what makes Seattle special and why playing music is awesome.

For more Bonfire Sessions video, including King Tuff performing “Stranger” live in Seattle, go to our JanSport Youtube channel.

 

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Bonfire Sessions NYC

September 9, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   4 Comments

We’re pumped to announce our final Bonfire Sessions of the year and boy is it a doozy. JanSport and Vice will be taking over Havemeyer park in Williamsburg for a FREE event featuring music from NYC’s DIIV, Guards and Fletcher C. Johnson.

There will, of course, be free beverages provided by Brooklyn Brewery, food, and plenty of chances to score free JanSport goodies including packs and limited edition concert posters.

If you would like to attend, you absolutely and positively [...] Read More >