Tag: gear


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 >



(W.I.Y.P) – What’s in Your Pack???

September 4, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News   |   0 Comments

This week’s W.I.Y.P post features KimmyLeGrande‘s (Memphis, TN) Navy blue Big Student pack. Check out the organization! Thanks for the awesome pic!

Wanna show us What’s In Your Pack? Email pics to: David_McIntyre-Brown@vfc.com

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Labor Day Weekend!!!

August 31, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

This Labor Day weekend we will celebrate:

- the economic and social contributions of American workers.

- the symbolic end of Summer.

- the beginning of football season!

- the last day it is okay (fashionably) to wear white or seersucker.

We hope that everyone has a long, fun, and safe holiday weekend!

Send us some cool Labor Day weekend pics and we will post them on Unzipped next week. Send pics to: David_McIntyre-Brown@vfc.com

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(W.I.Y.P) – What’s In Your Pack???

August 29, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Ever wondered what was inside someone else’s pack or bag? So have we. That’s why we’re kicking off a new addition to the Unzipped blog titled What’s in YOUR pack??? (W.I.Y.P)

This week’s W.I.Y.P post features Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak a.k.a. the “Woz.”

Now we obviously assumed that he would have a pack full of cool gadgets, but we could NOT believe our eyes when we saw this picture!

Wow… you must be as strong as an ox Woz!

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Remembering Neil – An American Hero

August 27, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, passed away this weekend at the age of 82. As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, he changed the course of history as he and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin took “one small step for man… one giant leap for mankind” on July 20, 1969.

He will forever be remembered as one of the greatest American heroes of all time.

JanSport would like to send our condolences to the Armstrong family. Thank you Neil for truly [...] Read More >



Instagram Contest Winner!!!

August 24, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Ladies and gentleman… we have reached the end of our Instagram Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated and sent in AWESOME pictures representing their culture and community. We received tons of great submissions but unfortunately, we were only able to select one winner.

So without further ado, we would like to congratulate our Instagram winner @saycheeseordie for their submission of the Ballard Bridge in Seattle, WA.  They will receive a Limited Edition Right Pack from San Francisco based FTC Skateboarding!

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Instagram Contest Extended!!!

August 20, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Ladies and gentleman… we have decided to extend our Instagram Contest! The new deadline is this Friday, August 24.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in AWESOME pictures representing their culture and community. To everyone else who hasn’t yet participated, THERE’S STILL TIME! We have received some great submissions but there is still a chance to win our Limited Edition Right Pack from FTC Skateboarding!

Join in on the action!

1. Follow @JanSportOfficial on Instagram.

2. Post a unique photo that represents the [...] Read More >



Right Pack: Instagram Contest

August 11, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

We recently launched our Right Pack Signature Series, an exclusive global collaboration featuring one-of-a-kind patches from 21 select boutique retailers around the globe.

The series was so successful last year that we brought it back and added a few more new boutiques to grow the program from 9 to 21 global participants. These limited edition Right Packs are available exclusively at select retailers, but we are giving YOU a chance to win one on Instagram NOW!

The winner will receive a limited [...] Read More >



Innovative Backpack Rescues Injured Soldiers

August 7, 2012   |   Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

One of the toughest, and most crucial, parts of war is evacuating wounded troops. The Pentagon and NATO have recently discussed the possibility of using UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to safely evacuate injured troops.

However, an Israeli company (Agilite) has developed an innovative high-tech plastic backpack/sling/bungee hybrid that allows troops to carry injured persons to safety—on their backs. Check out the video below!

The IPC can also be used by non-military personnel and is ideal for hikers, firefighters, and emergency responders.

Kudos to Agilite for helping to [...] Read More >



Show Your Olympic Spirit!

August 6, 2012   |   Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing and the competition is heating up!

The United States and China are in a close race with the Chinese athletes currently holding 64 total medals versus the US’s 61.

With the closing ceremonies taking place this Sunday (August 12), the competition is sure to intensify as both countries ‘go for gold.’

This is where you come in.

Show the world your Olympic spirit as well as national pride with the Heritage: Stars [...] Read More >