This week has been quite eventful for the good people here at JanSport. Back-2-School season is in full swing and (as you can imagine) things have been busy to say the least. With press releases and media events surrounding our new home and the upcoming season, there’s a lot of excitement running through the air.
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!Read More >
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 >
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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New to the Unzipped playlist is “JanSport Strings” by talented Brooklyn emcee, Skyzoo. The track serves as a mini-autobiography that looks into the life of a Brooklyn kid who fell in love with Hip-Hop.
Legendary producer 9th Wonder supplies an epic backdrop that perfectly complements Skyzoo’s raw lyrical ability. This is the lead single off of his upcoming album ‘A Dream Deferred’ which hits stores October 2nd.
The song is truly impressive and we support anyone who considers [...] Read More >
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 >
Now in its fourth year, MountainSummit: MountainFilm in Aspen is a unique collaboration between MountainFilm in Telluride (long acknowledged as the leading film festival for adventuring and advocacy) and the Wheeler Opera House of Aspen, CO.
The festival brings artists, activists, and adventurers together for four days in late August, filled with extraordinary film and speaker programs featuring award-winning documentaries plus talks from some of the most interesting people working on the planet today.
This year’s deep and diverse playlist [...] Read More >
Listen to the lead single off Brooklyn MC Skyzoo’s upcoming album ‘A Dream Deferred’ out October 2nd. The track is titled “JanSport Strings” and it’s only right that we show love to a musician who truly considers the JanSport brand as an important part of their history.
Click HERE to listen!
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 >
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 >