Tag: outside

Sumo Wrestling in Japantown!

September 10, 2012   |   Art, Events, News, Outside, Video   |   0 Comments

This past weekend our Marketing intern went on an adventure through the streets of San Francisco and stumbled upon an EPIC event… Sumo Wrestling!!!

Yes, a free sumo exhibition featuring three of the world’s best pro wrestlers right here in the beautiful Bay Area. How could anyone pass up on that??? You’re right, they couldn’t!

This colossal event took place this past Saturday ( Sept. 8 ) at the Japantown Peace Plaza in San Francisco, CA. The event drew a large audience and was extremely entertaining [...] Read More >

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!

Stay [...] Read More >

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 >

MountainSummit – MountainFilm in Aspen

August 14, 2012   |   Art, Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

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 >

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 >

27th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival

July 27, 2012   |   Art, Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Kites aren’t just for kids anymore! Experience the excitement and artistry of modern kite flying at the 27th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival in Cesar Chavez Park, at the Berkeley Marina.

You’ll find something for everyone as you witness Team Kite Ballet, Japanese-Style Rokkaku Kite Battles, the World’s Largest Octopus Kite, and 20,000 sq. ft. of Giant Creature Kites from New Zealand!

There will also be arts & crafts, festival food, and live music (including Japanese Taiko drummers).

From the Giant Creature Kites as big as [...] Read More >

Off the Grid: Fort Mason

July 25, 2012   |   Art, Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Every so often we like to hip our readers to awesome local events taking place right here in our very own backyard, the San Francisco Bay Area. Join Off the Grid for the Bay Area’s largest weekly mobile food extravaganza at Fort Mason Center this Friday (and every Friday) from 5pm to 10pm!

There will be 30+ vendors composed of the Bay’s best Latin and Asian food trucks, carts, and tents, a full bar, and live music. This event is family friendly as [...] Read More >

Skate Contest @ Proof Lab (July 21)

July 20, 2012   |   Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Proof Lab surf shop, located in Mill Valley, CA, is hosting its first “Wizard’s Cauldron Skate Contesttomorrow from 10am to 5pm!

The contest will take place at their indoor facility — built by legendary Mark “The Wizard” Leski.

Skaters will compete in five-minute heats with the top 2 advancing to a 10-minute final. A $500 grand prize will go to the skater with the best line.

This event is open to ALL ages and entry is FREE!

Vans will also be hosting a BBQ from [...] Read More >