Tag: skip yowell


Movember has arrived

November 1, 2012   |   Events, News   |   0 Comments

It’s that time of year again gentlemen. Movember is back, and it’s time to sport that moustache you’ve always wanted. Sure, you may get some strange glances on the train in the morning, your boss may question your new look, and your girlfriend may make empty threats, but you can tell all those naysayers your mustache isn’t merely a questionable fashion statement or expression of your manliness; it’s a noble quest to raise awareness for men’s health issues, particularly prostate and testicular cancer.

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Throw Back Thursday

October 18, 2012   |   Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

It’s been awhile since we’ve brought you a throwback Thursday, so here’s a good one. Check out the original JanSport crew: Skip Yowell, Murray Pletz, and Jan Lewis in this catalog shot from the early 70′s.

With Mustache November fast approaching, make sure to take note of Skip and Murray’s exemplary execution of mustachioed perfection.

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Throwback Thursday

September 21, 2012   |   Gear, Outside   |   0 Comments

Check out this gem from the mid 70′s: That’s JanSport founders Skip Yowell and his cousin Murray Pletz showing off some of their latest gear, including the legendary D2 frame pack (which JanSport still makes to this day), JanSport’s line of down sleeping bags, and one of the earliest incarnations of the modern day dome tent. Before Skip and Murray designed their dome tents, the tents of the day were typically heavy canvas A- frames that were prone to leaks and collapses [...] Read More >



A Visit from Skip!

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

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.

But the most exciting event this week has definitely been the arrival of our co-founder, the legendary Skip Yowell. It’s always a good time when Skip comes around [...] Read More >