This pack combines the advantages of an external frame backpack (easy torso adjustment, great weight transfer, cool back) with the things you love about internal frame packs (top and panel loading, extendable lid, compressibility).
Serious backpackers know that nothing handles a heavy load like an external frame backpack, especially with the S-Curve shoulder straps. The JanSport Carson 80 combines the advantages of an external frame backpack (easy torso adjustment, great weight transfer, cool back) with the things you love about internal frame packs (top and panel loading, expendable lid, compressibility). This week long pack has top and panel access, dual water bottle pockets, and twin daisy chains. The easy to adjustable aluminum frame fits 16-21" torso lengths. This classic external frame hiking backpack has enough room for an extended back country expedition. Compression straps and an expendable lid allow this pack to work well with a variety of load sizes. Built to last and backed by a lifetime warranty, JanSport packs are known around the world for superior quality and durability.
|Capacity:||4900.2 cu in / 80.3L|
|Catalog Number: :||CT39-122239|
|Dimensions:||35.4in h x 14.1in w x 10in d|
|Fabric:||600 Denier Polyester / 300 Denier Polyester|
|Internal Capacity: :||4,500+ cu. in. (4900 cubic inches)|
|Linear Inches: :||66"|
|Material: :||600 Denier Poly / 210 Boxcar Dobby Poly|
|Pockets:||1 lid, 2 side zip, 2 water bottle|
|Recommended Use:||multiday backpacking trips|
|Shoulder Straps:||s-curve shoulder straps|
|Sleeping Bag Compartment:||no|
|Support / Suspension:||aluminum frame, dual-density hip-belt|
|Volume:||4900 cu in|
|Waist-Belt:||yes, dual-density hip-belt|
|Warranty: :||Lifetime against defects in materials or workmanship|
|Weight:||4 lbs 12 oz / 2.18 kg|
|Jansport Carson External Pack||$109.99 - $119.99|
I bought my Carson 80 from backcountry probably 6 years ago, when i was getting ready for my trip to philmont in boy scouts. what actually had happened was i had purchased a kelty external frame, and backcountry didn't realize they were out of them until after i had ordered. A REAL PERSON called me, and told me that although they didn't have the kelty, they would sell me the carson 80 at the same price due to the trouble i had gone through. they told me it was a good pack, and they were right. after all this time, the only thing that has worn out on it is the straps, but that's because they are the old design and apparently i can get a new pair for free from JanSport. i took this pack on a 10 day trip at Philmont, New Mexico, i took it on 2 trips on the massachusetts section of the AT as well as other memorable journeys. I also gave it to a friend of mine who took it to South America and Africa with them. every trip i have taken it on, it has performed beyond my expectations. the other thing about it is, it NEVER runs out of room! it's magical how much stuff you can put in it! it may be a bit worn in, but it's still running strong! thank you backcountry for this wonderful pack! my one complaint is that because it has so much room, everyone will want to fit what they can't fit into your bag!
Bought the pack for a trip that got rained out, but loaded 'er up to get a feel. Good displacement of weight (50lbs), good fit (6' 185lbs.) bag does have a sleeping bag compartment.
Over all wish I could have trail tested it, but so far a great buy for the $$.