Jansport Odyssey

Priced: $64.94 - $100.00 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 23 reviews.
Jansport Odyssey
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The Jansport Odyssey backpack is a fully-loaded daypack capable of handling anything the trail throws at you.
Biovent shoulder straps and back panel are lightweight, comfortable, and offer impressive ventilation, while two large main storage compartments and numerous organizational design touches help you keep track of your gear. The JanSport Odyssey is a versatile pack that has helpful features whether you're hitting the books or the trail. The Odyssey has a padded sleeve that is designed to hold 3 liter hydration system or a 15 laptop. A deluxe utility pocket with organizer keeps your essentials handy while dual water bottle pockets help keep you hydrated. Additional features come in handy when out in the backcountry. With all of these features, it's no wonder many call the JanSport Odyssey the ultimate daypack.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Tuck-away waist-belt provides extra support when you hit the trail


  • #10 zipper on main compartment
  • Zippered front stash pocket safely stows your keys, phone, and wallet


  • S-curved shoulder straps are ergonomically shaped for a comfortable carry


  • Dual utility pocket with organizer keeps essentials handy
  • 2 side mesh pockets hold water bottles (not included) or other essentials; daisy chain and ice axe loop let you lash on additional gear
  • Quick access loft pocket
  • Large front pocket and stash pocket give you choices for optimal organization; V-loft security pocket holds your valuable items


  • Versatile padded sleeve designed to fit a 3L hydration system or 15" laptop

Lining and Layers:

  • Tricot lined tablet sleeve


  • The JanSport Odyssey pack is made of durable, 420-denier? polyester and 840-denier? ballistic nylon


  • Easy-access padded sleeve holds a 15-inch laptop or a 3-liter hydration bladder
  • Padded hipbelt can be tucked away when not needed
  • Dual main compartments allow you to separate and organize gear; padded sleeve holds a laptop or hydration reservoir (reservoir sold separately)


  • Highly breathable back panel protects your body from the pack's contents and features circulation grooves and recessed channels to increase cooling airflow
  • Angled holes in the shoulder straps provide maximum ventilation to keep shoulders cool


  • Easy-access tablet sleeve protects your reader


  • Imported


  • Biovent™ shoulder straps and back panel
  • Compression straps allow you to pull the load close to your back for improved balance
  • Side compression straps keep pack close to the body and manage the load
  • Sternum strap
  • Light, ergonomically shaped shoulder straps conform to your body and help evenly distribute the load


  • Two large main compartments for versatile storage
  • Die-cut hypalon grab handle
  • Daisy chain quick clip points
  • Two main compartments provide room for all your daily essentials
  • Daisy chain gives you external packing options
Jansport Odyssey Pack Features.

Jansport Odyssey Pack.
Organize your daily essentials inside the all-around Odyssey Pack from Jansport. This trendy backpack has an incredible amount of storage combined with a classic design ideal for school, work or a short trip across town. It has got a large main compartment with a large sleeve that fits a 3L hydration system or a 15 in. laptop while deluxe utility pocket keeps your essentials organized while also providing convenient access to each pocket. Odyssey features Biovent shoulder straps and back panel for easy carrying comfort and ice axe loop in case of unplanned alpine trips. Its Ballistic nylon fabric provides the pack with a sturdy construction that lasts for years. No matter what the occasion, the Jansport Odyssey Pack is ready for the mission.

Key Features.


Whether you're making the trek across campus or cruising up the canyon for a day hike, the JanSport Odyssey Backpack is the only bag you'll need. The padded sleeve keeps your laptop safely stowed during the week and can hold a three-liter hydration bladder when it comes time to hit the trail. Two main compartments help to keep gear organized, and the tuck-away waist-belt provides some additional support when you're covering tough terrain.

There's so much going on, with the Jansport Odyssey Daypack, that it's impossible to talk about ALL the amazing features. Suffice it to say, this baby is loaded, with features for both the technically inclined as well as the everyday user. In fact, it's the day pack to take you from campus to trail, without missing a beat.


The JanSport Odyssey pack is a comfort superstar! It sports a rich array of features that will come in handy when you're commuting across town or hitting the trail.


AirLift™ shoulder straps, with removable sternum strap, that fit the natural contours of the body.
Two large compartments with organizer compartment keeps essentials handy.
Form-fitting, internal frame sheet and aluminum stay provides both vertical and horizontal support.
Space-saving V-Loft pocket.
Side compression keeps the pack close to the body and manages the load.
Built-in hydration sleeve with drinking tube.
Dual side nylon mesh water pockets.
Padded, tuck-away hip belt.
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Adjustable torso:No
Bottom Width:13 in
Capacity:2350 cu in / 38.51L
Depth:6 1⁄2 in
Dimensions:14 x 20 x 12 inches (W x H x D)
Fabric:210 Denier Vert Cordura nylon/420 Denier Packcloth/1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon.
Fits torso:15 - 21 inches
Fits waist/hips:28 - 44 inches
Frame type:Frameless
Gear capacity (L):39 liters
Gear capacity (cu. in.):2,350 cubic inches
Height:19 1⁄2 in
Laptop Sleeve:12.5in h x 11.5in w x 1.5in d
Material:210 boxcar derby, 420-denier velocity nylon, and 840-double junior ballistic material
Number of exterior pockets:6 + 2 main compartments
Number of stays:2
Pack access:Panel
Pack loading:Panel
Raincover included:No
Sleeping bag compartment:No
Strap Drop:15 in
Strap Length:35 in
Suspended mesh back panel:No
Volume:2350 cu. in. (38.5 L).
Weight:2 lbs 13 oz / 1.3 kg
Weight - metric:1.3 kilograms
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Jansport Odyssey Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Nice Pack

I have used the pack a quite a few times for day hiking trips, casual walking tours, and twice for short 2 day travel. The pack feels extremely durable and well built with plenty of space for a two day business trip with running shoes and clothes. The waist straps tuck nicely out of the way when not in use and I am able to carry an Osprey 3L water bladder with plenty of room to carry lunch for 4, 3 water bottles, and snacks.

My only complaint, the shoulder straps are extremely stiff and ride a little high on my back. This is not a bad thing when on day trips where both straps are utilized, but it makes it harder when I want to carry the pack over a single shoulder.
Downing at REI on 08/08/2013

great size backpack

the small zipper at the top which opens the small pouch, snags sometimes. I wish ALL the zippers were large. most are. its lightweight, but the material is very durable, it works good for school, but it might be an overkill for school, unless you carry a lot of books and gear to school this bag might be too big for a normal student. I love the padding, it makes is confortable to use. I wish it had a cell phone or small pouch on one of the front shoulder straps. that would make it a really awesome bag, ive seen it on other brands and I wish I had it. I could put money or id cards and or cell phone or bus pass.
Eddy Bigtree at Campmor on 08/08/2013

Okay so far - Used only once

Used just once so far, for hiking on snow. Like all the compartments, bladder fits okay. Could use a bigger hole for putting the tube through. Happy for ice axe loop, but requires a good strap at top of pack to secure it. Pack protrudes further than I would like - could use compression straps toward the top. Would like straps or anchors on bottom of pack to lash stuff. Chest strap should adjust even higher for those of us who are small females, but need a larger pack. Could use more substantial waist strap.

Having said all of this, I think I am going to be very happy with this pack. It is difficult to find one with all the details I like.
PA at Campmor on 06/06/2011
Not only the best backpack but the best thing in general. This backpack has changed my life. It is the strongest backpack in the world. It has like 50 bagillion pockets. I look at other kids with their other backpacks to fit 20 books into them and it makes me wonder, do they have enough food to make it through the week? I can fit my old JanSport Equinox 33 full of books inside the large pocket. I would sleep in it if the homeless hadn't already (they really like it). If you do not buy this backpack then you will live a pointless short life.
A-dawg - customer at Zappos.com on 09/25/2008
I love this backpack! It's just awesome. I ordered it 2 days before a trip to Europe as a second bag for side trips. Of course I could depend on Zappos to deliver. The quality is exceptional; it's not too big, not too small. There are ample pockets for carrying everything, shoes, toiletries, books. I used it for a 3 night excursion and had plenty of room to spare, so it can do a 5 day trip no problem for light packers. It looks great too. I got the Dusty Blue and love it. Highly recommend this bag.
Bonnie - customer at Zappos.com on 06/01/2009
This is a great backpack! I am starting in a new program for school and have a much bigger textbook load. I was in need of a backpack that could hold a lot more while still being comfortable enough to carry that much. This backpack is perfect. I feel that when I am done with college, I will still have many uses for it. I got the dusty blue color and like it. As always, Zappos was wonderful to deal with.
Anonymous - customer at Zappos.com on 07/26/2009

Perfect For The Active Nerd!

This bag was just what the Dr. ordered! I work downtown, do a lot of sailing, and I dont always go home at night! Its good to have a bag thats strong, comfortable, has easy access, can, hold some personals, dress shoes, laptop, snacks, and a rain parka. 25lbs or more daily and its commom to walk a mile between buses, cabs, subways, and boats. I've tried a few bags :( Thank God for a real Urban Daypack! :))
Sailor Larry! at Campmor on 05/05/2011

Large and roomy

I probably could have gone down a size, but it has a lot of room and many pockets for my textbooks and laptop. It's great as a student. It is sort of heavy so I don't know how it would fair for backpacking or similar use, but it has a nice cushion for your back so you might be okay.
Student at Campmor on 05/05/2011

Awesome Backpack provides comfort&space

My son is a senior in High School and has gone thru many backpacks during the years. This is his absolute favorite! It is stylish and comfortable. It has enough room for books & a laptop. Most importantly, he says the air vent cushions on the shoulder straps and back of pack make it very comfortable to carry.
redhed1001 at Campmor on 05/05/2011

Versatile Pack

I've had one for years and use it for just about everything. A book bag for school, day hikes and travel. It has proven to be very versatile and has withstood a great deal of abuse with no problems. My wife started hiking with me and I bought another one for her. Love the pack.
Jim at Campmor on 05/05/2011

Negative Reviews:

A big step back :(

I received this pack as a replacement for model #TUV6 pack previously sold as the Odyssey Daypack. What a serious disappointment. The back padding and shoulder straps have been replaced with an excessively cheap foam material that I sincerely doubt will last nearly as long as the Bio-Vent material used on the older model and the TTF0, the predecessor to the TUV6 (they had a lot more in common than with this new bag). Additionally, the zippered compartment for the camelback sleeve has been removed so you are now left to choose between that and your laptop. Also, the pencil organization pocket has been changed to a completely useless format. The sleeves have a weird shape that aren't suited for much of anything. And my biggest gripe of all, they changed from two main compartments to one big compartment. I liked keeping my books separate from folders and notebooks, and it's nice having two compartments when I used the pack for travel, so this was a serious blow back. Overall I am highly unsatisfied with this pack, especially for the price. I found one TUV6 from another website so I scooped it up and will be sending this pack back for a refund, and would have gone with a Northface Surge II if I hadn't found the TUV6 elsewhere.
CrazyViking at Campmor on 07/07/2013

Good but pricey

I bought it for my son since it was his birthday wish. I would never make this choice myself.
Tatiana at Campmor on 04/04/2011

Neutral Reviews:

Decent backpack

Good backpack, it was just too bulky for me and the waist strap was really cheap and inadequate for its size
Nic at Campmor on 10/10/2012