Excellent all around bag. I use it to carry my stuff (lunch, socks, books) to work, books, notebooks to grad school. The material seems strong and durable and the zippers are high quality. Over long periods of use, I do not think this will develop holes or the zippers will fail. I had a JanSport book bag with a rubber bottom and it lasted 6 years before the zippers failed on it. Know that I am off to work and school again; I needed something I know I could rely on.
When I say a small front pocket I am referring to the very small one on the outside of the medium pocket. I just have not found a use for it.
I love to travel and I know that when I go, I can carry my days essentials easily with this bag. I can run through the air port without worry.
Overall excellent bag and there really is no problems with it. My grips are really nitpicky. Yes, I would recommend it.
Quality backpack! Good size.
Quality backpack at a good price. Zippers are top notch and the Cordura fabric is durable without being too stiff. Jansport makes a good product. You can buy a backpack for less, but will end up rebuying a cheap pack many times over before this backpack wears out. Great size for late elementary school, middle school and college. High schoolers with no locker may need a different pack.
The suade bottom adds style, but it tends to box in the bottom of the pack. That is good for carrying a laptop, but not as good if you have multiple large binders. This is a mid size pack that is a bit smaller in scale than Jansport's Big Student, but it looks better on and still has enough room for 2-3 large books, a large binder and a laptop with room to spare in the front pocket.
Jansport Right Pack
I picked this up for my step daughter who only wanted one in the navy blue color. I was lucky to find it at Campmor. I was chatting with an old friend about his similar Jansport pack when we figured out it was over 30 years old. That is pretty good when you consider the zippers fail easily on cheapo bags. I found another Jansport bag the same navy blue color but in a messenger bag style at a yardsale for $2 a couple days later. I cleaned it according to the manufacturer's instructions and hung it on her bedroom doorknob. It was gone in a flash. This girl is ultra picky so I can't give it more praise than that.
Lasts and lasts
I bought this backpack in navy for my daughter when she started 1st grade and she still uses it daily as Junior in high school. That is 11 years of use! It is very durable, especially with the leather bottom. It has two small pockets for holding pencils, keys and small things and a large inner compartment for larger items, such as books. The straps distribute heavy loads well. The backpack is just now beginning to wear from her heavy books, but with Jansport's lifetime warranty, we can have it repaired or replaced for free. My two sons also used these backpacks exclusively and they are holding up great. If you want a backpack that will last, this is it!
Jansport is unbeatable!
This has got to be the best online purchase I have ever made! College life requires lots of book carrying everywhere and thanks to my Jansport backpack, I do not have to carry any by hand! Also, there a many pockets which make it easy to organize the items I carry and the pouch in the big bag keeps my things secure. I don't think I'll ever have to buy another one due to damage, unless I choose to start my own Jansport collection. Soo happy with my purchase!
I use this backpack daily, just to transport my belongings to and from work and wherever else I go. It's very spacious and incredible quality. Lots of room for all your needs and the quality of material is built to last. I really enjoy the quality of the zippers, and the way the compartments are spaced out as well. You can fit lots of space without the backpack feeling too full. This is rated the best for a reason. Highly recommended, go Jansport!
This backpack is wonderful. I'm very happy with my choice. I was deciding between this one and the pop quiz by Herschel. When I got this one, I just took off the Jansport label. It looks very cool and the color and quality if fantastic. I'm a older student returning to medical school and I'm hoping to use this backpack for the rest of my life. Given the lifetime warranty, I'm pretty sure that will happen, with a little TLC.
I like this backpack more than any other I've ever used, and I hope that it will serve me, like others, for a long time. It is very well made, and although it is somewhat on the small side, it is enough for me to take my math books, my camera case, which is not small by any means, my ipod, my portable HDD, and a change of clothing. Enough for me for sure. Great backpack.
Super quality, basic backpack that your basic student will appreciate. The leather bottom is brilliant and prevents dirt, scuffs and holes that are inevitable when the backpack is tossed on cement and in school hallways, etc. great basic functionality without too much detail or too many pockets or other gadgets. Just basic Jansport quality and value for the student who really does not want a flashy backpack. And it wears like iron.
Love this back pack!
I bought this back pack because I had an identical one since grad school in 1996. It was perfect all through school and trips, and kids. Finally, the zipper broke. Little did I know Jansport has a lifetime guarantee and I could have had it repaired for free. But I am happy that I bought a new one, and hope it will last me another 16 years or more!