GEAR | JanSport Heritage Backpack


Photo of Jan Lewis, co-founder of JanSport via JanSport.

"I've always loved hiking and mountain climbing and just being outdoors. So for me, there's nothing better than getting out and testing products to see how they perform on the trail." —Jan Lewis

1970 reissue JanSport Heritage Backpack ($93); Solid Navy Heritage Backpack ($40).

5 comments:

Joy said...

I haven't had a JanSport in years. I remember they were so popular in the later elementary school years. Hope they release a Canadian version later (unlikely but it's still nice to dream).

Kionon said...

Not related to your Jansport post, but you got a shoutout in a comment on Jezebel. You've just been added to my rotation, and I'm blog rolling you.

Due to my frame, I often, by necessity, find myself wearing boys or women's clothes, if men's are just too big. I also often like a bit more curvature and construction, again, because of my frame. So I tend to try to find the same median you've documented here, only coming at it from the opposite side of the gender spectrum, while still retaining classic American style.

I think your blog will be quite inspirational.

Quite Continental said...

Wow, I really love the Heritage reissue! Probably haven't had a Jansport since middle school, but it looks as though I'm about to get another one...

Best,
Mariah

Lizzie said...

Joy: They do! They have a Canadian version, I just found it:

http://www.jansport.com/js_product_detail.php?cid=9&pid=TQS5

Sproule said...

Credit: Getty Images It became an enormous US success in 1957. People have a lot of respect and admiration to George Strait.