JanSport Right Pack Backpack

The JanSport Right Pack is the bag that started it all. Before daypacks were common, students would carry their books in their hands. It wasn’t until the 1970’s where students began using JanSport hiking backpacks as school bags. This led JanSport to introduce the Right Pack, one of the world’s first lightweight nylon daypacks.

Little has changed since the original Right Pack design. JanSport did a great job at keeping the Right Pack’s classic silhouette as well as all of its small details such as a suede bottom and matching zipper pulls. Today you’ll find a couple of modern upgrades such as a laptop sleeve in the main compartment and a utility pocket with an organizer for small daily items.

What we like

  • Iconic heritage design that doesn’t go out of style

  • Roomy main compartment that is perfect for lugging around a day’s worth of school books and gear.

What we don’t like

  • Like many older brands who have outsourced production, quality isn’t what it used to be despite the heritage design.

  • No side pockets for water bottles


  • Dimensions: 18” H x 13” W x 8.5” D

  • Capacity: 31L

  • Material: 915D Cordura & Leather Suede Bottom

  • Weight: 1 lb 4 oz

  • Laptop Compartment: Up to 15”

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