Jansport Carson Outdoor Backpack (Blue Ridge)
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- 1" high
- 1" wide
- Adjustable aluminum frame system
- Large main compartment with panel and top load access
- Dual density hipbelt with breathable mesh stays dry and comfortable
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- Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.5 pounds
- Origin: Vietnam
- ASIN: B0047G5WGK
- Item model number: TVV6
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 12, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
Now your first thought may be like mine was "isn't Jansport the guys who make school backpacks?" Yes they are, but don't let that fool you. I like having plenty of extras with me, and considering we'll go backpacking during any weather conditions, it's nice to have space to stuff those extras. I've hiked this bag at a weight of 40lbs and did so with much greater ease and less fatigue than I have an internal at 20lbs. And did I mention that this thing is huge!
I've enjoyed it so much that my brother finally broke down and bought one himself. For the price of this bag, you just can't beat it. As for the comments about straps breaking; I've had mine out several times now and I have yet to have any problems with straps or buckles on this beast.
The only complaint I can have with this bag is deciding what to put in all that space!
I then went with what I knew was good. A Jansport external frame pack. Jansport's hallmark feature is front access instead of top access. Front access allows you to get to everything without digging everything out like you have to do with top access. This pack had both. The top access may be useful to grab something packed on top like a rain poncho.
The top pocket access is near the back of your head which seemed strange at first until I realized that you can lengthen the straps and let the top hang over the back which puts the zipper facing upwards. This lets you access without having stuff fall out. The top compartment is also on 4 straps so you can use it to hold a sleeping pad or similar object on to the top of the pack.
My main reason for backpacking is to access some of the best, most isolated fishing available across North America. I attach my two fishing rods in rod socks to the left and right of the pack near the frame and I feel totally comfortable that they won't break. The side pockets are perfectly sized to hold 4-6 small fly boxes and provide easy access when the trout are rising. The pack also fits perfect in the bottom of my solo and tandem canoe for when I go smallmouth/walleye fishing
Don't get discouraged if it doesn't fit right out of the box. It is a little difficult to tune in, but once you get it right, it feels like you shed 10lbs out of your pack
The other cool thing about externals in general is all the funny looks and comments you get out on the trail. The most common are; " I didn't even know they made those anymore," and "you don't see many of those around."
In other words, backpack snobs will think you're an idiot for even considering an external; even while they see your hind side cruise past 'em through the switchbacks and off trail passes on your way to the next honey hole.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this in 2012 for a section hike on the AT. back then I was about 280 pounds and the pack didn't fit that great but it got me through the trip which I did have 2 of the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rob Bergeron
I have owned this backpack for years and it has held up to all of my concerns. It's relatively lightweight at 4lb 12oz and comfy, too. Read morePublished 14 months ago by warewolff
My 15 year old took this on a 12-day, 75-mile hike at the Philmont New Mexico Boy Scout Ranch in the summer of 2014 and it held up very well and carried everything he needed for... Read morePublished 14 months ago by skyward01
Big space. I packed mine with 65lbs of gear for my trek down the Oregon Coast Trail. In the five weeks i hiked, my only complaint was the velco loops that secure the pack to the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Fogcatcher
This is not heavy and external frame and takes a lot of stuff. It is easy to access the things inside. I really like it cannot understand why internal frames are more popular. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Gokhan Kaya
Purchased this Backpack for a trip to Belize and it was the Perfect device for the traveling experience. Highly Recommended.Published 21 months ago by William Adams
I bought this as a compromise between a full rigid frame and internal frame pack. 1st time out with 50 lbs resulted in major bruising of hips and shoulders, due to inadequate... Read morePublished 22 months ago by David D