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Jansport Carson Outdoor Backpack (Blue Ridge)


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  • polyester
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  • Adjustable aluminum frame system
  • Large main compartment with panel and top load access
  • Dual density hipbelt with breathable mesh stays dry and comfortable
  • Hydration sleeve
  • 4900 cubic inches storage; 35 x 14 x 10 inches
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Product Description

Going off the grid? Reliable and fully featured outdoor gear for trees, hills, trails, rocks, rivers, canyons, and everything in between.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 34 x 22 inches ; 4.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Vietnam
  • ASIN: B0047G5WGK
  • Item model number: TVV6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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It is easy to access the things inside.
Gokhan Kaya
This one is great quality, has a water pouch, it is everything I could want in a backpack AND it was reasonably priced!
Jeremy D. Morgan
I had used an internal frame for a while, but it never felt comfortable no matter how I packed the dang thing.
J Hop

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J Hop on June 12, 2012
Color Name: Blue RidgeSize Name: One Size
This is my favorite piece of backpacking equipment that I own. I had used an internal frame for a while, but it never felt comfortable no matter how I packed the dang thing. After some research, I decided that I was going to try an "old school" external frame. Fortunately for me, there weren't many options so I went with the Jansport Carson 80.

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!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Aaron lindsey on November 25, 2011
Color Name: Blue RidgeSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
Just returned from a camping trip with the Jansport Carson and I am very impressed. I hiked with 50 pounds of supplies, but this pack is so balanced I could hardly feel it. Hiked 9 miles to camp without an issue.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ed on February 19, 2013
Color Name: Blue RidgeSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
This pack easily handles the 55 pounds I carry with it. I am a Scout leader and I have to bring enough stuff to be sure I have things the boys, for one reason or another, have left behind. It was a little tough to get adjusted, but once I had it right it has been great with LOTS of room.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D on February 7, 2013
Color Name: Blue RidgeSize Name: One Size
I've owned this bag for 3 years now. It's been on about 15 backpacking trips. The velcro strap that is holding onto the frame was the first thing to break after 2 years. I still use it though. This pack is very large. I've carried over 50 lbs numerous times with it. You can strap anything anywhere with paracord, that's the advantage of an external frame. Very impressed I just wish the top compartment had the zipper on the outside instead of the back of your head, it makes it hard to access when the bag is sitting upright. Overall great value for the money and comfortable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Geekworking on August 13, 2013
Color Name: Blue RidgeSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I backpacked as a kid and everything was external frame. If you look now nearly everything is internal. I figured that internals must have evolved over the past 20 years to be better. Boy I was wrong. I ordered one the largest internal frame packs that I could find (78l) and if you stuffed a sleeping bag into it, there was no room left for anything else. This turned out to be completely worthless.

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.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nick on July 12, 2012
Color Name: Blue RidgeSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
For some reason external backpacks are becoming a dying breed. I've always had an internal pack and, for the most part, they were decent. One thing I thought sucked was that strapping tents, sleeping bags, etc. to the internal led to awkward balancing and unsecure items. I ordered this external pack for those reasons and I'm very impressed with the results. Hiked 20 miles with everything on the pack not moving at all, and it allowed for better weight distribution. It has ample room inside, side pockets, adjustable frame, and a large pouch for storing water to drink while walking. HIGHLY recommend this pack.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Williams on October 29, 2013
Color Name: Blue RidgeSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I love this backpack! It is a big pack, for sure, but it is well balanced so the weight doesn't drag me down. I'm petite, 5'2" and 115 lbs, but I hiked 38 miles with this pack on my back a couple weekends ago and was suprisingly comfortable. It takes a while to get the pack adjusted correctly, it does not come with a manual/guide and there are a lot of straps and bars that need to be adjusted (especially if you are short). Just take the time to play with it and figure out what works for you. Adjust the pack to where you think it is comfortable empty, then add some weight and re-adjust. The external frame kept my pack off the ground when I wasn't wearing it, and allowed me to carry all my gear comfortably. I'll never go back to internal frames.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bubba Dude on April 7, 2012
Color Name: Blue RidgeSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
Nice, roomy backpack for extended outings with outside pockets. I wish that the arm and waist straps were a little wider with more padding. I am looking for replacement straps.
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