|Item Weight||2.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||1 x 1 x 1 inches|
|Item model number||TVV6|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||TVV64CH|
Jansport Carson Outdoor Backpack (Blue Ridge)
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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
Going off the grid? Reliable and fully featured outdoor gear for trees, hills, trails, rocks, rivers, canyons, and everything in between.
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.
- PRICE. Try finding a comparable backpack with a lifetime warranty from Marmot, Osprey, etc. I bet you can't. Jansport stands behind all of it's packs for LIFE. At just above $100 this thing is awesome.
- SPACE. 80L supported by a frame makes it really easy to pack everything you need on long trips.
- HYDRATION POCKET. Right against your back, working as a pad and keeping you cool in the summer. Fits a 1.5L platypus if I remmber right. Also has two side mesh pockets that I leave small water bottles in to access on the fly.
- ACCESSIBILITY. Raining? Snowing? Open the bottom zipper to access your sleeping bag compartment or the sides to get your cookware without getting all the rest of your gear wet. I can fit my tent under the cap and my pad straps neatly to the bottom.
- CUSTOM. The top rail is removable if you don't need the added support. In fact, all of it is removable, interchangeable, and washable. Don't like the straps? Buy custom ones and hook them on.
- NOT WATERROOF. This is water resistant, not water proof. It holds up well in light rain but after taking it on an alpine hike I noticed my gear inside was wet, despite the cinch style top under the cap. Now that I know this I will just line the important areas with a heavy duty garbage bag. Should be alright in light weather, though.
....This is really the only con I can think of. I really like this pack. Other experienced hikers will scoff at my outdated technology, but my gearc
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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 22 months ago by Rob Bergeron
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 23 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 on September 29, 2014 by Fogcatcher
So far, so good! I've had this pack for 3 years and haven't had any major issues. Like other posters have said, the Velcro straps that hold the pack to the frame near the top of... Read morePublished on July 23, 2014 by Dave
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 on May 9, 2014 by Gokhan Kaya
Purchased this Backpack for a trip to Belize and it was the Perfect device for the traveling experience. Highly Recommended.Published on April 26, 2014 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 on March 24, 2014 by David D
This bag has saved my shoulders. The other internal frame i had would leave me soaking wet with aching shoulders,the soaking wet part was from the fact that the internal frame... Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by DEERMAN