JanSport� Big Student Backpack, 17 1/2 x 13 x 10, Black
Best backpack ever!!
I bought this exact same backpack for myself when I was in like 8th grade. It was a BIG purchase for me at the time, but my mom told me how great JanSports were & I loved all the pockets, so I got it. Now I am 31, & I still use it on a daily basis. Over the years, I've put that thing to the test: I've crammed it full, I've carried some very heavy stuff, I've lent it to my ex "temporarily" & didn't see again for a year (he is TERRIBLE about taking care of things he uses, whether his or someone else's), & it is still in perfect condition!! Every zipper works great, nothing has torn, the color hasn't faded, & being black, you can't see all the stuff I'm sure I've gotten on it over the years.
Recently a friend of mine borrowed mine to go out of town for a couple weeks. He loved it so much, he was trying to convince me to sell it to him. There's no chance of that happening, but I was willing to help him try to find a similar one, assuming that the exact same model surely wouldn't still be available close to 2 decades later. I was SO happy to see I was wrong about that though!! I guess it makes sense considering how much I've loved it & everyone who's borrowed it has tried to keep it. I am definitely ordering one for my friend, & I'm considering ordering an extra, just in case anything happens to mine in the future or just as a back-up for when someone needs to borrow my backpack again (that way I won't have to go without, yet I can still help them)
P.S. I am only not checking "weatherproof" & "leak proof" from the Pros list because I can't say 100% that they are because I never specifically noticed either way. I can tell you that it's certainly seen some rain over the years, and I can't think of any occasions in which my belongings inside it got wet, but I'm not making any promises about how it would do if it gets set in a puddle of water or something to that effect. It IS made of a type of fabric, so I would just try to avoid that situation, & you'll be pleased at peaches with this one!! Enjoy!!
June 4, 2014