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JanSport Big Student Backpack

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Product Features

  • S-Curve shoulder straps
  • Two large main compartments for versatile storage
  • Front gear pocket with audio electronics organizer
  • Quick-find cell phone pocket on the top of front side
  • Stash pocket with expandable pleats on lower front side
  • Fully padded back panel for cushioning comfort

Detailed Product Description

Go back to school prepared with the JanSport Big Student Pack, a stylish and versatile backpack for students carrying heavy loads. This heavy-duty bag, available in a multitude of colors and patterns, features two large compartments perfect for storing and toting large items like books, binders, and your laptop computer, a front pocket with an audio electronics organizer, and a stash pocket for smaller items like school supplies, cosmetics, and electronic equipment. It even has a quick-find cell phone pocket! The Big Student is a durable, ergonomically-designed bag with a fully padded back panel and padded shoulder straps which allow you to carry your essentials comfortably.

At eBags, we have over 30 colors in stock so you are sure to find the perfect bag for you or your kids. Popular colors right now include:
  • Grey/Black Botanical
  • Black/White/Flourscent Miss Pink Zebra
  • Purple Night/Ziggy Stripe
  • Black

Designer Notes

Love the Big Student Pack but really want something that's laptop compatible? Check out the Digital Student

Product Specifications

17.5" x 13" x 10.12"
10 oz
2100 cu. in.
600 Denier Poly
Linear Inches:i
Catalog #:i

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Based on 6,554 reviews

97% recommended
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  • Posted: 3/6/2015
  • Reviewer: Jo Ann from Oro Valley, AZ
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11 person(s) out of 12 found this review helpful.
"This backpack is replacing a JanSport backpack I have had for at least 15 years. The old one didn't wear out (I don't think JanSport backpacks wear out), I just wanted a slightly bigger one with a side pocket for a water bottle. Yes. The water bottle side pocket was a big deal for me. This is the next generation from the one I still have. It has a different shape to accommodate more stuff. (And, of course, it has the all important water bottle pocket.) I got the purple one. It is a reddish purple. If you like purple, you will understand what I mean. It appears to be every bit as sturdy as my 15-year-old backpack and has lots of storage room. I use this for travel, and I like the small section with a hook for my keys, pockets for pens and all the other stuff I carry with me on a trip. It is going to Australia with me, and I look forward to taking it with me to many more countries around the world! Oh. If you just want to use this for a backpack for school, I'm pretty sure it will hold all those giant textbooks, folders, and your tablet, too. Enjoy!"
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  • Posted: 7/4/2012
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Reviewer
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485 person(s) out of 507 found this review helpful.
"This backpack is one of the best packs I've ever owned. In its two main compartments I can fit all my books(I have about six and some of them are very big)and an overfilled lunch box. Infront there is a tiny pocket that's great for slipping your phone or any small electronic device in. Below there's a bigger section which has a couple pockets for pencils, a key holder, a phone holder, a large square pocket, and lots of space. Attached on that pocket is another small zipper pouch in which expands if stuff is in there to make more room. Another conveinence is the side mesh water bottle holder. You can slip your water bottle right in the pocket and it will safely stay put. On the back of the pack there is a comfortable back with padded straps. Overall, I would reccomend this to students that carry heavy loads of books(usually that age range would be students around middle school-college age). I would also reccomend this to anyone who carries lots of stuff, this backpack can fit tons of stuff. This pack is amazing and worth buying."
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  • Posted: 3/1/2005
  • Reviewer: Rose from San Diego
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279 person(s) out of 298 found this review helpful.
"I bought my Big Student Pack because I was gearing up for a full load of college courses and I knew I was going to need to carry a TON of stuff every day - massive textbooks, art supplies, a change of clothes for PE, and who knew what else. The bag had everything that I needed - two big compartments to keep my books and papers or clothes seperated; an easily accessible small compartment that was great for my comb and cosmetics; a mesh bottle pocket on the side, for my Pepsi; and a neatly divided medium-sized pocket where pens, a comb, a calculator, and other small items could be conveniently stored. I was also drawn to this bag for its heavy-duty nylon construction. College life is rough on bags and I destroyed about 3 backpacks before I bought this one over 6 months ago. This one doesn't even look like it's been used, even though it gets crammed with stuff, jammed into small lockers and thrown around mercilessly, 5 days a week. So this had been an awesome bag that's really given me my money's worth. I love that it had plenty of open planes to adorn with patches, and that it cleans up really well with one wash."
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  • Posted: 4/14/2002
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Towaco, NJ
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48 person(s) out of 51 found this review helpful.
"This large bag was purchased for my high school junior son. He carries a large volume of books and papers. Sometimes his backpack is as heavy as our yellow lab. This backpack has held up well. The straps are very durable and are still attached. Normally, the straps break within two or three months. However, this bag is fully intact after 6 months of heavy usage. We love it."
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  • Posted: 11/2/2002
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from New Orleans
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471 person(s) out of 510 found this review helpful.
"I think that this bag is great for the high school student straight through to grad school. It's the perfect size to tuck away the many books you'll have to tote, along with other essentials like pens, calculators, even a cell phone. Overall, this is a great buy."
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  • Posted: 3/23/2012
  • Reviewer: Heather from Ashtabula, OH
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87 person(s) out of 94 found this review helpful.
"I...LOVE...THIS...BAG!! The JanSport Big Student Back Pack has been a lifesaver!! The main compartment is perfect for my over-sized Pre-Med binders and text-books. I also have room for a fresh water in the outside compartment and can fit several protein bars, a protein shaker bottle and some fresh fruit in one of several storage compartments to help me through my long days on campus. The smaller zipper pouch on the front gives me on-the-go access to my keys, phone and change purse...with plenty of room to spare! The zipper compartment on the very front is super deep and fits all my pens, pencils, highlighters, note-cards, etc. I still have one compartment that I don't even use...I'm waiting on a laptop to fill that one! I spent hundreds of dollars trying to find just the right bag for school. Some with wheels, some without...I have weakness in my back muscles due to a surgery I had two years ago and with the contoured, padded shoulder straps, I feel as if I'm able to stand up straighter and the load is evenly distributed...there is no accompanying pain as I have had with all other bags I've tried. Some reviews on the bag claim the shoulder straps are stiff...they are not designed to be flimsy - they are sturdy and so very comfortable! I discovered this bag after looking around at my fellow classmates and seeing that a large percentage had this bag by their side. I am rough on my school bags and decided to go with plain black (not very ambitious, I know) and am very pleased with it's appearance, usefulness and comfort...I am considering buying a second one with some color for next semester. Overall - kudos!!! I would DEFINITELY purchase the JanSport Big Student Back Pack again and again :)"
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  • Posted: 2/21/2005
  • Reviewer: Kathryn from Rocklin, CA
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105 person(s) out of 115 found this review helpful.
"I got this backpack for my 11 year old daughter who seems to bring more and more books home each day. We couldn't even fully zip her last backpack and forget about putting her lunch in there! Now everything fits nicely and we can even zip it too!!!!! Great backpack. It is very durable and has a lot of compartments to put stuff in. I definately reccomend this backpack."
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  • Posted: 6/20/2010
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Stillwater, OK
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55 person(s) out of 60 found this review helpful.
"I was looking for a new backpack with lots of pockets and space, and this pack is perfect. I can load it down with books and a laptop with no problem. Love the padded staps. Would definitely recommend and purchase again."
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  • Posted: 8/2/2004
  • Reviewer: Lisa from Apex, NC
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36 person(s) out of 39 found this review helpful.
"I bought this for my high school daughter after buying smaller pack. This one is great! It fits all of her text books & binders and still gives her room for more!"
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  • Posted: 2/4/2011
  • Reviewer: Michelle from Coral Gables, FL
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16 person(s) out of 17 found this review helpful.
"My daughter carries close to 30 pounds of school books and materials back and forth to school Monday through Friday. This bag has been incredibly durable and still looks fantastic considering the daily abuse it receives."
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  • Posted: 7/8/2012
  • Reviewer: Debbie from GA
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23 person(s) out of 25 found this review helpful.
"This backpack is for my daughter, who is going into the 7th grade. She was very excited about the zebra pattern, and was happy with the size of the backpack since she carries so many books and notebooks. It looks well-made and should definitely last the year (unlike previous non-JanSport backpacks)."
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