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JanSport Driver 8 Rolling Backpack

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  • Wheeled daypack with tuck-away shoulder straps to convert to backpack
  • 2 large main compartments for versatile storage
  • Front gear pocket with organizer keeps essentials handy
  • Front stash pocket
  • Side water bottle pocket
  • Handle extends 22"
  • Single bar handle and inline skate whees for stable, controlled motion
  • Fully padded back panel for cushioning comfort

Detailed Product Description

Hit the road for the daily commute or occasional travel inside this rolling backpack from JanSport. The JanSport Driver 8 backpack is made from durable polyester and Velocity fabric and features a versatile design with a single pull top handle, in-line skate wheels for easy rolling, and tuck-away shoulder straps that convert it into a classic hands free backpack. This pack includes two large main compartments, a padded laptop sleeve, a side water bottle pocket, a front stash pocket, and a front organizer pocket with a key clip and pockets to hold all of your small accessories. This backpack is available in a range of color combinations to suit your personal style.

Product Specifications

Laptop Compartment Dimensions:i
14.25" x 10.5" x 2"
20.5" x 14" x 9"
4 lbs, 15 oz
2100 cu. in.
600D polyester/420D Velocity
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93% recommended
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  • Posted: 10/29/2014
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer
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12 person(s) out of 14 found this review helpful.
"Great looking bag. Handle broke though"
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  • Posted: 3/10/2011
  • Reviewer: Mark from Memphis, TN
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161 person(s) out of 164 found this review helpful.
"I bought this bag 5 years ago for business travel. I am a platinum level flyer every year so this bag has seen hundreds of thousands of miles and unbelievably, it looks as good today as it did new. I've had several samsonites before this Jansport and none of them lasted more than two years. Even my suisse Army by wenger gave up (pull handle came undone) after two years. this is the ultimate business laptop traveler because: 1. It weighs just under 5lbs. Important since many international airlines only allow carry-ons less than 15lbs(7kgs). 2. Quick transition to backpack in seconds allows you to cruise through security checkpoints that weigh rolling carry-on bags just in case you are over the 15lb limit:) 3. Stable design means it stands up no matter how much I load into it, even when with the zipper open. 4. As big as it is, it fits into a CRJ overhead compartment! 5. Rediculously durable. 5 years of travel and only now has one of the zippers finally come undone,'s got a lifetime warrantee so voila! fixed for free. Nice. 6. Rugged wheels roll over anything including gravel. 7. It's got lots of storage for it's weight. Two bottles of wine fit easily into the main compartment with room left for personal items. I've crammed as many as 4 bottles with the laptop. A bit more interior organization would have been nice, but I sorted my own insert so it works great for me."
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  • Posted: 8/15/2012
  • Reviewer: Candace from Seattle, WA
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300 person(s) out of 308 found this review helpful.
"I purchased the JanSport Driver 8 Wheeled Backpack specifically for transporting books, laptop and equipment associated with my studies in the nursing program. Not only does this backpack accomodate all my college needs; it is stylish and very durable. The contents are easily accessible because it continues to stand upright even when full of books, etc. The wheels are quiet when in motion and it is very easy to maneuver. I looked at a lot of wheeled backpacks and found the JanSport Driver 8 to be top quality at a reasonable price."
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  • Posted: 7/6/2013
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer
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78 person(s) out of 82 found this review helpful.
"My enormous nursing school textbooks eventually broke the first and second school bags I bought, but not this one! Praise God, this bag has held up nicely. One of my classmates has this bag as well, and after 18 months of hauling massive books, hers is in great condition also. We both really like the water bottle pockets on the outside, and the thick study wheels and handle. This bag is perfect for nursing, medical, and pharmacy students with huge textbooks."
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  • Posted: 1/15/2005
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Brick, NJ
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105 person(s) out of 111 found this review helpful.
"My main criteria for purchasing this bag is it's light weight, and its ability to carry a 17" laptop. I love this bag--use it everyday in my 2 hour commute from NJ to NYC. I've also been able to pack 2 days of clothes, a 17" and 15" laptop (power blocks, mice, external hard drive), toiletries, and sandals on a trip to Atlanta recently. It's tough, has useful compartments, good laptop protection, has good ground clearance, quite water resistant, lightweight, and looks trendy with the cool handle (which is quite long, so you have less tendency to be tripped up when wheeling the bag)."
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  • Posted: 10/6/2012
  • Reviewer: Marta A from Spokane Valley, WA
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40 person(s) out of 42 found this review helpful.
"The JanSport Driver 8 works great for my daughter's long treks acrosss campus and to labs. Her back does not hurt, she can move faster with less effort. Much better than an ordinary heavy backpack she was using. Overall, it works perfect for her busy life style. She carries several heavy textbooks, a lap top, and supplies--the organized sections hold everything. Previously, I owned another JanSport for over 20 years but it finally went kaput. JanSport sent me a bereavement note and said it went to backpack heaven and couldn't be repaired, but the company immediately replaced it with another bag. Lifetime warranty means lifetime. That's what I call guaranteed. The durability and the construction is the same as before. It is built to wear and keeps on treking. Other brands do not offer a lifetime guarantee, so my bet is on JanSport."
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  • Posted: 11/10/2010
  • Reviewer: Lori from Palm Coast, FL
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26 person(s) out of 27 found this review helpful.
"Only piece of luggage I took to Europe & toured around for 3 1/2 weeks. I pulled it everywhere and it was fantastic. Very sturdy. I couldn't have been happier with it!"
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  • Posted: 1/15/2005
  • Reviewer: DV from Santa Clara, CA
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95 person(s) out of 105 found this review helpful.
"This bag's weight is just right, not flimsy and not heavy -- perfect for carry-on with my 4lb laptop and various other devices to keep the overseas flights a bit more comfortable. The pulling handle is well built. Small drawback is the lack of small zippered compartments inside the front compartment so that I can keep myself a bit more organized and stuff more easily accessible. Laptop is very accessible and well protected. With all things stuffed inside, it still fits under the seat in front of me."
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  • Posted: 7/18/2007
  • Reviewer: Jessie from Kihei, HI
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51 person(s) out of 57 found this review helpful.
"My son uses it for school. He brings home heavy textbooks each day and his main classroom is on the second floor. With this backpack, he is able to pull/push it up/down stairs without having to carry a heavy backpack."
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  • Posted: 3/24/2005
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Canton, MI
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72 person(s) out of 81 found this review helpful.
"Remarkably lightweight, yet very sturdy, this is the best rolling backpack I have ever seen. The rolling features are so lightweight, that if you wear it as a normal backpack, you don't even notice the extra weight. This bag is also very roomy, holding a locker-full of books. So far, it's stood up to my 11-year-old's abuses with no trouble at all. Highly recommended."
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  • Posted: 7/26/2011
  • Reviewer: Gloria from Novato, CA
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21 person(s) out of 23 found this review helpful.
"I am an adult college student carry an average of 14 units per semester. This saves my back! Transporting my heavy books, binders and supplies from each class (some 4-5 blocks distance between each class) is a breeze. The handle has held up for one academic year so far and it does show any signs of wobbling. I drags this up on curbs (daily) and the only wear and tear is a small hole, the size of a nickel just above the plastic plate above rear wheels. This may have been my fault. The wheels move easily on sidewalks, brick walkways, streets and aggregate walkways. Prior to the rainy season, I sprayed the pack with a silicone water barrier used for camping gear; seems to do the trick. A couple of things I would add is a thicker material (although that may add some bulk and weight) and something to balance the pack when the front pockets are full. Mine usually are and I have to lean the pack on my desk so it does not tip over. Other than that I am quite happy with it."
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