When you're in need of some midday mind-clearing, take an extended lunch break and squeeze in a short hike with the lightweight, compact Jansport Sinder 20 Backpack. The drawstring-closure opening on the main compartment allows easy access to your water bottle, lunch, light jacket, and other essential items. A chest strap provides extra support when you decide to tackle something a little more challenging, and breathable mesh shoulder straps help you stay cool.
- Durable 600D polyester is abrasion-resistant to handle abuse
- Drawstring-closure, top-loading access for easy packing
- Gear loops allow you to tie on extra supplies
- Adjustable mesh shoulder straps are breathable for comfort
- Chest strap provides extra support
- Item #JAN0510
- Q & A
Gets the Job Done. Liked the color.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've used this pack for about a year as my climbing gym bag to hold pairs of shoes, harness, and other gear.
I normally use the front pocket for phone, wallet, keys, and any snacks.
It seems to be well made. I've used the daisy chains at each area to clip gear up to several pounds and not noticed any deterioration of the stitching . I've mainly just thrown the bag in my car, house, and gym floor, and the main bag material hasn't become abraded. Some of the netting on the straps padding has developed small rips though. Haven't had any issue with the zippers.
My main gripe with the bag is how pockets are laid out. the main section of the bag is compartmentalized into 3 smaller sections separated by flaps. This can cause confusion as to where things are that you've placed in the bag, as you can only access the main section from the top, and you can't see into the 2 flap separated sections so normally you have to dig with your hands to feel for particular smaller items.
The top does fold over, but doesn't have to if you need the extra space. I wouldn't plan on using it to secure anything heavier, as only velcro is used to hold the flap into place, and after some jostling it can come undone.
I would recommend this as only as a small gym bag or for short hikes.
Really I just liked the purple color with the neon green straps when it was on sale.
my 1st review EVER
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Bought this pack sight unseen at the last minute for a trip to Alaska, thinking it would be a great day-hiker. The design of this pack is just stupid - nothing on it works right. The side zipper of the front pocket means that you cannot access anything safely without taking the pack off and setting it down lengthwise. The flap that folds down is pretty flimsy for securing a load. I was so disappointed after testing this pack that I finally bought a different, pricier one at REI on the trip and stashed this one until I could return it. Look for something with better details!