SharonAnne Stinson

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SharonAnne Stinson wrote a review of on February 24, 2013

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The aim of the multi section D2 frame is that it will FLEX as you move thus providing a more comfortable trek. If this pack is indeed RIGID then the new Jansport has missed the boat, and the point. Having examined the frame fittings on another page the hip belt loops are indeed attached with a metal to metal fitting, not the nylon bushings of the original issue D2. Perhaps wrapping the frame with teflon tape then attaching the hip loops will help with the reported noise.

Did anyone at the 'new Jansport' consult the original D2 designers or even LOOK AT an original D2? Some important details have been missed.




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SharonAnne Stinson wrote an answer about on August 18, 2012

MikeR. My D2 was purchased in the early spring of 1976. I believe that is the 2nd year of manufacture. The hip supports are attached to the frame with nylon bushings.

I have 3 other D Jansport packs. Two have the tubular loops and they too are attached with nylon bushings. The third has a flat polymer bar that the hip belt is attached to. Bushings of any kind on it would be superfluous.

In total I know own 7 D2/3 Jansport packs. However I allowed my partner to lend 3 of the packs to a work colleague. Things happened and we cannot find said colleague to get the packs back. So, I own 7 but have 4 in my possession.

One of the 'loaned' packs had a flat metal bar attached to the hip belt. It too had nylon bushings.

It seems that the nylon bushings were original parts and the resurrected D2 is NOT of the original design.

Fess up Jansport and make it right.