For day hikes and overnighters.
With the Jansport Equinox 40 Backpack, you can split your time between wandering hiking trails in the sunshine and stargazing under brilliant night skies. This incredibly versatile 40L pack is perfect for day hikes that require extra layers and gear, or short overnight trips when you're packing light.
A generous main compartment has room for all your supplies as well as a sleeve with clip and port for your hydration bladder. Even when you have some solid poundage in your pack, the PE framesheet, fully padded waist belt, back panel with Venetech channel, and Air Core shoulder straps keep you supported, comfortable, and cool. When you're out on the trail, you can stash items like rain jackets, first-aid kits, or sunscreen in the front zippered duffel pocket, zippered side pockets, and front organizer pocket for speedy quick access. Two mesh side pockets keep a thermos of cocoa or extra water bottles handy whether you're resting in the shade of a pine tree or picking out constellations from a mountaintop.
- Ideal for long day hikes and short overnight trips
- Large 40L compartment with sleeve for hydration bladder
- Zippered duffel pocket and organizer pockets keep gear handy
- Padded back panel and straps cushion torso
- Jansport has created quality adventure packs since 1967
- Item #JAN001I
- Q & A
The right size and the right price
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I carried Jansport backpacks from K-12 and had a Jansport external frame backpack for hiking years ago. I was looking for something larger than a standard backpack but not an extended hiking/backpacking pack. I have three little kids and carry the gear when we hike so I need plenty of room and comfort is a must. I saw this and thought I would take a chance, as opposed to the Patagonia packs I was considering. I'm glad I did. This pack is heavy duty. The large main pockets have plenty of room for all of our gear and a two liter Platypus. I also like the smaller back and side pockets, which are not available on this size pack from Patagonia. I hiked with it a few weeks ago, and had it pretty full, but never needed to utilize the waist straps. One warning, there is an "internal" support rod down the spine of the bag. It is great for keeping the bag's shape while on the trail, but makes it just a little too big to fit under the seat in front of you on a standard Boeing 737. I hid it under my feet but I could easily imagine a flight attendant asking me to put it overhead. My one and only complaint is not really a complaint but a note that you will want to use a shorter water bottle if you are not going to use a hydration pack . The water bottle pocket is a little short. Again, not that big of a deal. Overall this is a great pack that has suited my needs nicely and I recommend it to anyone looking for something large enough to carry three kids' worth of gear!