Perfect Pack Finder Guide

Perfect Pack Finder Guide

The backpack is the hardest working item of all your school gear.

They're used every day, from transporting the classroom essentials to weekend sports and adventures.

These adventures can pack a fair bit of rough and tumble over the year, not to mention the weight of those heavy school books.

So, it's always worth taking the time to choose the right pack to last the year and beyond.

Everyone has their different needs when it comes to a backpack, and often the bag that fits best varies between your age and size.

If you're not sure which bag could be the one for you, get ready to meet your perfect pack.


For Kids Who Want To Express Their Personality: Cross Town

JanSport Cross Town Neon Daisy

The Cross Town is the perfect sized school bag for primary students, with plenty of space in the main compartment for notebooks, a lunchbox and the latest craft project. The Cross Town* also skips our zip cover flaps, so closing up is extra easy for students prone to getting them jammed.

*Now made with Recycled Materials.


The Biggest Backpacks For WhenYou Need To Carry More Stuff: Big Student & Main Campus

If you're about to start high school classes, chances are you'll need a big backpack to carry all your textbooks. With two main compartments, plenty of pockets and a dedicated padded laptop compartment, the Big Student* will carry everything you need and still leave room for PE gear.

*Now made with Recycled Materials.

JanSport Main Campus Misty Rose

 If you're after all the best features of our big backpacks, with a more sophisticated look and improved weight distribution, the Main Campus will be your perfect fit - ideal for both college and university students.


The Top Selling Bags For Students Of All Ages: SuperBreak Plus & Right Pack


JanSport SuperBreak Plus Skip Daisy Yellow


For a light, everyday pack fit for students of all ages, and the versatility needed for weekend adventures, the SuperBreak* range will go anywhere you go. Our iconic SuperBreak Plus* features one main compartment, a padded laptop sleeve and a water bottle pocket, perfect for exploring the city.

*Now made with Recycled Materials.

JanSport Right Pack Loden Frost 

For a mid-sized bag with a more classic look, ultra-durable Cordura® fabric and a signature suede bottom, the Right Pack will be right there with you for any activity. The newest features to our Right Pack are a padded 15" laptop sleeve and a side water bottle pocket.


Looking for a backpack alternative? Or need more space?


JanSport Shopper Tote 

If you're finding that backpacks aren't your vibe at the moment or don't need to take much for a couple classes at uni, a tote bag might just be the perfect bag for you.

Keep it lightweight and simple, with no need to overcomplicate things - a tote will be more than enough for your laptop, notebook, drink bottle and round up a few of those little essentials. 


JanSport SuperBreak Away Duffel 40L Black


Other times you just have a lot of stuff, so your bag has to keep up. If you need even more space, try a duffel bag for extra room to hold any overflow or sports gear.

And remember, a bag shouldn't be too heavy for you to carry - even if you need to pack for the busiest of school days.


This Back To School season, we've got organisation, laptop sleeves, water bottle pockets and our Limited Lifetime Warranty to follow... whatever the feature, JanSport has your perfect school bag.


To find yours now, be sure to check out our School Backpack Collection.

Happy Packing!

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School Backpacks

When getting ready for the new school year or term, on the top of the to-do list will be finding a backpack that ticks all the boxes you need (like padded shoulder straps for comfort, laptop sleeves, water bottle pockets & multiple compartments to keep everything tidy).

Here you'll find backpacks fit for primary, intermediate, high school and even university students PLUS our classroom ready accessories to pair with them.

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Best Selling Backpacks

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