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Combining outdoor influence with modern functionality, the hatchet brings you comfortable and versatile storage to help you cut your path through the concrete jungle. The Hatchet features a 15” laptop sleeve, tablet pocket, dual side water bottle pockets, a deluxe organizer panel and sophisticated bonded leather trims. There’s a big world out there, and the Hatchet has a place for everything, whether you’re using it for your high school classes or the commute to the office and back

  • Dual Water Bottle Pockets
  • Laptop Sleeve
  • Padded Shoulder Straps


Versatile 15" sleeve - designed to fit a laptop on weekdays or a 3L hydration system perfect for a weekend adventure

Dual side water bottle pockets - a pair of side water bottle pockets will keep you well hydrated on the go with easy to access drink bottles. No need to sacrifice internal storage space just for your water

Tricot lined tablet pocket - to store your smaller devices

Adjustable sternum strap - to evenly distribute the weight of your load across your torso

Fully padded shoulder straps and back panel - keeps oddly shaped items from creating pressure points on your back while providing added comfort to the shoulders

Webbed haul handle - lets you hang your backpack on a hook when you don't need it, and grab it in a hurry for when you do

One main compartment with U-shape zippered opening – easily provides up to 28L of storage space for your day’s gear

One main compartment with U-shape zippered opening – easily provides up to 28L of storage space for your day’s gear

Side compression straps - when carrying less gear, side compression straps allow the contents of your pack to be squeezed closer to your body for improved weight distribution and a more supportive carry

Front zippered gear pocket with key clip - for storing those little essential items while still having them easily accessible

Internal zippered mesh pocket - for stashing small goods quickly when on the move

Suede leather lash tab - great for a carabiner or bike light, complementary to the Hatchet’s stylish leather trims


Capacity: 28L 
Weight: 0.65kg
Dimensions:46 x 28 x 18.5 cm
Fabric: 100% Recycled 600 D Polyester


100% Recycled Polyester 600 Denier - by using main body fabric made with recycled polyester, it reduces our impact on climate change compared to virgin polyester.

We are in the process of switching our backpack liners to undyed recycled polyester. Leaving our lining white (undyed) will help us reduce our average water consumption, supporting our progress on our sustainability journey.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Quality & Durability You Can Trust.

For more than 50 years, JanSport has designed packs that last, to go everywhere you go and carry what you need. We stand by the quality and durability of every pack we make - and since we’ve been doing that since 1967, every JanSport is backed by our Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Such a great bag!

Well made, lots of pockets, looks smart.

Brooke Tohiariki


Pauline Cowburn
Hatchet back pack

I ordered this product from the UK to be delivered in New Zealand - very prompt service, thank you. The bag is a present and has been opened to check that everything is okay and from the comments I have received my son will be delighted with his gift.

After a couple years it's still going strong

Jansport backpacks are high quality. I needed a back to carry my laptop and this pack has become my daily backpack. I take it to go grocery shopping on my bicycle and use it for short business trips. The pockets and compartments are great for laptop, tablet, phones and zip side pockets for easy access to smaller items.

The only thing that I noticed that is strange is that the zip on the top flap zips up. I was worried that it would unzip because, gravity, but that has never happened.

Stefan Geyer