1980s JanSport Leather Bottom Day Pack Backpack

2 Jul

Large day pack model has one main compartment, two side compartments with slide through channels between them and the main. This particular pack is an older version than what you may be used to seeing. The main differences are that it’s slightly squatter in shape, has lace through front compressions straps instead of plastic buckles. It also has a leather gussets on the back panel where the straps attach. This was a common practice on earlier day packs that was later foregone to save on production costs.

Lashing squares: 2 top, 2 bottom, 1 front. Large JS branded leather lashing panel as well. compression straps across main compartment front. Padded adjustable shoulder straps and nylon waist strap.

This pack is in good shape for its age. The Cordura upper is pretty clean. There is some slight discoloration around the main zipper at the top and side zippers, as well as on the back. All stitching is intact and complete. The leather bottom shows signs of wear but has no holes or deep gouges. Stitching around the bottom lashing squares is coming undone around the corners but they are still held securely. Inside is clean with fabric backing intact. All zippers and clasps work.

Main compartment measures (across back)
16″ high
13″ wide -at bottom
6″ deep

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2 Responses to “1980s JanSport Leather Bottom Day Pack Backpack”

  1. Michelle August 10, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    I am looking for vintage jansport backpacks. do you have any?

    • Basecamp Vintage August 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      I don’t have any right at this moment, but I should in the near future. Any styles in particular that you are looking for?

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