JanSport Big Student Backpack


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With almost 2,100 cubic inches of storage space, the Jansport Big Student Backpack is ready for years of full course loads and extra credit assignments. While other popular backpacks feature laptop sleeves, the Jansport Big Student lets you configure the storage to fit your specific needs. The two roomy main compartments offer enough space to accommodate most laptop computer models with 15-inch screens, so all that space isn't wasted on a padded sleeve compartment for electronics that you might not need to use. Jansport applied a fully padded backpanel and ergonomic S-Curve™ shoulder straps for improved comfort and support. S-Curve™ shoulder straps feature dense EVA foam in a low-compression design that follows upper body contours, so it's less likely to dig in and chafe like some cheap discount backpacks. The front utility pocket is sized right for a portable music player and features an organizer for pens, pencils, erasers, note pads and other small school and office essentials.


  • Fabric: 600 denier polyester
  • Padded backpanel
  • S-Curve™ EVA foam contoured shoulder straps
  • Two large main compartments for books, computer and other items
  • Front utility pocket with organizer
  • Pleated front stash pocket
  • Capacity: 2,099.8 cu. in, 34.41 liters
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 13 x 10.125 in, 44.4 x 33 x 25.7 cm
  • Weight: 1 lb 8 oz, 0.68 kg

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Review Summary

4.7 out of 5

35 Reviews

  • Great value: 5
  • Great design: 4
  • Build quality: 3
  • Ease of use: 3

  • very little padding for comfort: 1
Durability: 4.3 / 5
Quality: 4.2 / 5
Carrying Capacity: 4.1 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5

35 Ratings & Reviews

Ssomething special for the first day of School
September 07, 2008

My Son just loves his Big Student back pack. Its roomy inside and holds all of his school books and gear. He even has room for his lunch bag which was impossible with his other packs,and the price was the best thing of all.Very affordable.

CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5

December 15, 2011

My daughter asked for this bookbag for a long time. She absolutely loves it. It came in very quickly and is a wonderful product. It is exactly as indicated on the website. She is 5'4'' and has found this bookbag to be a good size for her. It carries most of what she brings to school, but as she said, if it were any bigger and she filled it up, it would be too heavy for her, so the size is good.

Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 4 / 5

Looks good so far.
November 27, 2010

Just received. Looks to be the good quality I expect from this manufacturer

Pros: Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
WeightPacks: 2 / 5

from Bend, OR

Great JanSport Backpack
October 06, 2010

This is the oversized version of the classic JanSport backpack. It is perfect for my high schooler. It fits all her books quite easily including her numerous binders. The Calypso Blue Duke Plaid is super cute as well.

Pros: Great design, Great value

Really great bag!
September 23, 2009

This bag gives me enough space to put all my books, pencil case, etc. I love how it looks and it was a great buy!

Great Purchase!
March 29, 2008

I am very happy that I purchased this back pack! Lot's of space and the price couldn't have been better!

jansport backpacks
August 04, 2008

i love the backpacks they work great for school. if jansport was not their i would not know what brand to choose. thanks jansport

Big Student backpack
August 13, 2009

Great! Absolutly have a lot of room and durable too!

Jansport Backpack
May 18, 2009

My daughter loves her new backpack. It is just the right size and the right pattern. There were so many cute patterns to choose from, that was the hardest part.

really like the backpack
December 05, 2007

I was very pleased with the backpack. It was exactly what I expected when I ordered it.

Excellent Backpack!!
January 10, 2008

I love this backpack, it has the mesh on the side for my water bottle, quite a few compartments for storing things without the backpack looking too busy, and it's totally exactly what I wanted in a backpack!

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 5 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
from New York
45-54 yrs

April 28, 2012

This Jansport is my third one. Excellent quality, functional and practical. Never disappointing. The design is very clever and simple it is very easy to find stuff inside. It's easy to clean also.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Great moneysaver
August 18, 2009

I love this backpack. It's so cute and Altrec saved me some serious cash as opposed to buying it at stores.

Tom Trissel

i love it
August 06, 2010

this back pack is amazing. i am going in to 7th and in 6th i could not fit in all my stuff but now i can. if i can fit in my binder then i can get in anything. I LOVE THIS BAG. -katelyn

July 21, 2009


Great Bag With Lots of Space
August 05, 2010

I use this for work and it holds all my water bottles, laptop and workpapers when I travel. I really like having two big sections to store all of these items and not having to cram everything into one section.

Description is great
August 05, 2010

The back pack is just as described, it fits all my books.

Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
from Twin Cities, MN
35-44 yrs

Good Backpack, But Could Be Sturdier
December 14, 2011

If you're looking for an absolutely huge backpack for a middle or high school student with lots of homework, the JanSport Big Student Backpack is a good choice. The pack is truly massive, with sections for holding just about anything your student can conceivably be expected to take to or from school. But while the size is impressive, the quality is not. Although well sewn, the seams are not reinforced, which makes us wonder how long the backpack will last under the weight it is required to hold. As well, the pack does not feature a heavily padded back, which makes carrying it slightly uncomfortable when it is filled to the brim with books. While the back is padded, it is thin when compared with other large student packs in the same price range. The best part of this backpack may be the sheer number of fabric patterns form which to choose. This may seem silly, but having a fun-looking backpack can offer a tiny psychological boost at the end of the day, when kids are faced with hauling home copious numbers of books for hours of homework!

Pros: fun fabric, large size, Cons: very little padding for comfort

good value backpack
September 29, 2009

I got this backpack for my kid and he loves it. This has enough room for all his heavy books and compartments to keep pencils and goodies!

love this backpack, can fit more into it.
December 31, 2007

I had ordered this before and was very pleased. I ordered it again, it has more room than the ones found in the stores. I am very happy with it.

Big enough for 3
February 17, 2010

Finally! A backpack big enough for those 3" binders required in high school at a great price.

August 17, 2009

This backpack has all the pockets you need. Also, Altrec had super fast shipping and friendly customer service.

Just the backpack we were looking for: big, sturdy, light weight
August 13, 2010

Backpack was as described and quick delivery.

GREAT Pack !
March 16, 2008

This was a pack for my 17 year old son. He LOVES Jansport because well, they keep up with him. They hold all of his gear, books, etc., with room +. He actually requested it, and was VERY pleased. PLENTY of room, EXCELLENT pack!

love the bag its so helpful and totally CUTE!!!!!
January 23, 2008


its awsome and beautiful
August 12, 2008

I loved my backpack was like so pretty that i almost started crying and then stopped and started crying again and now i will always order from here

CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 4 / 5
from Pittsburgh, pa
55-64 yrs

Best Purchase Ever
February 06, 2013

Daughter loves this backpack. I have been buying JanSport backpacks for 4 years. Great for high school student. She is about 5'4". Can hold many books and accessories. Has 4 pockets. Durable double zippers that open and come to the middle. Great price for the money.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value

August 10, 2008

It doesnt help me with all the books i need to fit in there! Im entering 7th grade and i have alot of books! It sucks.

Big Student backpack
July 27, 2009

I have been looking every where for this backpack at a good price and found it here! Shipping was very fast ,I am very happy with purchase and will bye again!!!!!!! Thank you

July 27, 2009

i love it! ideal for 7th graders!

Great sturdy backpack
September 09, 2010

This backpack has different compartments which are easily accessible and stores my laptop. It is sturdy and although I have a lot of books in the backpack it does not feel heavy.

Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
18-24 yrs

large capacity but not for the long haul
September 16, 2010

nice large back pack and excellent pricing. Holds all the books a student might carry. Has light padding to cushion the load.

Pros: Ease of use, Great value, cost

August 13, 2009

This backoack has everything you could ever want, and more! Great buy at a great site!

from Poulsbo, WA

Did well with time
February 28, 2011

I bought this pack for my daughter several years ago. It has really taken a beating, and held up. It has a lot of capacity, holds water bottles well, and has useful compartments and pockets.

August 13, 2009

I was so surprised to see this backpack at such a low price and maybe thought it would lack in quality. But its perfect and Altrec.com saved me $$.

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