Few names are quite as ubiquitous in the carry space as JanSport. In fact, they had the market cornered on EDC bags before everyday carry was even a thing. But being legendary doesn’t mean resting on one’s laurels, as the brand has just demonstrated with their new Carbon Collection of bags.
Comprised of three options – the 30-liter Axiom backpack, the 28-liter Hatchet DL backpack, and the 30-liter Duffel DL – these packs are all built with a unique horizontally-woven polyester exterior, which looks smart and offers plenty of durability. The Axiom is the simplest, offering one large main compartment (with a padded laptop sleeve) and a secondary externally-accessible zippered pouch. The Hatchet DL is the most trail-friendly of the bunch, with a sternum stabilization strap and a laptop pouch that doubles as a 3-liter hydration bladder pocket. And the Duffel DL is your best bet for a gym bag, boasting a separate ventilated shoe and/or gym gear compartment. The Carbon Collection Axiom, Hatchet DL, and Duffel DL retail for $80, $75, and $85, respectively.