In 1967, Jansport invented by three friends : Skip, an outdoor enthusiast; Murray, an engineer, and Jan, an accomplished seamstress.


At first, Jansport only well known as a backpacks for Outdoor Recreation. But one day, some University of Washington students discovered Jansport hiking packs and started using them to keep their books dry in the rain. Then and there the campus daypack was born, soon to be known as the Superbreak. Since then, we’ve designed packs, bags, and outdoor gear to equip you for great adventures and the kind that happen every day. We’re committed to making durable, functional, versatile products you can count on, whether you’re headed into long day, out with friends or going off the grid. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1967.