The JanSport Right Pack 15″ Laptop Backpack serves as the ultimate classic. Available in an array of different colour ways, the JanSport Right Pack is a minimal, no-fuss design that sports a handsome aesthetic.
With a reputation of being one of the best school bag brands out, JanSport continue to kill it with their impeccable, yet never too-over-the-top range.
Rushfaster customer, Melad Javadi recently wrote a great review for his new JanSport Right Pack.
Thanks for the awesome review, Melad. Great to have an insightful look at one of our most popular backpacks! – The Rushfaster Team.
A good bag is a very important part of my day to day routine for a few reasons; I don’t drive, I use public transport to get to most places, and I’m a bit of a nomad so I do most of my work either on the go, at a nice coffee shop or pretty much anywhere I can get a decent Wi-Fi connection. For these reasons, it’s pretty safe to say that I carry around a lot of gadgets and gizmos, and the like and thus need a nice roomy bag to hold all said items.
In the past my requirements for a good bag has been relatively simple, something spacious with lots of pockets to organise my stuff, and comfy enough to be able to carry all my stuff without breaking my back. I’m constantly on the hunt for a better bag, a hunt of which has led me to try dozens of different brands and styles. Some I have loved, and some not so much, but most of the time I have stuck with the same recipe constantly searching for more pockets and different forms of organisation. For the past two weeks however I have been trying something a little different and I have to say, I like it. A lot.
The JanSport Right Pack is a very basic backpack and is quite different to what I am used to. It’s super simple and I have been enjoying its simplicity for the last two weeks.
This bag doesn’t have too many bells and whistles, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It has a relatively spacious main compartment with a slot for a laptop of up to 15”, A smaller front pocket with an area for your keys, pens and other small accessories, and an even smaller pocket right at the front for little extras which I use for my headphones, a chocolate bar, loose change and other things I need quick access to.
Now as I stated previously, this bag doesn’t have an abundance of pockets and isn’t suited for the super organisers. However that being said, the bags simplicity and lack of many pockets is also a great thing. I constantly found myself worrying less about where everything in my bag should go and just started throwing things in there which made me a little less anal about always having everything organised and also helped me save some time. Yes, I know that organising stuff in a backpack doesn’t sound like that much time, but if you add up all the times where you have to carefully pack away everything you’ve unpacked, it can really add up, especially for the nomads amongst us.
The bag is generally sturdy and well made, being simple comes with the added benefit of making a pretty solid backpack. The bag has large zippers with a little leather string attached to them for easy closure. The entire bottom is made of a rough suede type material which works very well to protect it from ripping apart when being thrown around. The bag is also, from what I have gathered, pretty weather resistant, I used it while walking around in the rain numerous times and not one time did any of the content on the inside of the bag get wet. I tend to just drop my bag wherever I’m sitting and in the time I have been using it I have not noticed a single scuff, mark or any sign of even the slightest damage which is a huge testament to the quality of the bag.
The only problem I have with the build of this bag is with the straps. They seem very thin and a bit flimsy, I didn’t have a problem in the time that i was using them, but I suspect that over a long period of use if something was to wear out or start tearing, it would most probably be the bags straps. But for $89 on Rushfaster you can’t ask for the world, so the straps being the only problem is just being a bit nit picky.
The Jansport Right Pack is an extremely light weight bag. Fully loaded with my laptop, tablet, portable games consoles, cables, notebooks, pens, portable hard drives and chargers for everything – I almost barely noticed the weight of the bag at all. This is great because as anyone who carries a lot of stuff in their everyday carry bag knows, one of the biggest problems can be the weight, however this was never really a problem for me with the Right Pack.
The only issue I have with the comfort comes back again to the straps. Due to how thin they are and how little padding they have, even though there was an absence of much weight on my back, there was definitely pressure felt on my shoulders. After a long day of use I’d have to take the bag off for a bit just because my shoulders were definitely feeling it. However, like I said before, even though this is a problem it still performed much more admirably than a lot of other bags I have used, and cost no more than half the price of some bags I have paid for. So this is only really a minor inconvenience.
All in all, you could not ask for a better bag for the price. This bag would be an excellent choice for an Uni or High school student, or even just as an everyday casual bag for the daily commute. I have used it for the past two weeks and unless i’m going to have a lot of stuff on me, I will most definitely be using the bag as my go to casual everyday bag (Yes I have many different bag use case scenarios). If anybody is looking for a low cost bag for their everyday use I would be hard pressed to recommend a better bag for just that.