Stay organized with the JanSport Big Student backpack. Featuring extra large capacity with two large compartments, a water bottle pocket and endless organizational options, the Big Student is the ideal everyday backpack.
My teenage son needed a new backpack because his Swiss Gear Synergy Laptop Carrying Backpack broke in different places. My son has a 17.5 inch laptop that he carries around and it was just a bit too big for the Swiss Gear backpack (which seems sturdy) and eventually the backpack just fell apart. We researched and read the reviews here in Zappos about the Big Student and decided to try it. This is our first purchase from Zappos. We live in Hawaii and have limited places where we can buy backpacks in the middle of the school year. Being able to purchase online is just wonderful. We heard about Zappos from a colleague. Our order actually took quite a few days before Zappos was able to fill and get it shipped, but it was okay and the shipping took many a couple more days than if we were in the Mainland USA. When the Big Student backpack arrived, we took it out of the box and felt very dubiously about it. The backpack looked small, like a regular backpack. My son didn't even really want to try it but I urged him to try it anyway since it was here. Lo and behold! His 17.5 inch laptop went in so effortlessly. He could even choose between the very rear compartment and the compartment in front of that to store his laptop. All of us were stunned. He then put in all of his gear and like many reviews stated here -- everything fit! The amazing thing is, after he gets all of his gear in, the backpack still does not look big; it really looks 'regular.' He is very happy with his backpack, able to go to school without having to carry anything in his hands. We got it in black, his favorite color and it looks great. With JanSports' Lifetime Warranty, how much more can one want? Thanks to Zappos! A very grateful "thank you" for the free shipping, too. Will definitely be ordering from Zappos again. Mwah!
I love Zappos and have purchased many things from this website. This is a negative review for the JanSport Big Student backpack. I bought it for my 8th grader thinking it would serve her well for at least a few years, but now, merely halfway through 8th grade the thing is falling apart. I was a bit disappointed, frankly, when it arrived and wasn't as sturdily constructed as I'd expected. Now, the zippers are broken, everything is gaping open. Honestly, it's junk. It's annoying to know that I'll have to make her finish her 8th grade year with it as is, but will have to purchase yet another backpack for high school. I thought the JanSport Big Student name brand would indicate an ability to carry a load. Well, no. It's poorly constructed and both she and I are sad about this. It was not the cheapest backpack, and to see it with broken zippers after a mere four months of use, that's not right. It's junk.
Head to class prepared when you carry your gear in the JanSport Big Student Backpack. Two large main storage compartments offer plenty of space to keep your supplies, and the front utility pocket has an audio electronics organizer to keep essential items organized and close at hand. The 2 front stash pockets provide a spot for small items, and the web haul loop makes the bag easy to tote or hang for easy access. The ergonomic S-curve shoulder straps are comfortable, and the fully padded back panel cushions your back for support.