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Granite Gear Jackfish Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 128 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Jackfish - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

79% of the reviewers give the Granite Gear Jackfish a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (70%)
Good (9%)
Average (0%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (15%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Granite Gear Jackfish:

Reviewers like these things about the Granite Gear Jackfish

  • Many users raved about the optimal backpack protection of the Granite Gear Jackfish backpack against elements such as moist and dirt.
  • Several users widely praise its resistance against water and damp.
  • A lot of reviewers have noted on the support and comfort that the backpack provides as manifested by its load-absorbing shoulder straps.
  • Other reviewers have observed that the molded back panel keeps their back from overheating.
  • Likewise, they have mentioned that their lumbar region is supported well by the rear panel.
  • Several testers have gauged the stability that the backpack provides through its sternum straps.
  • Many users have commended the ergonomic multi-compartment design of the backpack, providing them with several pockets and compartments for equipment and belongings.
  • Some testers found out that the safety of the valuables placed inside the bag is ensured due to its tricot-lined pockets.
  • Laptop users agree that a padded sleeve and base which are found inside its compartment secure their laptops in place.
  • Many of those who have tried the product are content with the secure attachment brought about by the lash strap of the bag.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user has observed that the seam of the backpack may easily be torn apart.
  • Another user found out that the backpack may lack the sufficient capacity to carry travel gadgets.


Crowdsourced specs across all Granite Gear Jackfish models and sizes:

Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Granite Gear Jackfish features:
  • Sternum strap
  • Compression straps
  • Hydration compatible
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Stretch mesh
  • Hydration bladder

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


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The Granite Gear Jackfish ranks #19 compared with the other Granite Gear bags.

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vs All Bags

The Granite Gear Jackfish ranks #1860 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Loadout Room

This bag works great as a school backpack while I commute to the classroom. The shape is great for all the books and laptop that go in it every day as well as the organization it offers for pencils, pens, and note cards. The bag keeps heavy loads off of your back and onto your shoulders where you can adjust the placement of weight.

Posted 20 January 2018 by JakeShackleford - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019