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Jansport Hatchet Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.15
based on 1,033 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 18 reasons to buy the Hatchet - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


84% of the reviewers give the Jansport Hatchet a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (71%)
Good (13%)
Average (7%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (4%)



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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Jansport Hatchet:

Reviewers like these things about the Jansport Hatchet

  • Most of the users found the multiple pockets and storage comparments fantastic.
  • Superior organization, ease of access, durability and design have been cited as the main reasons for buying the Jansport Hatchet.
  • A reviewer particularly noted the deep pockets effectively prevent water bottle from falling out.
  • A lot of reviewers pointed out how incredibly stylish and functional the bag is with its many fastening points and well-places zipper pockets.
  • Users also praise its excellent padding and construction.
  • One user loves that is sits up high on the back/shoulders while the straps are nicely padded and breathable.
  • The backpack's water resistance even in heavy rain is also admired by a lot of users.
  • A number of reviewers said that the bag is perfect for day hikes, holds a lot and doesn't make you sore.
  • A user particularly liked the back pack for its size and quality for carryon air travel.
  • A number of users agreed that the backpack is perfect not just for school but for camping trips, hiking and even fishing trips.
  • Most students liked how their 15' laptop fits snugly in the backpack's padded compartment with still enough room for other stuff.
  • Younger users love the stylish, on-the-go lifestyle design.
  • One reviewer refer to this hatchet as perfect as a copilot saying that it is the optimal size for a flight bag.
  • Most users find it reasonably priced considering its many features and modern style.
  • Many users agreed its well designed construction makes it a perfect travel backpack.
  • A number of users are happy with how the straps and padding feels.
  • not too thick and good flexibility.
  • Overall, the backpacks functionality, stylish design, storage capacity and other features have been the reasons for buying it.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Although a user like its style and construction, he cited that it's a bit small than expected.
  • One reviewer noted that while the bag is comfortable to wear, a waist strap would've make it better.
  • One user said that the zipper of the main compartment is not very convenient to operate.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Jansport Hatchet models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity3 l (183 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.25-1.8 oz (0.6-0.8 kg)
Length iconLength8 in (20 cm)
Width12-18 in (30-46 cm)
Height4-12 in (10-30 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Sport
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Jansport Hatchet Special Edition

100% choose the Jansport Hatchet Special Edition

100 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity3 l (183 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.25 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength8 in (20 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Jansport Hatchet features:
  • Organizer panel
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration bladder
  • Compression straps

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Carry-on size
  • Hydration compatible

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


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Jansport Hatchet models (the most popular choice is the Hatchet special edition).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
special edition3 l1.25 oz0.42 oz/L



Rankings


vs Jansport Bags

The Jansport Hatchet ranks #8 compared with the other Jansport bags.

Top 20% Jansport bag

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4.16
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4.15
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8Jansport Hatchet
4.15
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9Jansport Overexposed
4.10
Jansport Overexposed
10Jansport Cool Student
4.07
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vs All Bags

The Jansport Hatchet ranks #806 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

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4.15
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807Under Armour Storm Hustle
4.15
Under Armour Storm Hustle
808Watershed Yukon
4.15
Watershed Yukon



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Jansport Hatchet vs 3 other, similar bags.

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Jansport Hatchet vs Jansport Javelina


Jansport Hatchet
Jansport Hatchet

4.15
BEST
Based on 1,033 reviews
Capacity: 3 l
Weight: 1.25-1.8 oz
Price: $$


Jansport Javelina
Jansport Javelina

3.58

Based on 63 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.2 oz
Price: $$

  • The Hatchet is rated somewhat better than the Javelina.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,096 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Hatchet is 50% heavier than the biggest Javelina (1.8 oz vs 1.2 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red

Only the Hatchet is available in these colors:
Grey
Green

Only the Javelina is available in these colors:
Blue




Jansport Hatchet vs Jansport Watchtower


Jansport Hatchet
Jansport Hatchet

4.15
BEST
Based on 1,033 reviews
Capacity: 3 l
Weight: 1.25-1.8 oz
Price: $$


Jansport Watchtower
Jansport Watchtower

4.01

Based on 93 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Hatchet is rated a little bit better than the Watchtower.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,126 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Hatchet is 80% heavier than the biggest Watchtower (1.8 oz vs 1 oz).

FeatureHatchetWatchtower
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Insulated
Organizer panel
Sternum strap
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Black

Only the Hatchet is available in these colors:
Red
Green

Only the Watchtower is available in these colors:
Blue




Jansport Hatchet vs Patagonia Arbor


Jansport Hatchet
Jansport Hatchet

4.15
BEST
Based on 1,033 reviews
Capacity: 3 l
Weight: 1.25-1.8 oz
Price: $$


Patagonia Arbor
Patagonia Arbor

3.96

Based on 619 reviews

Capacity: 26-32 l
Weight: 1.3-1.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Hatchet is rated a little bit better than the Arbor.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,652 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Hatchet is 967% smaller than the biggest Arbor (3 L vs 32 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Hatchet is 12% heavier than the biggest Arbor (1.8 oz vs 1.6 oz).

FeatureHatchetArbor
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Sternum strap
Water bottle pockets
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Black
Red
Green

Only the Arbor is available in these colors:
Blue
Yellow
Orange
Brown
Purple





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Last updated on July 03, 2019