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Jansport Helios Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 8 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Helios - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

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Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Jansport Helios

  • Most users said that they love this back pack.
  • Many users said that everything fits so much better in it.
  • Many college student said that its perfect to carry all of their books in it.
  • Users like the fact that it weighs less than 3 lbs.
  • Reviewers also liked it's Compression molded back panel and laminated hip belt.
  • Many users said that it has extremely breathable shoulder straps with die cut foam and wicking spacer mesh.
  • Many reviewers said that it has dual water bottle pockets.They love the big water bottle holders on the sides.
  • Many users said that the hip belt is easy to adjust, the shoulder straps are nice and cushy.
  • Most reviewers agreed that the pack itself is very light and easy to fit.
  • Many users said that it is comfortable.
  • even going uphill in the rain.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users complained that there is no way to access the bag from the side or bottom to access sleeping gear.
  • One down fall mentioned by many users is that the side pocket netting. It’s already falling apart.


Crowdsourced specs across all Jansport Helios models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity3 l (183 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3-1.7 oz (0.6-0.8 kg)
Length iconLength9-19 in (23-48 cm)
Width17-19 in (43-48 cm)
Height8.5-12 in (22-30 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Jansport Helios features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap

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

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.

283 l1.3 oz0.43 oz/L

Bag ID 31792. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019