Reviews Summary

70% of the Jansport Javelina reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (42%)
Good (28%)
Average (0%)
Poor (14%)
Bad (14%)

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

Reviewers like these things about the Jansport Javelina

  • Most students said that they use this bag for college and it's good for fitting their books and their laptop.
  • Many users said that the backpack has a very spacious main compartment.
  • Many users said that they also use it as an over night bag and they can stuff plenty of clothes in there.
  • Many other users said that they love the style, this is such a great looking backpack.
  • Reviewers said that it's beautifully made.
  • Most reviewers said that it seems like it's made with very durable material.
  • Some users said that it is not so big, or with too many pockets, that their gear gets too spread out.
  • Users said that it isn't wobbly and scrunch like a sack like regular backpacks.
  • Many students said that it's easy to pull books out and put it back in.
  • One great feature mentioned by many students is that the flap on top is extra space, I used it for pencil bag, and everything fit well and nicely.
  • Many users said that the laptop pocket is very padded to ensure no damage.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users complained that it is a little smaller than they expected.
  • One user complained that one of the zipper pulls immediately came off the metal ring on day one.


Crowdsourced specs across all Jansport Javelina models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength4 in (10 cm)
Width2 in (5 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:



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The Jansport Javelina ranks #24 compared with the other Jansport bags.

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The Jansport Javelina ranks #1574 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Jansport Javelina vs the Jansport Hatchet.

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Jansport Javelina vs Jansport Hatchet

Jansport Javelina
Jansport Javelina

Based on 21 reviews
Weight: 1.2 oz
Price: $$

Jansport Hatchet
Jansport Hatchet

Based on 815 reviews
Capacity: 3 l
Weight: 1.25-1.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Javelina is rated somewhat worse than the Hatchet.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 836 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Javelina is 33% lighter than the biggest Hatchet (1.2 oz vs 1.6 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Hatchet is available in these colors:

Either the Javelina or the Hatchet can be a great companion for your outdoor adventure. They travel bags come with a top loading main compartment, laptop pocket, hydration system and fully padded back panel and straps.

Jansport Javeline unique features:

  • Tricot-lined tablet sleeve.

  • The shoulder straps have D-ring attachment point.

  • Synthetic leather zipper closures.

  • Two front compression straps.

Jasport Hatchet unique features:

  • U-shaped zippered opening.

  • More organization options.

  • One compression strap running down the front side.

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Last update on 2019-02-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on February 10, 2019