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Jansport Katahdin Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

3.61
based on 16 reviews


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

Check all the pros and cons here.


77% of the reviewers give the Jansport Katahdin a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (44%)
Good (33%)
Average (11%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (10%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Jansport Katahdin

  • Reviewers thought that the Jansport Katahdin backpack is well/thoughtfully designed for a long day hike for 1 to 2-day packs.
  • Other reviewers remarked that it is lightweight.
  • Users noted that the bag has a large central space that is excellent for carrying assorted gear.
  • They also stated that it has the right amount of padding.
  • Testers noted that the bag struck a balance between weight and comfort.
  • Users found that it has two zippered pouches, two mesh pouches on sides, the main mesh pouch on the back, and a daisy chain for tying stuff on.
  • Other users noted that the bag is huge.
  • Testers found that there is a space near the spine for a water bladder, and a flap at the top left and right for routing a water tube.
  • Many of the reviewers noted that its color is great, bright enough to find, dark enough not to be annoying.
  • Testers noted that its clips, buckles, and straps, are all functional and top notch.
  • Other testers also found that the zippers are great.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the bag has one of the worst weight-to-volume ratios.
  • Another reviewer felt that it has too many features.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Jansport Katahdin models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.4-2.4 oz (0.6-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength24-30.5 in (61-77 cm)
Width15.5-16 in (39-41 cm)
Height2-8.5 in (5-22 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Sport
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Jansport Katahdin 50

55% choose the Jansport Katahdin 50

55 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength30.5 in (77 cm)
Width15.5 in (39 cm)
Height8.5 in (22 cm)


Jansport Katahdin 40

27% choose the Jansport Katahdin 40

27 %
Colors and combinations:

Grey


Specs
Weight iconWeight1.4 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width16 in (41 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)


Jansport Katahdin 70

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18% choose the Jansport Katahdin 70

18 %






Jansport Katahdin 50 vs Katahdin 40


The two most popular Jansport Katahdin models are the Katahdin 50 and the Katahdin 40, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 82% of the people interested in the Jansport Katahdin bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Katahdin 50 which is choosen by 55% (2 times as many as the 27% that choose the Katahdin 40).

Katahdin 50Katahdin 40
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Katahdin 50 is 1 kg (35.3 oz) higher than the weight of the Katahdin 40.

Katahdin 50Katahdin 40
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Katahdin 50 and the Katahdin 40 has the same length (30.5 in). Both bags are the same width (15.5 in), while the height is the same (both 8.5 in).




Rankings


vs Jansport Bags

The Jansport Katahdin ranks #30 compared with the other Jansport bags.

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vs All Bags

The Jansport Katahdin ranks #2101 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on April 19, 2019