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Jansport Klamath Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 45 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Klamath - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

94% of the reviewers give the Jansport Klamath a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (82%)
Good (12%)
Average (0%)
Poor (5%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Jansport Klamath

  • Users have noted that Jansport Klamath backpack is an outstanding bag for a young kid or a small framed adult.
  • Many of the reviewers indicated that it is a very solid pack.
  • Several users felt that the bag's quality is excellent and its design is fantastic.
  • Reviewers thought that the suspension is easily adjustable.
  • Other reviewers said that its strap system well-organized and intuitive.
  • Users noted that the bag has a very adequate weight for a traditional pack.
  • Other users praised its durable construction.
  • Users said that it could hold a full week's worth of gear conveniently.
  • They also noted that the pack is the best-fitting pack.
  • Testers also stated that its good back padding makes it very comfortable.
  • Other users pointed out that the pack includes a front pocket, side bottle pockets, and zippered access to the main bag keep cold-weather gear organized.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer noted that the bag does not have enough features.
  • Another reviewer thought that it is too expensive.


Crowdsourced specs across all Jansport Klamath models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight4.15-4.8 oz (1.9-2.2 kg)
Length iconLength29-37 in (74-94 cm)
Width19-25 in (48-64 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Jansport Klamath 65

40% choose the Jansport Klamath 65

40 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight4.8 oz (2.2 kg)
Length iconLength29 in (74 cm)
Width19 in (48 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)

Jansport Klamath 55

33% choose the Jansport Klamath 55

33 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight4.15 oz (1.9 kg)
Length iconLength37 in (94 cm)
Width25 in (64 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)

Jansport Klamath 75

27% choose the Jansport Klamath 75

27 %
Colors and combinations:


Jansport Klamath 65 vs Klamath 55

The two most popular Jansport Klamath models are the Klamath 65 and the Klamath 55, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 73% of the people interested in the Jansport Klamath bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Klamath 65 which is choosen by 40% (1.2 times as many as the 33% that choose the Klamath 55).

Klamath 65Klamath 55
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Klamath 65 is 0.6 kg (22.9 oz) higher than the weight of the Klamath 55.

Klamath 65Klamath 55

If we look at dimensions, the Klamath 65 is 8 in (20 cm) longer than the Klamath 55 (29 vs. 37 in). It's 6 in (15 cm) wider (19 vs. 25 in), while the height is the same (both 7 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue and grey.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Jansport Klamath features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Sleeping bag compartment

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


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The Jansport Klamath ranks #2 compared with the other Jansport bags.

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The Jansport Klamath ranks #300 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Backpack Gear Test

It is a rugged backpack. It is lightweight and is good for weekend backpacking trips as well as long day hikes with family. It is durable, has proven to be fairly water resistant, and is comfortable when loaded.

Posted 10 May 2010 by Brian Hartman - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019