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Jansport Onyx Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 110 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 16 reasons to buy the Onyx - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

78% of the reviewers give the Jansport Onyx a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (65%)
Good (13%)
Average (7%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (9%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Jansport Onyx

  • A lot of users loved the hiking pole carriers and comfort ability of the straps and back support of the bag.
  • Some users like how the straps secure at the chest and waist, and the waist straps tuck into the backpack if they don't want or need them.
  • Others said it has the softest feeling straps and back support they've ever felt as it feels like a memory foam mattress for their shoulders and back.
  • Many users are thankful with its many organizing pockets that make it practical for everyday use.
  • A number of reviewers like how the water resistant material covering keeps the contents of the bag protected.
  • Others are glad with its double water bottle holders, which stretch and extend to fit even the largest of bottles.
  • Some reviewers like how the height allows for the pack to stay slim, meaning better mobility in active situations.
  • A number of users laud its top compartment having lots of room to fill into the the main compartment.
  • Compression,strap management,smooth zippers,quality materials and construction,attachment points,stowable hip belt,back support, bottle holsters, and laptop sleeve are cited as the main reasons for choosing this bag.
  • Durable, functional, light travel bag are how other users describe this bag.
  • Some users are amazed to know that all straps have cinch loops, and zippers pull smoothly.
  • One user liked how the main compartment can be locked with a small padlock via the two holes in the zippers.
  • A number of reviewer like the presence of loops everywhere around this pack for clip attachment of other items.
  • Others like how the straps at the bottom fit a rolled blanket nicely.
  • Some travelers are amazed with how the size is capable of traveling with light clothes,toiletries for 5 day vacation, MacBook, phone, glasses and various other items.
  • Some reviewers thought the placement of the pockets gives a unique weight distribution and it makes the bag feel lighter than it seems.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users thought the zippers are a bit noisy.
  • Others said the shoulder straps pinch into their ribs.


Crowdsourced specs across all Jansport Onyx models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.25-2.5 oz (1-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength21-23 in (53-58 cm)
Width15-22 in (38-56 cm)
Height5-12 in (13-30 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Jansport Onyx 34

100% choose the Jansport Onyx 34

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Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength23 in (58 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


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The Jansport Onyx ranks #32 compared with the other Jansport bags.

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The Jansport Onyx ranks #2268 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019