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Jansport Recruit Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 36 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Recruit - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

88% of the reviewers give the Jansport Recruit a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (68%)
Good (20%)
Average (0%)
Poor (10%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Jansport Recruit

  • Most users said that his bag holds a ton of stuff and the side pockets are sturdy.
  • Most reviewers said that it was perfect. Not too big, not too small.
  • Many users said that the straps are very comfortable around their shoulders.
  • One feature mentioned by many users is that it has a tablet section which is actually a good spot for sunglasses or other smaller items that they don't want getting scratched.
  • Many users said that the front organizational pocket is great for pens and other supplies.
  • Many reviewers said that the mesh water bottle pocket is great.
  • Reviewers said that there's another pouch on the other side as well. The second pouch has a zippered pocket, perfect for headphones and other small items.
  • Many users said that it has very strong overall construction. The material feels durable and waterproof, almost like a rain jacket.
  • Most reviewers said that the Price value of the item is affordable for its good quality.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users complained that the stitching is already falling apart less than a month in.
  • One user complained that his expectation about the quality was higher.


Crowdsourced specs across all Jansport Recruit models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength11 in (28 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height19 in (48 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:



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

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The Jansport Recruit ranks #1954 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Bag ID 31801. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019