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JanSportDRIVER 8
 
4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (7)
  • Stylish (7)
  • Lots of pockets and features (6)
  • Weather proof (5)
  • Rugged (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (4), High-end shopper (3), Stylish (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Lifetime warranty

      By AF World Traveler

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Disabled Veteran Usmc

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Rugged
      • Stylish
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

        Comments about JanSport DRIVER 8:

        I am a disabled veteran, USMC, the VA purchased one of these and a backpack to accommodate my disability to carry my college books, etc. I am a full time student and have to carry my laptop, books, etc in this. I sometimes have so much that I have to carry my JanSport backpack too. Some students are now using rolling crates for all their school gear but are not very functional when it rains since Fall, Winter, and Spring are spent during the rainy season. I keep the heavy items in the rolling backpack and it makes a big difference. From carrying so much gear my backpack tore from one of the shoulder straps after several years of carrying books; JansPort repaired it with no problem. I had so much gear in my rolling backpack that the stitching tore and JansPort replaced the rolling backpack too. One has to consider the constant movement at school like going up and down stairs, stashing it under a desk, then studying at the library, including homework, travel from and to school. Some people are lucky to get by with just a tablet computer, then there are the child prodigies that get to go to college at 9 or 10 years of age, but some of us need to carry our books and need accommodations to study. I am now getting my driver 8 replaced again because of a defective handle.

        JanSport really stands by its products. Every manufacturer will have some issues with some of their products and I am so thankful JanSport is there when it does. I am almost finished with my studies at the university and will keep my JanSport bags long after.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Handle broked within 3 weeks.

        By lustu

        from lustu

        Comments about JanSport DRIVER 8:

        I thought Jansport was a reliable brand. I am very disappointed, especially for money I invested in it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it and my shoulders do too

        By hiteckred

        from Johns Island, SC

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Rugged
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about JanSport DRIVER 8:

            Love this product, my books for college were getting way too heavy to carry in a normal book bag.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            name says it all

            By U.S. Marine protecting your Embassy

            from Tunis,Tunisia, North Africa

            Pros

            • Best Tote Handle
            • Comfortable Strap
            • Good Protection
            • Good wheels
            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
            • Perfect size
            • Solid Material
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about JanSport DRIVER 8:

                This was purchased for my 4th grade son so he doesnt have to carry his other Jansport back pack on his back. This is a fast growing trend so students can carry their stuff around at school. I see many different vendor types of this new concept for students and some seem way to big or like the first one I bought him ( different vendor) was just to small for 60 bucks. This one by Jansport has the best wheels and handle and bottom protection. He can fit his 3 inch binder/couple text books/2 soft lunch boxes ( one is for after school before football meal)a U10 size football and his hooded sweatshirt with room to spare. The drink holder on side fits a gatorade bottle very well and tight. The only thing I would like to see in the future is maybe a ice cold storage soft compartment for keeping his perisable colder longer verses his soft lunch box. Its not necessary. The only reason why I suggested it is because I have absolutly nothing to complain about with this product. I looked at all the other top vendors and the 100 dollars I spent on this is sure to give years of service. Good job JanSport on keeping with quality and fair price for a rolling back pack that my son absolutly loves.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice quality backpack

                By dandksmommy

                from Clovis, CA

                About Me Mom, Practical

                Pros

                • Ample room
                • Big Pockets
                • Glides Easy
                • Good Protection
                • Great Wheels
                • Large Side Pocket For H2o
                • Rugged
                • Sturdy
                • Stylish
                • Weatherproof

                Cons

                • Bit Heavy For Small Kids
                • Needs 2 Outside Pockets

                Best Uses

                  Comments about JanSport DRIVER 8:

                  My middle school child loved this backpack so much that I am back to purchase one for her brother. It is a great rolling backpack. Glides really easy. Only complaint is that I wish it had 2 side pockets for water bottles. The 1 pocket is has is nice and large.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Absolute must have!

                  By socal shopper

                  from OC, CA

                  About Me Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about JanSport DRIVER 8:

                      I bought this for my little student 2 years ago, and the only reason we are buying a new one now is for a new style! It has held up the abuse of 3rd and 4th grade, hanging outside in the sun during school, up and down cement steps, and a boatload of homework. The size is big, and an elementary student isn't carrying a laptop, but the sleeve came in handy to keep her other things safe. She loved this backpack, and I'd highly recommend it to everyone looking for a backpack on wheels. The extra space comes in handy: lunch bag, homework folder, books, binder, extra clothes, etc. Love the drink holder on the outside as well. She used and abused it for 2 years with absolutely no problems!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (10 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Broke after one month of daily use

                      By DK

                      from NYC, NY

                      About Me Student

                      Pros

                      • Great Concept

                      Cons

                      • Handle Broke Off
                      • Straps Got Mangeld
                      • Wears Easily

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about JanSport DRIVER 8:

                        We liked the product a lot but the first time my daughter used it, she left the straps out while rolling it and they got mangled. Then, after a month, the pull handle broke off rendering it useless. Could be good for indoor use but guess it couldn't handle the NYC winter.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love it

                        By Luli1031

                        from Miami, FL

                        About Me Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

                        Pros

                        • Color
                        • Good Protection
                        • Handle
                        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                        • Maneuverability
                        • Material
                        • Quality
                        • Stylish
                        • Weatherproof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about JanSport DRIVER 8:

                            I use my backpack for travel, for shopping, and basically to carry things around. This is an awesome backpack.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (9 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            luv it!

                            By kiwi

                            from la la land

                            About Me High-End Shopper, Stylish

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Strap
                            • Good Protection
                            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                            • Rugged
                            • Stylish
                            • Weatherproof

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                DRIVER 8 BACKPACK

                                $110.00

                                For a life on-the-move, the JanSport Driver 8 rolling backpack converts from backpack to roller with tuck-away shoulder straps. The rolling backpack features a padded 15 inch laptop sleeve, side water bottle pocket and front organizer pocket.

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                                Padded sleeve fits 15" laptop | Tuck-away shoulder straps for converting to backpack | Front utility pocket with organizer | Retractable two-stage handle | 80 mm inline skate wheels | Side water bottle pocket | Two large main compartments | Fully padded back panel | Front stash pocket | Padded grab handle

                                Capacity: 2175 cu in / 36 L|Weight: 5 lbs / 3 kg|Dimensions: 21® x 14® x 10® / 53 x 35 x 25 cm|Laptop Dimensions: 11.5® x 10.5® x 1.5® / 29 x 27 x 4 cm|Fabric: 600 Denier Polyester / 420 Denier Velocity Nylon

                                15"Laptop|2-3 textbooks|Paperback books|1 large binder|2-3 spiral notebooks|Calculator|Pens and pencils|Bag lunch|Cellphone|MP3 Player|Water Bottle