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JanSportDRIVER 8
 
4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (8)
  • Stylish (8)
  • Lots of pockets and features (7)
  • Rugged (6)
  • Weather proof (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (6), High-end shopper (3), Stylish (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8)

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      moves well but poor compartment design

      By the walking commuter

      from Ogden, UT

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Rugged

      Cons

      • Insufficient Padding

      Best Uses

        Comments about JanSport DRIVER 8:

        I'm keeping this backpack because it's light and rolls very nicely and Jansport will repair the wheels when I need it, which I eventually will with my long walking commutes. Sadly, this backpack's compartments are not well designed. The main compartment with the backpack sleeve has the zipper too far back and under a flap of fabric so that this key section is hard to zip open and closed and makes it awkward to pull things in and out. The laptop sleeve is between two major compartments so my poor computer potentially has large objects jabbing it from both sides, and there's hardly any padding. It's hard to tell what the two middle compartments are supposed to be for -- at any rate they're shallow and deep so it's hard to keep anything organized there. One main compartment both wide and deep with an easily-accessible padded laptop pocket plus one smaller section designed for wallet/phone/pens/keys would be more convenient than four shallow, awkward-access compartments. I advise Jansport to buy other retailer's roller bags and study their superior compartment design. I'm still a Jansport customer because this backpack moves like a dream and feels sturdy and I won't have to throw it out and replace it every eight months due to broken wheels, as I did with my bags from another retailer, but I'm sad that this bag is so awkward to use otherwise.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The right bag

        By New York Beat

        from New York City

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Easily Manuvered
        • Fits Overhead
        • Good Protection
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Rugged
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about JanSport DRIVER 8:

            For daily use I have a JanSport backpack I got in the 90s. It's been repaired several times always for free and with care. This wheelie-backpack I use for airline travel. It easily fits a few days clothes and my business papers and books. It's effortless to roll through airports and it fits easily into the overhead compartment of even small planes. I love the various pockets for different size things. I've had this bag for 4 years and just got another for my wife. The JanSport people and products are what every company should aspire to be -- courteous, concerned, enduring and they stand behind their product.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

              (4 of 7 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.

              (5 of 6 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

                  (5 of 5 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

                      (10 of 11 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

                        (6 of 6 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

                            (12 of 20 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

                              (13 of 13 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

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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