Jansport rainier backpack

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I cannot tell you the number of times I have had this pack stood upright against a tree with the zipper slightly pulled down after accessing stuff and the zipper on the front compartment slides completely down from the weight in the pack and it literally DUMPS my entire contents of the pack out on the ground! I would not say this is a beginner pack but in the middle of beginner and serious. It is really easy to keep all of my gear organized in this pack. It's unfortunate that Jansport didn't recognize this and solve the problem early on. I an happy with the quality of materials and workmanship. You can be very organized with all the pockets. If you dont bring heavy gear along, you should be fine. My main criticism, though, is a big one, and I am extremely surprised that no one else here has listed it: the frame on the pack SQUEAKS like a wild banshee. I am short 5'8" but still bought the "Tall", it was a better fit.

For an entry level or intermediate backpacker, this is a great pack. I am short 5'8" but still bought the "Tall", it was a better fit. The straight vertical bars provide support and rigidity without the often mis-fitting curves and sweaty padding of an internal pack. I have tried others and always end up going back to the Rainier. With every step for 70 miles through the Grand Canyon, the pack would proclaim "wee, oo, wee, oo" and so on, for hours. Welcome to Trailspace, Mike! Other than that, the pack is very comfortable and the thick waist belt is great for long trips. I've used Jansport external frame packs for 10 years. Great for beginners, avoid if on technical terrain.

Every other feature though is great - three pockets, traditional strap points, the great JS top bar, adjustable frame which weighs next to nothing, but will hold up and never crack. Welcome to budget-travels-tips. I bought the smaller pack. My hips are somewhat bony, and the hip belt did become uncomfortable and bruised me after 1 day on the trail 8 miles only. Like the other reviews I would have to say that it is extremely easy to organize. As others have mentioned, it does squeak but not all the time you get used to it. We have found a remedy to the squeaks, so we hope that can help others also. When I spec'd the Rainier, i compared it to 4 other packs 2 Camp Trails and 2 others unknown.

This pack held up well and even after a couple years of hard hiking, it is still in good shape. Number of Pockets : 7 Max. The big plus is the ability to strap on large tents and foam pads on the top. It fits well once you properly adjust the back brace bar and straps. We have 3 Mine and 2 sons. As another writer noted, the straps are cheesy, but replaceable from JS customer service, and the mesh pockets will give up the ghost after a shortwhile lost a valuable flask of tequila from mine. There is plenty of room in the pack and worked well for me on a 10 day sierra trek. My hips are somewhat bony, and the hip belt did become uncomfortable and bruised me after 1 day on the trail 8 miles only.

This pack is a punishment to own. I did not have the squeaking problems many that many others had. Not only is it an entry level pack, but it S! My main criticism, though, is a big one, and I am extremely surprised that no one else here has listed it: the frame on the pack SQUEAKS like a wild banshee. It is no doubt a light back, esp. It's unfortunate that Jansport didn't recognize this and solve the problem early on. If it weren't for the squeaking, it would be a solid 5. You can be very organized with all the pockets.

I have had mine for 4 years and it is still going strong. The two large compartments in the main pack plus two large side compartments allow for an organized pack. External frame packs can carry versatile loads, are easy to organize, and blissfully cool and breezy on the back. I have tried others and always end up going back to the Rainier. This has worked great for me. I own 7 packs of both internal and external and this Jansport Rainier was my second pack to own. Pots, pan, cup, cutlery, lantern, tomahawk, etc hangs nicely from the external frame. The front zippers that open the massive front panel on the back of the Rainier pack are just about TOO easy to open. Try to find the thicker tape, and make many wraps.

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Bear canisters attach to the top, but the black ones sit semi-precariously because of the ridge along the center. Straps allow good fit to your back for an external type pack and again, a horizontal bar can be slide to complete the proper fit. It has tons of room and is ventilated well. This pack has worked well for me. Design : external Max. The hip and holder strap padding is a bit thin, and the frame will twist abit causing the sweak. This pack is no longer made but was around for years from Jansport. I liked the feature of the easily-reached net pocket to hold the waterbottle. It's unfortunate that Jansport didn't recognize this and solve the problem early on.

For long treks with a lot of group gear, on good trails, the Rainier works best for me. There is plenty of room in the pack and worked well for me on a 10 day sierra trek. All the zippers have storm flaps but there are many sewn thru seams. Do you have any pictures of your Rainier you could show us in your review? The water bottle holder is hard to access if you have a nalgene in it, but works well for storing fuel bottles. This pack has worked well for me. I own 7 packs of both internal and external and this Jansport Rainier was my second pack to own. The pod that sits on the center in the back is removable and can be used to add extra space, or for easy access items. In its place is a medium sized first aid roll up bag, and the tiny zipper pouch on the outside I put 'survival' tools like firestarters, leatherman etc. It has tons of room and is ventilated well.

There is plenty of room in the pack and worked well for me on a 10 day sierra trek. I have had several top loader external frames Camp trails, Americamp, etc so I knew what I wanted when I spec'd the Jansport Ranier--basically I did not want another difficult to load top loader. Great for beginners, avoid if on technical terrain. You do have room for adjustment. I lost an expensive small flashlight on one trip because of this The two large compartments in the main pack plus two large side compartments allow for an organized pack. Reviews of this pack vary the widest I have ever seen. I find it great for the hot and humid east Texas forests, where the piney woods are not too thick so the bulky pack doesn't get caught much, and the ground is mostly flat sometimes very wet, does well enough in the cold but that's not my concern here.

They are apples and oranges as far as fit so don't even compare the fit of an internal to the fit of an external. Eric February 9, It could use another good pad for the upper back, and it needs another height adjuster but otherwise a good sturdy pack. Design : external Max. The rain keeps off it but in a deluge break out a huge poncho to cover you and it. The only reason that I give this pack a 4, and not a 5 is for the lack of padding present in the hips. My hips are somewhat bony, and the hip belt did become uncomfortable and bruised me after 1 day on the trail 8 miles only. Another "selling point" of this P.

Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure Review. There is a LOT of adjustment with this pack so if it feels incredibly uncomfortable if it's set wrong. It creaks a little, but is very comfortable if worn correctly. I don't have a lot of experience with other packs, but I have very few complaints about this one. Design : external Max. We have 3 Mine and 2 sons. The straight vertical bars provide support and rigidity without the often mis-fitting curves and sweaty padding of an internal pack. As others have mentioned, it does squeak but not all the time you get used to it.

It has tons of room and is ventilated well. The shelf on top is perfect for a tent and the poles fit along the side of the pack along with a fishing pole. We have 3 Mine and 2 sons. So - give it a 4-plus for concept and 3-minus for execution! The water bottle holder is hard to reach when your hiking but I have a second pouch that slips on the waist strap. It's a great conversation piece, especially when trying to impress the ladies with stories of journeys I've never been on. Used mostly for mile overnighters on the A. It's well built, lifetime warranty, two integrated squeak generators, plenty of pockets that are easy to get to. This pack is a punishment to own.

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Man, I need to get off my butt. This was my first internal framed backpack, bought 12 years ago. It's unfortunate that Jansport didn't recognize this and solve the problem early on. Take it from me, you dont need to spend a fortune to hike comfortably. It has the capacity to carry anything you could ever want so it makes a great family camping pack. I could not find a fix for this while i used the pack. It's a pain in the A! Pots, pan, cup, cutlery, lantern, tomahawk, etc hangs nicely from the external frame. The straight vertical bars provide support and rigidity without the often mis-fitting curves and sweaty padding of an internal pack. All in all, I am always questioning if my new cubic inch internal is better.

The water bottle holder is hard to access if you have a nalgene in it, but works well for storing fuel bottles. I highly recommend it to beginners as well ". I like it. Every other feature though is great - three pockets, traditional strap points, the great JS top bar, adjustable frame which weighs next to nothing, but will hold up and never crack. I would not say this is a beginner pack but in the middle of beginner and serious. You do have room for adjustment. Other than that, the pack is very comfortable and the thick waist belt is great for long trips. Dont go over 40 pounds with it, but under that you wont even know its on your back.

It has the capacity to carry anything you could ever want so it makes a great family camping pack. It was a popular pack! If you are new to backpacking and reading this, then you need to try on internal and external frame packs before buying. Now, I know all ext. JanSport D3 Review. I chose the Rainier because it was a panel loader and very easy to load without disturbing your sleeping bag, sleep pad, and other attachments lashed to the frame tent poles, camp chair, etc. Am giving this one to my son having upgraded to a Carson to handle the loads of winter camping for 2. I own 7 packs of both internal and external and this Jansport Rainier was my second pack to own. It is lightweight and weight is distributed evenly with heavy loads. Eric February 9,

I also liked the dis-attachable ditty bag on the front, so you don't have to bear bag your whole pack. Also, because this pack seems to have been made before the invention of sternum straps, the shoulder straps keep wanting to take a vacation off of my shoulder. Although when lifting the pack while it's loaded you hear the flexible frame working a little too well. I will agree that the pack frame is definatley adjustable and this is a plus, but it is very squeeky and sounds like an 18 wheeler with bad shocks when walking down a trail. I bought the smaller pack. I tried oiling up the frame to reduce the squeaking, but to no avail. The Rainier is a front loading pack and it is as easy as they come to pack because of that Welcome to budget-travels-tips. It's a nice, big pack that holds plenty of gear and sits in the corner of my living room collecting dust. I don't have a lot of experience with other packs, but I have very few complaints about this one.

It's a great conversation piece, especially when trying to impress the ladies with stories of journeys I've never been on. I would not say this is a beginner pack but in the middle of beginner and serious. The current Carsen model is the newest Jansport pack that takes after the Rainier. Design : external Max. September 9, It's a pain in the A! As with many companies, JS has experimented with fabrics - and they use cheaper cloth to keep costs down - so expect some stretching at seams. The pod that sits on the center in the back is removable and can be used to add extra space, or for easy access items. I plan on doing the pacific crest trail with it, with a pack weight of 30 pounds and plenty of extra space for food and water. Josh Leibovich July 23,

I would rate the pack as "average," becasue the plusses of the panel loader, convenience of adjustments that many external frames do not have, and strong fabric that the pack is made out of, balance the weaknesses of the meager shoulder straps,the strong but noise frame, and somewhat uncomfortable hipbelt. I don't have a lot of experience with other packs, but I have very few complaints about this one. It has the capacity to carry anything you could ever want so it makes a great family camping pack. I liked it because it was very comfortable, capacitatious and easy to keep organized. We have 3 Mine and 2 sons. The straight vertical bars provide support and rigidity without the often mis-fitting curves and sweaty padding of an internal pack. The Rainier has been discontinued. With heavy loads it does squeak and digs in to the back of my broad shoulders but my friends dont have problems with the shoulders. I have had several top loader external frames Camp trails, Americamp, etc so I knew what I wanted when I spec'd the Jansport Ranier--basically I did not want another difficult to load top loader. It has tons of room and is ventilated well.

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Good pack, very sturdy, but it makes alot of noise when you put alot of weight in it. Pots, pan, cup, cutlery, lantern, tomahawk, etc hangs nicely from the external frame. Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure Review. The straight vertical bars provide support and rigidity without the often mis-fitting curves and sweaty padding of an internal pack. Buyer beware! It's one downside is that it squeaks a little. I an happy with the quality of materials and workmanship. I would rate the pack as "average," becasue the plusses of the panel loader, convenience of adjustments that many external frames do not have, and strong fabric that the pack is made out of, balance the weaknesses of the meager shoulder straps,the strong but noise frame, and somewhat uncomfortable hipbelt.

It has many pockets and several special features. This pack held up well and even after a couple years of hard hiking, it is still in good shape. With every step for 70 miles through the Grand Canyon, the pack would proclaim "wee, oo, wee, oo" and so on, for hours. I cannot tell you the number of times I have had this pack stood upright against a tree with the zipper slightly pulled down after accessing stuff and the zipper on the front compartment slides completely down from the weight in the pack and it literally DUMPS my entire contents of the pack out on the ground! It has the capacity to carry anything you could ever want so it makes a great family camping pack. Take it from me, you dont need to spend a fortune to hike comfortably. Buyer beware! Paul D. It doesnt have a fancy suspension or lots of other bells and whistles, however it only is 4 pounds. Like the other reviews I would have to say that it is extremely easy to organize.

We have found a remedy to the squeaks, so we hope that can help others also. I liked it because it was very comfortable, capacitatious and easy to keep organized. Welcome to budget-travels-tips. I believe it's one of the best values out there. Good pack, very sturdy, but it makes alot of noise when you put alot of weight in it. Pole sleeve is a nice feature and you can reach the water bottle in the holder while hiking with a little practice. I chose the Rainier because it was a panel loader and very easy to load without disturbing your sleeping bag, sleep pad, and other attachments lashed to the frame tent poles, camp chair, etc. Buyer beware! I have tried others and always end up going back to the Rainier.

Design : front loading external Size : cu in Number of Pockets : 5 Max. Your Review Have you used this? It was spacious, had plenty of room for everything I needed. I did not have the squeaking problems many that many others had. Another "selling point" of this P. Now, I know all ext. Design : Ext. I have been in a downpour of rain with 70 plus pounds of gear carrying it with no pack cover and it held up well with very little leaks I am short 5'8" but still bought the "Tall", it was a better fit.

I believe it's one of the best values out there. For long treks with a lot of group gear, on good trails, the Rainier works best for me. Other than that, the pack is very comfortable and the thick waist belt is great for long trips. Sea to Summit Delta Bowl Review. At cu in - it is alittle large - but at times I do fill it - it has lots of pockets for organizing gear, it is easily adjusted to the user and it is very easy to pack. For an entry level or intermediate backpacker, this is a great pack. Like the other reviews I would have to say that it is extremely easy to organize. I wore out the shoulder straps but the replacements I purchased through Jansport were even better padded and included a sternum strap. It was a popular pack!

I cannot tell you the number of times I have had this pack stood upright against a tree with the zipper slightly pulled down after accessing stuff and the zipper on the front compartment slides completely down from the weight in the pack and it literally DUMPS my entire contents of the pack out on the ground! I don't have a lot of experience with other packs, but I have very few complaints about this one. It was a popular pack! Reviews of this pack vary the widest I have ever seen. I have the tall version of the pack. If you are new to backpacking and reading this, then you need to try on internal and external frame packs before buying. For long treks with a lot of group gear, on good trails, the Rainier works best for me. I could not find a fix for this while i used the pack.

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Welcome to budget-travels-tips. The fact that Jansport carried it for years tells you something. The current Carsen model is the newest Jansport pack that takes after the Rainier. I highly recommend it to beginners as well ". Design : front loading external Size : cu in Number of Pockets : 5 Max. It doesnt have a fancy suspension or lots of other bells and whistles, however it only is 4 pounds. If you dont bring heavy gear along, you should be fine. Also, because this pack seems to have been made before the invention of sternum straps, the shoulder straps keep wanting to take a vacation off of my shoulder. It is lightweight and weight is distributed evenly with heavy loads. Design : External Max.

I cannot tell you the number of times I have had this pack stood upright against a tree with the zipper slightly pulled down after accessing stuff and the zipper on the front compartment slides completely down from the weight in the pack and it literally DUMPS my entire contents of the pack out on the ground! Do you have any pictures of your Rainier you could show us in your review? It is no doubt a light back, esp. Sea to Summit Delta Bowl Review. I've used Jansport external frame packs for 10 years. If you do not fit it to your back by adusting the back horizontal bar to your back, then yes, it will be a painfull wearing pack. Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure Review. It was spacious, had plenty of room for everything I needed. The pod that sits on the center in the back is removable and can be used to add extra space, or for easy access items.

So - give it a 4-plus for concept and 3-minus for execution! When I spec'd the Rainier, i compared it to 4 other packs 2 Camp Trails and 2 others unknown. The front zippers that open the massive front panel on the back of the Rainier pack are just about TOO easy to open. September 9, I am 5'11", , and was carrying too much weight for my size on the first trip with this pack when it was new 62 lbs. If you do not fit it to your back by adusting the back horizontal bar to your back, then yes, it will be a painfull wearing pack. I like it. I own 7 packs of both internal and external and this Jansport Rainier was my second pack to own.

Welcome to Trailspace, Mike! Take it from me, you dont need to spend a fortune to hike comfortably. Do you have any pictures of your Rainier you could show us in your review? Bear canisters attach to the top, but the black ones sit semi-precariously because of the ridge along the center. For long treks with a lot of group gear, on good trails, the Rainier works best for me. Buy a rain cover. Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure Review. They are apples and oranges as far as fit so don't even compare the fit of an internal to the fit of an external.

Another "selling point" of this P. As a beginner I fell prey to the internal frame pack hype and suffered needlessly. I have had several top loader external frames Camp trails, Americamp, etc so I knew what I wanted when I spec'd the Jansport Ranier--basically I did not want another difficult to load top loader. The pod that sits on the center in the back is removable and can be used to add extra space, or for easy access items. This pack has worked well for me. As another writer noted, the straps are cheesy, but replaceable from JS customer service, and the mesh pockets will give up the ghost after a shortwhile lost a valuable flask of tequila from mine. I will agree that the pack frame is definatley adjustable and this is a plus, but it is very squeeky and sounds like an 18 wheeler with bad shocks when walking down a trail. Every step you take this noise will accompany you on th trail. With heavy loads it does squeak and digs in to the back of my broad shoulders but my friends dont have problems with the shoulders.

Took off the removable outer pouch. It creaks a little, but is very comfortable if worn correctly. My main criticism, though, is a big one, and I am extremely surprised that no one else here has listed it: the frame on the pack SQUEAKS like a wild banshee. I have been in a downpour of rain with 70 plus pounds of gear carrying it with no pack cover and it held up well with very little leaks I have the tall version of the pack. This is a pretty good pack. I am 5'11", , and was carrying too much weight for my size on the first trip with this pack when it was new 62 lbs. Geeze that is so aggrevating I would not say this is a beginner pack but in the middle of beginner and serious.

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I lost an expensive small flashlight on one trip because of this As with many companies, JS has experimented with fabrics - and they use cheaper cloth to keep costs down - so expect some stretching at seams. I have had mine for 4 years and it is still going strong. I own 7 packs of both internal and external and this Jansport Rainier was my second pack to own. I would rate the pack as "average," becasue the plusses of the panel loader, convenience of adjustments that many external frames do not have, and strong fabric that the pack is made out of, balance the weaknesses of the meager shoulder straps,the strong but noise frame, and somewhat uncomfortable hipbelt. I have tried others and always end up going back to the Rainier. All the zippers have storm flaps but there are many sewn thru seams. It creaks a little, but is very comfortable if worn correctly.

I am 5'11", , and was carrying too much weight for my size on the first trip with this pack when it was new 62 lbs. Sea to Summit Delta Bowl Review. The top shelf works well for oversized tents. It has the capacity to carry anything you could ever want so it makes a great family camping pack. They have been more than total miles without a failure. I put all of my gear in stuff sacks and it is easy to organize the gear with the huge compartments. Pots, pan, cup, cutlery, lantern, tomahawk, etc hangs nicely from the external frame. You do have room for adjustment. Pole sleeve is a nice feature and you can reach the water bottle in the holder while hiking with a little practice.

I took this pack to Philmont last year, and was very satisfied. I wish there was an internal that was organized like a Rainier. Sea to Summit Delta Bowl Review. I like it. At cu in - it is alittle large - but at times I do fill it - it has lots of pockets for organizing gear, it is easily adjusted to the user and it is very easy to pack. The rain keeps off it but in a deluge break out a huge poncho to cover you and it. They are apples and oranges as far as fit so don't even compare the fit of an internal to the fit of an external. Both kinds have their pros and cons and each has its place.. This pack is extremely comfortable except its upper frame can knock against the back of your skull unless you take care to position it just right , rather light, and can carry a herd of llamas, practically.

Design : External Max. It's a pain in the A! The fact that Jansport carried it for years tells you something. The hip and holder strap padding is a bit thin, and the frame will twist abit causing the sweak. I liked the feature of the easily-reached net pocket to hold the waterbottle. Would buy it again in a hearbeat. It fits well once you properly adjust the back brace bar and straps. Now, I know all ext.

Another "selling point" of this P. The Rainier is a good pack and you will be satisfied if you are a beginner, but if you are an advanced backpacker, ditch the internal and get a nice internal. It creaks a little, but is very comfortable if worn correctly. This has worked great for me. Number of Pockets : 7 Max. If you dont bring heavy gear along, you should be fine. The external frame allows several items to be easily attached. Sea to Summit Delta Bowl Review. Although when lifting the pack while it's loaded you hear the flexible frame working a little too well.

The straight vertical bars provide support and rigidity without the often mis-fitting curves and sweaty padding of an internal pack. September 9, In its place is a medium sized first aid roll up bag, and the tiny zipper pouch on the outside I put 'survival' tools like firestarters, leatherman etc. The tall has ample room for 2 campers if you're not using heavyweight gear, or if you're only out for a short trip. I don't have a lot of experience with other packs, but I have very few complaints about this one. I an happy with the quality of materials and workmanship. The current Carsen model is the newest Jansport pack that takes after the Rainier. My main criticism, though, is a big one, and I am extremely surprised that no one else here has listed it: the frame on the pack SQUEAKS like a wild banshee. I am 5'11", , and was carrying too much weight for my size on the first trip with this pack when it was new 62 lbs. It is lightweight and weight is distributed evenly with heavy loads.

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Either the reviewers seem to love it or hate it. I plan on doing the pacific crest trail with it, with a pack weight of 30 pounds and plenty of extra space for food and water. It's a great conversation piece, especially when trying to impress the ladies with stories of journeys I've never been on. I highly recommend them. I have tried others and always end up going back to the Rainier. It fits well once you properly adjust the back brace bar and straps. As another writer noted, the straps are cheesy, but replaceable from JS customer service, and the mesh pockets will give up the ghost after a shortwhile lost a valuable flask of tequila from mine. It doesnt have a fancy suspension or lots of other bells and whistles, however it only is 4 pounds.

This pack has worked well for me. Note there were 2 sized frames for this backpack made, for those under and over 5'8. I tried oiling up the frame to reduce the squeaking, but to no avail. It was a popular pack! My hips are somewhat bony, and the hip belt did become uncomfortable and bruised me after 1 day on the trail 8 miles only. I love this feature, as well as the several pockets that are different sizes and thus accomodating to different needs. There is plenty of room in the pack and worked well for me on a 10 day sierra trek. Either the reviewers seem to love it or hate it. September 9, The Rainier is a front loading pack and it is as easy as they come to pack because of that

I find my pack only squeaks when I don't have the straps adjusted quite right. I wish there was an internal that was organized like a Rainier. It's unfortunate that Jansport didn't recognize this and solve the problem early on. This pack is a punishment to own. I have had mine for 4 years and it is still going strong. The current Carsen model is the newest Jansport pack that takes after the Rainier. If you dont bring heavy gear along, you should be fine. I liked the feature of the easily-reached net pocket to hold the waterbottle. My main criticism, though, is a big one, and I am extremely surprised that no one else here has listed it: the frame on the pack SQUEAKS like a wild banshee.

Your Review Have you used this? It's a great conversation piece, especially when trying to impress the ladies with stories of journeys I've never been on. I will agree that the pack frame is definatley adjustable and this is a plus, but it is very squeeky and sounds like an 18 wheeler with bad shocks when walking down a trail. At cu in - it is alittle large - but at times I do fill it - it has lots of pockets for organizing gear, it is easily adjusted to the user and it is very easy to pack. As a beginner I fell prey to the internal frame pack hype and suffered needlessly. This pack held up well and even after a couple years of hard hiking, it is still in good shape. It was a popular pack! The external frame allows several items to be easily attached. This has worked great for me. Design : external Size : Number of Pockets : 7 Max.

If you're looking for something new, check out the best external frame backpacks for This pack has worked well for me. I tried oiling up the frame to reduce the squeaking, but to no avail. Buyer beware! This pack is extremely comfortable except its upper frame can knock against the back of your skull unless you take care to position it just right , rather light, and can carry a herd of llamas, practically. Try to find the thicker tape, and make many wraps. Therefor, I knew I wanted a panel loader. Not only did it really bother me, but it was annoying to the folks in my group.

This pack is a punishment to own. I am in excellent physical shape, and I know how to load a pack properly weight distrubution but the pack still seemed top heavy and akward. Other than that, the pack is very comfortable and the thick waist belt is great for long trips. Another "selling point" of this P. As another writer noted, the straps are cheesy, but replaceable from JS customer service, and the mesh pockets will give up the ghost after a shortwhile lost a valuable flask of tequila from mine. I wish there was an internal that was organized like a Rainier. Welcome to budget-travels-tips. I believe it's one of the best values out there. Although when lifting the pack while it's loaded you hear the flexible frame working a little too well.

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All in all, I am always questioning if my new cubic inch internal is better. Design : External Max. It's a nice, big pack that holds plenty of gear and sits in the corner of my living room collecting dust. Other than that quirk, this is a good pack. For long treks with a lot of group gear, on good trails, the Rainier works best for me. Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure Review. You can be very organized with all the pockets. It has the capacity to carry anything you could ever want so it makes a great family camping pack.

It has many pockets and several special features. I find my pack only squeaks when I don't have the straps adjusted quite right. I would not recommend this pack to anyone shorter than 5'10", because the frame on the pack is very long and bulky. The pod that sits on the center in the back is removable and can be used to add extra space, or for easy access items. We have found a remedy to the squeaks, so we hope that can help others also. It's unfortunate that Jansport didn't recognize this and solve the problem early on. Note there were 2 sized frames for this backpack made, for those under and over 5'8. We have carried heavy loads, in excess of 60 pounds on a few hikes. The external frame allows several items to be easily attached.

It creaks a little, but is very comfortable if worn correctly. They are light, easy to oraganise stuff in, and wear like iron. It has tons of room and is ventilated well. As others have mentioned, it does squeak but not all the time you get used to it. Extremely roomy, lightweight and easy to pack. Design : external Size : Number of Pockets : 7 Max. I like it. Note there were 2 sized frames for this backpack made, for those under and over 5'8.

This pack is a punishment to own. The only reason that I give this pack a 4, and not a 5 is for the lack of padding present in the hips. I have had mine for 4 years and it is still going strong. Do you have any pictures of your Rainier you could show us in your review? If you're looking for something new, check out the best external frame backpacks for The shelf on top is perfect for a tent and the poles fit along the side of the pack along with a fishing pole. Happy Trails, Madeleine ". The water bottle holder is hard to access if you have a nalgene in it, but works well for storing fuel bottles. All the zippers have storm flaps but there are many sewn thru seams.

I use a smaller internal frame pack for long hikes but still pull out the rainier for short trips with a heavy load. I am 6'2" tall and carry about 35 pounds. In its place is a medium sized first aid roll up bag, and the tiny zipper pouch on the outside I put 'survival' tools like firestarters, leatherman etc. Design : External Max. Now, I know all ext. I prefer it over my internal pack unless I am on skis or snowshoes. As with many companies, JS has experimented with fabrics - and they use cheaper cloth to keep costs down - so expect some stretching at seams. External frame packs can carry versatile loads, are easy to organize, and blissfully cool and breezy on the back. Design : external Size : bout Number of Pockets : 8 Max. September 9,

The water bottle holder is hard to access if you have a nalgene in it, but works well for storing fuel bottles. I chose the Rainier because it was a panel loader and very easy to load without disturbing your sleeping bag, sleep pad, and other attachments lashed to the frame tent poles, camp chair, etc. It's a nice, big pack that holds plenty of gear and sits in the corner of my living room collecting dust. I put all of my gear in stuff sacks and it is easy to organize the gear with the huge compartments. If you are new to backpacking and reading this, then you need to try on internal and external frame packs before buying. Josh Leibovich July 23, Therefor, I knew I wanted a panel loader. It has many pockets and several special features.

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Jansport rainier backpack

Welcome to Trailspace, Mike! All the zippers have storm flaps but there are many sewn thru seams. They have been more than total miles without a failure. Like the other reviews I would have to say that it is extremely easy to organize. The Rainier is a good pack and you will be satisfied if you are a beginner, but if you are an advanced backpacker, ditch the internal and get a nice internal. In its place is a medium sized first aid roll up bag, and the tiny zipper pouch on the outside I put 'survival' tools like firestarters, leatherman etc. I have tried others and always end up going back to the Rainier. The Rainier has been discontinued. It's unfortunate that Jansport didn't recognize this and solve the problem early on.

In its place is a medium sized first aid roll up bag, and the tiny zipper pouch on the outside I put 'survival' tools like firestarters, leatherman etc. I plan on doing the pacific crest trail with it, with a pack weight of 30 pounds and plenty of extra space for food and water. Man, I need to get off my butt. We have 3 Mine and 2 sons. If it weren't for the squeaking, it would be a solid 5. Geeze that is so aggrevating This pack is extremely comfortable except its upper frame can knock against the back of your skull unless you take care to position it just right , rather light, and can carry a herd of llamas, practically. The top shelf works well for oversized tents.

I bought the smaller pack. I took this pack to Philmont last year, and was very satisfied. For long treks with a lot of group gear, on good trails, the Rainier works best for me. Pole sleeve is a nice feature and you can reach the water bottle in the holder while hiking with a little practice. I could not find a fix for this while i used the pack. Welcome to budget-travels-tips. Good pack, very sturdy, but it makes alot of noise when you put alot of weight in it. This has worked great for me.

I love this feature, as well as the several pockets that are different sizes and thus accomodating to different needs. It's well built, lifetime warranty, two integrated squeak generators, plenty of pockets that are easy to get to. Load Carried : aprox. I have had mine for 4 years and it is still going strong. The Rainier has been discontinued. This pack held up well and even after a couple years of hard hiking, it is still in good shape. I chose the Rainier because it was a panel loader and very easy to load without disturbing your sleeping bag, sleep pad, and other attachments lashed to the frame tent poles, camp chair, etc. The rain keeps off it but in a deluge break out a huge poncho to cover you and it. Take it from me, you dont need to spend a fortune to hike comfortably. I could not find a fix for this while i used the pack.

This pack is no longer made but was around for years from Jansport. I chose the Rainier because it was a panel loader and very easy to load without disturbing your sleeping bag, sleep pad, and other attachments lashed to the frame tent poles, camp chair, etc. I tried oiling up the frame to reduce the squeaking, but to no avail. It was a popular pack! Design : front loading external Size : cu in Number of Pockets : 5 Max. They all squeak a bit and with some wax can be made to be quiet. It's a great conversation piece, especially when trying to impress the ladies with stories of journeys I've never been on. They have been more than total miles without a failure. It has many pockets and several special features.

I wore out the shoulder straps but the replacements I purchased through Jansport were even better padded and included a sternum strap. My main criticism, though, is a big one, and I am extremely surprised that no one else here has listed it: the frame on the pack SQUEAKS like a wild banshee. Other than that, the pack is very comfortable and the thick waist belt is great for long trips. I plan on doing the pacific crest trail with it, with a pack weight of 30 pounds and plenty of extra space for food and water. Took off the removable outer pouch. As others have mentioned, it does squeak but not all the time you get used to it. Dont go over 40 pounds with it, but under that you wont even know its on your back. When I spec'd the Rainier, i compared it to 4 other packs 2 Camp Trails and 2 others unknown.

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It was spacious, had plenty of room for everything I needed. I bought the smaller pack. Man, I need to get off my butt.

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