JanSport Big Student vs Osprey Porter 30

  • Great for school
  • Durable and well made
  • Lots of pockets
  • Comfortable to carry for long periods of time
  • Good for a laptop
  • Great for carrying a laptop
  • Excellent laptop compartment
  • Ugly turtle shell silhouette
  • One-bag evolve too

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Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Laptop

JanSport Big Student
10 Best Backpacks of 2022 - GearLab
All in all, this bag provides excellent value and is one of our favorite all-time choices for students.
PositivePositive
Consumer Reports
2 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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Osprey Porter 30
Narrowing down 30L options: Pakt, Setout Divide, Porter, Max, Technonaut
Not terrible, but a little more fiddly. The most accessible area when the pack is cinched down is the mesh pocket in the second organisational layer, and a few of its slip pockets further down. You can get in and poke around without uncinching. I do like the way it configures from thicc to thin, when the bag is less full, and the straitjacket is folded closer to the pack.
PositivePositive
11
PointsOutFewer
reddit.com/r/onebag
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Comfort

JanSport Big Student
Expert help needed for our travel bag selections!
My mom throws everything in a Jansport Big Student bag, it's kind of a mess but it works fine. If you're worried about paring things down, do a trial run at home as mmolle also suggested.
Osprey Porter 30
Narrowing down 30L options: Pakt, Setout Divide, Porter, Max, Technonaut
Not terrible, but a little more fiddly. The most accessible area when the pack is cinched down is the mesh pocket in the second organisational layer, and a few of its slip pockets further down. You can get in and poke around without uncinching. I do like the way it configures from thicc to thin, when the bag is less full, and the straitjacket is folded closer to the pack.
PositivePositive
11
PointsOutFewer
reddit.com/r/onebag
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Size

JanSport Big Student
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JanSport Big Student Backpack
One is a little bit better. Also the price on this one is a little bit higher. This is a little bit more expensive than some of the other backpacks i have, but with good reason, i feel like you're paying for quality when you buy a backpack like this, i really like the straps
PositivePositive
That Internet Guy
4 months ago
youtube.com
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Osprey Porter 30
Best bag for a 5ft female
*Like*, though, not love. It's tough as nails and still looks as new as the day I bought it, but tbh it functions better as a duffel than a backpack, especially when your weight starts approaching 20 lbs, it gets uncomfortable in a hurry. I also liked the Osprey Porter 30 Travel pack as it has compression straps and a slick design, but I'm also a hiker and it doesn't have any dedicated water bottle pockets on the outside like its larger sibling, the Fairview 40, which has an XS/S torso option, while with the Porter 30 (and *possibly* the Porter 46, not 100% sure), there's only one torso size option and you get what they give you.
PositivePositive
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catshit0ne
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Carry-on

JanSport Big Student
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JanSport Big Student Backpack
One is a little bit better. Also the price on this one is a little bit higher. This is a little bit more expensive than some of the other backpacks i have, but with good reason, i feel like you're paying for quality when you buy a backpack like this, i really like the straps
PositivePositive
That Internet Guy
4 months ago
youtube.com
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Osprey Porter 30
youtube
Osprey Porter 30 Travel Pack
This pack is small but mighty. It's an excellent choice for light and minimal travellers looking for an easy-to-use and organized pack.
PositivePositive
Enwild
3 months ago
youtube.com
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Strap

JanSport Big Student
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JanSport Big Student Backpack
One is a little bit better. Also the price on this one is a little bit higher. This is a little bit more expensive than some of the other backpacks i have, but with good reason, i feel like you're paying for quality when you buy a backpack like this, i really like the straps
PositivePositive
That Internet Guy
4 months ago
youtube.com
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Osprey Porter 30
Pros/Cons & Review: Osprey Packs Porter 30L Backpack
Skip to content We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Osprey Packs Porter 30L Backpack and summarize the results below:. Universal Ranking.
NeutralNeutral
3 months ago
evolutionbasin.com
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Zipper

JanSport Big Student
Awesome backpack
The media could not be loaded. I bought this because of the lifetime warranty. Usually my packs fail from just normal use. The cup holder finally failed about a week ago. I have had this for almost 2 years, constant use. I use it to hold my wallet so I carry it everyday. One of the zippers failed ab...
5/5
Alms
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Osprey Porter 30
Bon voyage
Haven’t use it on too many trips, but looks and feels to be quality. Good zippers, fabric, and stitching
5/5
Christopher
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Commute

JanSport Big Student
College Students! It has hella pockets!
Okay so it is almost the end of the semester and have been using the backpack for 13 weeks and I can truly say it's great. It holds everything that I need and the laptop pocket is exactly what I needed. However, I feel that if I was a little more taller (I'm 5'2 for reference) it would sit more comf...
5/5
Noemi Vera
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Osprey Porter 30
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Osprey Porter 30 Travel Pack
This pack is small but mighty. It's an excellent choice for light and minimal travellers looking for an easy-to-use and organized pack.
PositivePositive
Enwild
3 months ago
youtube.com
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Compartment

JanSport Big Student
youtube
JanSport Pack Review: Big Student Backpack
So that's it for the big student, it's an awesome bag.
PositivePositive
JanSport
4 months ago
youtube.com
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Osprey Porter 30
Osprey Porter 30 & Day Lite Plus Review - Dang Good Life
Osprey Porter 30 Review. The smallest front compartment on the Porter 30 worked well for a shoe compartment. It held both my lower-profile shoes (boat shoes) and also my Xero sandals
PositivePositive
3 months ago
danggoodlife.com
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