JanSport SuperBreak Review

Best kids' school backpack

  • Durable
  • Wide variety of colors and designs
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Few pockets
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Bottom line

The JanSport SuperBreak is popular for its low price and ample cargo capacity. It's light enough for a kindergarten or elementary school student to carry, but large enough to fit everything a middle- or high school student needs. The SuperBreak has an excellent reputation for durability and comes in a range of stylish colors and patterns. The only complaint is that there aren't a lot of pockets for more organization.

Breaking it down


Holds more than you might think. The 1,550-cubic-inch JanSport SuperBreak is sized for the elementary and middle school crowd, reviewers say. It has one large compartment and a smaller utility pocket that can hold two to three textbooks, a large binder, spiral notebooks, paperback books, a laptop, miscellaneous school supplies and still leave room for a bag lunch. Some young reviewers say they wish the SuperBreak had more pockets or built-in organizers to help students keep their belongings straight, and, while it's large enough for a laptop, it does not have a dedicated laptop compartment or sleeve


Comfortable and stylish. The JanSport SuperBreak is available in more than 50 colors and patterns, and we found more than a few owners on review sites who seem intent upon collecting a set of them. Many users comment on how light the SuperBreak is (it weighs just 12 ounces), and we found several reviews from students who say it's very comfortable to wear, and they like the thin material, which doesn't make their back sweat. Several reviewers note that it makes a good day-hiking pack as well.


Living up to a strong reputation. JanSport has a reputation for highly durable backpacks, and the JanSport SuperBreak is no exception. Some reviewers say it lasts for years, and many parents say they themselves continue to use it after their child has finished school. The pack is machine-washable, something that's particularly useful with the lighter colors, which reviewers say show dirt easily. It is not waterproof, however. All JanSport packs come with a lifetime guarantee and customer service is reported as helpful and responsive.

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JanSport SuperBreak Reviews

1. EBags.com

More than 8,300 owners review the JanSport SuperBreak backpack, giving it an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 in all categories. Ninety-five percent of owners say they would recommend it to a friend. Users say it's comfortable, durable and attractive.

Review: JanSport SuperBreak, Contributors to eBags.com, As of August 2015

2. Amazon.com

The JanSport SuperBreak earns a rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 in nearly 2,600 customer reviews. Most owners like that it holds a good number of supplies, but in a smaller pack It get raves for comfort, durability and it's wide selection of colors and fabrics.

Review: Classic SuperBreak Backpack, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2015

3. Sports Authority

The JanSport SuperBreak is one of the highest-rated backpacks on SportsAuthority.com, with nearly 45 reviews and an average overall rating of about 4.5 stars out of 5. Reviewers say the SuperBreak is lightweight and comfortable, but some wish it had more pockets.

Review: JanSport Superbreak Backpack, Contributors to SportsAuthority.com, As of August 2015

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