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About Jansport Catalyst Pack

Jansport Catalyst Pack
The Jansport Catalyst Pack is a great choice no matter where you plan on heading. With dual side water bottle pockets, your essential liquid is always within close reach. This pack is designed for form-fitting comfort, which means that it fits snugly against the contours of your body. It comes equipped with a breathable, perforated EVA hip belt with mesh stash pockets, so that you can store small basic items. A specific hydration compartment allows easy access to your water. In addition, the breathable, perforated EVA shoulder straps allow you to manage the weight for easy portability. The pack is fashioned from double ripstop 420 Denier stripe, which ensures that this pack is durable, and will last for a long time. The Jansport Catalyst Pack is an ideal choice for carrying your daily essentials wherever you go.

The Jansport Catalyst Pack is commonly used for Extended Hikes, Heavy Loads and more. The Jansport Catalyst Pack is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Avid Adventurer among others. The Jansport Catalyst Pack is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Jansport Catalyst Pack: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity, Lightweight.

Jansport Catalyst Pack Features

  • Accommodates a reservoir of your choice (sold separately)
  • Breathable, perforated EVA hipbelt with mesh stash pockets for small items
  • Breathable, perforated EVA shoulder straps with hydration tube management
  • Dual side water bottle pockets
  • Dual trekking pole loops
  • Form-fitting comfort
  • Four side compression
  • Front V-loft pocket with key clip
  • Fully padded EVA back panel, with a quick access hydration compartment
  • Generous main compartment features easy panel-loading design
  • Hydration compartment is easily accessible via the back panel
  • Locking bungee cord compression
  • Mesh stash pocket
  • One main compartment
  • Side water-bottle pockets, front stuff-it pocket, hipbelt pockets and dual trekking-pole loops organize all kinds of items, large and small
  • Sternum strap
  • The JanSport Catalyst pack features 4 compression straps and locking bungee-cord compression for snug and stable load
  • Web haul handle
  • Zippered front loft pocket contains key clip

Jansport Catalyst Pack Specifications

HEIGHT
18 in.
WIDTH
9.5 in.
DEPTH
8 in.
WEIGHT
1 lb 11 oz.
MATERIAL
DOUBLE RIPSTOP / 420 DENIER STRIPE
PACK STYLE
INTERNAL PACK
CAPACITY
1249.8 cu. in.
MESH STASH POCKET
Yes
STERNUM STRAP
Yes
BREATHABLE
Yes
EVA SHOULDER STRAPS
Yes
HYDRATION TUBE
Yes
FRONT V-LOFT POCKET WITH KEY CLIP
Yes
FOUR SIDE COMPRESSION
Yes
DUAL SIDE WATER BOTTLE POCKETS
Yes
DUAL TREKKING POLE LOOPS
Yes
Available in the Following Colors:
Grey Tar/Forge Grey, New Storm Grey/Optimus Grey
WEB HAUL HANDLE
Yes

Catalyst Pack Customer Reviews

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Jansport Carson External Backpack
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to load (8)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Highly adjustable (6)
  • Large capacity (6)
  • Good padding (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Extended trips (7)
    • Heavy loads (4)
    • Light loads (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (6)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort driven (5), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    4.0

    Good pack for a great price

    By Wild Bill

    from Fallbrook, CA

    About Me Casual Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Good Padding
    • Good Suspension
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Large Capacity
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Extended Hikes
      • Heavy Loads

      Comments about Jansport Carson External Backpack:

      For straight up trail hiking to get to campsites you can't beat it. It'll carry all that you'll need and the stuff your buddy with an internal frame pack can't fit in his!

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist

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      5.0

      EXCELLENT, PRACTICAL BACKPACK!

      By Carol, mom to Scott!

      from Kent, Ohio

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Load
      • Good Padding
      • Good Suspension
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Hikes
        • Extended Hikes

        Comments about Jansport Carson External Backpack:

        After much research and not knowing much about backpacks, I purchased this item for my son for Christmas. His main request was to find something lightweight and comfortable to take on overnight hikes. He LOVES this backpack and is anxious to use it in our National Parks. The size is perfect to hold his gear and the pack fits his thin frame extremely well. The price is one of the best parts of the purchase. [...]

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven

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        5.0

        Absolutely Fantastic !!!!!

        By Troop 11

        from CT

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Load
        • Good Padding
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Extended Hikes
          • Light Loads

          Comments about Jansport Carson External Backpack:

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          • Comfort Driven

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          5.0

          The Carson Rocks

          By Kevin

          from Kentucky

          About Me Avid Adventurer

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Good Padding
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Large Capacity
          • Lifetime Warranty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Extended Hikes
            • Heavy Loads
            • Light Loads

            Comments about Jansport Carson External Backpack:

            This pack is highly adjustable, fits my torso, I'm 6'1" and has a large waist belt, about 54". It's easy to load via the top access or the front panel unzips for quick access to gear. Internal divider for your sleeping bag or whatever and pockets everywhere plus a hydration pocket. Jansport has updated the shoulder straps to remedy the failure problem mentioned in other reviews. My brother has cerebral paulsey and he and I go hiking and camping quite a bit so I needed a pack to carry all our gear and I can easily put 50-70lbs in this pack and it works well and is very comfortable at that weight. Oh don't forget the lifetime warranty!

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven

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            4.0

            Great Bag for the price

            By TS

            from San Diego

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Load

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Extended Hikes

            Comments about Jansport Carson External Backpack:

            I don't know what the weight rating for this bag is but it held up very well on it's first trip with a lot of tools/gear (3 days, 15 miles, tough terrain). It feels a bit heavy but I like the construction so I will put up with it for the strength

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist

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