Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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The Best Ever Stephen Joseph Sidekick Backpack Monkey

Stephen Joseph Sidekick Backpack Monkey

I have been a Jansport Junkie since I was in High school (Many years ago). I remember begging my mom for the black backpack with that tapestry looking strip across the front. I was lucky enough that she bought it for me and thanks to their lifetime warrenty (it has been replaced for free 3 times now) I still have that backpack and it functions as my always packed bathroom travel bag.

So I decided to go back to school to get a second major and didn't want to unpack my bathroom bag. I began hunting for a Jansport. I ordered this bag in the Tan color with the pink zippers. I LOVE it. First of all it came with that wonderful tag that says "Lifetime warrenty on craftsmanship," second, it's larger and much more comfortable them my circa 1993 version.

There are WAY more pockets then the old ones had. Right now in the large main pocket I have a Precalculus book, Chemistry Book, Microbiology book, and chemistry Student guide. In the second main pocket (the bulk of the packpack is separated into two parts) I have 3 spiral notebooks, 2 composition books, a TI Calculator, and a pair of lab goggles. In the front pouch I have two full boxes of pencils, one box of pens, various items from my purse and two packs of gum. Then I found two more pockets AND a little webbed thingy on the side for holding a bottle of water. Also in the front pouch is a little pocket made just for cell phones - nice touch. I still have plenty of room for adding more crap should I want to... but I don't think I could lift it then.

The whole exterior is made in that standard high test canvas that makes Jansport bags last forever. The inside separator between the two large pockets may be the first thing that goes - it's a much flimsier material.

Final verdict - it holds everything I need it to hold, has surprisingly comfortable straps, and appears very durable. Highly recommended for High school, college, weekend overnight bag, or laptop bag. I do not recommend it for little ones as my 8 year old put it on and it almost swallowed him.

EDIT- I have just ordered 2 more of these - one for each of my stepsons. The bag has made it through almost a whole college semester with nary a scuff. I love this bag. I now have one in this black and white spastic mishmash color that matches my youngest's bike, and the one with the lions on it (looks like old heraldry) they are all shaped exactly the same and made just as durable.

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  1. I purchased this to use as a diaper bag for my one year old and its great. This is everything I thought it would be it looks just like the picture colors are so bright and there is plenty of room inside and the material seems durable

  2. Sofia Thompson11/15/2011 3:32 PM

    I use this bag as a diaper bag for my toddler son, it is big enough for pampers, wipes, extra clothes, toys and a few of mommy's things. Perfect bag!

  3. Juan Hamilton11/23/2011 2:32 PM

    This backpack is perfect for my almost 2 yr old. It is very sturdy and well made. Good for traveling and bringing toys and books along.

  4. Willie Kelley10/17/2012 2:32 PM

    My son loves to carry things in his pockets and in bags so I got him this tiger backpack. It is well constructed and true to the picture. However, the bag is quite large for my son, who is a bit shy of 24 months. I think I will have to wait a few months before he can really use it; although he does enjoy putting it on, its just too large for him to wear for more than a few minutes. Overall, it is study, attractive and has nice features- such as mesh side pockets for bottles.

  5. Esmeralda David10/21/2012 5:32 AM

    My son loved his back pack perfect size for a 2-3 years old, and have enought space to put his toys in it!

  6. Brandie Russo10/21/2012 7:32 AM

    I was debating between this and the one from skip hop and decided on this one because it was bigger. It's just the right size for my almost 4 yr old to take to school this year. Super cute and my son loves it.

  7. Andrew Stone11/16/2012 8:32 AM


  8. Great, sturdy backpack. Very cute and just what I was expecting. My 3yr old son loves putting it on for preschool every day.

  9. Jesse Hubbard12/24/2012 4:32 AM

    I bought this for my grandson and he seemed to really like it. He turned 3 and I had pulled the cords as far as I could and it fit him just fine.