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Anyone use Jandd packs?(14 posts)

Anyone use Jandd packs?pmf1
Jun 28, 2002 3:52 AM
I'm thinking of buying one. Are they any good, or just the usual cr@p made of used gym shorts?
yes and yes, and noJS Haiku Shop
Jun 28, 2002 4:31 AM
had a jandd hydration pack, it sucked (pun unintentional). pack was well constructed, but not well thought-out, and the resovoir was cheap and bite valve leaked.

i'm using several jandd seatpacks, and they're all top-quality. the small "mini-tool" seatpack is large enough for a tube, patch kit, and a couple of co2 carts. the next larger one is double that, plus. the next one (expandable mountain wedge) is cavernous, and expandable. all highly recommended.
re: Anyone use Jandd packs?jtlmd
Jun 28, 2002 5:14 AM
I am still using a jandd hydration pack I bought in 1995. It is holding together well. It didn't come with a bladder so I use a bladder I bought separately. The pack has nice side pockets that are perfect matches for my mini-pumg and a power bar. It has two large main pockets. Both can hold bladders but usually I use one bladder and the other pocket for larger items such as tubes and a jackets. There is a smaller pocket that holds whatever tools I have. It also has a compression strap which I have used to tuck in other clothing items for long mountain biking expeditions. I have been very happy with it.
re: Anyone use Jandd packs?Dark Sonix
Jun 28, 2002 5:39 AM
I use their small and medium tool bags and have a Jandd sleeping bag compression stuff sack thats about 10 years old. Each of these is very well made, and I have never had a problem with them.
re: Anyone use Jandd packs?szybki
Jun 28, 2002 5:57 AM
I use a Jandd seat pack and it's been very good, sized just right and really well made.
re: Anyone use Jandd packs?Andy M-S
Jun 28, 2002 6:04 AM
I have a JANDD saddlebag and one of their smaller QR handlebar bags. Both are extremely solid and well-made. Their stuff may be a little heavier than others (this is especially true of their panniers) but there's a reason for that--it's made to last.

Until the one post here today, I've never heard anyone complain about JANDD stuff.
Jun 28, 2002 6:43 AM
jandd makes the best packs for any and all applications and they are actually affordable. i got my wife a light frameless backpack to go to peru a few years ago. she dropped it in the freaking amazon and nothing got wet! i highly recommend them.
re: Anyone use Jandd packs?Joshua
Jun 28, 2002 7:34 AM
Jandd makes great gear!!! With #1 customer support I bought an internal frame back pack from them in 97 after the first backpacking trip it would not stay adjusted I took it to their factory (I lived in Santa Barbara at the time). And they fixed it. Next trip same thing so I took it back and not only did they swap it out with no problem what so ever they even told me i could pick out one of their 20-30 dollar items on the house, since I had trouble with the pack. The replacement has held up well for hundreds if not thousand miles and is still going strong
Jandd packs rock?MJ
Jun 28, 2002 8:04 AM
have toured and commuted with them extensively for three years - bullet proof - still good looking - and able to withstand alot of water (though they're not billed as waterproof)

also they have a great system of hooking on to the pannier rack

have a 12 year old Jannd backpack which is still going strong after over a decade of grocery shopping, travel, backpacking and university/postgraduate/law school abuse

you won't regret purchasing Jannd
Good StuffGeekRoadie
Jun 28, 2002 8:35 AM
I use one of their smaller ones and find that it is just the right size for the essentials. It's well made and has simple velcro strips without buckles which actually makes it more versatile with wierdo seats like a Prolink.

You really want me to answer? ;-b (nm)grzy
Jun 28, 2002 9:34 AM
Finally, a nibble ...pmf1
Jun 28, 2002 10:55 AM
The LBS had either that or a Trek one. Couldn't buy anything with the T word on it. It does seem like a nice pack, although I like the design of the Blackburn better.

I thought of you when I bought it .... "gee, I wonder what that annoying grizz monkey is up to?" : > )
Recently moved their factory from SB to Tijuana.p chop
Jun 28, 2002 8:06 PM
So I heard from my brothers-in-law.

Were health care benefits driving them broke or something? (A competent universal health care system wouldn't require employers to underwrite our privatized system's ~12% bureaucratic overhead [last I heard Canada's was ~6%]) (Woops.)

Or is it just so wildly profitable to manufacture in Mexico that it'd be plain irresponsible to not?
re: Anyone use Jandd packs?mackgoo
Jun 29, 2002 5:15 AM
I have a small Leather wedge. I've been using it for close to 10 years. My only complaint is it"s a little small, hard as heck to stuff a tub in there.