It was 1967. JanSport® was born in the back of a Seattle transmission shop.
Skip Yowell and his cousin Murray Pletz graduated from college with no interest in real jobs.
Murray told his girlfriend Jan, if she whipped up a prototype and they got it into a store he would marry her and name the company after her.
It was the beginning of a journey that's been unfolding for forty years. Today JanSport gear can transport you and your stuff to just about anywhere.