I wear my Eastpak
When I was in 5th grade or so, the whole Jansport and Eastpak fad hit. Everybody was using these $40-$60 back packs, and you weren’t cool unless you had one. Josh Smith was really the one that gave me the most peer pressure about it. I begged my mom to buy me one. They had a lifetime warranty and if there was anything wrong with it, you just sent it back for repair. You could also stab a pen through the bag and it would "heal" itself. How awesome was that? Anyway, my mom was very reluctant to get me one, but one day, she caved.
When I picked my mom up to drive out to Philly a few weekends ago, she noticed I still had my eastpak. I think she was pleasantly surprised that I had stood behind my words and promise to take care of it. I was surprised she remembered the whole ordeal.
I’ve sent the bag back for repairs once since I’ve had it. The middle compartment zipper had broken and torn. I think it took a month to get it back, but it came back with all new zippers (they had "JS" imprinted on them…so I think Jansport bought eastpak or something), new stitched leather bottom, and new zipper pulls, when I didn’t have any on them when I sent it to them. Awesome. I’ve never been happier with a bag. Thanks, Mom.2,141 views