v3.8.0.1
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Dec. 29, 2017
Jan. 26, 2018
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Dec. 29, 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Entity Registrant Name JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0000788329  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --09-28  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Class A    
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   8,783,529
Class B    
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,211,686