The North Face Women's Recon 31L Day Pack - Dapple Grey

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Item #: 332024587

Stay organized while navigating from point A to B with the women-specific 31L Recon daypack that features a redesigned suspension system for all-day comfort, a 15" laptop sleeve in the main compartment and a tablet sleeve in the front compartment. A hydration port and two stretch-mesh water bottle pockets make it easy to stay hydrated when you’re on the go. A stretch-front stash pocket allows you to carry a helmet, soccer ball or stash extra gear on the exterior.

Features:

  • Women-specific FlexVent™ suspension system boasts custom injection-molded shoulder straps, a padded mesh back panel with a spine channel that’s specifically shaped for an ergonomic fit and a wicking lumbar panel for maximum support and ventilation
  • Women-specific shoulder straps with flexible attachment points are contoured for a women’s smaller frame
  • Padded, fleece-lined 15" laptop sleeve in main compartment protects laptop from bumps and falls
  • Padded, fleece-lined tablet sleeve located in the front compartment for quick access
  • Front stash pocket with stretch side panels for additional volume
  • Secondary compartment has internal organization with a fleece-lined media pocket, secure zippered pocket and elastic webbing for cord management
  • Reflective bike-light loop, reflective water bottle tabs and reflective shoulder strap webbing create 360 degrees of reflectivity
  • External fleece-lined pocket for sunglasses or electronics
  • Two water bottle pockets made with stretch mesh offer ability to conceal contents
  • Comfortable, padded top haul handle
  • Sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • Removable waist belt

Specifications:

  • Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz (1.179 kg)
  • Volume: 31 L
  • Dimensions: 19.5" H x 14" W x 9.5" D (49 x 36 x 24 cm)
  • Laptop Sleeve: 12.25" x 13"
  • Materials: 210D Cordura® nylon mini-ripstop

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Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.5
Recommended By: 95%
The North Face Women's Recon 31L Day Pack - Dapple Grey
Overall Rating: 4.5
Recommended By: 95%
1.0

Most uncomfortable backpack EVER!

asas79 Little Rock, AR March 10, 2017
I am totally stunned that there aren't more reviews stating how uncomfortable this backpack is! The straps are the absolute worst design of any backpack I've ever owned. They come in right up against my neck if I don't deliberately position them more outward than they are intended to sit and make an ongoing effort to keep them there. They are also very stiff! But what makes it almost unbearable to wear is the sandpaper-like material around the straps. It will rub your neck RAW quickly if you don't wear a high collared shirt. The same goes for the inside of your arms if you aren't careful, but at least your arms aren't smashed against the straps. Additionally, this backpack holds less than I anticipated, sits weird on me, won't stay upright when I sit it down, and the laptop compartment is TIGHT. The organizational compartment is nice and there is a nice padded handle at the top (good thing too bc you'll need it to keep it upright and/or carry it once your poor neck can't take anymore abuse!). It does also seem well made although for me personally that doesn't matter being as though I won't be using it. Overall this is the most disappointing purchase I've made in a long time despite the fact that I got it at half price. I am definitely going to try to return it. I should have sucked it up and got another Patigonia backpack, but half price was so tempting and it got such good reviews. This was my first and last TNF backpack purchase.
Pros:
none
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky
Bottom Line:
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5.0

Totally worth it! Would buy again

Letty Orlando, FL March 06, 2017
Totally worth it! high quality and lots of space really well divided inside and outside the bag. Easy to carry on and comfortable if you are going to spend long time walking or hiking
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Attractive, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, Day Hikes, School
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5.0

Excellent Bag

Zo New York March 02, 2017
The back support padding is awesome
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Good for Commuting, School
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5.0

Everything I Needed in a Backpack

Kat the Grad Student NY February 28, 2017
I won't lie. I bought this backpack for school, not hiking. I already own a hiking backpack but when my trustworthy jansport split at the seams I knew I needed to make a new purchase. I researched online and compared shops, prices and online reviews unendingly. Here's what it came down to: I trust Northface. Pound for pound some of the best equipment and clothing out there. I knew if I did the research and found a product from Northface that met my specifications it would get the job done, and it does. I was looking for a lightweight backpack that could carry some heavy loads, a laptop sleeve, and a water bottle sleeve. The front pocket is perfect for all my extras: calculator, pens, name tags, even an extra scrub top! An additional thing I wasn't looking for that pleasantly surprised me: the zippers are thick and sturdy. I feel like my belongings are secure. Also, I'm always surprised by how light and natural the fit feels. If you're agonizing over your backpack purchase, fret not. Look up your specifications and you can find something at Northface that is not only good quality, but it will last a long time.
Pros:
Comfortable, Good Padding, Lightweight
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

In love with this backpack

Raq Berkeley, CA February 28, 2017
I use this backpack for college and it fits everything that I need! I bought this backpack specifically because my back was hurting from my previous backpack and this backpack helped me resolve that problem.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Good Padding, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, School
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5.0

Best backpack I ever owned

Rudy Mesa Arizona February 28, 2017
I use this product for work and travel is always with me awesome
Pros:
Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Backpacking, Hiking, Good for Commuting, Office
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4.0

Got the purple recon

Goingbacktoschool Grandville, MI February 23, 2017
Got this backpack for school. The color is not as bright and vibrant as the picture indicates which is disappointing but still a good backpack. Even my camera makes the backpack look more vibrant than it really is. The main color is more a darker purple.
Pros:
none
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Recon backpack

Savannah Indiana February 21, 2017
I bought this backpack a couple of weeks ago and I love the color and support of the backpack as well as all of the space inside of it!
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Lightweight
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Light Loads, Heavy Loads, School
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4.0

Great as always

Anna Houston February 21, 2017
Great product. I bought the TNF black and assumed it would be all black like the picture but some of the straps are grey.
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Easy To Load
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky, Zipper Snags
Bottom Line:
Travel, School
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5.0

Would buy again

Brian Fort Myers February 18, 2017
Quality product
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Backpacking
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5.0

Great product

The Wife Las Vegas, NV February 18, 2017
This backpack was a gift for my husband. He uses it for work, to carry laptop, supplies, etc...
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Office
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5.0

Amazing Backpack for College Students

Zoe Fort Collins, CO February 17, 2017
The laptop sleeve can fit pretty big laptops, and comfortably while doing so! The many pockets are helpful for keeping little things aside from the big things. Carrying it around campus feels so much better than past backpacks I've had. Recommend 10/10
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

I would without a doubt buy this product again!

GLW Virginia February 16, 2017
This product is not only cute, but durable, comfortable, and has plenty of space!
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Good Padding, Lightweight, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, Light Loads, School, Wet / Rain, Heavy Loads
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5.0

Favorite backpack ever

T the Pole Vaulter Helena, MT February 15, 2017
Have used the recon for all of my high school and college careers. Also use this bag for track and field. Fits everything you could ever need and keeps it all organized! Love the double water bottle holders as well. Also keeps your laptop very safe. So much love for this backpack and hope the north face always carries it
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Lightweight, Good padding, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Backpacking, Day trip, Good for Commuting, Cycling, School, Office, Car Camping
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5.0

Love this bag!

Gabby Michigan February 15, 2017
Love this bag! It does a great job and is very sturdy and well made
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
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5.0

Love it !

Ebony Waco Texas February 15, 2017
I use it for school
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Lightweight, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, School
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5.0

Great buy, great backpack

Grant the Great Columbus, Ohio February 15, 2017
Awesome backpack!! It hasn't let me down yet. There is a pocket for everything which is great. It is very comfortable once you get the straps adjusted.
Pros:
Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Easy To Load
Cons:
Zipper Snags
Bottom Line:
Good for Commuting, School
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5.0

I highly recommend this backpack!

Halley the Nurse Boston, MA February 15, 2017
The bag is perfect for school and work. It also doubles as a small weekender bag! Buy this bag!
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Good Padding, Lightweight, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, Light Loads, School, Wet / Rain, Day Hikes
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5.0

Fantastic Backpack!

Mom of 4 girls Boston MA February 14, 2017
Got this for my daughter. She liked the style and comfort and I liked the quality and reputation.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Great Backpack!

J.P Boston February 14, 2017
My son, who is a freshman at High School loves this backpack. Easy to load and unload, comfortable and stylish!
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good padding, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Backpacking, Day trip, Good for Commuting, School, Hiking
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5.0

This backpack is the best!!

Meagan Lubbock February 14, 2017
This backpack has the perfect amount of room and I love all the little pockets! It's very comfortable to wear even when carrying something heavy!!
Pros:
Comfortable, Good Padding, Lightweight, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, Light Loads, Heavy Loads, School
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5.0

Very convenient and compatible

Jay New Jersey February 14, 2017
After purchasing this bag, I just asked "where have you been all my life? It basically solved a lot of problems I have with backpacks.
Pros:
Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Easy To Load
Cons:
Small Capacity
Bottom Line:
Backpacking, School
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5.0

Very sturdy and reliable

Eli Fremont, California February 14, 2017
I like the way it is padded because it makes carrying​ heaving textbooks really easy. The zippers make for a great space for organizing smaller items as well, and the overall look is very simplistic which is exactly what I was looking for.
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Good Padding, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky
Bottom Line:
Travel, School, Wet / Rain, Heavy Loads
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4.0

Good quality

Stephan SoCal, CA February 14, 2017
Used this backpack for day trips to Disneyland. It is comfortable and holds a lot. The backpack is slightly heavy without anything in it.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Good Padding, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky
Bottom Line:
Travel, Light Loads, School, Wet / Rain, Extended Trips, Day Hikes, Heavy Loads
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4.0

Not Exactly As Expected

CollegeRower Minneapolis, MN February 09, 2017
Overall I am satisfied with this backpack and plan to use it for the rest of college. However, there are a few things about this backpack that bother me. 1) I ordered the surf green color, in the picture it looked more mint colored, when I got it, it was more of a pastel neon green, if you can imagine that. Overall I was very disappointed with the color. 2) The bag is smaller than I thought it would be. I am a college student and needed a large bag, I find myself having to chose which things to leave each day because this backpack just cannot fit it all. Despite these issues I have been able to continue using this backpack and I would recommend it as long as the buyer is awareness that it is smaller than other bags.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Great Storage Options
Cons:
Small Capacity, Bad Padding
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Great pack, great value

Liz B Ithaca, NY February 05, 2017
Great backpack for school, weekend trips, hikes, and as a carry-on for flights. I had my first one for over 8 years, with only a few minor tears and dysfunctions. I was getting ready to replace it, when I tried my luck at getting them to replace it (there is a life time warranty for manufacturing defects), which they did in about 7 weeks. Worth the wait. I will continue to support this company for a long time.
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Day trip, Hiking, Good for Commuting, School, Office
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4.0

Great Backpack, Overall

Student, Intern, Commuter Chicago, IL January 05, 2017
I use this for my commutes to work and school, so I have a lot of my everyday needs in it. I thought the carrying capacity would be higher, but if you really stuff the bag it expands to fit everything, and it stretches out a bit. The bag is super lightweight and comfortable, I just have a few issues with the general design, but they aren't a big deal by any means.
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
Small Capacity, Constricts Movement
Bottom Line:
Day trip, Good for Commuting, School
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5.0

Perfect backpack for school

Hume the Eldest Child Seattle, WA January 03, 2017
I got this as a Christmas gift. Best backpack I've owned, seams and zippers are great quality. Looks great too- I dig the north face aesthetic a lot.
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Good for Commuting, Cycling, School, Office
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5.0

I would buy again

Mirag Virginia January 02, 2017
School, work
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Day trip, Good for Commuting, School, Office
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5.0

Perfect for college

Jake Minnesota December 30, 2016
Using for college...great for laptop/ipad
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, NorthFace has great student discount, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Day trip, Hiking, School
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5.0

Great Backpack

High school student Fort Worth Texas December 19, 2016
I got this backpack for school. My old backpack, the Isabella, is 9 years old and still in great condition, just too small. My family has always had great success with North Face products. I really like the asphalt camouflage color.
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Heavy Loads, School
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5.0

Great girls backpack.

Dad Overland Park, KS December 15, 2016
bought this for my daughter for college. Works great and she loves it.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Lightweight, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Awesome Backpack

Zach Houston December 14, 2016
I use this backpack for medical school, and I love it. I can fit all my books and a day's worth of food and beverage to camp out at the library. The water bottle sleeves are excellent. The laptop sleeve is elevated so you can't hit your computer on the ground. Plenty of pockets for organizing, tons of room if needed but thin if more on the empty side. Overall, best backpack I have ever had, and with the quality I expect it to last.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good padding, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Day trip, Good for Commuting, Cycling, School, Office
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5.0

Above expectation!

Mom of student North Olmsted, OH December 14, 2016
Great size capacity for carrying heavy loads of books without added stress on shoulders and back! Only downside is that when full, it tips over when sitting it down instead of staying upright!
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Lightweight, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
Doesn't sit upright
Bottom Line:
Heavy Loads, School
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5.0

Perfect pack

Kelserator Lubbock, TX December 13, 2016
This product is great for carrying heavy books to and from class and for packing for a day hike in nature! It has a laptop sleeve that is great for hey laptop and it is perfect for traveling and that person on the go.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Good Padding, Lightweight, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, Light Loads, School, Day Hikes, Heavy Loads
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5.0

Great back pack!

Nicki Atlanta, GA December 13, 2016
I bought this for my husband to use for work and school - it's a great backpack!
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School, Office
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5.0

Great backpack

Rattice1 Kalamazoo,mi December 09, 2016
Backpack for school
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Day trip, Good for Commuting, School
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3.0

Nice backpack, but came in wrong color

KK New York City December 09, 2016
I really like this backpack. It is large & holds a lot of stuff inside. However, when I ordered this backpack it was supposed to come in white with green and coral accents. Instead the backpack I got was all green with a few coral accents. I was starting school & needed a backpack ASAP so I didn't have the time to send it back. The color it came in actually quite ugly & I really hate that part about it. I get a little annoyed with it being the wrong color every time I look at it. I am considering purchasing this bag again, but hopefully in the correct color, once I save enough money.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding
Cons:
Wrong Color
Bottom Line:
School
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4.0

too bulky and heavy

Anni C NYC December 03, 2016
I brought this bag for traveling. when lifting the bag its a little more heavy comparing with when you're carrying on your shoulders.
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Good Padding, Good Suspension
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky
Bottom Line:
Travel, Light Loads
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4.0

Love it!

HZR Chicago December 02, 2016
Love it!
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, School
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5.0

Awsome backpack !!!!

maddog86 Greeley, Co. November 30, 2016
Awesome pack!!!!!
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good padding, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Backpacking, Day trip, Good for Commuting, School, Car Camping, Hiking
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5.0

Bought this pack in 2004, used all over the world!

Phil Seattle November 29, 2016
This North Face Recon bag is incredible. Granted, I am reviewing the old version from 2004 ish. I purchased this Recon pack in my Sophmore year of High School in 2004! This pack has now been in nearly 20 countries across four continents. I'm 28 now and am blown away that I continue to use this pack EVERY day for work, gym, and day hikes. I'm tempted to buy the new version which is why I'm on here writing a review.. but my current pack has a lot of sentimental value to it :) . We'll see, but I can tell you, I bought this pack in 2004 and everything, zippers, the netting in the back, EVERYTHING is in perfect shape. THe only wear and tear visible is the white north face label stitched into the pack. It's basically brown at this point but obviously that doesn't matter. Unbelievable pack and still in style 12 years later. Thanks North Face, oh, and REI for selling it to me!
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good padding, Reliable, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Backpacking, Day trip, Good for Commuting, School, Office, Hiking
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5.0

Best backpack, quality is great, style and color is awesome!

Tom Florida November 26, 2016
you can use it everywhere, anywhere all year round
Pros:
none
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
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5.0

Excellent product

Dillon -Athlete/Student/Mountain Biker Texas October 31, 2016
Amazing Product I have put at least 40 poundsin this bag of gear and I thought it would break after a day of use due to such weight it has still held up and I have had it for 6+ Months now and have used it for a variety of things all of which it performed perfectly in
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Well Built / Quality, Lightweight, Good padding, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Backpacking, Day trip, Good for Commuting, Cycling, School, Office, Car Camping, Hiking
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3.0

I would not buy this again

ker46 Mississippi October 25, 2016
I got the surf green color which looks like a beautiful mint on the computer screen but when I got it in the mail is was an ugly green color. Y'all need to make your pictures of the product look like they do in real life. (Btw I know it's called surf GREEN but I went off of the picture) and they get really dirty really easily. The backpack also doesn't sit up. It's always falling over or sliding down. This product was horrible considering the money I paid for it.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Good Padding
Cons:
Constricts Movement
Bottom Line:
Light Loads
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5.0

Only backpack I'll ever use

Nurse Ang Houston, TX October 23, 2016
I've owned the recon for a few years now and it looks just as good as when I initially purchased it. It has gone through the massive loads of stuff through nursing school, Texas gulf coast weather, and is now with me while I work. I also take it on outdoor adventures when need be. I love this backpack and will never buy another type. I doubt I'll have to replace mine any time soon, but if that time comes, I know exactly what I'll be purchasing!
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, Light Loads, Heavy Loads, School, Wet / Rain
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5.0

Perfect Backpack

Melissaaa Austin, Texas October 20, 2016
I bought this backpack four years ago when I started college. I wanted a backpack that would last me through college and beyond. This backpack has done just that! It always fits everything I need while remaining comfortable on my back. I have also traveled around the world with this backpack, from England to Russia to Singapore; it has held up every trip. I don't currently have this new and upgraded version, but I'm sure it will perform just as well. Highly recommended.
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Lightweight
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, Day Hikes, Heavy Loads, School
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5.0

Love this backpack!

AK Richmond, VA October 13, 2016
I had high expectations for this backpack and it didn't fail me! Perfect for any occasion I'm out and carries my heavy textbook without much discomfort. Would highly recommend!
Pros:
Comfortable, Good Padding, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

love it

X Vancouver October 12, 2016
Great backpack, nice colors, 30L but doesn't look bulky, good organizer
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Day trip, Office
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5.0

Excellent

Gracyn the Swimmer Cincinnati Ohio October 11, 2016
I use this backpack every day at school. I bought it because my old backpack was hurting my back. Since I have switched to the North Face Recon, I can carry more stuff without my back hurting. Great product.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Lightweight, Easy To Load, Durable
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this backpack

Brandon Richmond, Ky October 11, 2016
I use this product for College and i have enough room to fit in all my school books. On the weekends i use it for back packing and it works wonders. I highly recommend this product
Pros:
Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Backpacking, Hiking, Cycling, School
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1.0

Love/Hate Relationship

KyTerp Lynnwood, WA October 04, 2016
I feel like something is either wrong with me or my backpack. Everyone is writing these great reviews and I am not impressed. I love the look and color of my pack but it is so heavy and uncomfortable. My shoulders hurt from wearing it after only a few minutes. It could be the stiff cardboard in the back or the stiff shoulder straps. My water bottle pouch also tore very easily and my dog bit through the straps in minutes.... not impressed with my first ever North Face backpack.
Pros:
Good Padding
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky
Bottom Line:
Travel, School
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5.0

Perfect for work!

AK East Coast October 02, 2016
I needed a lightweight yet sturdy bag work work and commuting. The Recon has exceeded my expectation on every level. Love the style, functionality and ease of use. Great padded compartment for my laptop. I would definitely recommend this product.
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, Heavy Loads
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3.0

It was the best backpack

Zan San Francisco September 30, 2016
I thought the Recon backup was the best design ever with a space for everything from school to day hikes. My first one lasted forever and the only reason I got a new one was that I'm an adult now and needed a more professional color. As other reviewers have mentioned, my newer model has had fabric and foam ripping. Apparently that's not covered under warranty and that's a shame because I've only had this one for a year. I've bought this backpack for several other people because I've liked it so much, but I might have to look elsewhere due to quality issues.
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
Delicate, Bad Padding
Bottom Line:
Extended Trips, Travel, Day Hikes, School
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2.0

Nice but seam was ripped andd only 2 weeks old.Poor quaility

Carlos Santa maria ca September 28, 2016
Loved this backpack at first, but 2 weeks in I seen the seam was ripped and one strap was longer than the other. Needless to say im returning mine.
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
Seams are Weak / Poor
Bottom Line:
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5.0

Amazing backpack with great space and pockets

Jonah Michigan September 27, 2016
I use it for school everyday and for fun adventures on the weekends. It works like a bream for both and is very easy to navigate and move things around for best acess
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Easy to organize, Lightweight, Good padding, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
Too many buckles with straps
Bottom Line:
Day trip, School, Hiking
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5.0

Great Backpack!

Lars Moline, IL September 25, 2016
I got this backpack for my girlfriend, and she loves it! Great support, lightweight, and stylish looks!
Pros:
Comfortable, Good Padding, Lightweight
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, Heavy Loads
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5.0

High Quality Backpack

Jules Cape Cod MA September 23, 2016
Love everything about this backpack. Plenty of pockets for everything I need to bring with me. Light weight and stylish!
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Good Padding, Lightweight, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, School, Day Hikes
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1.0

Wore Out Fast, Not Worth It

Abby Philadelphia, PA September 23, 2016
Previously had a Recon, in middle school into high school and loved it. When it was finally time to get a new one, I wanted the same backpack. It was comfortable and fit everything I needed it to while protecting my laptop. Bought a new one < 2 years ago that was the model before the redesign and the back has already started to rip and show the foam underneath near the base of the backpack. As a poor college student, this was an expensive purchase for me and I am extremely disappointed with the quality of the new backpacks and will probably need to buy a new one shortly. It will probably not be another North Face.
Pros:
Lightweight, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
Delicate, Bad Padding, Wears Quickly
Bottom Line:
Travel, Day Hikes, School
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5.0

Awesome backpack! Fits a ton. Super comfortable.

Rho Grosse pointe, MI September 23, 2016
My son uses the backpack for high school. It fits several text books and binders plus lunch and a large camera. It's comfortable too.
Pros:
Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Love it!

Sue, mom of 3 Andover, MA September 23, 2016
Amazing quality!
Pros:
Good Padding, Lightweight
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

I have bought North Face backpacks for years.

Tina, mom of 3 kids Oklahoma City, OK September 22, 2016
I have been buying North Face backpacks for years and my kids love them and its the only back pack they carry for school, camping etc.
Pros:
Perfect for my high school and college students!, Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Good Padding, Lightweight, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School, Wet / Rain, Extended Trips, Day Hikes
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5.0

Great pack

S Rochester, NY September 22, 2016
I had a TNF big shot 2 before buying the recon, the strap system is amazing it feels like the pack is half weight with the same amout of stuff in it. Colors are great and organizer is amazing.
Pros:
Comfortable, Lightweight, Good padding, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
Side compression straps make it annoying to zip
Bottom Line:
Day trip, Good for Commuting, School, Office, Hiking
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4.0

Great Product!

Tori Chicago September 18, 2016
I really like this bag. I love the bold colors that NorthFace offers. I also really like all of the compartments within the bag. The only drawback to this bag is that I wish it were wider. If it were wider, I would be able to fit more inside!
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Good Padding, Lightweight, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
Narrow / Tight
Bottom Line:
Travel, School
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5.0

I would buy this product again!

Ayee Bakersfield, CA September 18, 2016
Comfortable. Could fit a lot of stuff.
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky
Bottom Line:
Travel, Light Loads, Day Hikes, Heavy Loads, School
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5.0

Yes, I would buy it again if I had to.

Very Satisfied Mom Yonkers, NY September 16, 2016
lol my inlaws had bought this for my daughter i believe in her last year of high school. she is now in her third year at college. i had cleaned out her room and realized that i could use it for myself. I was looking for a bug out bag, just going online. there is no comparison. i will get two more for my other children to carry in an emergency, til then ill wear it til it falls apart.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Extended Trips, Heavy Loads
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5.0

Excellent product!

Jane Weatherford, Oklahoma September 16, 2016
Purchased this for Nephew. He absolutely loves it! Uses it for school, sports, overnight trips etc. Very pleased with this product!
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Backpacking, Day trip, Hiking, Good for Commuting, School
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5.0

Would buy again. Plenty of space to carry all my things.

Margevenable Louisiana September 15, 2016
Carries everything I need for school and more. And I still have plenty of room.
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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4.0

Finally found the perfect backpack

Bobby New York, NY September 14, 2016
I was hunting for a new backpack for college, and after going through numerous brands, I'm glad I settled with north face. This backpack is great and compact and can fit all of my books comfortably. The reason for 4 stars is because the largest zipper can be tough to open/close, but this con is outweighed by the bags durability. The only thing missing is waterproofing the bag.
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight
Cons:
Zipper Snags
Bottom Line:
Day trip, Hiking, Good for Commuting, School
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5.0

I would buy this product again

Bea Dallas,Tx September 09, 2016
I used it for school and its great from my laptop and books
Pros:
Easy To Load
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky, Bad Padding
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Great product!

Mom Melrose, MA September 09, 2016
We always get a North Face backpack for back to school - my daughter loves them and won't even look at any other kind!
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Great Bag, this our second one bc our first was so good!

Dad Ok September 08, 2016
The bag works so well for my oldest son we bought it as a reward for the next son.
Pros:
Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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4.0

Perfect for high school boy!

Smiley Poestenkill, NY September 08, 2016
Purchased this for my 14 year old son. At his school they rarely use lockers and carry their books all day. He needed a big that was large but comfortable and this meets both criteria.
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Love it best backpack I've ever owned! !!

Josh the student Murfreesboro tn September 08, 2016
I use it mostly for college
Pros:
Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Backpacking, Day trip, School
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5.0

Great Backpack!

Lex PA September 08, 2016
Great back pack for school. Bought this bag for a highschooler and she is able to fit all her books! The bag is light which makes it easier on the back.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Lightweight, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Great Backpack!

Mom from Ct CT September 07, 2016
Terrific backpack for high school daughter. She loves the way it looks and the great storage it provides. Durable and comfortable to carry around all day.
Pros:
Comfortable, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Love this backpack!

Abba New Jersey September 06, 2016
I use this product to take some things with me when I go to the field to shoot hoops. It holds a hoodie and water bottles and my speaker plus some snacks etc.. I also have one that I use for school. I love it. Lots of great compartments and its COOL!
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School, Office
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4.0

Nice

Mahogany Texas September 04, 2016
This product was great
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, School
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5.0

Best backpack I've ever bought!

Haley Anne White Lake, MI September 03, 2016
This backpack made going to school a little less painful. There is a great level of comfort in this backpack, as well as the fact that I can fit all of my book in it. Would highly suggest this to any student, high school or college.
Pros:
Comfortable, Good Padding, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Love it

Ty Austin, Texas September 03, 2016
School and adventures hiking
Pros:
Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Backpacking, Day trip, School
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5.0

This backpack help's my back so much

Meetwa Philadelphia PA September 02, 2016
For school,for my job,for traveling
Pros:
Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Hiking, School, Office
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5.0

I would buy this product again.

Ryan Cleveland, Ohio September 01, 2016
I use this for school. Everything about this great, ample space, but not too much, highly adjustable and comfortable.
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Day trip, School
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5.0

I would buy this product again

Sarah Chicago, IL September 01, 2016
Great for school. Works perfectly.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Good Padding, Lightweight, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, School, Day Hikes
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5.0

This product is great

Bailey Denton, Texas September 01, 2016
This backpack is great for college use, it has a great compartment for your laptop and plenty enough space for all of your supplies.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Lightweight
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Heavy Loads, School, Wet / Rain
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5.0

Definitely would buy this again

Dani Madison, WI August 31, 2016
Price was better than expected. Love it!
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

I would purchase this pack again. Perfect for a school pack

Tony Update NY August 31, 2016
Good pack for school or day hikes
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Great quality and comfort

Jason Colorado August 31, 2016
Great bag with some fleece lined compartments, which are a huge plus! Only complaint is that it's a little on the small side for school, but I don't carry a lot of books anymore. Great overall quality.
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Easy To Load
Cons:
Small Capacity
Bottom Line:
Day trip, Hiking, School
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5.0

I would but this product over and over again.

Raechel Babb Charlotte,NC August 30, 2016
I love this product it lasts forever everything about it I love!! There are just enough pockets for me to keep my things organized as a student and is comfortable on my back.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Good Padding, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
Zipper Snags
Bottom Line:
Travel, Light Loads, School, Wet / Rain, Extended Trips, Day Hikes, Heavy Loads
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4.0

Daughter Loves it!

jenmcphaul Paige, TX August 30, 2016
My daughter chose this backpack online for her freshman year in high school. She was undecided about keeping it but now that she's using it every day, she's glad she kept it. It's sturdy and holds everything she needs. She was a little worried about the stiffness of the big pad on the back but that pad helps the backpack keep it's shape and not topple over when tossed on the ground. As a mom, I'm hoping this bag lasts through the entire school year and even into next year!
Pros:
Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
Too Stiff
Bottom Line:
School
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4.0

Pros and Cons

Brode Minneapolis August 30, 2016
Good Laptop Sleeve with plenty of padding. Consequently not a lot of room in the big pouch for things like textbooks and notebooks. The smaller pouch with zipper pockets and such was very nice.
Pros:
Good padding, Easy To Load
Cons:
Small Capacity
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

I'm Impressed

Myranda Texas August 30, 2016
So this is my first ever north face purchase. I must be one of the only people without a macbook so I find it impossible to carry my HP laptop. Luckily this bag fits my laptop with ease without a case. It is VERY spacious. I LOVE this bag. I will be using this on my cruise due to the fact that it has many pockets and is very roomy. The bag is very stiff....but I can't complain since it secures my laptop
Pros:
Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Easy To Load
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky
Bottom Line:
Travel, School
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4.0

Great for school

M Texas August 29, 2016
We bought this for school and it is very well made and has extra padding in the straps.
Pros:
Comfortable, Good Padding
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Great Backpack!

Mark Houston August 29, 2016
This backpack is great. I haven't found anything lacking with this product. I would highly recommend it to everyone.
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Hiking, School, Office
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5.0

Perfect!

nf321 Denver, CO August 29, 2016
I use this backpack for school and have enjoyed it everyday! Lots of pockets for easy organization and storage.
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Easy To Load
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky
Bottom Line:
Travel, School
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5.0

Excellent item for many uses

Elizabeth North Smithfield RI August 28, 2016
Great for school, there are many pockets and a good amount of room for books and notebooks!
Pros:
Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Lightweight
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, Extended Trips, Day Hikes, School
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5.0

Great backpack!

Chad Montebello, CA August 28, 2016
I bought this backpack for my niece. She loves it!
Pros:
none
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, School
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5.0

I should've brought one much sooner

Mister thrifty Richmond va August 28, 2016
I'm a parent on a high schooler and 5th year college student. My wife an I buy back pack very yr. it's been such a waste, never lasted. If we would've purchased yrs ago it would paid for it self time and time again. Greta backpack. Both kids have them now. Thanks the north face.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding, Lightweight, Good Suspension, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
Travel, Heavy Loads, School, Wet / Rain
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5.0

Awesome backpack!

Ruchard Salt Lake City August 28, 2016
Great for school
Pros:
Good padding, Comfortable, Lightweight, Easy To Load
Cons:
none
Bottom Line:
School
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5.0

Totally awesome!!

Haytay Michigan August 26, 2016
Backpack is great and very supportive. It came in right on time and the padding on the back is very nice. I just wish there was something on the bottom to keep the backpack up right
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Good Padding, Lightweight, Good Suspension
Cons:
Doesn't stay standing up
Bottom Line:
School
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4.0

Great backpack

Haley Clemson, SC August 25, 2016
I have a bad back and needed something with lots of padding. Definitely gives me good support and has a spot for everything. The only con I have is that the look/feel is a little bulky, but I'm hoping that'll change with a little use.
Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Comfortable, Large Capacity / Good Size, Good Padding
Cons:
Heavy / Bulky, Straps Everywhere
Bottom Line:
Day Hikes, School
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