The North Face Base Camp Hot Shot has pretty much all you need in a North Face backpack. This sucker comes equipped with FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps and a padded Chemise back panel for back support. In addition, this 30 liter capacity pack comes with a padded laptop sleeve in the large main compartment and a hydration clip/port. Mesh side water bottle pockets are another feature on this pack, so it's ready when you're ready. You'll look good together, I know it.
DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Base Camp Hot Shot
Internal mesh pockets
Secondary compartment with organization
Mesh side water bottle pockets
Durable, water-resistant zippers
Removable sternum strap
The SPECS of The North Face Base Camp Hot Shot
Average Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz / 1160 g
Volume: 1830 cubic inches / 30 liter
Dimension: 12.5 x 20 x 8" / 32 x 51 x 20 cm
300D phthalate-free TPE laminate
1680D ballistics nylon
This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
I purchased this backpack in the traditional "overstock yellow", which seems to be a color I own a lot of. Maybe because it is on sale. Since I purchased it a few months ago, I have taken this pack around the world with me. It has hiked at least 40 miles with me, been on multiple road trips, and flown across the Atlantic Ocean a few times. As a carryon, it has a nifty ledge that supports my computer so that it doesn't hit the ground. Additionally, the hip strap puts the weight of the back on my hips, so there's almost no back pain. The back of the pack is rigid, similar to an internal frame, so the pack supports itself a bit.As a daypack, I can carry my nalgene, my phone, my Canon Eos Rebel, my raingear, some lunch, and my gummy bears all in the same pack. The laptop sleeve also works as a camelback bladder pouch. It does all this and it keeps everything dry. I like this pack. I named him Nathan.
This pack is pretty fantastic. It keeps all of my belongings nice and dry and has withstood anything I've put it through. The fabric seems to be very durable and it is comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I wish the mesh pockets were a little taller and could safely carry my Nalgene bottle on the outside, but there is plenty of room inside of the bag to keep it in so I'm not overly concerned.
I bought this backpack for college and outdoor also. It's a good investment for multiple functions. Especially when I have to carry books I don't get any pain on my back. And I bought a white bag, it is very fashionable looking. The fabric is a little bit suede-looking. I love this bag.
I received this bag a year ago as a present, and it's still holding up strong. I'm known to load up my bags when I'm running around, and this thing can handle basically anything. I really like that it doesn't look bulky when you put a lot of things in it, and it won't make you think it's going to rip at any minute. As an extreme case, I could probably put a 15lb bowling ball in, and the bag wouldn't strain at all. The straps really give that added support that will keep the bag from stretching out of shape. I looked for the same support as this bag in cheaper options, but nothing came close to giving the same back support. You can barely tell when you have something heavy in it.