The North Face Borealis Backpack
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The North Face Borealis Backpack

The North Face Borealis Backpack is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 747.
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Product Description Item No.   10277218

The North Face Borealis Backpack is a laptop backpack for dragging your gear to and from school. The Borealis has been a stable force in the school bag line for TNF for quite awhile, so when it came to changes, they worked long and hard in the implementation. First and foremost, the backbone was given a boost with the FlexVent™ suspension, injection-molded shoulder straps, and a padded backpanel with spine channel. It aids in comfort whenever you have to get up and carry a heavy load on your back. The padded and fleece lined laptop compartment (in main section) protects from bumps and there is even the same treatment available for your tablet in the front compartment. A small front zip pocket has also been fleece-lined for your phone, just make sure you put it on silent or it'll be captured down in the front office for awhile. For you classic lovers of this pack, no worries, the bungee cord is still there, strapping down rain jacket or hoodie when not in use.

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FEATURES of the The North Face Borealis Backpack

  • The FlexVent™ suspension systemboasts custom injection-molded shoulder straps and a padded mesh back panel with a spine channel for maximum support andventilation
  • Padded, fleece-lined 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 elastic bungee for external storage
  • Mesh side water bottle pockets

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Pack Fabric: Ripstop Nylon / Nylon Cordura
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 4
Suspension / Stays: Foam Panel
Dimensions: 19.75 x 13.5 x 8.5 in.
Fabric Details: 210D Cordura nylon mini-ripstop
Pack Capacity (Medium): 28 liters / 1709 cubic inches
Weight: 44.45 oz
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Dimensions (Medium): 19.75 x 13.5 x 8.5 in.
Gender: Mens
Features: Tablet Compatible, Ventilated Back Panel, Organizer Panel, Laptop Compatible, Water Bottle Pockets
Best Use: Day Hiking, Work and School
Pack Capacity: 28 liters / 1709 cubic inches
Holds Laptop Size: 13 inch
Frame Type: Frameless
Pack Access: Panel
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great purchase worth the money I love this backpack. I have had it for about 1.5 years now and I take it almost everywhere. It is perfect to take on family trips or vacations, to conventions, to camp, and to school. the bag is fairly roomy how every it would be nice if it where a little bigger because during the school year I have to squish my 1inch binders to go back into the bag. the tablet sleeve in the middle pocket fits my surface pro 4 perfectly. however be warned that if the bag is over filled in the main pocket has to many books or binders the tablet pocket can be strained causing the tablet screen to crack. After the bag was broken in a little it was very comfortable. lastly I love that the bag is waterproof so I don't have to worry about by computer getting ruined when it is raining or snowing however if something is pressed against eh zipper when its raining it does get a little damp.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buyer beware!, I purchased this same product TWICE, yes twice for my son for school. The first one lasted 6 months when the mesh side pocket he keeps his water bottle developed a hole. The second one lasted 5 months when the same thing happened!! Just a basic Camelbak water bottle was kept in there, nothing more. I have received terrible treatment from warranty. Telling me it's considered "regular wear and tear". To me that's an out for them to not stand behind their product. And for silly Mom's like myself to make the same mistake twice by repurchasing means more money for TNF! Simply put, TNF is not making the quality products they did even 5 years ago and the problem is you once had that awesome "life time warranty" that made customers like myself want to come back. Now, after a decade plus....I'm officially done :( My local store staff were always pleasant and provided such excellent customer service it has been a pleasure to shop there but, the treatment from Warranty is a deal breaker, sorry!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still Going Strong 5 Years Later Note: my Borealis is older than the one pictured and looks different. I'm not sure how different mine is from the new ones. I picked out this backpack at the beginning of my freshman year of college and have used it almost daily ever since. It's been almost 5 years, and the bag is still in great condition. I've had no real issues with it. The material has held up well, and there have been no rips or tears or zipper issues. The inner lining has started to peel off in some places, but that doesn't seem to be a big issue to me. I regularly use the laptop sleeve, which has kept my (rather large) laptop safe. I have even been able to fit 2 laptops in the sleeve at once. I also use the side pockets regularly for water bottles, keys, etc., and the mesh has never ripped. I love this backpack! I've used it for class, work, and travel. It has been to Africa, Europe, Central America, and I will soon be bringing it to Asia. It's also been on many hikes and day trips, and it looks like I'll get several more years out of it.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This backpack has its pros and cons. I am a high school student and I use this backpack everyday. It can carry all the things I need with room to spare. It is very easy to load and unload my belongings before and after class. The downside is, the side pockets break after a few daily uses. If you're cool with not having side pockets, but space this backpack is for you.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Backpack hurts my shoulders When I got this backpack as a gift, I loved it. It was cute and seemed spacious. When it was time to use it for school, not all my binders fit and the pouch sizes are awkward. Also, the bottom strap around the waist is way too long. Once I had all my books in it, my shoulders started to hurt and was leaving red marks.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HIGH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION Feels strongly made and lots of storage.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from wish it was better hi i bought this backpack under a year and the backpack side pockets are already breaking. it has holes now from my daily use to keep my water bottle and thermos. my old north face backpack lasted me 10 years. this one barely last 1 year. i wish the material was the same as i had when i got it 10 years ago. now i don't feel that north face backpack are as good. now i have to go out and spend more $$$ to have a durable backpack hoping to last more than 1 year.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Product! I'm a college student who works 24/7, so I'm constantly taking my backpack everywhere. And so far I haven't had any problems with it. Though I do dislike that it has a lot of snap on straps.
Date published: 2017-02-28
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what type of nylon is this pack made of?

Asked by: Mike
Hey Mike, This pack is made of Ripstop Nylon Cordura, aka the good stuff. That's what makes this super durable and have that awesome canvas-type look.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2015-08-20

The specs say this bag holds a 13 inch laptop, but some of the reviews say it fits a 15 inch. Which is it? I have a 15.6 inch laptop.

Asked by: fmcclure
Hey there, Thanks for the question. The dimensions of the laptop sleeve for this pack are 12” x 13”, so this would unfortunately not fit a 15" laptop.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-07-02

Do the side pockets fit a large Nalgene bottle comfortably? I've only found information on last year's model and people have said they don't really fit.

Asked by: Baker
Hey there, Thanks for reaching out to us! My shipping manager has like 5 of TNF Borealis Backpacks and he says that his Nalgenes fit good in the side water bottle pockets. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-01-13
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