The North Face Recon Backpack
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The North Face Recon Backpack

The North Face Recon Backpack is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 373.
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Product Description Item No.   10277330

The North Face Recon Backpack is a solid backpack for years of school and travel. Durable 210D Cordura® nylon mini-ripstop fabric takes a beating while FlexVent™ suspension with injection-molded shoulder straps and a padded mesh backpanel and spine channel provides cushioned comfort as you lug your books to class. In the technological day and age, you've gotta protect your laptop and tablet, so there is a padded, fleece sleeve for each (up to 15" laptops). Since it is 2015, TNF has taken it upon themselves to boost the options for organization as well as added a front stretch stash for all your extras. Stuff in a power cord for your phone or load it up with candy.

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FEATURES of the The North Face Recon Backpack

  • The FlexVent™ suspension system boasts custom injection-molded shoulder straps and a padded mesh back panel with a spine channel for maximum support and ventilation
  • 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
  • 360 degree reflective bike-light loop, water bottle tabs and shoulder strap webbing
  • External fleece-lined pocket for sunglasses or electronics
  • Two water bottle pockets made with stretch mesh offer the ability to conceal contents
  • Comfortable, padded top haul handle
  • Sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • Removable waist belt

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Gender: Mens
Features: Laptop Compatible, Water Bottle Pockets, Tablet Compatible
Best Use: Casual
Weight: 42.68 oz
Dimensions: 19.25 x 14 x 9.5 in.
Holds Laptop Size: 15 inch
Fabric Details: 1680D ballistics Nylon
Hydration Capacity: Below 50 oz
Pack Access: Top
Pack Fabric: Nylon
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 3
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Pack Capacity: 31 Liters / 1892 Cubic inches
Frame Type: Frameless
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid backpack I bought this for my two elementary aged boys. They are rough with their stuff, and after going thru several cheap backpacks year after year I decided to invest in ones that would last. These backpacks are well made and very sturdy, I am confident they will hold up for a long time. My kids love the colors and all of the pockets. They are large and hold everything (snowpants, boots, etc). They are a bit on the large/heavy side and probably are made more for middle or high schoolers.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have had 6 of these never had a problem I have had recons classic and current!!! Straight forward bag...
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Backpack! Bought this two months ago and it has been great! Fits my 15” laptop and other items well and keeps me organized with the great front compartment. Great quality, would expect nothing less from TNF. Very comfortable even when wearing for several hours! Great buy for work, school and play!
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would highly recommend you buy a Jansport instead I would not buy this product, or any other from The North Face ever again. I purchased a Recon backpack after doing extensive research when starting university in Winter of 2014. After spending 4 hours doing online comparisons, I thought it was time to replace my Jansport backpack which I had for over a decade, & which, there was nothing wrong with it, but it did not have a Macbook pocket for a laptop. I take 3-4 courses a semester and this is all I use this backpack for. After having it for about a year, the mesh water bottle pocket wore down. I was not concerned about it really and kept using the backpack just the same. Last year, the back fabric wore down. I took it into the North Face Store in West Edmonton Mall in December of 2017 (where I purchased it) in between my semesters to have it replaced/fixed because I thought this was unusual for a lifetime warranty backpack I had had for only 3.5 years. On December 30th, the store manager replied that the warranty department could not fix it because the backpack was undergoing normal wear and tear (meaning wearing it on your back is going to destroy the fabric) I replied to the store manager with this: "Hello and good afternoon. Thank you for your response, however, I find it to be absolving your company of the onus of accountability. By simply wearing a backpack on your back, the fabric is supposed to have a complete deterioration in a mere 3 years time? How is that normal wear and tear? I would call that faulty craftsmanship and an inability to accept responsibility for a product that claims to carry a lifetime warranty, when in fact it is actually only a few years time. I do not find this acceptable. I feel like I have been duped and furthermore, that I have honestly wasted good money on a product that has no quality associated with it." I was also informed the backpack was ready to pick up, but when I spent two hours in January going to the West Edmonton Mall location to pick it up, it was not there.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bag Please Bring Back the NorthFace Bigshot!!!
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Durable Backpack! Love this backpack! My 13 year old son uses it for school and couldn't be happier.It handles his huge binder with ease, plus it looks great. He has grey one, which matches everything he wears. Happy son, happy mom!
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a stylin' 8th grader I bought this as a 14th birthday gift for my nephew. He wanted something stylish that would hold his textbooks and laptop. He was thrilled with this backpack making me the best aunt in the world.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great backpack! Bought this pack for EDC and I love it. Very roomy & very comfortable.
Date published: 2018-01-07
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The North Face Men's Packs

SIZE One Size Small / Medium Large / X-Large
Torso Size (Adjustable) N/A" 15 - 20" 17 - 22"
Torso Size (Fixed) 17 - 20" 16 - 19" 18 - 21"
Hipbelt Size 28 - 40" 28 - 34" 35 - 42"

1. Put your chin to your chest and feel for the big bone protruding on your neck at the top of your spine. That's the C7 vertebra.

2. Feel your hip bone, the top part of this is your iliac crest. Find the spot on your back that is level with the top of this crest.

3. Have someone measure the distance between these two points, following the contours of your spine.

1. Measure around your body where the hipbelt will rest while you hike. This should be just above your iliac crest.

The size info above is for The North Face technical and backpacking packs. Day packs and work / school packs are offered in One Size, and feature adjustable straps to fit an array of sizes.

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