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 346.
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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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Dimensions: 19.25 x 14 x 9.5 in.
Fabric Details: 1680D ballistics Nylon
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Pack Fabric: Nylon
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 3
Weight: 42.68 oz
Gender: Mens
Features: Laptop Compatible, Tablet Compatible, Water Bottle Pockets
Best Use: Casual
Holds Laptop Size: 15 inch
Hydration Capacity: Below 50 oz
Pack Access: Top
Pack Capacity: 31 Liters / 1892 Cubic inches
Frame Type: Frameless
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nearly perfect "daily/commuter" back-pack - a few flaws tho This is a great backpack!!! - and I'm a tough critic. I shopped around heavily and nothing compares for all-around-daily-use. As a Brooklynite (no car) I use it daily for carrying every-thing for work commute, lugging around workout gear/professional gear, air-travel/weekend get-aways, and getting groceries/supplies. Simply put, it's my man-purse with extra cargo space for business and travel. I use the backpack so much it (they) become too grungy to be "presentable" so every few years I buy a new one - donating my old (after cleaning it best I can). I've gone through 2 and will likely replace my third soon. Owning several generations of this backpack design, I've seen it evolve over time and get better with each version. Still, one improvement I'm waiting for Northface to implement would be making the interior with a "high-contrast" bright colored material (like professional camera equipment bags do) as that the (typically) black interior makes finding things an unnecessary struggle - and as my "man-purse with extra cargo room", you can imagine that finding all those little things fast gets frustrating - particularly in low light environments. - fixing this is easily engineered by using bright "high contrast" colors for interior materials (hint hint Northface). Note: I have consistently busted the front chest strap on all my bags. The chest-strap has an elastic component which makes it more comfortable but doesn't hold up over time - a fix for this could/should be engineered (...) Also note: eventually the zipper will tend to habitually snag on the "rain flap/deflector" for the zipper - which isn't uncommon given the heavy use/wear but this too could/should be engineered better.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel! Awesome backpack. Very versatile, comfortable, and durable. I used mine as a day pack in Europe and had no problems. Plenty of storage.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! I've had for about 3 years now and still looks good!! I taken this bag traveling in and outside the country. And I love that it's have the multiple pockets and it even just looks good. (Got mine in all black)
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is alright I am a student and I have had this backpack for 3 years. This backpack doesn't have enough space for many of the textbooks that I use in school, but I can fit a 3 inch binder with a couple of folders with out the backpack geting too bulky. The zippers snag frequently, but this backpack is made out of good material since it hasn't torn yet. All in all, I give this backpack 4 stars.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest backpack on the planet The absolute best backpack I have ever owned. I take this this everywhere with me, on my motorcycle, to work, to the gym, to the beach and everywhere I travel. It's been all over the world with me and has held up for about 6 or 7 years now. It has really been beaten up by the sun, dragging it around, rain, sweat, blood, salt water,'s been through it all. The only signs of wear is the water resistant lining is starting to peel off the edges of the secondary compartment, and the stash pocket elastic is stretched out. Also, there's some fading on the fabric from the sun. One of the buckle clips cracked on one side, but it's still functional! I would love to buy another one, but the one I have still works fantastically well. A+ bag. I love it.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best backpack I've owned yet! This backpack is well made and good looking. It's not bulky at all when it comes to the volume it can be filled with. You definitely get what you pay for in quality! I'm a full-time college student who totes around books, and workout gear everyday who needs a backpack that can carry deal with the load. This bag can carry a great amount of items, and still feel comfortable compared to other bags under heavy conditions. I highly recommend this backpack to anyone who wants to upgrade from their previous backpack. a
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the most versatile backpack I have ever owned I bought this backpack to mainly carrry my books, tablets, etc... to work or to study. However, I found it is very comfortable when riding my bike with my gear. Also, the space of this bag allows me to pack for weekend trips. Finally, I have taken out my work and school items and thrown in my 10 essentials, binoculars, camera equipment, and a water reservoir and taken on some day hikes. The only thing I wish the Recon had was a way to lash my trekking poles to it when I don't need them. The Recon is a great multifunctional backpack.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I use this for everyday use to go to school and I absolutely love this backpack, it's extremely comfortable and it has really good padding on the back. It can handle both heavy and light loads with the clips on the backpack. It looks good and it's high quality. You can't go wrong with this product.
Date published: 2017-03-03
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