The North Face Surge Backpack
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The North Face Surge Backpack

The North Face Surge Backpack is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 248.
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Product Description Item No.   10277348

The North Face Surge Backpack is a school backpack that won't shy away from airplane travel to your second favorite state. Or your least favorite state. FlexVent™ suspension provides you with injection-molded straps and a padded mesh back panel with a spine channel to help with ventilation. Right up against the back panel is a laptop-specific section, padded and fleece-y to protect up to a 15" computer, that lies flat for security checkpoints. A sizable main compartment carries books, binders, and lunch, or just a big pile of gym clothes. The front compartment has a padded, fleece pocket for a tablet and internal organization. Three additional external pockets stash away phone, wallet, and all sorts of goodies you must bring along for the ride.

FEATURES of the The North Face Surge Backpack

  • The FlexVent™ suspension system boasts custom injection-molded shoulder straps, a padded mesh back panel with a spine channel and a wicking lumbar panel for maximum support and ventilation
  • Dedicated, lie-flat, fleece-lined 15" laptop compartment allows for protected, checkpoint-friendly travel
  • Main compartment for books and binders
  • Padded, fleece-lined tablet sleeve located in the front compartment for quick access
  • Front 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
  • Two water bottle pockets made with Teksever fabric offer ability to conceal contents
  • External fleece-lined pocket for sunglasses or electronics
  • Two external vertical zip pockets
  • Internal mesh zip pocket
  • Comfortable, padded top and face haul handle
  • Sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • Removable waist belt

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Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Dimensions: 19.75 x 13.75 x 8.5 in.
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 5
Weight: 51.5 oz
Fabric Details: 500D Cordura Nylon matte ripstop
Pack Fabric: Nylon / Ripstop Nylon
Gender: Mens
Features: Water Bottle Pockets, Load-Lifter Straps
Best Use: Backpacking, Casual
Pack Capacity: 33 liters / 2014 cubic inches
Pack Access: Top
Frame Type: Frameless
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the most comfortable urban backpacks on the market The bag is great I'm mostly using it for office and city trips. Very all-around and versatile in urban environment. I tried hiking with it, but it's not its best use obviously due to bigger weight etc. The main advantages are excellent padding almost everywhere including the laptop/tablet compartments and the small front pocket which can be used for cellphone or glasses for example. The bottle side pockets are not so large, therefore, some wider containers might not fit or not stay firmly in place during activity. All the rest is kind of perfect for me. Maybe a waterproof version could be an improvement, but then it would be in a different price range...
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tennis Player with the "BACKPACK"! My grandson, high school junior received this as a gift...a high-achiever, tennis player and extremely detailed ...never too organized, started his first day back to classes feeling prepared as he would say.. "strutting my new SURGE"! He left more confident knowing this backpack would enable him to locate all his school items without having to fumble around during instructional class time. Could not stop thanking me enough as he explained how important this school year is and now with the "SURGE"... "comfort" and "organization" with no time wasted. More time to concentrate on school work and tennis! Thank you North Face...we have the "SURGE"!
Date published: 2015-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Backpack! overall this bag is awesome. I bought it for school as the bag I had before was too small. In this bag im able to fit my laptop and all the books for my 4 college classes (3 small books, 4 full sized books). The pocket for the tablet works great, however i use it for a portable battery pack. The fleece pocket for my sunglasses work great and the two vertical pockets work great for my phone charger, calculator, and etc. Would definitely recommend this backpack to others. When it comes to hiking this bag is also great. I have plenty of room for water and my camera bag fits in this bag as well. The chest strap and waist strap work great as support while on long hikes.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great quality but flawed in design and uncomfortable First of all this is a very well made pack but for me its base weight is too heavy and it's designed so that the shoulders bear all of the weight. The laptop compartment is to tight for anything but the slimmest laptops. The fleece lining is nice and the pockets are well thought out. However the waist strap is USELESS. to have it around the waist the pack sits to low (i'm 5'10") and it takes no weight of your shoulders at all. This pack is defiantly not designed to be worn for long periods of time but would be a great school bag or for carrying lap top and documents on planes, trains etc but not good value for money for this purpose. Cant recommend for any outdoor activity.
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When In Doubt, "Surge" It Out When I first started looking at backpacks I was not certain what to get. I knew I wanted to get a high quality bag, but didn't want to waste money doing so. This bag not only looks awesome, it accommodates all the needs of a student, or even general needs such as transporting office materials from work to home. This bag is worth the money; I love it. It has tons of pockets to keep organized, and some are super soft (like a fleece)! There is a lot of room, however, I am planning on it gaining more space as it gets broken in. I believe this bag is an investment, because I don't plan on buying another for quite some time!
Date published: 2015-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest backpack ever! This pack is awesome. I bought it to travel with and use in place of a messenger bag. The laptop compartment is really nice to have. The laptop compartment also pairs well with the camelback water delivery system. The bag is roomy and has a lot of pockets for organization. When packed full the backpack remains extremely comfortable while wearing. There is even a built in whistle on one of the straps incase you need to get someone's attention while hiking. I have had the same Northface backpack for over 12 years. It finally started fall apart and I chose this pack as it's replacement. You will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of most comfortable backpacks I've owned! Pros: - Very comfortable (owned more than 10 backpacks) - Lightweight, great hiking pack - Waist clip - Built in Whistle - Extra padding and back ventilation - TSA friend laptop pocket - Fleeced lined pocket for phones (big enough to fit my iPhone 6 Plus) Cons: - Wish there was more internal pockets. - Better fabric (1000D). - Tough to easily access items when pack is stuffed since it doesn't open all the way (Clam style) - Side clips get in the way when trying to open the main and small compartments. - Laptop compartment may not fit thicker sized laptops.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most SEXY backpack I've ever owned! I'm using the backpack for school right now. It works great for a few textbooks, but more than 3 or 4, won't work. I've used it for day travel a couple of times, and it has worked great. The straps are amazing for a backpack, I've only really seen straps that good on a more rucksack type of backpack. The laptop area is very nice and padded on all sides, including bottom! It can hold a lot of weight without being uncomfortable. Overall it is just a very sexy backpack, that is the reason I bought it. The extra colors are amazing and I couldn't find them on any other backpack!
Date published: 2015-09-26
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