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 253.
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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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Gender: Mens
Features: Load-Lifter Straps, Water Bottle Pockets
Best Use: Casual, Backpacking
Weight: 51.5 oz
Dimensions: 19.75 x 13.75 x 8.5 in.
Pack Capacity: 33 liters / 2014 cubic inches
Fabric Details: 500D Cordura Nylon matte ripstop
Pack Access: Top
Pack Fabric: Nylon / Ripstop Nylon
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 5
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Holds Laptop Size: 15 inch
Frame Type: Frameless
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift I bought this as a christmas gift for my son who travels daily. He loves it. Has many different compartments to store all his gear, keeps his laptop and ipad nice and safe.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love my north face surge Very nice organizational pockets for packing, i would like to see you all make a surge backpack thats extra larged sized to use a backpack suitcase for packing 3-4 days worth of the clothes. 1 other complaint plz make brighter colors lime green, yellows, oranges, blues, purple, pink would be neat
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Backpack This bag is outstanding. The material and the build is really quality. It feels like a bag that will last a lifetime that also comes with a lifetime warranty. The bag is really good looking (i got the grey and orangey-red color) and no matter how heavy the bag is extremely comfortable to wear. What else I like: - the strap on the front, use it all the time especially on a plane - the TSA approved laptop section - the covered zipper of the middle section gives it a premium feel (the cover the zipper so well that I didn't even realize for two months that there was another (ironically the main) compartment) - Excellent pockets both inside and out What I don't love: - the balance of the bag is not good, almost impossible to get it to stand up without leaning it against something - I wish you could remove the chest harness - I wish it was slightly roomier - the bag is not as big as it looks. All the compartments and paddiing make all 3 sections kind of tight All in all, this bag rules. Get it, you wont be sorry.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deal I bought this as a replacement for my old backpack. Not only was it better built but it was also on sale. I’m assuming this color was on sale because it’s “less desirable” but it just so happens green is my favorite color so it was perfect
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect backpack for school/treking I really enjoy this backpack, and it has worked great for me around campus and on day hikes in VT. It fits plenty of books, and also plenty of gear for hiking. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features. I bought this to carry around my laptop and school supplies. Great backpack, plenty of pockets and storage.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Backpack! Previously I had the TNF Pivoter backpack which was really great. I decided to change for better one and this one met all my expectations, it is pricey but it has a really great quality
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great features but... So here's the deal. I've had this backpack for less than a year, and I want to love it because it sounds so great on paper. Lots of organizational pockets, stylish design, TSA layout laptop sleeve (a serious perk), and a large capacity. HOWEVER. The straps and back on this backpack are so incredibly uncomfortable. I assume the straps are attached high up on the back panel in order to provide the most support possible, but that means it digs in constantly to your shoulders, and sticks out further than other backpacks I've owned. Not to mention the back wall is hard as a rock, making it painful to take on and off. On top of that, because the internal compartments are much taller than they are wide, it's actually fairly difficult to fit a good amount of books/change of clothes in here, because you are so limited width wise. Especially if you want to utilize the front organizational pockets, which are wonderful, but once you put things in them it reduces what large items you can actually add to the backpack. My guess is that for those who really use this pack for long hiking purposes it works well, but if you're looking for a school friendly backpack this is not the one.
Date published: 2017-09-05
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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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