The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
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The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack

The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 1659.
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Product Description Item No.   10277219

The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack is a laptop backpack for back to school and travel. Since the Borealis has performed so well previously, The North Face decided to give it a boost just for the fun of it, but it totally benefits you. Starting with the upgrade in the suspension, the FlexVent™ gives you custom injection-molded, women's specific shoulder straps and a padded mesh back panel with a center spine channel for some ventilation. There is even a wicking lumbar panel to keep you cool where the bulk of the weight lies. Keep your 15" laptop safe from the bumps while walking down the hall by placing it in the fleece-lined, padded sleeve. The remaining portion of the main compartment provides plenty of space for books and larger odds and ends. The second compartment secures a tablet or e-reader in a fleece-lined sleeve and remaining quick-access items can be stored in the smaller front stash. Stash your rain jacket under the front bungee once the sun comes out and enjoy the walk home from a long day at class.

FEATURES of The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack

  • The women-specific FlexVent suspension system boasts custom injection-molded shoulder straps, a padded mesh back panel with a spine channel that's specifically shaped for an ergonomic fit and a wicking lumbar panel for maximum support and ventilation
  • Women-specific shoulder straps with flexible attachment points are contoured for a women's torso for a perfect fit for any size or shape
  • Padded, fleece-lined laptop sleeve in main compartment protects laptop from bumps and falls
  • Secondary compartment has internal organization with a fleece-lined media pocket, secure zippered pocket and elastic webbing for cord management
  • Reflective bike-light loop, reflective water bottle tabs and reflective

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Dimensions (Medium): 18.75 x 12.5 x 8 in.
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 4
Dimensions: 18.75 x 12.5 x 8 in.
Fabric Details: 210D Cordura nylon mini-ripstop
Pack Fabric: Polyester
Weight: 41.62 oz
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Womens
Features: Load-Lifter Straps, Laptop Compatible
Best Use: Day Hiking, Work and School
Pack Capacity: 33 liters / 2014 cubic inches
Holds Laptop Size: 13 inch
Frame Type: Frameless
Pack Access: Top
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this backpack, but... I am a college student, so I use my backpack pretty much all day everyday. This back pack has a lot of space, is super comfortable when having to walk miles with books, and I love the interior as much as I love how it looks on the exterior. The only issue I have is that I got this back pack two weeks ago and it already has rips/holes in the side water bottle holders. For the price, it doesn't seem like they pick the best material for that part of the back pack since it is on the exterior sides. Overall, I love this back pack a lot. I was just disappointed when I realized that I would continue to have problems with holes for the rest of my time using it.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMZAING I was a victim in a terrible bus accident in which my bus over turned to the side I was sitting in. My bag (containing my lap top and text books) was thrown in and out of the bus again and again, it sat out in the cold rain all night and all morning. I finally got it the afternoon after my accident, all my books were dry and my computer still worked perfectly without a scratch. Not only is it durable but it is comfortable unfortunately at 18 I have back problems, well I had back problems my back is doing so much better since getting this amazing bag. If you're thinking about purchasing stop thinking and just do it! It's amazing.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best backpack I've ever had! Worth every penny! I use this backpack everyday. Since I'm in college I needed a durable bag that can hold a lot of books and all my technology. It is very spacious while durable the same time. The computer pouch is very soft so my computer never scratches and all the compartments are very useful! All I need (which is a lot) fits perfectly in this bag and there is even more space! One thing that is really great is the back, it is designed so that you're not just sweating directly on the back of the backpack but there are ridges so that air can flow through.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Business Women take note. As an accountant for a Big-4 accounting firm who also relies on public transportation, I searched for the perfect bag to carry all of my files, laptop, lunch, wallet and water bottles; one that could be secured. I ended up with a high end diaper bag. After a year, I felt the physical toll on my shoulders and neck. The solution; a backpack. I love this backpack because it is proportioned for a woman and not clunky like my college backpacks. It carries all of my work and necessary items and I can secure it. My posture is already improving and I can maneuver easily on the BART. The dark black color keeps the bag looking professional.
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time at The North Face, and will be back again! I am a busy college student and needed a backpack that would be able to withstand heavy textbooks, computers, water bottles and more. Since I am usually on campus from sunrise to sunset, this backpack also needed to have enough pockets and compartments to house my classroom and personal essentials. Style factor was also huge to me... A nice backpack is always a plus! Since I am an out-of-state college student, I often travel home with a backpack. In addition to a school backpack, I want something that could be flexible with my travel needs and comfortable enough even when housing my personal belongs. This is a fantastic purchase!
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product was what I needed! I mostly use this backpack for school but I'm in medical school, so as you could imagine - I have a lot of things to carry. I love all the pockets and the laptop sleeve helps assure my laptop is protected. My only complaint is that it's a bit stiffer than I'd prefer but I'm still only a couple weeks in. I'm looking forward to traveling with it in the near future, the backpack feels very durable. Also, I'm a bit of an outdoors type and living in Colorado - I'm sure to make this backpack more versatile than I intended. Overall, I love the product and feel I won't need to purchase another backpack for anything in quite a long time! This will last me for the next few years, I'm sure!
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Backpack for College Student! As a student in college, i have tried many different types and styles of backpacks for school. All of them were too small, couldn't hold heavy items and were worn out before the school year ended. I ABSOULELY LOVE this backpack! It is lightweight and has tons of space to store my laptop, notebooks and lunch. I also love how it has different zippers for different compartments to keep everything nice and organized (: This is the perfect backpack for college students
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great commuter backpack I use it for bringing my office laptop to / from home. I take the train so I need something that is durable and has enough room for my other personal items. I have computer-related injuries, so lightweight and comfort are very important to me. I like the way backpack sits on shoulders and hips, and it looks really great! The one thing I don't like about it is that it tends to roll forward when I put it down. It cannot stand on the bottom on its own. I do not have a lot of things stored in the front pocket, and even with the laptop inside the backpack still rolls forward. That's a design flaw which I struggle with every day.
Date published: 2016-02-25
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Is it waterproof? I don't want my laptop to get water damage!

Asked by: girlinterrupted
Hey there, Thanks for the awesome question. This backpack is NOT waterproof. It will wick some moisture off of the bag but after it gets too damp it will begin to absorb the water. I would not bank on being caught in the rain with this bag while it contains your laptop. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-01-27

Do you monogram this item?

Asked by: Grandma Pea
Hiya Grandma Pea, thanks for your question. Sorry, we do not monogram or personalize products. Please don't hate us!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-12-05
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