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The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack

The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1693.
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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.

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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

- + Product Specifications
Gender: Womens
Features: Laptop Compatible, Organizer Panel, Water Bottle Pockets, Reflective, Sunglasses Pocket, Compression Straps, Media Pocket, Sternum Strap, Load-Lifter Straps
Best Use: Work and School, Day Hiking
Weight: 41.62 oz
Dimensions: 18.75 x 12.5 x 8 in.
Fabric Details: 210D Cordura nylon mini-ripstop
Frame Type: Frameless
Pack Access: Top
Pack Fabric: Polyester
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 4
Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Pack Capacity: 25 Liters / 1526 Cubic inches
Holds Laptop Size: 15 inch
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very functional; comfortable - best backpack! Our entire family uses the Borealis. It has just the right number of pockets with all the bells and whistles.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great except for breaking suspended straps!! I got this backpack in the middle of the '16-'17 school year after my old backpack broke. I ordered this one and it was great for a while but around October the straps began to slowly rip. Granted I do carry a heavy load each day but not so heavy that this backpack should have worn out so quickly. Now, one of the straps is hanging by three threads and I am hoping it can survive the rest of the year! Besides the straps, the rest of the backpack is in pretty much perfect condition aside from several tears in the side pouches. Because of the overall quality, I will most likely repurchase a North Face backpack for next year, but this time without the suspended straps!!
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great daypack and all around bag for everyday So I bought this a month or so back and have used it for day-day use as well as a daypack during a 5 day trip to Jasper national park and I LOVE it. Very comfortable with so much storage and compartments to keep anything you might need. Not too heavy either. Water bottle pockets are very expandable and can hold quite large water bottles.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Quality I wish I could give this review a 0/5. Previously I had a North Face Borealis backpack for 7 years. The padding wore down but after 7 years it was justifiable to buy a new one. Last year I bought a new one an 3 months in I had to sent it in because the strap had broke off. After I sent it in I thought it was fixed or so I thought. So now a year after not only is the strap ripping that I sent in to get fixed but the stitching of the backpack is coming undone and the backpack is starting to tear apart. I did not pay this much money to have my backpack fall apart so many times. I tried to talk to customer service about replacing the backpack and they made it clear that I had to send it in and they would decide if it should be replaced or simply fixed. Clearly it should not be just fixed if this is the second time in two years. Also about myself I am a college student that uses this backpack for school and work. Most days I go straight from class to work. That being said as a college student working a low paying job I bought this backpack to last not to send in every few months.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great, but could be better I have used this backpack for four years of school, and many flights. This backpack is good for carrying smaller loads, but I cannot fit more than two binders in it. The inside pockets have all ripped, but they were very nice while they lasted. The backpack is very comfortable to wear, and I really like the design. I will be getting another north face backpack, but it will be a larger one. I reccommend it for a carry on or a commuting bag, but it can be a bit small for students.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Backpack! LOVE my new North Face backpack! It is the perfect size and is very sturdy. This backpack is good for hiking, traveling and just every day use. If you are looking for a lasting backpack, North Face is the way to go!
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from THIS PRODUCT IS UNREALIABLE this product worked well 50% of the time, but when i needed to put more binders in or when things got heavy, it did not hold. The backpack strap broke after only 8 months of use. It was not roomy and is defiantly not durable. Luckily I was in school when this happened but if i was mountain climbing, my supplies would have dropped down the mountain and i would die of starvation.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best backpack I have ever owned This backpack has lasted me about 3 years now and I use it almost every day! I love it and am going to buy another one! I have used it for everything from traveling across the world to hiking to school books and it works for it all!
Date published: 2018-04-17
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Can this be machine washed? I love the light but am concerned about keeping it clean...

Asked by: amyj156
Hey there! The best way to clean backpacks is to spot clean with a damp cloth, then let it air dry. We do not recommend fully submerging any backpacks in water.
Answered by: Scrubba Dub
Date published: 2018-05-20

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

What does a 25 L in size mean?

Asked by: Lauren
Hiya Lauren, thanks for your question! Some packs are available in more than one size and are differentiated by the amount of liters the pack will hold. In this case, the pack holds 25 liters. It is the same as "one size" since this pack is currently only available in one size. (There may have been more sizes at one point.) Some of the colors might be older and still labelled under liters. I know this is confusing! Trust me, they are the same size. :)
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2017-12-07

Is this backpack water resistant?    If not, will you please make suggestions on packs that are water resistant?    Thank you 

Asked by: Long Tall Sally
Thanks for the question! All of The North Face packs are water resistant, including the Women's Borealis Backpack :)
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2017-09-05
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The North Face Women's Packs

SIZE One Size X-Small / Small Medium / Large
Torso Size (Adjustable) N/A" 13 - 18" 15 - 20"
Torso Size (Fixed) 15 - 18" 14 - 17" 16 - 19"
Hipbelt Size 24 - 35" 24 - 30" 30 - 36"

HOW to MEASURE TORSO SIZE
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.


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


NOTES
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.

Women's packs feature a women's-specific design for a better fit and more comfortable carry on smaller female torsos.

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