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 1678.
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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, Load-Lifter Straps, Organizer Panel, Water Bottle Pockets, Reflective, Sunglasses Pocket, Media Pocket, Sternum Strap, Compression 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 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing Straps I bought this backpack with my birthday money and was excited to have such a beautiful design. However, after not even two months of regular schools use A STRAP RIPPED OFF!! It disconnected from the top of the backpack because of the thin fabric connecting it to then backpack. I didn't put any heavy books in it only your average notebooks. I took matters into my own hands and sewed it up but then a couple days after that, THE OTHER STRAP BROKE!! So now I'm wobbling around school with aching shoulders all day. I ran out of ways to keep the straps stable. Please help me North Face. I am at the top of my stress meter with this backpack.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bag! This was bought for my daughter who is a senior in high school. The bag is bigger than we thought it would be. She loves it and the rose gold on the zippers is great!!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good for school, not for hiking I think I bought this when I didn't know what I was looking for in a backpack, and it wasn't cheap! Now that I've used others, I can't wait to get rid of this one and buy something else. Main cons: WAY too heavy, has a sloped bottom so when you put it down on the floor or a chair, it ALWAYS falls forward (silly, I know, but it bothers me). Also the side pockets I use for my water bottle have worn through and ripped (I've had this bag for 3 years). The back pad is so thick and wide, and it gets really hot if you're walking anything more than a couple blocks with it. Definitely don't recommend for hiking/ trekking but could be useful for someone who doesn't have to carry much or travel long distances... but maybe just use your purse.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Happy I love this backpack, and I'm very happy with it! The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't stand up, which gets kind of annoying since I use it for school. Also, I got my backpack in white with coral detailing. It's super pretty but it's really hard to stay clean. I guess I should have been smarter and not gotten white! :)
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great functionality! I bought this for Christmas for my daughter and she LOVES it! It will carry her into many years of use as her school backpack and will be a great weekend backpack for hiking too!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Color was not what was pictured. I ordered the zinc grey heather/ surf green women's borealis backpack and the backpack was much smaller than expected. The grey color also looked black and was not as attractive as what was pictured.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the design, but I find it very uncomfortable. I was really excited to get this backpack. I have had 2 in this style, but different colors. Going on a couple years with this style. I love all my North Face jackets and a matching backpack was a great add on. I am a college student, full time worker, traveler, hiker, beach goer, and a mom. I needed a backpack that could do anything. I love the design and durability. It has held up exceptionally well. However, the back has a harder piece that keeps it the same shape. It's great for that, but it bends. I thought maybe my first backpack was a lemon, but it turns out they're all like that. It does not stand up without leaning on something. For me, it is VERY uncomfortable to wear. The straps bother me when I'm hiking as I usually am in a tank top. They rub against my skin and hurt. There's just no flexibility and limited movement as well. It is also a heavier backpack without anything in it so if you have a lot, expect it to be heavy. It doesn't hold much. It has held everything I need up to this point, making it a great day backpack for one persons needs, but I'm not usually grabbing it as often as I'd like. I'd rather it be more lightweight and comfortable to grab and go. I do enjoy all of the pockets and places to add things. Sometimes I forget which pocket has what and it takes me a minute to find it just because it does have a lot of pocket space. Just not enough space to fit bulkier items.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you’ll need for organizing your day Bought this for my daughter for College, it’s a great backpack for school and with all of its compartments it’s a great place to store your computer without compromising the space for books! Very sturdy and dependable
Date published: 2017-12-04
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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

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"

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.

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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