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The North Face Women's Recon Backpack

The North Face Women's Recon Backpack is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 728.
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Product Description Item No.   10277332

The North Face Women's Recon Backpack is a laptop backpack for getting your electronics and books to class. Protect your 15" laptop in the padded, fleece lined sleeve while your books and lunch stay on the other side of the barrier. A total of 31 liters boasts enough space for all the school stuff you need, plus, the front compartment has a second padded/fleecy sleeve for your tablet. I can never have enough computers on my person at one time. That's why The North Face has added plenty of organization to an already solid backpack in their line. Toss your phone into the small zip pocket up top and the new stretch mesh stash pocket can hold onto your long sleeve when the classroom gets to be too warm. Stretch mesh on the sides hold water bottles or a big handful of hard candy to satisfy your sweet tooth midway through 4th period. Warning, friends my find their way into your candy stash, those side mesh pockets don't zip!

FEATURES of the The North Face Women's Recon Backpack

  • 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 smaller frame
  • Padded, fleece-lined 15" laptop sleeve in main compartment protects laptop from bumps and falls
  • Padded, fleece-lined tablet sleeve located in the front compartment for quick access
  • Front stash pocket with stretch side panels for additional volume
  • 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 shoulder strap webbing create 360 degrees of reflectivity
  • External fleece-lined pocket for sunglasses or electronics
  • Two water bottle pockets made with stretch mesh offer ability to conceal contents
  • Comfortable, padded top haul handle
  • Sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • Removable waist belt

- + Product Specifications
Gender: Womens
Features: Water Bottle Pockets, Laptop Compatible
Best Use: Casual
Weight: 41 oz
Dimensions: 19.25 x 14 x 9.5 in.
Fabric Details: 1680D ballistics Nylon
Hydration Capacity: Below 50 oz
Pack Access: Top
Pack Fabric: Nylon
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 1
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Pack Capacity: 31 Liters / 1892 Cubic inches
Holds Laptop Size: 15 inch
Frame Type: Frameless
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, Reliable, Worth Every Penny!! I am a second year grad student who is always carrying a backpack (literally for like the past 18 years) and I can not recommend this one enough!!! The perfect laptop compartment where I know it will be safe, water bottle pockets that are secure, and enough compartments and pockets to stay organized while not being overwhelmed with too many. I had this style northface a about 6 years ago... but a year ago my dog chewed through it and ruined it. I decided to try a new brand&style and immediately came running back for this one!!!!! Love it!
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Backpacks I have had this bag for a few months now and it is great! I use it for school and travel and it holds everything I need. The pockets and organization features are very useful.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I'm gonna give this pack a second chance... Ok so I had this backpack for about four months before the straps completely ripped off. Grated, I'm a student...so I cary fairly heavy books. But this backpack is built for hiking and other very trying activities, and the fact it broke after just four months of use is disappointing. I like the style of this backpack and its pretty roomy, but the seams were just so weak. I'm gonna give this pack another try (maybe it was a manufacturing issue?). Anyways, I would just be aware of the weakness of the straps of this product, especially if you carry heavier items.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it~ I mainly purchased this backpack for college, but I use it for literally everything in between. This backpack has been around the world and has been perfect! I love all the space and the well designed pockets. Also, there's enough padding and support so it's always comfortable.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I bought this for school and I’m so glad I did! It’s beautiful, perfectly sized and extremely dependable!! It is holding up great and I get compliments everywhere I go!
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review of North Face Recon Backpack This backpack is amazing, I highly recommend this purchase. The North Face has a lot of pockets, very comfortable and overall very good quality.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Will Use It For My Go To Bag for emergencies This is the perfect bag to keep packed and ready to go rather than a suitcase in an emergency when every second counts. Just went through Hurricane Irma. This is quality...lots of pockets....I would recommend this bag for the everyone.Get yourself one for an emergency go to bag.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size and features I have now bought two. one for each daughter going off to nursing school. They love them and get compliments. Roomy, place for laptop, great compartments for pencils, etc.
Date published: 2017-10-17
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whats the difference in the one size and 31L backpack?

Asked by: shesh
Hey there, Thanks for the question. Sorry about any confusion regarding the sizing on this. The Women's Recon Backpack has a 31 liter capacity so the One Size and 31L sizes are actually the same. I'll have our Web Team update this on the website to avoid future confusion.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-07-30

Does the hydro green/ snow cone red book bag have the heather pattern/print on it?

Asked by: Archl123
Thanks for reaching out to us. The color Hydro Green/ Snowcone Red does not have the heather print on it. We hope this helps.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-11-04

In the description, it says the laptop sleeve is 13" but in the more descriptive section, it says 15". Which is it? Thanks. 

Asked by: JesArch
Hiya! Thanks for your question! This pack fits a 15" laptop. Sorry for the confusion!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-11-04

Will a 15.6" laptop fit in this backpack?

Asked by: Holly
Hey Holly, Thanks for your question. This is an awesome woman specific pack. It has a super special laptop pocket, which is made to hold up to a 15" laptop. The laptop compartment is 13" x 12.25" x 1" but the backpack istelf is 19.25" x 14" x 9.5" so, the backpack itself could definitely hold your computer!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-11-04

I purchased the women's Recon for my daughters freshman year in college. My son's is 1 year old and withstood a year at NYU. However, it's filthy. Any recommendations for cleaning the red recon bag? Thanks!

Asked by: mom2er
Hiya, thanks for the question! The best way to clean The North Face backpacks is to spot clean with a damp cloth and mild soap, then let it air dry. We do not recommend fully submerging them in water. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-07-18

Is this backpack waterproof? Also are some of the straps removable?

Asked by: zzkhan
Thanks for the question! This pack is water-resistant, not waterproof. The only piece that is removable is the sternum strap, not the shoulder straps. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-11-04
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- + Size Guide

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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