The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
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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 711.
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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

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Dimensions: 19.25 x 14 x 9.5 in.
Fabric Details: 1680D ballistics Nylon
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 1
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Pack Fabric: Nylon
Weight: 41 oz
Gender: Womens
Features: Laptop Compatible, Water Bottle Pockets
Best Use: Casual
Hydration Capacity: Below 50 oz
Pack Access: Top
Pack Capacity: 31 Liters / 1892 Cubic inches
Holds Laptop Size: 15 inch
Frame Type: Frameless
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect School Bag! I am a rising Junior in High School. I had an older version of the Recon before purchasing this one, and it was so great my older brother who is a Senior in College stole it! Before purchasing it I wanted to know how many thing it could fit, so for you high schoolers out there : the recon fits 2 one inch binders, 5 one subject notebooks, 1 three subject notebook, and 6 folders in JUST the main pocket. In the organizational pocket, I carry my agenda, calculator and pencil case, as well as a few doo-dads for school. I love this bag and recommend it to any student!
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I had a North Face Backpack all throughout High School and I could honestly still be using it for College. Now you might be asking "well if you could still be using it why buy another one?" well curious reader, I thought it would be appropriate to get a more "usable" color. My old backpack is brown, pink and purple while my new sophisticated backpack is all black and I think its the best decision I've made all year. This backpack has TONS of space, more than I could ever imagine. It feels even more durable than my old one which is so nice. I would recommend this backpack for anyone, school related or not, it's worth the money.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Investment of my College Career I purchased this backpack in the beginning of my second semester of college and I feel as though it has made a world of difference in my college experience. Okay, I may be exaggerating, but as someone who can almost exclusively enjoy something only if it is organized, this backpack has helped me enjoy school so much more. It's durable enough to carry my 15 hour load on my back without any seams ripping or zippers breaking and it's variety of pockets make it easy to carry my wallet, post it notes, keys, pens, etc. I no longer carry a purse! This backpack was a wonderful investment, truly worth more to me than I think North Face would ever charge for it.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wore Out Fast, Not Worth It Previously had a Recon, in middle school into high school and loved it. When it was finally time to get a new one, I wanted the same backpack. It was comfortable and fit everything I needed it to while protecting my laptop. Bought a new one < 2 years ago that was the model before the redesign and the back has already started to rip and show the foam underneath near the base of the backpack. As a poor college student, this was an expensive purchase for me and I am extremely disappointed with the quality of the new backpacks and will probably need to buy a new one shortly. It will probably not be another North Face.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Backpack Love the new design features and the color. I got the dark gray with pink(ish) straps, its beautiful! I use this backpack for school mostly but also for our weekend adventures. Its hiked to the top of mountains, roughed it camping in the wilderness, put up with my boys over-filling it with rocks, sticks and other outdoor treasures and still looks great. I had a previous North Face backpack that was great to the end, so I'm hoping this one will last and hold up just as well. Its a little stiff and heavy but after wearing and breaking it in a bitt, its more comfortable. Probably not a lot I can do to fix how heavy it is, but hopefully that just means its durable.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended for all college students!! Im a nursing student that no longer lives on campus which means my whole day needs to fit in my backpack. We have to have so much with us for just a day that I had to get a larger bag. This is perfect for holding all my books, snacks, laptop and my stethoscope fits well in the smaller tablet holder. Its taller and allows you to put everything in and when you zip it up you don't have to worry about it not being able to zip. The amount of pockets it provides it wonderful to keep everything organized! Its amazing how comfortable it is walking long distances with about 25 plus pounds on your back. Any college student would benefit from this backpack!
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall great backpack w one flaw. I ride my bike to the train station everyday & then walk in the city to get to school. Overall the compartments to the backpack are great, it's very comfortable, and cute. However, I had this backpack for literally one day before I got something on it & tried cleaning it like the tag said and it was impossible. I now see marks all over the backpack which is driving me nuts. So frustrating that I paid over $100 for a backpack that now has so many flaws. Poor quality if it gets that dirty that easily. I got a darker color on purpose to hide marks, but I recommend black if that's an issue for you bc grey wasn't dark enough.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! I bought this backpack at the beginning of the school year and take public transportation every day to school. I have also taken many trips with this backpack, and it's able to fit a week's worth of clothes for when I want to pack light. Also, the front drop pocket is super useful for small things, like a book or a pencil case -- nothing has ever fallen out on me. Despite the wear and tear of traveling and commuting, my backpack still looks as new as the day I bought it! Although a bit heavy, the durability of the bag and capacity to hold all of my textbooks every day have won me over completely.
Date published: 2016-07-02
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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: 2016-07-28

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

Asked by: JesArch
Hiya! Thanks for your question! This pack fits a 15&quot; laptop. Sorry for the confusion!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-07-25

Will a 15.6&quot; 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&quot; laptop. The laptop compartment is 13&quot; x 12.25&quot; x 1&quot; but the backpack istelf is 19.25&quot; x 14&quot; x 9.5&quot; so, the backpack itself could definitely hold your computer!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-05-14

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: 2016-08-08
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