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 716.
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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!

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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 Fabric: Nylon
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 1
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
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 3 out of 5 by from Colors arn't the same in person If you were to by this backpack you should go to the store and check it out before buying it.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I definitely recommend this product!! This product is amazing! not only does it have great padding, which prevents back pain, but it also has great storage compartments that help you stay organized. This product is very durable and holds all of the things that you would need every day. I recommend this product because it will help you stay comfortable and happy while you are completing your day to day activities. bottom line..... GET THIS PRODUCT!!!!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i would buy this product! Everything was great about this book bag and how spacious it was with a lot of useful pockets. I used this for 2 years in a row and is getting it again for school!
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great backpack! Exactly what I wanted. Stylish but very functional
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I highly recommend this if you've got a lot of stuff to carr I wanted a backpack that was big enough for all my stuff and had multiple organization pockets and this bag is perfect for that! I'll admit sometimes it does been hard against my back but chest and hip straps help aleve some of that pressure when I use them. Overall a good purchase
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Colors Not As Shown I just got this backpack as an upgrade from the Jester backpack (the older model with no padding on the back) and I really love the features and size of this backpack, it's much bigger and has nicer finishes than my old one. However, I ordered the Blackberry Wine/Chambray Blue color and it's nothing like shown in the picture. The picture makes it look like the majority color is navy, but really it's more of a grayish-light blue and the purple part also has a diamond pattern on it. This color scheme really makes the light blue zippers pop out less and I was really disappointing upon receiving it as I now have to take the time to return it and buy a new color.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed for flying to Australia I really love this back pack. It was really easy to reach in and pull my laptop out when going through security, no fuss. Which to me was amazing because I always feel rushed through air port security. It held everything I needed as a carry on and more.. So it's probably my fault it was heavy. But the chest and waist straps help disturbed the weight across your body. It has good organization. I'm not sure it is supposed to be water proof, but after walking 6 blocks in the poring rain in New Zealand nothing inside my bag was wet! The back pack itself dried off quickly and nicely with a nice wipe down by a towel. I could fold my sweatshirt and put in it the front stash area. (Which is also amazing when traveling.) All and all very very pleased with this backpack. Will continue to use it for work at home in Nebraska!
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Most uncomfortable backpack EVER! I am totally stunned that there aren't more reviews stating how uncomfortable this backpack is! The straps are the absolute worst design of any backpack I've ever owned. They come in right up against my neck if I don't deliberately position them more outward than they are intended to sit and make an ongoing effort to keep them there. They are also very stiff! But what makes it almost unbearable to wear is the sandpaper-like material around the straps. It will rub your neck RAW quickly if you don't wear a high collared shirt. The same goes for the inside of your arms if you aren't careful, but at least your arms aren't smashed against the straps. Additionally, this backpack holds less than I anticipated, sits weird on me, won't stay upright when I sit it down, and the laptop compartment is TIGHT. The organizational compartment is nice and there is a nice padded handle at the top (good thing too bc you'll need it to keep it upright and/or carry it once your poor neck can't take anymore abuse!). It does also seem well made although for me personally that doesn't matter being as though I won't be using it. Overall this is the most disappointing purchase I've made in a long time despite the fact that I got it at half price. I am definitely going to try to return it. I should have sucked it up and got another Patigonia backpack, but half price was so tempting and it got such good reviews. This was my first and last TNF backpack purchase.
Date published: 2017-03-10
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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" 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: 2016-07-25

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: 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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