The North Face Women's Surge Backpack
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The North Face Women's Surge Backpack

The North Face Women's Surge Backpack is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 194.
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Product Description Item No.   10277349

The North Face Women's Surge Backpack is a school backpack for the ladies in learning. FlexVent™ suspension has been tailored for a women's specific fit, with injection-molded straps for comfort in the shoulder area. That's not all, the back panel uses padded mesh, a wicking lumbar panel and cuts a channel right down the center for your spine to lay, allowing you to revel in all the ventilation as you trek from home, to school, off to work, and even through the airports. Ah yes, airports, with security these days, the 15" laptop sleeve is not only padded and lined with fleece, it lies flat for speedy checkpoints. With 31 liters of space throughout, your main compartment holds binders and books or clothes and shoes, with a front compartment for all the organization of the little things. Smaller external zip pockets (one stash, two vertical) items for quick access, and you know what that means? Lots of snacks.

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FEATURES of The North Face Women's Surge 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
  • Dedicated, lay-flat, fleece-lined laptop compartment allows for protected, checkpoint-friendly travel
  • Secondary compartment for books and binders
  • Padded, fleece-lined tablet sleeve located in the front compartment for quick access
  • Front compartment has internal organization with a fleece-lined media pocket, secure zippered pocket and elastic webbing for cord management
  • Reflective bike-light

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Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 8.5 in.
Fabric Details: 500D Cordura Nylon matte ripstop
Pack Fabric: Nylon / Ripstop Nylon
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 5
Weight: 3 lb 1.38 oz
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Womens
Features: Water Bottle Pockets, Load-Lifter Straps
Best Use: Backpacking, Casual
Pack Access: Top
Pack Capacity: 31 Liters / 1892 Cubic inches
Frame Type: Frameless
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for long hikes to class... I can't hike at all, but I do have to walk (or run) across my huge college campus carrying my heavy books, laptop, etcetera. With the Surge backpack I have the best possible weight distribution and tons of extra space, with so many pockets and pouches that everything has its own tidy compartment. The lining is very protective and soft for electronics, which is a great bonus. The pack even looks very stylish and the materials are super durable (more so than previous models, even). This bag will last easily three times as long as my last bags, which have literally torn apart, so the price is way worth it. Your back will thank you.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the improvements! I took this through France, Italy, and Greece. It got dirty and when I got home, it cleaned up beautifully! It has a nice fit, is easy to adjust, and has decent organization. The big negative for me is that it falls over forward when you set it down. Otherwise I would give it 5 stars! I love the front sleeve that held not only my Kindle, but also my iPad 2 (old school!). This is the pocket in the front organization pocket. There's also the laptop pocket, but I used it for separating out paperwork. One other negative is the depth of the water bottle pockets. You need to carbiner clip it in if you use a 24 oz. or larger bottle (mine was a Klean Kanteen). I did get a lot of compliments on it!
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready for college and any adventure I bought this backpack for college and from the look of it it will last me all four years. My college is huge and i plan to put my life into this backpack so that i can be mobile with all of my important things in one spot. I really like the 2 water bottle pockets because i am ALWAYS spilling my water in my bag and this is a good way to prevent that. The bag is doubling as a computer case for me and the heavy padding on the bag will keep my computer safe and my back feeling comfortable. When i am not using the bag for school i know it will be amazing for any adventure like hiking camping or biking because of the straps and lightweight design. The colors are beautiful ( i got surf green and grey ). I would reccommend this bag for any college student or adventurer.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't actually hold much I am a college student and I use it daily for classes and what not. Honestly, I think that this backpack is not big enough. The pocket for the laptop sleeve is GREAT! The only thing about that pocket is that if your laptop is in that pocket then there isn't room for anything else in this pocket. The second pocket is great size and can fit a lot... as long as you don't put anything in the back pocket or the very front. All the pockets seem to run into each other and take up space in another area. You can't really fit much into the backpack. Poor design.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Should never have added the handle on the back! I loved the older version of this....adding the huge handle on the back of the backpack is a huge safety risk to women, especially those in a metropolitian area. Someone can just grab you and pull you back!!! Also, movin the extra pocket for electronics from the back pocket (where the laptop is) to the front was a bad idea. Whenever the bag gets full, you can't actually fit anything into the front pockets. Plus, the bag seems a little top heavy and falls over instead of standing on its own.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST EVER!! This bookbag is the biggest and best book at I have ever had! It is super super comfy for your body when you carry it! It also has many many compartments in it for EVERY single item you need a space for! The handle I didn't think would come in use but it does very very much!! I love this backpack so much. The inside of some pockets are so so soft and I trust my electronics in them 100%!! The compartment for my laptop is completely separate so I don't have to take out everything just to get to my laptop it's a breeze!! I love this book bag, it's the best.
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hate This Backpack I don't like this backpack at all. I love North Face products. Today I thought I left my North Face raincoat in the airport and I almost cried. But this backpack is way smaller than it seems. I usually carry my computer, one single subject spiral notebook and my planner in my backpack. If I put a textbook in it, it looks so full it's ridiculous. People actually comment on it. I'm a premed student so I need something that can hold at least a textbook sometimes and this doesn't do it. Also my water bottles constantly fall out of the water bottle holders. The hip strap is so thin that it cuts into your hip. I was very disappointed with the new line of backpacks at the North Face. Sorry North Face Im sure you'll improve upon your products!
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect This backpack is perfect for everything. It works well for school, weekend trips, and hiking. I'm pretty short(5'2") so I was worried that this would look huge on me but it looks good. There are so many pockets and I really like how a few of them are lined with a soft material for phones, etc. I feel like I can fit a lot in this backpack without it looking bulky. The separate bigger sections are good too to keep things separated. Definitely would recommend!
Date published: 2015-06-20
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Do the side pockets fit a L size nalgene?

Asked by: liberated104
Hiya, thanks for the question! A typical 32 oz nalgene will squeeze into the side pocket. A thinner and taller bottle would fit better... but I'm not going to tell you what to do. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-09-19

Will this work for a laptop?

Asked by: Sunshine
Hiya Sunshine, thanks for your question! This bag has a compartment for a 15" laptop. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-11-28

If it starts to pour down raining while I'm walking around outside with this bag on, will anything on the inside of the bag get damp/wet?

Asked by: Allie
Hiya Allie, thanks for your question! This pack is water resistant. It could handle light rain but in the case of a downpour, the contents will get wet. If you want a truly waterproof pack, check out the The North Face Homestead Waterproof Pack. You might want to consider a hiking pack like the Osprey Women's Skimmer 22 Pack. It's technically not waterproof but it includes a rain cover. Here are some links for ya: The North Face Homestead Waterproof Pack http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_The-North-Face-Homestead-Waterproof-Pack_10332188_10208_10000001_-1_ Osprey Women's Skimmer 22 Pack http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_Osprey-Women-s-Skimmer-22-Pack_10303549_10208_10000001_-1_ Hope this helps!
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2017-02-08
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