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The North Face Access 28L Backpack

The North Face Access 28L Backpack is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21.
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Product Description Item No.   10347782

The North Face Access 28L Backpack is the sleek-yet-durable commuter pack with 6 more liters of space an its little brother. It's all about electronics and getting from place to place with this pack, whether it be from home to school or home to work and back again. Sit down late in class and with the push of a button, it pops open and you just have to use the pull-strap to easily extract your laptop. Additional pockets hold and protect your smartphone, tablet and more.

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FEATURES of The North Face Access 28L Backpack

  • Updated silhouette allows the pack to stand on its own
  • OrthoLite padding throughout the back panel provides support and all-day comfort
  • Easy-to-use locking mechanism allows for worry-free commuting
  • Screen-print on bottom of face provides extra durability in high-wear zones
  • Main compartment effortlessly springs open with a push of the custom-designed button for quick and easy access
  • Spring steel frame and foam body provide extra protection for your gear
  • Laptop-ejector handle lifts your laptop out of its pocket for quick access
  • Ejector tabs in the fleece-lined tablet and media pockets eject your devices with just a pull
  • Two external vertical zippers are protected by the foam frame
  • Integrated ladderlocks in the shoulder straps allow for seamless adjustability

- + Product Specifications
Features: Carry-On Size, Water-resistant, Compression Straps, Laptop Compatible
Weight: 79 oz
Fabric Details: 500D Stretch Polyester
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 6
Product Technology: The North Face Ortholite
Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Best Use: Backpacking, Travel
Pack Capacity: 28 Liters / 1708 Cubic inches
Holds Laptop Size: 15 inch
Trip Length: Day
Frame Type: Internal
Pack Access: Top
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great bag, for a specific lifestyle This is the bag I've always wanted. It's a big bag but the storage and interior volume is smaller than would appear at first glance. This is what the bag seems to be designed for, minimalist packing. I'm a minimalist packer in my daily commute, for weekend-warrior events, for road-trips, and for domestic airline travel. I pack light and this bag keeps me honest in my minimalist lifestyle. The bag provides good compartmentalization so that you get more utility from every part of the bag. I like the bag so much that I've purchased two 22L versions (grey--for my daily commute and black w/the pattern--for my weekends, road-trips, and domestic flights) and this 28L version in black with the pattern for my international travel and longer trips. Being of minimalist persuasion, this 28L bag is the only bag I use for my international travel (this one bag, as a carry-on). I have packed 4 weeks worth of clothes, tech accessories, and my Surface Pro tablet and I still have free space for things I'll purchase while overseas. It's a carry-on sized bag and I've not yet had any airline issues with this bag being questioned about being a proper overhead bin-sized bag, as can sometimes happen when flying in some countries in Asia and Europe. I've used it in the overhead bins and also as an "under the seat in front of you" bag with no problem.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love at first sight, heartbreak when bought! I loved this backpack so much when I saw it fist time on the website and in some videos on YouTube. But when I bought it, it was kind of heartbreak. Here's why: - the bag looks awesome but lacks the functionality other TNF bags have. - it's so stiff and heavy that you feel like you are carrying some heavy load in it even when it has only a laptop in it - one serious issue for me is, it's so tight that you have wrestle with it in order to get stuff in and out. This is my major complaint and you will see it when you buy. I just don't feel like opening it and putting stuff in it or take anything out. It's just not as easy as getting something out of your bag. It's task when used everyday. - Last but not the least, it has extremely limited space. Because it's a stiff bag, like a suitcase, it's doesn't expand or contract in size. The biggest plus point is, the quality of material and the workmanship. It's outstanding in the way it's built. But sadly, not well designed.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to backpack. I needed a backpack to carry my 15 inch laptop an mostly other techs. Pricey backpack, but its nicely made. It is bulky but I got the 28l for the added space. Overall I like it.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite I have wanted this pack for awhile and i am so glad now that i own it !
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tons of compliments on this bag I love this bag. I have received a ton of compliments on the style and functionality. I would recommend this bag to anyone!
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this bag but needs some changes I travel on the weekends for work and wanted a new backpack for the plane. This backpack is everything I wanted in a backpack. Its turtle shell design with a locking latch amazed me and I had to have it. I took it on a trip and it was great when I didn't have to much weight in it but once I added a little weight it became very uncomfortable on my shoulders. So much so that I had to unfortunately take it back. I still love this bag and would recommend it over and over again. It just needs a few adjustments for my personal use.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, the best bag! Good!
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this back, built for techies on the go. Commute flights between Colorado and Alaska. Small enough to be a carry on but big enough for a few day trip.
Date published: 2018-02-10
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What date was this released? I find videos all over youtube for the original access (22L that cannot stand on it's own) but can't seem to find any of the new updated 28L?

Asked by: Alex
Thanks for the question! This is the Fall 2017 version - so the most recent :)
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2017-08-28

Most backpacks from north face have an exterior/side elsastic pouch for a water bottle. Did they leave that off the Access 28L?

Asked by: Ibi5hop
Hey there! I pulled a pack up from the depths of our warehouse and am happy to report, there are two side pockets that will allow for a slim style bottle (like the Fearsome Foley) or regular sized 16 - 32 ounce water bottles. If you have one of those girthier (should be a word) water bottles that you can almost fit a small's child's head in, you might be pushing the elasticity of the pocket, so, bear that in mind!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2018-07-06
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- + Size Guide

The North Face Men's Packs

SIZE One Size Small / Medium Large / X-Large
Torso Size (Adjustable) N/A" 15 - 20" 17 - 22"
Torso Size (Fixed) 17 - 20" 16 - 19" 18 - 21"
Hipbelt Size 28 - 40" 28 - 34" 35 - 42"

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.