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The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack

The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1702.
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Product Description Item No.   10277219

The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack is a laptop backpack for back to school and travel. Since the Borealis has performed so well previously, The North Face decided to give it a boost just for the fun of it, but it totally benefits you. Starting with the upgrade in the suspension, the FlexVent™ gives you custom injection-molded, women's specific shoulder straps and a padded mesh back panel with a center spine channel for some ventilation. There is even a wicking lumbar panel to keep you cool where the bulk of the weight lies. Keep your 15" laptop safe from the bumps while walking down the hall by placing it in the fleece-lined, padded sleeve. The remaining portion of the main compartment provides plenty of space for books and larger odds and ends. The second compartment secures a tablet or e-reader in a fleece-lined sleeve and remaining quick-access items can be stored in the smaller front stash. Stash your rain jacket under the front bungee once the sun comes out and enjoy the walk home from a long day at class.

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FEATURES of The North Face Women's Borealis 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
  • Padded, fleece-lined laptop sleeve in main compartment protects laptop from bumps and falls
  • 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

- + Product Specifications
Gender: Womens
Features: Water Bottle Pockets, Load-Lifter Straps, Laptop Compatible, Reflective, Organizer Panel, Sternum Strap, Sunglasses Pocket, Compression Straps, Media Pocket
Best Use: Day Hiking, Work and School
Weight: 41.62 oz
Dimensions: 18.75 x 12.5 x 8 in.
Fabric Details: 210D Cordura nylon mini-ripstop
Frame Type: Frameless
Pack Access: Top
Pack Fabric: Polyester
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 4
Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Pack Capacity: 25 Liters / 1526 Cubic inches
Holds Laptop Size: 15 inch
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome backpack I bought this particular backpack for college because it had all the features a typical student would need. I am so happy to have purchased it!!!
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome backpack This backpack fits SO much. Plus, its super cute (I got the rose gold one). It can withstand the rain, I got stuck in the pouring rain with it and nothing inside was wet when I got home. I'm so excited to use it at school in the fall!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So versatile I bought this backpack because of the many pockets and compartments. It has held up great and it serves many uses! I used this as a college backpack and for vacation.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really love it!! I had this for about 1 month and I'm just so in love with it. I mainly use it for school and carry a lot of things with me. It light on my back and super comfy to wear when I walk from class to class.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect backpack i’ve had north face backpacks before and they never fail to impress. there’s a great variety of colors and styles to choose from. this backpack is spacious without looking bulky, and super comfortable in the back even after walking around with a heavy load
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag for carying alot! I use this bag for school primarily, or on weekend trips. I am a law student and carry many heavy books on a daily basis along with a laptop. This bag is great for that! The back is very well supported and padded- similar to the backpack I use for rustic camping. If you're not used to a structured and well supported back, with the padding and venting, I can see where this would be weird at first but it really is better for your back in the long run and helps to better distribute the weight you are carrying. I also like the design of the shoulder straps and pads of this bag. They curve inward and I find that they fit my shoulders better. I find that on gender-neutral bags the straps are sometimes wider set, which results in the straps sliding off of one shoulder or the other. I have not found that to be the case with this bag. I chose the heathered grey an magenta bag and while the grey is spot on to the picture, the magenta is a little darker and not a "pink" as the picture on the website. It's still a pretty color and looks great so I wasn't bothered, but if someone was very set on getting a brighter magenta, you might want to see if there is a store by you to view the colors first. Overall, it's a great bag and I find that my shoulders and back are not as sore at the end of a long week compared to your regualr school bag without the structured support of this bag.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good features! Used this for the first time this weekend while flying. Lots of storage, and holds more than I thought. Take note that the firm back that is meant to protect your laptop, does make the back of the backpack firm and non flexible.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality! I bought this for medical school and it is a solid pack. Pockets are nice for organization. Loved the color selection and the sale prices. Worth it
Date published: 2018-05-27
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Can this be machine washed? I love the light but am concerned about keeping it clean...

Asked by: amyj156
Hey there! The best way to clean backpacks is to spot clean with a damp cloth, then let it air dry. We do not recommend fully submerging any backpacks in water.
Answered by: Scrubba Dub
Date published: 2018-05-20

Is it waterproof? I don't want my laptop to get water damage!

Asked by: girlinterrupted
Hey there, Thanks for the awesome question. This backpack is NOT waterproof. It will wick some moisture off of the bag but after it gets too damp it will begin to absorb the water. I would not bank on being caught in the rain with this bag while it contains your laptop. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-01-27

Do you monogram this item?

Asked by: Grandma Pea
Hiya Grandma Pea, thanks for your question. Sorry, we do not monogram or personalize products. Please don't hate us!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-12-05

What does a 25 L in size mean?

Asked by: Lauren
Hiya Lauren, thanks for your question! Some packs are available in more than one size and are differentiated by the amount of liters the pack will hold. In this case, the pack holds 25 liters. It is the same as "one size" since this pack is currently only available in one size. (There may have been more sizes at one point.) Some of the colors might be older and still labelled under liters. I know this is confusing! Trust me, they are the same size. :)
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2017-12-07

Is this backpack water resistant?    If not, will you please make suggestions on packs that are water resistant?    Thank you 

Asked by: Long Tall Sally
Thanks for the question! All of The North Face packs are water resistant, including the Women's Borealis Backpack :)
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2017-09-05
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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"

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.

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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