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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 201.
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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.

Products on Sale are Discontinued Styles or Colors.

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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Gender: Womens
Features: Load-Lifter Straps, Water Bottle Pockets
Best Use: Backpacking, Casual
Weight: 3 lb 1.38 oz
Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 8.5 in.
Fabric Details: 500D Cordura Nylon matte ripstop
Pack Access: Top
Pack Fabric: Nylon / Ripstop Nylon
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 5
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Pack Capacity: 31 Liters / 1892 Cubic inches
Holds Laptop Size: 15 inch
Frame Type: Frameless
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful color. Amazing quality. I have two of these packs for my kids (4th grade and 7th grade). They still look brand new after a year of use for school. I just bought this one for my 2nd grader because I trust the quality. She loves the color.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I bought this backpack for my daughter who loves to hike and travel. All the storage and organizing areas are perfect for her and she can fit a lot into it. The fact that it's made for a woman made it the right choice for her because it's so comfortable. Hopefully it will last just as long as her last North Face backpack - 15 years!
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is embarrassment waiting to happen! I had recieved this backpack for school purposes, and i was so excited that i had a cool backpack. But when it came time for school some mishaps had occurred due to my bag. So one day i was walking throught the hallway and out of no where the top zipper of my bag comes undone and my whole bag goes collapsing onto the floor for all to see, and i have never been so embarresed. And all people did was laugh and makes jokes, so i suggest that you think before buying the backpack of embarrassment!!!
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This can keep up with my high schooler!! I needed a good back pack for my daughter entering into high school. It had to hold her laptop, books, pens, makeup and everything else you could imagine a high school girl would need. It has met all of her needs and has not gotten dirty and most importantly it frames her body well so no more back or shoulder pain!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great space, well thought out. I like the variety of pockets and especially the laptop access zipper. Easy to get to and I can find the right pocket for the various items and their sizes without having to struggle to make every shape and size fitting into one pocket fits all. I am petite and short waisted and the fit is good. Although my 15 year old son says I look like a ninja turtle when I wear it. Lol. I would like it to sit a little lower (an inch or so) so that when I look up at the sky the pack isn't touching the back of my head.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all-around pack This backpack has everything you could want. I bought it for my bike commute and also to use on day hikes. I didn't love the color, do ended up exchanging but otherwise this is an amazing, versatile pack and I'd highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great space, but very uncomfortable I needed a durable backpack for school and the reviews pulled me toward this backpack. It has plenty of space and held all of my notebooks and folders, but this backpack is so heavy even without books in it. My skin on my shoulders get tore up from the uncomfortable straps and heavy weight. I do not recommend this backpack.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bag for work/travel/adventures I usually have to carry a very heavy laptop to work everyday, and using my regular backpack made my shoulders sore. I switched to Surge on hubby's insistence, and boy did it help! It distributes the weight very well and is extremely comfortable for everyday use. I've used this is a carry-on bag in flights and found it very comfortable. It has tons of pockets and sections to store all kind of small/big items which you can quickly access. The loop/handle at the front of the bag is more handy that you'd think! The only improvement I'd love to see is that the side pockets to carry bottles should have an elastic band or loop to secure the pocket, my bottles keep falling out of it otherwise (and I've lost a handful of bananas stored there too!).
Date published: 2017-09-18
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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

I currently have the unisex recon and have had it since 9th grade.(soon to be college freshman) I am looking at the redesigned recon and the surge. Which one would you recommend considering the compartments/added weight. I don't really have a good posture

Asked by: Gizmo
Thanks for the question! Both packs are a great option and you honestly can't go wrong with either one of them. The Surge is just a tad bigger than the Recon, but surprisingly weighs less. I would say that the Recon is more popular with our college students. The Surge would be more for our traveling customers who need a TSA-friendly back. Both internal compartments are pretty similar - pen holder, cord-keepers, internal zippered pockets, etc. I personally like the Recon best because I don't need the three separate zippered compartments on the Surge. But it all comes down to your preference. In regards to your posture, try not to put the heaviest items in the very bottom of your pack. But them more towards the top. Also, make sure the pack is adjusted to sit higher up, and not slouching down rubbing on your lower back. I hope this helps a little!
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2017-06-16

what's the best backpack for a highschool student who carries a lot of things?

Asked by: Cyan
Hi Cyan, good question! Honestly, I think that either this one or The North Face Women's Recon Backpack would work really well. They both have a lot of room (31L), and really the only difference between the two is the pocket set up and design. I'll include a link to the Recon here for you, hope this helps!
Answered by: Marty Moose
Date published: 2018-06-28

I am interested in the Surge, but the "men's" version is a little bigger than I need. I am a 5'7" male and the women's version looks like a better size for me. Is there some reason why the woman's version wouldn't work for me?

Asked by: Paul B
Hey Paul! There is absolutely no reason the woman's version will not work for you. In the larger trekking backpacks they do do way more to differentiate between men's and women's "curve of hip belts and harnesses) but even then, men have no problem wearing those packs and vice versa for women. You could totally rock the Surge in the women's!
Answered by: Scrubba Dub
Date published: 2018-05-29

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 Osprey Women's Skimmer 22 Pack Hope this helps!
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2017-08-13
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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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