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The North Face Borealis Backpack – 27 Litres, deep purp/black, 48x35x19

4.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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  • 'Padded laptop compartment (15 inch laptop), large zip-up Nebenfach with partitions, side stretch Meshta
  • Padded shoulder straps, padded Airmesh back panel; Stowable waist
  • 27 litres

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Technical Details
Colordeep purp/black
Size48x35x19
StyleRucksack
SeasonEvergreen
Volume capacity28 litres
Batteries Included?No
BrandThe North Face
  
Additional Information
Item Weight1.1 Kg
Shipping Weight1.2 Kg
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Item model numberT0AJVF50G
ASINB004LRDSVG
Date First Available11 Aug. 2012
Best Sellers Rank 321,758 in Sports & Outdoors (See top 100)
  
 

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.The borealis is the best backpack i have ever had and this is reflected in it's price ,almost twice as much as the berghaus 24-7 ,but you definitely get what you pay for. This bag is made from very strong,water resistant material and all the zips are strong,top quality gear with good tabs on them so you can open the bag easily with gloves on!. You have a large main compartment with laptop bit at the back with some first class padding all round it, then a front compartment with well thought out pockets and recesses to stow all your kit neatly in. In front of that is another zipped pocket and then on the outside of that is an elastic setup that you could use to stick wet shoes,towel etc into. There are two side mesh pockets on either side of the pack for water bottles and these have ties so you can do them up tight. Then the straps . . . the two main straps are very heavy duty,well padded and have a couple of little nooks to put bits in and a strap that you can do up across the chest if you are cycling or climbing etc. Then there is a waist strap (again for if you are climbing or something)i don't really use this and there is a recess in the pack that you can fold it into neatly rather than have it dangling about and getting in the way.I don't think you could get a better pack than this . . . i have made one mod to it and coloured in black the north face logo on the front as i think this is a really big 'nick me sign'! A great bit of kit - get one - you won't regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Review update - i've had this pack for nearly two years now and it's had plenty of use and abuse , i have to say that it is still in perfect order and going strong . . . recommend !
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I bought a red one of these about 4 years ago for £50. I've used it almost every day and I still love it. Unlike some of North Face's kit (wheeled cases, for example) the quality is absolutely fantastic. There's some cosmetic fraying starting to show on the edge of the right shoulder strap (I usually just hang it off that shoulder) and a little discolouration around the top from my leather jacket but aside from that it's as good as new. It's proven to be virtually waterproof so long as the zips are closed and covered properly.

The main compartment easily has enough room for a change of clothes and a wash bag. I also use it regularly to carry my netbook or my 15" laptop without any problems. The middle compartment has a fantastic organiser built in with pockets for pens, etc. and even a lanyard for keys. "A veritable office" my GF called it. The small zippered front pocket is perfect for small items you might need to find quickly. The two outside mesh pockets are perfect for 500ml coke bottles, small umbrellas and carrier bags.

The shoulder straps have 3/4" webbing their full length, which is great for hanging stuff with Molle system attachments, as well as two sturdy D-rings and an elasticated pouch that is perfect for small mobile phones or large penknives.

If you want a small rucksack just buy one of these, you won't be disappointed.
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As a university student I've been using a pretty ordinary satchel for most of my things. I couldn't carry my laptop in it (well I could, I'd just get a pretty sore shoulder/neck) and the only other bag I had was an old Nike holdall to carry my gym equipment. I wanted something that I could use everyday for any use. Something of a high quality, that would last a long time. Not too big, but a size comfortable enough to carry anywhere (to uni, around town, traveling abroad etc). Then I stumbled across the Borealis.

I won't go through every single feature of the backpack (you can look at the North Face website for that). Instead I want to focus on the things that I have found useful. What drew me in to this backpack, when there are so many on the market:

1) The laptop compartment - big enough to probably fit a 17", but what makes it different is that the bottom of the pouch is cushioned. I always used to wince when I heard that dull thump of my laptop hitting the ground as I put my bag down - not anymore though! It is also padded at the back giving it all round protection, but also adding comfort for your own back.
2) Quick access pouches - you have two on either side. I mainly have a water bottle in one, and my mini umbrella in the other. Definitely handy for quick access items as you don't need to go rummaging for them inside the pack.
3) Two main compartments - allows you to have books and files in one, and gym kit or anything else separate in the other. One thing I hate is having everything mixed into one bag, but at least this way it's more organised. The front compartment is segmented into even more pouches for all your little things like cables, mice, pens etc.
4) Water resistant material - a huge plus for those living in Britain!
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Colour: Black
This bag is great. Excellent North face quality.

I particularly like the "bumper" inside which supports the laptop off the ground. Fits my macbook pro 13 inch inside its neoprene sleeve securely. The back of the bag is also solid.

You can tuck the waist strap inside the bag too, which is good for my day to day commute when i dont require it, but its always there for those times when I might need it say if I am cycling or hiking.

The front zipper pocket is also easy access for a standard sized paperback or a kindle.

I would recommend as a daily commute bag and a good carry on travel bag.
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