The North Face Jester Backpack

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Product Info

You aren’t a fool, so don’t carry your gear like one. With The North Face Jester Backpack you’ll always play it smart. Designed with one large main compartment that’s able to fit a couple of dictionaries, this versatile pack also includes a front accessory zip pocket with an internal organization sleeve to stash smaller items. From daytime to outdoor use, the Jester Backpack is simply the best.

Product Details

Material

600D Polyester, 1200D Polyester

Dimensions

18.5 x 13 x 7"

Pockets

Large main compartment fits books and binders

Secondary compartment with organization

Mesh side water bottle pockets

Features

Named 2012 Best Backpack for Adults & College Students from ConsumerSearch.com

FlexVent™ injection-molded shoulder straps

Comfortable, stitched foam back panel

Removable hipbelt

Exterior key/accessory clip

Specs

  • Material: Polyester
  • Bag Volume (L): 30
  • Bag Volume (cu in): 1830
  • Skate Carry: No
  • Laptop Sleeve: No
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Other Notes

The North Face products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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The North Face Jester Backpack
 
4.8

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (17)
  • Good padding (16)
  • Easy to load (14)
  • Large capacity / good size (13)
  • Lightweight (13)

Cons

  • Zipper snags (3)

Best Uses

  • School (14)
  • Day trip (13)
  • Commuting (12)
  • Backpacking (10)
  • Hiking (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (16)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (10), Survivalist / minimalist (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for what I want

This was a great purchase. Exactly what I was looking for. A backpack that is light and convenient that can hold my lap top securely. My last bag lasted me about 9 years....Read complete review

This was a great purchase. Exactly what I was looking for. A backpack that is light and convenient that can hold my lap top securely. My last bag lasted me about 9 years. Hopefully this one will last that long as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

London Fog/Chive Color is actual different color

I am only giving this a negative comment based on color! I ordered the london fog heather. The part that appears to be an off-white color *the middle section" is actually a...Read complete review

I am only giving this a negative comment based on color! I ordered the london fog heather. The part that appears to be an off-white color *the middle section" is actually a zinc grey color. It does not look like this in the picture on here!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for what I want

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

This was a great purchase. Exactly what I was looking for. A backpack that is light and convenient that can hold my lap top securely. My last bag lasted me about 9 years. Hopefully this one will last that long as well.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent performance

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

First of all the pattern of the bookbag is just outstanding it really stands out from the rest. Which is exactly what I wanted.besides the appearance its great for light travel I use it for my books and occasionally laptop and also to hold my soccer equipment when I'm on a run and it works great. Over all this bookbag exceeded my expectations.its a great bookbag with a very reasonable price it would be foolish not to buy it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An orange backpack? Surely you "JEST"!

By 

from North Caroline

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

This is the perfect backpack. It has plenty of room without being too large or bulky. I've wanted an orange backpack for a long time but could never find one that the right shade. They were either patterned or closer to an orange sherbet color. This one is a bright, deep orange with tan accents. It holds my laptop, tablet, camelbak water bottle, etc., with plenty of room to spare.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gnarly

By 

from Minnesota

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Gnarly
  • Good padding
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • School

    Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

    Gnarly

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Backpack

    By 

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

    • breathable
    • packable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        I have had this backpack for pre-school in 2005(crazy right) and for it being 8 years old it still is in great condition like before. There is one main compartment for storing books,binders,ect. and there is an organizing pocket.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great purchase.

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        I really love the jester u just bought for my boyfriends birthday. I think he will love it!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing bag

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        This is a great bag and comes in really handy. It's good quality and fits my needs quite well. The necessity of the bag was just that; a necessity. But, now that I have it, I love this bag. It is a great addition to the things I now have!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Backpack

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        Bought this backpack for my 9th grade grandson. He was very thrilled to receive a North Face. I hope it serves him through his senior year. He loves it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worth the Money

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        Durable, and a nice size. I use this for college and I love it. I have four spiral notebooks , 3 folders, several calculators, and still have plenty of room for other things. It stays in place and the shoulder straps are padded so I like that. This is also going to be perfect when I go camping as a day sack...change of clothes , water, snacks, and flash light should all fit just fine.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great buy!

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        This was my second backpack purchase from The North Face. My first was also a Jester and I absolutelty loved it, so I decided to buy another for my boyfriend. This backpack has excellent storage space, I especially love the pocket for my laptop. It is very comfortable and sturdy- when I have a heavy load I can barely tell. I've had my backpack for almost 2 years now and it's as good as new- great quality... I highly recommend this backpack!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        amazing!!!!

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        let me start by saying that all of your products that I've purchased go far beyond what anyone would or could ask for! Hence why I will always shop w you guys. My new back is perfect. We are big hikers and outdoors people and this pack meets every single one of my needs. Plenty of space and very versatile. From backpacking to common day this thing has it all, comfort durability and let's not forget the world renowned name . I will never own another pack other than a northface. Keep putting out this quality and you guys can't go wrong !

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        Durable, stylish, perfect for school or sports! I use it for everything !
        Perfect for an everyday backpack!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Service and Bag

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        I was amazed with how fast the bag came. It came the day after I ordered it, even though I didn't get any special shipping. Also, the bag is very good quality and looks good. It was not expensive considering it has a lifetime warranty. I will definitely continue to purchase from this company.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great purchase

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        This bag it the perfect size for me. Fits my laptop and books with no problem. Love that it feels very comfortable!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Jester

        By 

        from Wyoming

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        The Jester backpack is everything I wanted, I had one similar many years ago, so I decided to get another, it's solid and stylish!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great upgrade

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        I purchased this bag after my 8 year old bag ripped. This is my first NF purchase. The bag fits slimmer, has ample storage and is very comfortable to wear. The only thing I would possibly change is having the laptop pouch have it's own compartment, but I love it nonetheless. It also arrived a day ahead of schedule. Think I'm a NF convert now!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Entry Level TNF Back Pack

        By 

        from Washington DC

        Pros

        • Affordable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Training

          Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

          This isn't the top of the line TNF Back Pack. Instead it's your entry level without all the bells and whistles, which is reflected in its price. Don't let the cheap price fool you though because it is still a solid TNF product. I use mine for race day and it does a great job swallowing all the gear I can throw at it. The product has great quality and hasn't shown any signs of wear or tear despite getting a lot of use.

           
          5.0

          amazing

          By 

          from SanJose, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Good padding
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Large capacity
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Zipper Snags

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Car Camping
          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Day trip
          • Hiking
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

          anazibg

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Love this

          By 

          from San Mateo, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Good padding

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • School

            Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

            I really like this! I bought it for school and it's exactly what I wanted. would definitely buy again

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            London Fog/Chive Color is actual different color

            By 

            from Maryland

            Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

            I am only giving this a negative comment based on color! I ordered the london fog heather. The part that appears to be an off-white color *the middle section" is actually a zinc grey color. It does not look like this in the picture on here!

             
            5.0

            Awesome Backpack

            By 

            from Arkansas

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Load
            • Good padding
            • Large capacity
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • School

              Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

              I bought this backpack for my daughter's boyfriend. He will head off to college this fall and I wanted him to have a comfortable backpack for campus as well as one that is stylish. He was very impressed with the fit and comfort of this backpack. He even committed that this might last the full four years of college! We will find out!

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Minimalist
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              I would recommend this to my friends to buy it.

              By 

              from New Orleans, Louisiana

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Load
              • Good padding
              • Highly Adjustable
              • Large capacity
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Car Camping
                • Commuting
                • Cycling
                • Day trip
                • Hiking
                • Office
                • School

                Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                Very useful for my daily routine

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Versatile and attractive

                By 

                from Colorado

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Load
                • Good padding
                • Highly Adjustable
                • Large capacity
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backpacking
                  • Car Camping
                  • Commuting
                  • Day trip
                  • Hiking
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                  Spacious, attractive and sturdy!

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I would totally buy this again!

                  By 

                  from Amherst Massachuttes

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Load
                  • Good padding
                  • Highly Adjustable
                  • Large capacity
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Zipper Snags

                  Best Uses

                  • Backpacking
                  • Commuting
                  • Day trip
                  • Hiking
                  • School

                  Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                  I love it and it is wonderful!

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Jester is a great backpack!

                  By 

                  from Franklin Lakes, NJ

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Load
                  • Good padding
                  • Highly Adjustable
                  • Large capacity
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting
                    • Cycling
                    • Day trip
                    • Hiking
                    • Office
                    • School

                    Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                    I've been wanting a NorthFace backpack for forever! A good friend finally got me one. The Jester. It's basic and perfect for my day trips to NYC! I highly recommend this backpack! It's so comfortable to wear.

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Comfort Driven
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    I would recommend

                    By 

                    from Flagstaff, AZ

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Load
                    • Good padding
                    • Highly Adjustable
                    • Large capacity

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backpacking
                      • Commuting
                      • Day trip
                      • School

                      Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                      I use this product for school, travel, and hiking and it is so comfy. No complaints.

                      • What Is Your Gear Style:
                      • Minimalist
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      I would buy it again if it was on sale

                      By 

                      from Muskegon, MI

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good padding
                      • Large capacity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backpacking
                        • Car Camping
                        • Commuting
                        • Cycling
                        • Day trip
                        • Hiking
                        • Office
                        • School

                        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                        Gift for college student. Nice, but very expensive!

                        • What Is Your Gear Style:
                        • Comfort Driven
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        5.0

                        Very durable and light weight.

                        By 

                        from Montana

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy To Load
                        • Good padding
                        • Highly Adjustable
                        • Large capacity
                        • Lightweight
                        • Whistle on the straps

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backpacking
                          • Car Camping
                          • Commuting
                          • Cycling
                          • Day trip
                          • Hiking
                          • Office
                          • School

                          Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                          I've had my north face backpack for almost 3 years and no tears or zipper problems and I use it even day! I got this one for a present for someone and it's the same thing! Very comfy straps and just a all around great backpack for almost any activity!

                          • What Is Your Gear Style:
                          • Comfort Driven
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          5.0

                          Love love love

                          By 

                          from Chicago,IL

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Good padding
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Carrying toddler things
                            • Day trip

                            Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                            Oh my God bought this backpack through a different online site at an excellent price and I fell in love even thought I got it half off I love it so much I would definitely wouldn't mind paying full price for such a great backpack...as a matter of fact looking to purchase another for my brother as he goes off to.college next year.

                            • What Is Your Gear Style:
                            • Comfort Driven
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            works for our needs

                            By 

                            from Washington, D.C.

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easy To Load

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Day trip

                              Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                              works for our needs. wanted a daypack for family outings now that little ones have outgrown using a stroller, but i still find myself needed to carry water bottles, snacks, and some emergency items when on an outing (like the zoo). This bag carried what we needed and was comfortable.

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