The North Face Jester Backpack

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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
 
4.7

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (27)
  • Good padding (26)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Easy to load (21)
  • Highly adjustable (20)

Cons

  • Zipper snags (4)

Best Uses

  • School (23)
  • Day trip (17)
  • Commuting (16)
  • Backpacking (13)
  • Hiking (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23), Yes (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (27)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (18), Survivalist / minimalist (9)

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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(6 of 8 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!

(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 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I was looking for

By 

from NJ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good padding
  • Large capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

    I bought this bag to use for day trips while traveling in Europe to carry basic everyday things and to use for storage after buying souvenirs. Bag is a perfect size. It's not too bulky, it's just the right size.

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

    (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

            This product was great and I'll use it for as long as I can.

            By 

            from Berwyn, IL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day trip
              • School

              Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

              I use to for school. I pafk tons of books in it and it gets me around.

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

              Great Backpack

              By 

              from Mpls, MN

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • School

                Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                Great backpack for my son for school!

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                1.0

                Hate it

                By 

                from Chapel Hill, NC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                If i could give this 0 stars i would! Why did you mess with a good thing, the previous jesters were perfect. This new style is shaped like an inverted egg and the bottom is slanted so it could never sit up on its own. I am disappointed with TNF as i have been an avid customer for many years. Why did you have to make one of the most affordable bags also the ugliest? Will be returning.

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

                Great Backpack

                By 

                from Maryland

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backpacking
                  • Commuting
                  • Hiking
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                  I really needed a new durable backpack for college and this backpack does just the trick. It's the perfect size for my books and laptop, and is good for when I go hiking on the weekends.

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

                  I definitely recommend this bag

                  By 

                  from Paris, TX

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Zipper Snags

                  Best Uses

                  • Backpacking
                  • Day trip
                  • School

                  Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                  It definitely satisfies my need in a backpack not to big but not to small on space. Has enough compartments for EVERYTHING. It's an overall good quality bag

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Minimalist
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  2.0

                  Too small for teens

                  By 

                  from NC

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good padding
                  • Highly Adjustable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Small Capacity

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                    This backpack is tiny. Could not fit half of my 12 year olds school items and his middle school doesn't require a lot. This is not a good school bag- more for carrying everyday items or for a younger child.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Good for school and have my monogram on it

                    By 

                    from Atlanta, ga

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • School

                      Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                      Very good if you want a monogram on it plus very roomy I have mine in tnf black and it uses really well

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

                      I would buy this again

                      By 

                      from Archdale nc

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Highly Adjustable
                      • Large capacity
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • School

                        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                        Sons school backpack

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

                        Great product

                        By 

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • School

                          Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                          I'm using this for school and love it! Looks nice and good quality also very roomy with deep pockets to fit a lot of things.

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

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Overall a good backpack

                          By 

                          from Saint Paul

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Good padding

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Commuting

                            Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                            The base of the backpack is not flat, so it does not stand without falling over. It will even slide to the ground when leaning it against a wall. It is super annoying.

                            Other than that, it is a good backpack.

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

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            great for traveling. Could be a little bigger

                            By 

                            from Gotham City

                            About Me Avid Adventurer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Small Capacity

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                            Used on a 12 day tour of Europe

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

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