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
 
4.7

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (54)
  • Good padding (54)
  • Lightweight (48)
  • Easy to load (42)
  • Highly adjustable (40)

Cons

  • Small capacity (5)
  • Zipper snags (4)

Best Uses

  • School (50)
  • Day trip (30)
  • Commuting (27)
  • Backpacking (25)
  • Hiking (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48), Yes (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (52), Outdoor professional (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (35), Survivalist / minimalist (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice Backpack, Color is not as depicted

Haven't really used it much yet, just on here to talk about the color. I ordered the London Fog Heather/Chive Green color and it is nothing like shown in the picture. The...Read complete review

Haven't really used it much yet, just on here to talk about the color. I ordered the London Fog Heather/Chive Green color and it is nothing like shown in the picture. The lighter gray on the front is much darker and is almost the same color as the gray on the outside, which is also slightly darker than depicted. Also, the green highlights are darker than shown, more of a rich green than a neon-ish yellow green. Otherwise, great back pack.

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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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(7 of 9 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 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Backpack, Color is not as depicted

By 

from Boston, Ma

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Color was incorrectly depicted

Best Uses

  • Day trip
  • School

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

Haven't really used it much yet, just on here to talk about the color. I ordered the London Fog Heather/Chive Green color and it is nothing like shown in the picture. The lighter gray on the front is much darker and is almost the same color as the gray on the outside, which is also slightly darker than depicted. Also, the green highlights are darker than shown, more of a rich green than a neon-ish yellow green. Otherwise, great back pack.

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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

(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

Love it!!!

By 

from Pittsburgh,Pa

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Commuting
    • School

    Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

    I use this for college and I have to walk about a mile to campus everyday. This backpack is very comfortable and helps make this commute more relaxing!! Fits all of my books/supplies well & is very lightweight!

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Would buy again

    By 

    from MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Load
    • Good padding

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

        Great. I use it for school.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (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 2 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

                  Great backpack!

                  By 

                  from West Lafayette, IN

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Restricts Movement

                  Best Uses

                  • Car Camping
                  • Commuting
                  • School

                  Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                  Fits everything I need for school and is comfortable.

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

                  I would buy this product again.

                  By 

                  from pella,iowa

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good padding
                  • Highly Adjustable
                  • Large capacity

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • School

                    Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                    I would recommend this to a friend. I bought it for my son in high school. The padding is great for the heavy school books he brings home.

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

                    Great quality backpack especially for college

                    By 

                    from Eugene, OR

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good padding
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Small Capacity

                    Best Uses

                    • Day trip
                    • School

                    Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                    I am a college student and I was in need a serious heavy duty back pack because I carry my laptop and book around all the time. The straps are very comfortable with padding and I really overal love the quality of it. The only con is that their isnt much room inside the bag, it's deep but not very wide.

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

                    I would buy this again

                    By 

                    from Boston, Massachusetts

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cycling
                      • Day trip
                      • School

                      Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                      I love how it looks and how lightweight it is. Perfect for school.

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

                      I would buy this product again

                      By 

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Professional/Guide

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • 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 love this backpack for traveling to work. It is very comfortable and fits everything I need it too!

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

                        I love this backpack!!!!

                        By 

                        from Arkansas

                        About Me Professional/Guide

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backpacking
                          • Day trip
                          • Office
                          • School

                          Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                          I purchased this backpack for my husband and he is so in love with it! It's durable, sleek, and made of
                          Great material! I would absolutely buy this product again!!!!

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

                          Definitely Recommended

                          By 

                          from Durham, NC

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack:

                            I use this bag for my daily commute to work and for weekend hiking trips. It has failed to disappoint on both occasions. It's versatile, comfortable and easy to load.

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

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