The North Face Recon Backpack 2012: With plenty of space and pockets galore, the The North Face Recon Backpack is suitable for any day full of activities. The padded laptop sleeve keeps your laptop snug and safe whether you are hustling across campus or out riding your bike across town. For the days you take it on the trail, there is a hydration port as well as mesh water bottle pockets to keep you hydrated. With extra PE foam in the shoulder straps and back panel, the Recon Backpack proves to be roomy and versatile as well as easy on the back.
1830 cu. in. (30L)
Large main compartment with padded laptop sleeve (fits most 15” laptops) and hydration clip/port
Secondary compartment with organization
Large front mesh drop pocket
Small front panel stash pocket
Mesh side water bottle pockets
420D Nylon, 1680D Ballistics Nylon
Flexvent™ injection-molded shoulder straps with additional PE foam for added comfort
Comfortable, padded Airmesh back panel with Spine Channel and PE sheet for extra back support
Padded, winged, stowable hipbelt
BackSaver bottom panel
Endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association.
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Comments about The North Face Recon Backpack:
I bought this backpack to replace a backpack that was nearing 10 years old. I realize you can't really compare backpacks built a decade apart, but this backpack really is fantastic. I'm an engineering student so I haul my computer and a myriad of cables and snacks and notebooks to class everyday. This backpack holds it all very nicely, keeping the bulk of its mass close to your body so it's easy to manage. I only wish that when I fill up the outer waterproof zippered pocket with keys and a phone and other little things, it didn't affect the holding capacity of the inner sections as much (but I probably just shouldn't put as much as I do in that pocket). That aside, this backpack is a comfortable delight to wear. It's compressible, it's well-built, it protects my computer well, it withstands impromptu rain showers, it has lots of pockets without being overly cluttered. It's worth the money.