The North Face Borealis Backpack

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The North Face Borealis Backpack is the perfect pack for students, travelers, or anyone who wants a backpack that will hold it all. The large main compartment is deep enough to pack in clothes or books, and it features a sleeve that holds most 15" laptops. Store pencils, snacks, and tools in the secondary compartment with organizational pockets and slots, and keep the Borealis tightly yet comfortably strapped to you with the stowable hipbelt , chest strap, and padded Airmesh back panel. Since it's endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association, you know The North Face Borealis Backpack does the body good.

Product Details

Material

420D Nylon / 600D Polyester print / 1680D Ballistics nylon

Dimensions

19" x 13.5" x 7.5"

Pockets

Large main compartment

Laptop sleeve (fits most 15" laptops)

Organization pockets

Secondary compartment with organization

Front stash pocket

Features

FlexVent™ Injection Molded Shoulder StrapsA top layer of Atilon foam for added support and botom layer of PE foam for added comfort

Comfortable, Padded Airmesh Back Panel with Spine Channel and PE SheetFor extra back support, endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association

Hydration port

Integrated reflective light loop

Winged, stowable hipbelt

Mesh side water bottle pockets

Safety whistle located on chest buckle

Endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

Specs

  • Material: Nylon
  • Bag Volume (L): 29
  • Bag Volume (cu in): 1770
  • Skate Carry: No
  • Laptop Sleeve: Yes
  • 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 Borealis Backpack
 
4.7

(based on 269 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (212)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (235)
  • Lightweight (173)
  • Good padding (119)
  • Easy to load (103)
  • Attractive (101)

Cons

  • Small capacity (12)
  • Heavy / bulky (11)
  • Zipper snags (10)
  • Too small (9)
  • Not enough pockets (7)

Best Uses

  • School (287)
  • Commuting (120)
  • Office (84)
  • Computer (82)
  • Backpacking (68)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (104), Practical (62), Stylish (55), Modern (54), Career (41)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (106), Business (12)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (88), Survivalist / minimalist (44)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (195), Yes (63)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Attractive and Functional

My pack color scheme is very nice and eye-catching (BLACK & YELLOW). The look and design is very modern and I feel good carrying it. The front shoulder strap design looks nice...Read complete review

My pack color scheme is very nice and eye-catching (BLACK & YELLOW). The look and design is very modern and I feel good carrying it. The front shoulder strap design looks nice with diamond stitching in the material and diamond-shaped cutouts visible through transparent mesh, that also serves as air ventilation. Pads and additional air ventilation against my back help make this a comfortable pack to carry.

The inside offers moderate volume available for my stuff. My laptop, books and gym clothes usually occupy most of the space...with lots of pockets left over for my keys and other small items. The laptop sleeve and 3 additional pockets are lined on one side with a very soft fleece. I would have preferred the lining on both sides, but the pockets provide adequate protection. Additional pockets are the right size for my small items.

The amount of space is perfect for use as a day-pack to school or work. I don't believe the available space would allow me to make this bag my first choice as a primary overnight travel bag unless I am traveling light and compact

I especially like the zip pocket accessible from top outside of the bag. This pocket is fully fleece lined, feels like soft glove on the inside and is perfect for my phone.

A couple of omissions I would have liked to have seen on this bag, and seems like they could be, are a zip pocket accessible from the bottom front and a zipped mesh pocket in the inside. Even without these, there is still a lot of well organized space and this is one of my favorite bags I have owned.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Clothes' Killer

Overall, this is a great backpack. But the problem with it comes from the back of the backpack. It literally kills my shirts. Because of the mesh behind the backpack, my clothes...Read complete review

Overall, this is a great backpack. But the problem with it comes from the back of the backpack. It literally kills my shirts. Because of the mesh behind the backpack, my clothes got worn at the spot where the backpack touches my lower back. I didn't realize that after awhile. Same spot on every shirt. I am not happy about that. And I certainly don't know how to fix it. So please fix it!

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Day-to-day Backpack!

By 

from Berkeley, CA

About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Feel
  • Look

Cons

  • Not roomy

Best Uses

  • Books
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • School

Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

The look is very appealing to the eye – tough, durable, sporty with a touch of urban fashion and style. This a good commuter backpack with many pockets to store your belongings (ie. Laptop, phone, water bottle, pens, folders, etc.). It fits everything one would need on a daily basis. However, I would not recommend this bag for overnight traveling as the bag is designed well for flat and square items.

The shoulder and chest straps have a great fit and wraps nicely on your torso along with the a comfortable padding against your back.

Overall this is a great day backpack for commuting, work and/or school.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Attractive and Functional

By 

from Alameda, CA

About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Efficient Use of Space
  • Lots of pockets
  • Well Organized Storage

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Books
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

    My pack color scheme is very nice and eye-catching (BLACK & YELLOW). The look and design is very modern and I feel good carrying it. The front shoulder strap design looks nice with diamond stitching in the material and diamond-shaped cutouts visible through transparent mesh, that also serves as air ventilation. Pads and additional air ventilation against my back help make this a comfortable pack to carry.

    The inside offers moderate volume available for my stuff. My laptop, books and gym clothes usually occupy most of the space...with lots of pockets left over for my keys and other small items. The laptop sleeve and 3 additional pockets are lined on one side with a very soft fleece. I would have preferred the lining on both sides, but the pockets provide adequate protection. Additional pockets are the right size for my small items.

    The amount of space is perfect for use as a day-pack to school or work. I don't believe the available space would allow me to make this bag my first choice as a primary overnight travel bag unless I am traveling light and compact

    I especially like the zip pocket accessible from top outside of the bag. This pocket is fully fleece lined, feels like soft glove on the inside and is perfect for my phone.

    A couple of omissions I would have liked to have seen on this bag, and seems like they could be, are a zip pocket accessible from the bottom front and a zipped mesh pocket in the inside. Even without these, there is still a lot of well organized space and this is one of my favorite bags I have owned.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What a great backpack!

    By 

    from Concord, CA

    About Me Career, Practical

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Books
      • Computer
      • Office
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

      This is a great commuter backpack. I use it to commute to work with my laptop that I always have on me. I love the fact that there are so many pockets and it is very durable. I use it for traveling too because it is so roomy. It fits everything very well and I have a place for everything that I need. The North Face never fails me.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Someone robbed my house and stole my backpack

      By 

      from Columbus, Ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Commuting
        • Day trip
        • Office

        Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

        My house got robbed and the thief used my old north face backpack to carry more items. He probably got away with 50% more stuff than he expected because that backpack was super durable and had a lot of room in it. After I got robbed, I quickly realized I Needed a new one, so I bought this one. It does the job quite well. Thanks north face

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

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Awesome Backpack

        By 

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Modern

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features

        Cons

        • Not Enough Room

        Best Uses

        • Books
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

        This is my very first North Face backpack and I must say, I'm very impressed with it. I love the design of it and it's super sturdy. I'm the type of person that typically packs a lot (jacket, phone, chargers, laptop, books, ect.) and this backpack seems to be a bit small to me. I also tried to put my 15.4" HP laptop in it and it was a super tight fit. It didn't stick out or anything, it was just really tight in the sleeve that's in the backpack. Other than that, I love the material it's made out of and just the overall backpack in general. I can tell it is well worth the money invested in it. My only cons are the limited amount of space and the laptop sleeve space.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Clothes' Killer

        By 

        from Albany, NY

        About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Books
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Travel

          Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

          Overall, this is a great backpack. But the problem with it comes from the back of the backpack. It literally kills my shirts. Because of the mesh behind the backpack, my clothes got worn at the spot where the backpack touches my lower back. I didn't realize that after awhile. Same spot on every shirt. I am not happy about that. And I certainly don't know how to fix it. So please fix it!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A quintessential backpack.

          By 

          from San Leandro

          About Me Modern, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Features

          Cons

          • Lacks some space.

          Best Uses

          • Books
          • Computer
          • School

          Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

          I honestly love this backpack! Its design and aesthetics are great! I use it daily for any scenario that requires a backpack. It is very comfortable and vivid! I've never had any back pain whatsoever, and it does come with the promising features!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Dope Bag

          By 

          from NYC

          About Me Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Features
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Books
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Travel

            Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

            I use this bag on a daily basis to and from work in NYC. Also for weekend trips. Its really practical and super stylish.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great backpack! Highly recommended!

            By 

            from SF, CA

            About Me Practical

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Books
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

              This is a great backpack for work or school. There's a lot of space and pockets to fit anything and everything. Include a dedicated section to securely transport your laptop.

              The straps and backing are padded to provide great support and comfort. Well-designed for ventilation as well.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              DO NOT BUY

              By 

              from Ashburn, VA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Heavy
                • Restricts Movement
                • Small Capacity

                Best Uses

                  Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                  This backpack is horrible if you plan to use it for school. You can't fit more than 2 small binders and a folder or 2 in here without using force to cram things inside. Even while empty the bag is ridiculously heavy and actually caused me breathing issues while climbing stairs. The straps never stay in place, you'll be constantly adjusting them. Additionally, the bag will not stand up on its own, it's constantly tipping over and if you put anything in the main compartment the smaller pockets become increasingly difficult to open and use. Do not buy this bag, it's not worth the money.

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

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Christmas gift

                  By 

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backpacking
                    • Day trip
                    • Hiking
                    • Office

                    Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                    I bought this backpack as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend who's style is minimalistic. He needed a backpack that is good for both outdoor activities and everyday use. This backpack is comfortable, versatile and fits all his needs. It has a firm back so he can't feel his laptop or other stuff inside. While it may look small, there is a lot of room and pockets for all items. When it's full it doesn't bulge out like other backpacks tend to do. My boyfriend loved it so much he refused to take off the tags for the first couple of days!

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

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This product makes me feel wonderful! Like a butterfly

                    By 

                    from Pacific

                    About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish, Two legs

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Great Features
                    • Lightweight
                    • Roomy
                    • Smells like cookies!!

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Books
                      • Chicken transport
                      • Commuting
                      • Computer
                      • Cycling
                      • Office
                      • School
                      • Travel

                      Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                      It's like I was transported to narina and given this pack. It is sick! Sick as in cool!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Old school

                      By 

                      from New York

                      About Me Practical

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable

                      Cons

                      • To many pockets

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                        As it says old school. I bought the pack to replace a Borealis that I bought somewhere around 1999. Not the same pack. I didn't think that the laptop sleeve would be a hinderance, but for me it is. I was looking for a little daypack that I could dump stuff into. TNF has been great but I need to find something else.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        i am a backpack lover and i love this great backpack

                        By 

                        from Florida

                        About Me Environmentalist

                        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 Borealis Backpack:

                          I am a backpack lover and i have tried backpacks from all different companies and they have all broke. This NorthFace backpack has held up when i was hiking and i was just tossing it around. It is a great backpack for everyday use and amazing for hiking and cycling. I highly recommend buying the Borealis.

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

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Different then the older version

                          By 

                          from Oklahoma

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                              I love the look of this backpack. However it doesn't have a place to store the waist straps like the older version of this backpack. For someone who's mainly using this backpack for college, the waist straps aren't necessary, and look funny just dangling. Other than wishing it had pockets to stuff the waist straps into, I would recommend this backpack to anyone for any use.

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

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              The North Face Backpack

                              By 

                              from Culver City, CA

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backpacking

                                Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                I loved this backpack and excellent quality. More room, lot of space I put in. I have no problem with this backpacks. I've never seen anything like this ever! Thank you.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great build quality! Comfortable design!

                                By 

                                from Ottawa

                                About Me Avid Adventurer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backpacking
                                  • Commuting
                                  • Day trip
                                  • Hiking
                                  • Office

                                  Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                  After doing a lot of research for a quality backpack that I could use around my city and for minimalist travel, I settled on The North Face Borealis. I cannot be happier with my decision. The ergonomics and design of this bag are incredible. It's not too bulky when fully loaded, and due to the sturdy, rigid spine in the bag, combined with the overall slim profile, your load always sits flat on your back and the weight isn't far from your own center of gravity. Previous packs that I have owned had a flexible spine and a fatter, spherical shape, which allowed the pack to sag and protrude from my back about 1.5'-2', a nuisance when you use public transit or are travelling. The North Face Borealis doesn't allow this to happen. I have only had this bag a few days and I'm incredibly impressed by it.

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

                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Stylish and lightweight

                                  By 

                                  from Baltimore, MD

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Load
                                  • Highly Adjustable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Very rigid plastic back plate. Not very moveable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Commuting
                                  • Day trip
                                  • Office

                                  Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                  Nice pack, but the plastic back plate is not malleable. Very rigid and I'm not a fan.

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

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great size for a highschooler

                                  By 

                                  from West Harrison, NY

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easy To Load
                                  • Large capacity
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • School

                                    Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                    My son who is in high school wanted this backpack for school. It's bigger than his previous Nike BP. Very durable to carry all of his heavy stuff. He also likes the different compartments. They keep his stuff organized.

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

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Terrific wual

                                    By 

                                    from Valdosta, GA

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Good padding
                                    • Highly Adjustable
                                    • Large capacity

                                    Cons

                                    • Bulky

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Commuting
                                    • School

                                    Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                    This is definitely the best bookbag I've ever had and the quality is top notch! The only issues I had were that it was sort of heavy on its own and it can be hard to load (but it fits a lot inside). I think both are a result of the great quality and materials they used though!

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

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I would like to buy this sort of product agagin nad again.

                                    By 

                                    from iowa ames

                                    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
                                      • School

                                      Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                      This is the best backpack that I have ever used. It has a really good quality and also it has a very big space for collecting our things. Also the belt and the bag make you feel relax and confortable!

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

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great product

                                      By 

                                      from Stamford, CT

                                      About Me Modern

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Durable
                                      • Great Features
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Roomy

                                      Cons

                                      • Not Enough Pockets

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Books
                                      • School
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                      It is great for school and can fit all of my books. I would buy is again and again.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      The Borealis backpack was simply amazing

                                      By 

                                      from Columbia, MD

                                      About Me Stylish

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • School

                                        Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                        I use this backpack for school and its simply amazing how comfortable, durable and stylish this back pack is

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Heavy and smaller than I'd like

                                        By 

                                        from Chicago

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                        • Too Heavy
                                        • Too Small

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Commuting
                                        • Office

                                        Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                        It's a very durable backpack but just too heavy. It distributes weight well but is on the small side. I'm returning it.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        This is one of the best backpacks I've ever used.

                                        By 

                                        from Chicago, Illinois

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Durable
                                        • Great Features
                                        • Roomy

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Books
                                          • Computer
                                          • School
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                          This backpack has demonstrated to be of great use all around. It has a nice design , great color schemes for everyone, and the texture and comfort it provides is just amazing. It does what it's supposed to and although i haven't had it for long, i know i won't be needing another backpack for a long time.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great Backpack

                                          By 

                                          from Petal, MS

                                          About Me Modern, Practical

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Durable
                                          • Great Features
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Roomy

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Books
                                            • School

                                            Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                            Great backpack for school. We used the last Northface backpack for 3 school years. Highly recommend this product

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            One of the best from TNF!

                                            By 

                                            from Philippines

                                            About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Sporty, Stylish

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Durable
                                            • Great Features
                                            • Lots of pockets
                                            • Roomy

                                            Cons

                                            • A bit bulky

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Books
                                            • Commuting
                                            • Computer
                                            • Office
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                            Another great investment for a day pack. A lot of my friends loved the design (Acrylic Blue). TNF never fails!

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Wonderful choice!

                                            By 

                                            from Birmingham Alabama

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Roomy

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • School

                                              Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                              I bought this for my nephew who just started to high school. My son had this same backpack and used it all 4 years of high school. It is durable and held lots of books and his laptop.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Compact but lots of room

                                              By 

                                              from Maryland

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Durable
                                              • Great Features
                                              • Roomy

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Commuting
                                                • Office

                                                Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                                My daughter gave this to me as part of the #GIVEPACK program. I used it for a day hike I met up with my grandson hiking the Appilachian Trail last week. I was amazed how much room it had. Tons of great secret pockets & loops without adding bulk. I'm 80 years old and 6'3" so happy to have a pack that is both comfortable for my frame and and distributs the weight to help keep me balanced. My Daughter is a #TNFLocals #AMBSDR and has shared a lot of the North Face gear with me and im very impressed.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • Yes

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Good backpack, very durable and well made. A little stiff

                                                By 

                                                from Michigan

                                                About Me Classic, Practical

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attractive Design
                                                • Durable
                                                • Great Features
                                                • Roomy

                                                Cons

                                                • A little stiff

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Computer
                                                • School
                                                • Travel

                                                Comments about The North Face Borealis Backpack:

                                                Nice back pack, nice look, well made, however a bit stiff in the back. Overall I am very satisfied however.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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