The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's

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The North Face - Jester Backpack - Women's
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Product Info

The North Face Jester Backpack is the perfect carrying solution for alternate transportation, whether by bike, bus, or foot. With a solid 26 liters of carrying space, a padded internal laptop sleeve, and external mesh pockets to keep your water where you can reach it, the Jester looks right at home waiting for the subway or at the top of a remote mountain peak.

Product Details

Material

600D Polyester

1200D Polyester

450D x 300D Heather Polyester

600D Geo Emboss Polyester

Dimensions

Volume26 liters (1587 in³)

Laptop Sleeve12" x 14"

Pockets

Internal Organizer PocketsZippered pocket, Velcro® pocket, pen pockets

Two mesh water bottle pockets

Features

Women-specific shoulder straps with flexible attachment points

Padded air mesh back panel with spine channel

Reflective bike light loop

Reflective water bottle tabs

Reflective shoulder strap webbing

Padded top haul handle

Sternum strap with Whistleloc buckle

Front elastic bungee for external storage

Specs

  • Material: Polyester
  • Bag Volume (L): 26
  • Bag Volume (cu in): 1587
  • Weight (g): 880
  • Skate Carry: No
  • Laptop Sleeve: Yes
  • Wet/Dry Bag: 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 - Women's
 
4.6

(based on 446 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (337)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (200)
  • Lightweight (173)
  • Good padding (143)
  • Easy to load (125)
  • Highly adjustable (105)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (8)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Not enough pockets (6)
  • Restricts movement (6)
  • Too small (4)

Best Uses

  • School (253)
  • Travel (100)
  • Light loads (55)
  • Day hikes (47)
  • Computer (30)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (349), Yes (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (150), Practical (24), Comfort-oriented (21), Casual adventurer (16), Stylish (15)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (40), Business (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (118), Survivalist / minimalist (46)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Accessories compartment?

As another reviewer mentioned, the accessories organizer is sewn in the main compartment for my backpack too. I don't know if this is a defect or if it's an intentional change to the...Read complete review

As another reviewer mentioned, the accessories organizer is sewn in the main compartment for my backpack too. I don't know if this is a defect or if it's an intentional change to the design, but this is not does not match the photos shown. Also, the water bottle pocket isn't quite deep or tight enough for my water bottle and there is no side strap to strap it in place like there is in most backpacks. Besides these two things, it has everything I would expect and like in a North Face backpack.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Organizer panel is backward

Two strikes against the redesigned Jester:

1. As with all the 2015 redesigned daypacks, I find the straps less comfortable than the old model. The old models traps were wider so they...Read complete review

Two strikes against the redesigned Jester:

1. As with all the 2015 redesigned daypacks, I find the straps less comfortable than the old model. The old models traps were wider so they distributed weight better. The new straps are relatively narrow, stiff, and scratchy.

2. The organizer panel is backward. It's facing backward in the large compartment instead of facing forward in the small compartment as shown in the image. The defect was present in the model I ordered from the website and in every one I saw in the store when I went to return it. I've never seen a correct one except in the stock image here on the website. (I assume the web image is correct because it makes more sense that way.) TNF seems to have incorrectly manufactured the entire run of new Jesters, and then just decided to sell them anyway. If that's your plan, dudes, at least update the website image so it looks like it's supposed to be like that! Don't advertise one thing and then sell another.

Between the uncomfortable redesign and the shoddy QA, TNF has lost a loyal customer/occasional shill.

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(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Organizer panel is backward

By 

from Boston, MA

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

Two strikes against the redesigned Jester:

1. As with all the 2015 redesigned daypacks, I find the straps less comfortable than the old model. The old models traps were wider so they distributed weight better. The new straps are relatively narrow, stiff, and scratchy.

2. The organizer panel is backward. It's facing backward in the large compartment instead of facing forward in the small compartment as shown in the image. The defect was present in the model I ordered from the website and in every one I saw in the store when I went to return it. I've never seen a correct one except in the stock image here on the website. (I assume the web image is correct because it makes more sense that way.) TNF seems to have incorrectly manufactured the entire run of new Jesters, and then just decided to sell them anyway. If that's your plan, dudes, at least update the website image so it looks like it's supposed to be like that! Don't advertise one thing and then sell another.

Between the uncomfortable redesign and the shoddy QA, TNF has lost a loyal customer/occasional shill.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Organizational panel sewn in the wrong way

By 

from Portland

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

Great backpack, but my organizational panel faces the main compartment instead of being able to access it from opening the secondary compartment. Thought it was a fluke and took it into the North Face store. All the new models had the organizational panels sewn in the wrong direction. Did someone drop the ball at Quality Control?

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Accessories organizer sewn in the wrong way

By 

from Portland, OR

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

Overall a fabulous quality backpack, but with the new re-design, I think there was a quality control flaw during production. The accessories organizer in the secondary compartment is sewn in so that it faces the interior of the main compartment, not the secondary compartment, like it is shown in the photo. I thought my backpack was a mistake, so I took it into the North Face store to exchange. To my surprise, every women's Jester we went through had the organizer sewn in facing the wrong direction. Salesperson thought it was supposed to be this way until I showed him the stock photo.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

bring back old style

By 

from IL

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

Please bring back the old Jester I & II, this new design is so horrendous to me! Im bummed theres no option to buy the older style

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this backpack

By 

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

I use this all the time. I have the gray and green backpack and i love it. It is simple and sturdy. I wanted something that I could commute with and put my laptop in some days. This fit the bill. Thank you TNF for making this pack!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

INTERIOR BACKWARDS

By 

from NC, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

THE INTERIOR POCKETS OF THE JESTER THAT WE PURCHASED ONLINE WERE SEWN IN BACKWARDS --- THEY WERE IN THE MAIN COMPARTMENT RATHER THAN THE FRONT COMPARTMENT --- EVIDENTLY A GIANT MANUFACTURING SNAFU WITH THIS MODEL. AFTER DECIDING THAT THIS WAS A MAJOR ANNOYANCE, WE RETURNED IT TO THE NORTH FACE STORE (THOUGH WE HAD PURCHASED ONLINE) WHERE WE WERE GIVEN A NO-HASSLE EXCHANGE TO THE UPGRADED "BORIALIS" MODEL. THE SALES ASSOCIATE WAS WELL AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, SO WE DID NOT HAVE TO EXPLAIN OURSELVES. SO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS TOP-NOTCH, IF NOT THE BAG. THE BAG WAS OF HIGH QUALITY, JUST NOT RIGHT ... LIKE A MERCEDES WITH THE SEATS BACKWARDS. IF NORTH FACE WANTS TO SELL THESE BAGS, THEY SHOULD SELL THEM AS "SECONDS" AT A DEEP DISCOUNT, AND NOT TRY TO HIDE BEHIND ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT NOW OMIT THE BAG'S INTERIOR. WHEN WE PURCHASED THE BAG, THE PHOTOS WERE INCORRECT. NOW THEY ARE JUST GONE FROM THE WEBSITE.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointed

By 

from Indiana

Verified Buyer

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

I was honestly extremely disappointed with this purchase. The backpack is pretty small and doesn't quite fit all of my books, laptop, etc. It is rectangular shaped and extremely stiff (as if they shoved cardboard in the part that rests against your back), and the straps are very short and thin and also stiff. This makes it very uncomfortable and down right painful while carrying a heavy load. This is not a good backpack if you're using it to carry anything relatively heavy. Seems cheaply made. I'll be sending it back.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Dumb design

By 

from Minneapolis

Verified Buyer

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

I ordered this backpack BEFORE they changed the pictures on the website. The inner pocket is backwards which is the dumbest thing ever. I went to a North Face store to see if they could do anything and they said it was "supposed" to be backwards. Every other backpack is made normally with the pocket facing outwards. Don't get this backpack, the manufacturing mistake makes the backpack seem a lot smaller.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lightweight

By 

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

I have to carry a lot of books for class and other name brand backpacks often put a lot of strain on my back. This backpack is so light weight and takes a lot of the strain off. I love it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Accessories compartment?

By 

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

As another reviewer mentioned, the accessories organizer is sewn in the main compartment for my backpack too. I don't know if this is a defect or if it's an intentional change to the design, but this is not does not match the photos shown. Also, the water bottle pocket isn't quite deep or tight enough for my water bottle and there is no side strap to strap it in place like there is in most backpacks. Besides these two things, it has everything I would expect and like in a North Face backpack.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Such a great backpack, a must have!!

By 

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

I use this backpack just about everyday! I've also used it to take on light hikes to throw my jacket, lunch and water in! It's simple yet durable. I would definitely recommend purchaing this backpack!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this backpack!

By 

from Arlington, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

I'm an incoming college freshman and bought this backpack to last me all four years of college, and I think it will! It's so well-made, comfortable to wear, and the colors are great. I'm really happy with my purchase and definitely recommend the backpack to anyone.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

10/10 would recommend

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good Padding
  • Large Capacity
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light Loads
    • School
    • Travel
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

    bought this backpack for college this upcoming fall but I've been using it all summer. it can fit a lot of things and is pretty comfortable on your back. the colors are nice(I got the black with mint), all around would recommend to all students because it can fit my MacBook Pro and my notebooks and my lunch!!

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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great backpack!

    By 

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Practical, Stylish

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Great Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Books
      • Computer
      • School

      Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

      I use this backpack for college and I have to carry a laptop, books, notebooks and other school supplies in it and they all fit nicely.

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

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great quality for great price!

      By 

      from Ann Arbor, Michigan

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great price
      • Light Fit

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

          Very light backpack and comfortable feel. Also spacious and the two compartments provide enough for a variety of things.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love it!!

          By 

          from Monterey, CA

          About Me Casual Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Good Padding
          • Good Suspension
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Large Capacity

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Day Hikes
          • Light Loads
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

          I love this backpack! I bought it with the intention of using it for college but have been using it to go hiking and for day trips as well. It holds a lot of stuff, the only downside is it can be rather heavy (although I do tend to stuff it quite a lot so that probably has something to do with it.)

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Too small for college student

          By 

          from Chicago, Illinois

          About Me Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Padding
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not big enough

          Best Uses

          • Light Loads

          Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

          I have used this product for school but it is too small for everything to fit.

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Backpack

          By 

          from Fort Worth, TX

          About Me Career

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computer
            • Office
            • Travel

            Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

            I love this backpack. First off it's North Face which means the quality is a given. I use mine for work, I was tired of trying to carry a purse plus items I needed for the job. This backpack is roomy enough for my computer, wallet, keys and much more. It is very lightweight and durable. If your looking for a backpack this is the one to buy

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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this product!

            By 

            from champaign, IL

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

            Im a college student and this backpack is perfect for me. It has enough space for my laptop, notebooks, and the front pouch fits clothes/food I need to take with me.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this backpack

            By 

            from Memphis TN

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

            Light weight, Emergency whistle, Love the colors

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Backpack

            By 

            from Logansport, IN

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

            Love that the material is waterproof! I love the placement of the little pockets in the big section! Second NorthFace Backpack I've purchased and this one is definitely my favorite!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for school

            By 

            from Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • College

              Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

              This is a great backpack for a college student. It is roomy enough for everything you would want to carry around campus (especially a laptop, which fits perfectly) and is very stylish at the same time. I love the redesigned Jester because it really fits the female body well.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it!!

              By 

              from MI

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

              This backpack is perfect for a college student! There's a place for my laptop and can fit multiple textbooks, separate place for pens/pencils etc.
              Can't find anything wrong with it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Organizers are not like that shown in pictures

              By 

              from california

              Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

              Overall love the backpack and quality, however, the organizers are now in the main compartment. I too thought they were mistakenly sewn the wrong way and so I contacted costumer service and they claimed that the new Jesters are now designed that way. A bit misleading, if you ask me, and I personally think having the organizers in the main compartment takes away from its maximum capacity and makes the backpack bulkier than it needs to be.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Small but mighty

              By 

              from Manhattan KS

              About Me Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Load
              • Good Padding
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • School

                Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

                I LOVE THIS BACKPACK. It is the perfect size for women, not to bulky, but has plenty of space for everything we need. I am a student so I use it for books and my laptop and it fits it all. My laptop is a 17' and it still fits into the compartment and zips fine. Overall great backpack!

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By 

                from Decatur, Al

                About Me Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Load
                • Good Padding
                • Good Suspension
                • Highly Adjustable
                • Large Capacity
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Day Hikes
                  • Heavy Loads
                  • School

                  Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

                  I use this product for college. It's great, aesthetically pleasing, and very useful!

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect for my daughters school back pack

                  By 

                  from Canton GA

                  About Me Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Padding
                  • Large Capacity

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • School

                    Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

                    Use as a book bag for school. Sturdy and has good padding on the straps and back, makes it more comfortable to carry books around

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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This backpack is amazing!

                    By 

                    from Boonville, CA

                    About Me Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • School

                      Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

                      I use this product for school. I need a strong backpack for the upcoming school year and this product was it.

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

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Exceptional

                      By 

                      from Louisville, KY

                      About Me Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easy To Load
                      • Good Padding
                      • Good Suspension
                      • Highly Adjustable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

                          Exceptional bag, got it for my girlfriend she loved it.

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

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Eh

                          By 

                          from Dallas, TX

                          About Me Student

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy To Load
                          • Good Padding

                          Cons

                          • Not big enough nor enough zippers

                          Best Uses

                          • Light Loads

                          Comments about The North Face Jester Backpack - Women's:

                          Use it for school, although its difficult to fit everything in it. Definitely have to make adjustments. Not enough small pockets, actually there are none. Sucks for when I need to grab my keys or phone quickly.

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

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