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The North Face Banchee Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.59 based on 28 reviews




Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all The North Face Banchee models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity67 l (4089 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3-2.5 oz (0.6-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength7-40 in (18-102 cm)
Width9-34 in (23-86 cm)
Height9-22 in (23-56 cm)



Reviews Summary


99% of the The North Face Banchee reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (90%)
Good (9%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Here's what the reviewers think about the The North Face Banchee:

Reviewers like these things about the The North Face Banchee

  • Many reviewers recommend The North Face Bancheebackpack to be used in various activities including hiking, and backpacking.
  • Several of those who have tried the bag found it comfortable and secure to wear.
  • According to some users, it includes a lot of pockets which makes storing and organizing things more efficient especially for long day excursions.
  • Other users commented on the improved durabilitiy of the backpack.
  • Testers found its aluminum frame useful in providing freedom in moving and controling the load of the backpack.
  • Other testers found the 210D ripstop nylon fabric of the pack an additional factor to its durability.
  • Reviewers laud its ability to adjust to the user's body structure perfectly.
  • Other reviewers thought that the support to the lumbar region was superb.
  • Users found it easy to access the things found inside the pockets.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack is not waterproof.
  • Another user thought that its side pockets may pose certain problems.



Popular Models


The North Face Banchee 65

67% choose the The North Face Banchee 65



Specs
Capacity iconCapacity67 l (4089 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)


The North Face Banchee 50

20% choose the The North Face Banchee 50



Specs
Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength7 in (18 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height22 in (56 cm)


The North Face Banchee 35

13% choose the The North Face Banchee 35



Specs
Weight iconWeight1.7 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength40 in (102 cm)
Width34 in (86 cm)
Height18.5 in (47 cm)




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these The North Face Banchee features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Hip belt
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Carry-on size

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Raincover included
  • Harness system
  • Load-lifter straps

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different The North Face Banchee models (the most popular choice is the Banchee 65).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
6567 l2.5 oz0.04 oz/L



Rankings


vs The North Face Bags

The The North Face Banchee ranks #1 compared with the other The North Face bags.

Top 5% The North Face bag

1The North Face Iron Peak
4.48
The North Face Iron Peak
2The North Face Berkeley
4.44
The North Face Berkeley
3The North Face Recon
4.41
The North Face Recon
4The North Face Double Time
4.40
The North Face Double Time
5The North Face Surge
4.40
The North Face Surge

vs All Bags

The The North Face Banchee ranks #38 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

36Osprey Talon
4.59
Osprey Talon
37The North Face Banchee
4.59
The North Face Banchee
38Osprey Aura
4.59
Osprey Aura
39Osprey Dyna
4.59
Osprey Dyna
40Camelbak Lobo
4.59
Camelbak Lobo



Selected Reviews


The Big Outside

All in all, this is a terrific all-around pack that’s like getting two backpacks for the price of one.

Posted 17 March 2014 - Read full review

Bag ID 31237. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on January 20, 2019

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