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

4.59 based on 28 reviews


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

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

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

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.

6567 l2.5 oz0.04 oz/L


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

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

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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

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Last updated on January 20, 2019