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The North Face Base Camp Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

4.12
based on 6,177 reviews


We have checked thousands of reviews and found 20 reasons to buy the Base Camp - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


88% of the reviewers give the The North Face Base Camp a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (76%)
Good (12%)
Average (5%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (2%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the The North Face Base Camp

  • Many users exclaimed that the North face Base camp is indeed a great bag, well worth their money.
  • A reviewer mentioned that the end pouch on the bag is super nice.
  • One user referred to it as a nice get away bag.
  • Many are happy that the quality of the bag met their expectations.
  • A reviewer expressed her confidence that the bag will serve its purpose and suit her needs.
  • One user refer to it as a kick-ass bag.
  • A fire fighter was so amazed about how the bag is able to withstand abuse like none other and holds three weeks worth of clothes and camp essentials.
  • A lot of reviewer like how the bag is able to fit all their gear and equipment.
  • One who've used the bag for a while is convinced that this is one of those travel items you have for life.
  • Many praised the fast shipment,material,shape and design of the bag,.
  • Storage capacity,sturdy construction and durability are cited as the main reasons for buying this bag.
  • One user plans to use it as sissy bar bag on her motorcycle.
  • One reviewer was so amazed with how the bag held up during her skiing and climbing trips.
  • Many who had it recommend the bag for its great shape and design , amazing material, toughness and durability.
  • Users love the water-proof feature of the bag especially during travels.
  • Many users enjoyed the extra zippered compartment on the end where they can place small items for easy access.
  • Reviewers thought that the bag is super stealth and stylish.
  • A number of users praised for its chunky zippers with good pulls and doesn't snag or stop.
  • One owner particularly enjoy the mesh pocket within the bag that keeps more valuable things in a mesh net pocket for easier separation and location of items.
  • A number of reviewers like the double-lined, reinforced with a thick ballistic canvas bottom feature of the bag.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One owner thought that the bag is a bit heavier than expected.
  • Some users although praising the design and construction of the bag though that it was a bit smaller.
  • One user mentioned that the bag is a bit stiff in material and the straps seemed weak.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all The North Face Base Camp models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity3.5-132 l (214-8055 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.2-4.2 oz (0.1-1.9 kg)
Length iconLength5-18 in (13-46 cm)
Width5-19 in (13-48 cm)
Height5-18 in (13-46 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Sport
School
Hiking
Cycling
Backpacking



Popular Models


The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister

83% choose the The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister

83 %


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity3.5 l (214 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.4 oz (0.2 kg)


The North Face Base Camp Kaban

17% choose the The North Face Base Camp Kaban

17 %






The North Face Base Camp kaban vs Base Camp travel canister


The two most popular The North Face Base Camp models are the Base Camp kaban and the Base Camp travel canister, so let's compare them:

The Base Camp kaban
The North Face Base Camp Kaban

The Base Camp travel canister
The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the The North Face Base Camp bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Base Camp travel canister which is choosen by 83% (4.9 times as many as the 17% that choose the Base Camp kaban).

Base Camp kabanBase Camp travel canister
Most popular




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these The North Face Base Camp features:
  • Compression straps
  • Water resistant

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Carry-on size
  • Reflective
  • Waterproof

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 Base Camp models (the most popular choice is the Base Camp travel canister).




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
travel canister3.5 l0.4 oz0.1 oz/L
XS33 l2 oz0.06 oz/L
Small50 l2.3 oz0.05 oz/L
Medium69 l3.45 oz0.05 oz/L
DUFFEL72 l2.5 oz0.03 oz/L
TNF81 l2.3 oz0.03 oz/L
Large95 l4 oz0.04 oz/L
XL132 l4.2 oz0.03 oz/L



Rankings


vs The North Face Bags

The The North Face Base Camp ranks #30 compared with the other The North Face bags.

28The North Face Tallac
4.15
The North Face Tallac
29The North Face Microbyte
4.13
The North Face Microbyte
30The North Face Base Camp
4.12
The North Face Base Camp
31The North Face Diad
4.04
The North Face Diad
32The North Face Access
4.01
The North Face Access

vs All Bags

The The North Face Base Camp ranks #887 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

885Chrome Kadet
4.12
Chrome Kadet
886The North Face Base Camp
4.12
The North Face Base Camp
887Dakine Grom
4.12
Dakine Grom
888Fossil Emma
4.12
Fossil Emma
889SealLine EcoSee
4.12
SealLine EcoSee



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the The North Face Base Camp vs 2 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


The North Face Base Camp vs Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler


The North Face Base Camp
The North Face Base Camp

4.12
BEST
Based on 6,177 reviews
Capacity: 3.5-132 l
Weight: 0.2-4.2 oz
Price: $$


Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler
Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler

3.84

Based on 1,112 reviews

Capacity: 45-120 l
Weight: 1.5-4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Base Camp is rated a bit better than the Cargo Hauler.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 7,289 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Base Camp is 10% bigger than the biggest Cargo Hauler (132 L vs 120 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Base Camp is 5% heavier than the biggest Cargo Hauler (4.2 oz vs 4 oz).

FeatureBase CampCargo Hauler
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Organizer panel
Reflective
Water resistant
Waterproof
Wheeled/rolling

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red
Grey
Orange

Only the Base Camp is available in these colors:
Green
White
Brown
Purple
Pink
Yellow




The North Face Base Camp vs Patagonia Black Hole


The North Face Base Camp
The North Face Base Camp

4.12

Based on 6,177 reviews
Capacity: 3.5-132 l
Weight: 0.2-4.2 oz
Price: $$


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.58
BEST
Based on 1,398 reviews

Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Base Camp is rated somewhat worse than the Black Hole.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 7,575 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Base Camp is 10% bigger than the biggest Black Hole (132 L vs 120 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Base Camp is 27% heavier than the biggest Black Hole (4.2 oz vs 3.3 oz).

FeatureBase CampBlack Hole
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Waterproof
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red
Green
Grey
White
Brown
Pink
Yellow

Only the Base Camp is available in these colors:
Orange
Purple







Selected Reviews


Rush Faster

The North Face’s motto is Never Stop Exploring and the Base Camp Duffel Bag captures this perfectly.

Posted 1 September 2016 - Read full review

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Last updated on April 19, 2019