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The North Face Borealis Review

4.8
Rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 15,087 reviews

The North Face Borealis [1452]

The North Face Borealis

Capacity
25 L (1526 CI)
Weight
43 oz (1.2 kg)
Volume/weight ratio
21 L/kg
Dimensions
8.5 x 13.5 x 19.8 in (22 x 34 x 50 cm)
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Features

Compression straps, laptop compartment, load-lifter straps, media pocket, organizer panel, reflective, sternum strap, sunglasses pocket, ventilated back panel and water bottle pockets.

Reviewers like these things about The North Face Borealis

  • According to users, the Northface Borealis backpack is comfortable to use.
  • Other users thought that because it is free of embellishment, they can grab their gear and go.
  • Reviewers believed that the bag is optimal for school use.
  • Laptop users lauded the presence of a padded sleeve dedicated to keeping their gadgets safe and secure.
  • Reviewers mentioned that the pack is comfortable to wear due to its FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps.
  • They also noticed that the added foam on its shoulder straps provides ample support.
  • Other reviewers also found that its padded air mesh back panel provides additional comfort and support to the user.
  • Users found it easy to adjust the shoulder straps in order to ensure a snug fit.
  • Testers said that the bag's integrated reflective loop for blinky light makes it visible even at nighttime.
  • Reviewers mentioned that the pack has a large main compartment where they can stash all their essential stuff in place.
  • They also noted that the bag contains sufficient pockets for secure storage and organization.
  • Other reviewers thought that its front stash pocket and bungee cord provide additional storage of things.
  • Several users felt that it was durable and sturdy due to its material.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack is not waterproof.
  • A tester said that its mesh pockets tend to tear apart.
  • A user felt that it was uncomfortable to use because it made her back hurt.

The North Face Borealis vs similar bags

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Patagonia Refugio

  • Rated slightly worse (4.6 vs 4.8 based on a total of 16,386 reviews)
  • 2 models available, capacity 28-30 L
  • Average volume/weight ratio 45 L/kg
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The North Face Hot Shot

The North Face Hot Shot

  • Rated slightly worse (4.5 vs 4.8 based on a total of 15,130 reviews)
  • Capacity 30 L
  • Average volume/weight ratio 27 L/kg
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The North Face Jester

The North Face Jester

  • Slightly better rated (4.8 vs 4.8 based on a total of 31,027 reviews)
  • Capacity 26 L
  • Average volume/weight ratio 29 L/kg
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The North Face Recon

The North Face Recon

  • Rated slightly worse (4.7 vs 4.8 based on a total of 26,168 reviews)
  • Capacity 31 L
  • Average volume/weight ratio 28 L/kg
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The North Face Vault

The North Face Vault

  • Rated slightly worse (4.6 vs 4.8 based on a total of 17,374 reviews)
  • Capacity 28 L
  • Average volume/weight ratio 31 L/kg
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Rankings

Ranks 16 compared with the other The North Face bags


Last updated on December 14, 2017

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