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The North Face Hot Shot Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.18
based on 102 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Hot Shot - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


90% of the reviewers give the The North Face Hot Shot a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (78%)
Good (12%)
Average (9%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the The North Face Hot Shot

  • Reviewers agree that The North Face Hot Shot backpack provides comfort to the user of the pack.
  • Reviewers also recommend the use of the pack primarily for schools and office use.
  • Laptop users lauded the presence of a padded sleeve dedicated to keeping their gadgets safe and secure.
  • Reviewers found that the pack is durable due to its nylon material.
  • Other reviewers noted that it has several pockets which may be essential in organizing several gears and personal belongings.
  • Many users like that its wait belt may be removed.
  • Users thought that the bag's padded shoulder straps and back panel provide additional support and comfort.
  • They have also mentioned that its mesh back panel provides ventilation to the user.
  • According to those who have used the backpack, the pack was lightweight and versatile.
  • Some reviewers noted that its compartment is large enough to fit several essentials and personal belongings.
  • Testers recommend the backpack for overnight trips, for school use, and for work use.
  • Reviewers noted that its reflective prints allow vehicles to spot them.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the zipper is not practical.
  • The pack is not water-resistant.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all The North Face Hot Shot models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity30 l (1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.35 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width11.5 in (29 cm)
Height10.5 in (27 cm)





Feature Summary


Many sources mention these The North Face Hot Shot features:
  • Sternum strap
  • Media pocket
  • Reflective
  • Side pockets

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


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
TNF30 l2.35 oz0.08 oz/L



Rankings


vs The North Face Bags

The The North Face Hot Shot ranks #23 compared with the other The North Face bags.

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4.19
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4.19
The North Face Haystack
23The North Face Hot Shot
4.18
The North Face Hot Shot
24The North Face Apex
4.18
The North Face Apex
25The North Face Homestead
4.17
The North Face Homestead

vs All Bags

The The North Face Hot Shot ranks #739 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

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4.18
Arcteryx Velaro
738The North Face Hot Shot
4.18
The North Face Hot Shot
739Adidas Alliance
4.18
Adidas Alliance
740The North Face Apex
4.18
The North Face Apex
741Jansport Tilden
4.18
Jansport Tilden



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the The North Face Hot Shot vs 5 other, similar bags.

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The North Face Hot Shot vs The North Face Borealis


The North Face Hot Shot
The North Face Hot Shot

4.18

Based on 102 reviews
Capacity: 30 l
Weight: 2.35 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Borealis
The North Face Borealis

4.31
BEST
Based on 19,441 reviews

Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 2.1-2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Hot Shot is rated a little bit worse than the Borealis.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 19,543 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Hot Shot is 7% bigger than the biggest Borealis (30 L vs 28 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Hot Shot is 2% lighter than the biggest Borealis (2.35 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureHot ShotBorealis
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Media pocket
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Borealis is available in these colors:
Green
Orange
Yellow
Purple
Brown




The North Face Hot Shot vs The North Face Jester


The North Face Hot Shot
The North Face Hot Shot

4.18

Based on 102 reviews
Capacity: 30 l
Weight: 2.35 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Jester
The North Face Jester

4.29
BEST
Based on 20,743 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-1.8 oz
Price: $$

  • The Hot Shot is rated a little bit worse than the Jester.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 20,845 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Hot Shot is 31% heavier than the biggest Jester (2.35 oz vs 1.8 oz).

FeatureHot ShotJester
Compression straps
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Hot Shot is available in these colors:
White

Only the Jester is available in these colors:
Green
Orange
Purple
Pink
Yellow




The North Face Hot Shot vs The North Face Recon


The North Face Hot Shot
The North Face Hot Shot

4.18

Based on 102 reviews
Capacity: 30 l
Weight: 2.35 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Recon
The North Face Recon

4.38
BEST
Based on 15,774 reviews

Capacity: 31 l
Weight: 2-2.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Hot Shot is rated a little bit worse than the Recon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 15,876 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Hot Shot is 3% smaller than the biggest Recon (30 L vs 31 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Hot Shot is 11% lighter than the biggest Recon (2.35 oz vs 2.6 oz).

FeatureHot ShotRecon
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Recon is available in these colors:
Green
Orange
Purple
Yellow
Pink




The North Face Hot Shot vs The North Face Surge


The North Face Hot Shot
The North Face Hot Shot

4.18

Based on 102 reviews
Capacity: 30 l
Weight: 2.35 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Surge
The North Face Surge

4.38
BEST
Based on 5,917 reviews

Capacity: 33 l
Weight: 3-3.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Hot Shot is rated a little bit worse than the Surge.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,019 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Hot Shot is 10% smaller than the biggest Surge (30 L vs 33 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Hot Shot is 32% lighter than the biggest Surge (2.35 oz vs 3.1 oz).

FeatureHot ShotSurge
Compression straps
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Media pocket
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Hot Shot is available in these colors:
White

Only the Surge is available in these colors:
Green
Purple
Pink




The North Face Hot Shot vs The North Face Vault


The North Face Hot Shot
The North Face Hot Shot

4.18

Based on 102 reviews
Capacity: 30 l
Weight: 2.35 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Vault
The North Face Vault

4.25
BEST
Based on 4,946 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.3-1.8 oz
Price: $$

  • The Hot Shot is rated a little bit worse than the Vault.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 5,048 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Hot Shot is 31% heavier than the biggest Vault (2.35 oz vs 1.8 oz).

FeatureHot ShotVault
Load-lifter straps
Media pocket
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Vault is available in these colors:
Green
Pink
Orange
Brown





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Last updated on May 12, 2019