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The North Face Jester Review

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4.7 Rating based on 8,351 reviews
The North Face Jester
We have checked 8,351 reviews of the The North Face Jester. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.7 out of 5 (it is one of the 3 best carry on backpacks we have reviewed!)

Average rating 4.7 based on 8,351 reviews
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Reviewers like these things about The North Face Jester

  • A reviewer thought that The North Face Jester backpack has a large main compartment which can fit books and binders.
  • Users mentioned that its front accessory pocket allows them to organize smaller items easily.
  • Reviewers noted the backpack is versatile enough to keep up with the activities in school and work.
  • According to some reviewers, the backpack was durable and sturdy.
  • Other reviewers thought that it could be an excellent carry-on bag for travel.
  • Some users noted that its bungee system could hold items that need to be accessed quickly.
  • Several reviewers indicated that pockets were sufficient to allow organization and storage of things.
  • A user thought that backpack could comfortably hold a water bladder due to its mesh side pockets.
  • Other users mentioned that the pack ensures comfort and proper ventilation on their backs and shoulders.
  • Some reviewers noted that it is easy to grab the pack due to its carry handle.
  • Testers mentioned that the bag may still be visible even during nighttime due to its large reflective patch.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack might be too stiff like a thick cardboard.
  • A few other reviewers felt that it might not be comfortable to use when utilized for high-intensity activities.


The North Face Jester popularity compared with 9057 other bags. The Jester is a very popular bag.

The barchart to the right shows how the popularity of the Jester have developed from 2008 to 2017.


Capacity26 l (1586.6 cuin)
DimensionsHeight18.8-19.8 in (47.8-50.3 cm)
Width14-13.2 in (35.6-33.5 cm)
Length7-7.5 in (17.8-19 cm)
Weight1.9-2 lb (0.9-0.9 kg)
Price range$

Based on 39 reported specs.


  • Compression straps
  • Laptop compartment
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Reflective
  • Sternum strap
Actual features depend on model


Check how much you can pack in the The North Face Jester:

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Bag photos from Amazon.de (backpack).

Last updated on April 15, 2018

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