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The North Face Jester Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.30
based on 19,569 reviews


We have checked many thousands of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Jester - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


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

Excellent (74%)
Good (14%)
Average (4%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (2%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the 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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all The North Face Jester models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.7-1.8 oz (0.8-0.8 kg)
Length iconLength14-18 in (36-46 cm)
Width9-13 in (23-33 cm)
Height9-13 in (23-33 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

School
Sport
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
Backpacking



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these The North Face Jester features:
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Sternum strap
  • Reflective
  • Laptop compartment

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Compression straps
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Organizer panel

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


Rankings


vs The North Face Bags

The The North Face Jester ranks #13 compared with the other The North Face bags.

Top 30% The North Face bag

11The North Face Borealis
4.32
The North Face Borealis
12The North Face Sport Hiker
4.31
The North Face Sport Hiker
13The North Face Jester
4.30
The North Face Jester
14The North Face Flyweight
4.30
The North Face Flyweight
15The North Face Terra
4.28
The North Face Terra

vs All Bags

The The North Face Jester ranks #376 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 20% bag

374The Sak Alameda
4.31
The Sak Alameda
375The North Face Jester
4.30
The North Face Jester
376The North Face Flyweight
4.30
The North Face Flyweight
377Timbuk2 Command
4.30
Timbuk2 Command
378Camelbak SnoBlast
4.30
Camelbak SnoBlast



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the The North Face Jester vs 8 other, similar bags.

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Some sources mention this feature


The North Face Jester vs The North Face Borealis


The North Face Jester
The North Face Jester

4.30

Based on 19,569 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-1.8 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Borealis
The North Face Borealis

4.32
BEST
Based on 18,884 reviews

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

  • The Jester is rated about the same as the Borealis.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 38,453 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Jester is 33% lighter than the biggest Borealis (1.8 oz vs 2.4 oz).

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

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

Only the Jester is available in these colors:
Pink

Only the Borealis is available in these colors:
Brown
White




The North Face Jester vs The North Face Haystack


The North Face Jester
The North Face Jester

4.30
BEST
Based on 19,569 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-1.8 oz
Price: $$

  • The Jester is rated a little bit better than the Haystack.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 21,014 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Orange
Pink

Only the Jester is available in these colors:
Grey
Black
Green
Purple
Yellow




The North Face Jester vs The North Face Hot Shot


The North Face Jester
The North Face Jester

4.30
BEST
Based on 19,569 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-1.8 oz
Price: $$


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 Jester is rated a little bit better than the Hot Shot.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 19,671 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Jester is 31% lighter than the biggest Hot Shot (1.8 oz vs 2.35 oz).

FeatureJesterHot Shot
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:
Grey
Blue
Black
Red

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

Only the Hot Shot is available in these colors:
White




The North Face Jester vs The North Face Isabella


The North Face Jester
The North Face Jester

4.30
BEST
Based on 19,569 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-1.8 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Isabella
The North Face Isabella

3.97

Based on 509 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.55 oz
Price: $$

  • The Jester is rated a bit better than the Isabella.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 20,078 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Jester is 16% heavier than the biggest Isabella (1.8 oz vs 1.55 oz).

FeatureJesterIsabella
Compression straps
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

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

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




The North Face Jester vs The North Face Recon


The North Face Jester
The North Face Jester

4.30

Based on 19,569 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-1.8 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Recon
The North Face Recon

4.38
BEST
Based on 15,718 reviews

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

  • The Jester is rated a little bit worse than the Recon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 35,287 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Jester is 44% lighter than the biggest Recon (1.8 oz vs 2.6 oz).

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

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Black
Green
Red
Orange
Purple
Pink
Yellow

Only the Recon is available in these colors:
White




The North Face Jester vs The North Face Slingshot


The North Face Jester
The North Face Jester

4.30
BEST
Based on 19,569 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-1.8 oz
Price: $$

  • The Jester is rated a little bit better than the Slingshot.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 19,587 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Jester is available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Black
Green
Red
Orange
Purple
Pink
Yellow




The North Face Jester vs The North Face Surge


The North Face Jester
The North Face Jester

4.30

Based on 19,569 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-1.8 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Surge
The North Face Surge

4.38
BEST
Based on 5,908 reviews

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

  • The Jester is rated a little bit worse than the Surge.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 25,477 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Jester is 72% lighter than the biggest Surge (1.8 oz vs 3.1 oz).

FeatureJesterSurge
Compression straps
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Media pocket
Organizer panel
Reflective
Sternum strap
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Jester is available in these colors:
Orange
Yellow




The North Face Jester vs The North Face Vault


The North Face Jester
The North Face Jester

4.30
BEST
Based on 19,569 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-1.8 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Vault
The North Face Vault

4.25

Based on 5,093 reviews

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

  • The Jester is rated about the same as the Vault.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 24,662 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Jester is the same weight as the biggest Vault (both 1.8 oz).

FeatureJesterVault
Compression straps
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Reflective
Sternum strap
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Jester is available in these colors:
Purple
Yellow

Only the Vault is available in these colors:
White
Brown





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Last updated on July 03, 2019