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The North Face Kaban Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 82 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the Kaban - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

79% of the reviewers give the The North Face Kaban a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (51%)
Good (28%)
Average (13%)
Poor (6%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the The North Face Kaban

  • Many users said that he design is pretty sleek and professional.
  • Many users said that it is quite durable and does a good job protecting my electronic goodies.
  • Reviewers said that the front compartment has lots of space to store cables, pens, chargers, etc.
  • Many users said that they get complements on this backpack all the time.
  • Users agreed that despite it being so slim, there is plenty of space for their needs.
  • One great feature mentioned by many users is that on the very top of the backpack there is another zip pocket that fits a lot of things also.
  • Many users said that the front D pocket is so cool and fits any accessory they need.
  • Many users said that the water bottle holders on either side are very tall and expand to fit most water bottles.
  • Most users agreed that aside from school, this backpack is great for a weekend trip.
  • Many users said thatIt has a nice rigid shape and holds all their books and laptop accessories nicely.
  • Another great feature mentioned by the users is that the outside of the backpack is not only beautiful, but also is waterproof.
  • Most users said that the bottom is stiff and sturdy, and the straps and back are thickly padded.
  • Reviewers said that the laptop sleeve is rigid, well-padded, and nicely lined with fleece.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users complained that the shoulder straps aren't as padded.
  • One user complained that he is not happy with the durability because it tore from light use.
  • Another user complained that the pack is actually a lot smaller than it seems.


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

Weight iconWeight2.5-2.8 oz (1.1-1.3 kg)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

The North Face Kaban Transit

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Weight iconWeight2.8 oz (1.3 kg)

Feature Summary

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

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


vs The North Face Bags

The The North Face Kaban ranks #41 compared with the other The North Face bags.

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vs All Bags

The The North Face Kaban ranks #1704 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

RMK Outdoors

Overall, the Kaban by The North Face is a completely loaded EDC or School pack that can handle a full days loadout with ease

Posted 14 November 2016 by Trevor - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019