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The North Face Rolling Thunder Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

3.67
based on 434 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Rolling Thunder - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


74% of the reviewers give the The North Face Rolling Thunder a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (68%)
Good (6%)
Average (3%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (18%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the The North Face Rolling Thunder

  • Reviewers indicated that it is made of super-tough Base Camp body material paired with rugged nylon for extra durability.
  • Others mentioned that the bag has separate external zippered dirty-clothes or shoe compartment.
  • According to users, the strap lets you carry your backpack or duffel securely on the face of your luggage.
  • Reviewers noted that it has plastic bumpers on wear points for extra abrasion resistance.
  • Testers said that the size is perfect for a week or two abroad.
  • They also indicated that it provides ample internal space to pack to the brim and has plenty of external pockets.
  • According to most reviews, the handle feels solid, and everything is just nicely put together.
  • Users praised the unlock button on both sides of the handle.
  • Reviewers noted that the bag has a remarkable quality.
  • They also said that is has a good design and very functional.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that the bag is very fragile.
  • Another user had issues with the zipper of the bag.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all The North Face Rolling Thunder models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity40 l (2441 cuin)
Weight iconWeight6.5-9.4 oz (2.9-4.3 kg)
Length iconLength15-16 in (38-41 cm)
Width19-30 in (48-76 cm)
Height9-13 in (23-33 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Sport
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


The North Face Rolling Thunder 30

50% choose the The North Face Rolling Thunder 30

50 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight7.05 oz (3.2 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width30 in (76 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)


The North Face Rolling Thunder 22

50% choose the The North Face Rolling Thunder 22

50 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight7.3 oz (3.3 kg)
Length iconLength15 in (38 cm)
Width19 in (48 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)




The North Face Rolling Thunder 30 vs Rolling Thunder 22


The two most popular The North Face Rolling Thunder models are the Rolling Thunder 30 and the Rolling Thunder 22, so let's compare them:

The Rolling Thunder 22
The North Face Rolling Thunder 22

Popularity and Prices

The same amount of people are interested in both models. 50% of the people interested in the The North Face Rolling Thunder choose the Rolling Thunder 30 and 50 choose the Rolling Thunder 22.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Rolling Thunder 30 is 0.2 kg (8.8 oz) lower than the weight of the Rolling Thunder 22.

Rolling Thunder 30Rolling Thunder 22
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Rolling Thunder 30 and the Rolling Thunder 22 has the same length (16 in). Both bags are the same width (30 in), while the height is the same (both 13 in).




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
TNF40 l9.4 oz0.24 oz/L



Rankings


vs The North Face Bags

The The North Face Rolling Thunder ranks #44 compared with the other The North Face bags.

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The The North Face Rolling Thunder ranks #2086 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the The North Face Rolling Thunder vs 3 other, similar bags.

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The North Face Rolling Thunder vs Patagonia Black Hole


The North Face Rolling Thunder
The North Face Rolling Thunder

3.67

Based on 434 reviews
Capacity: 40 l
Weight: 6.5-9.4 oz
Price: $$$


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.58
BEST
Based on 1,406 reviews

Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Rolling Thunder is rated much worse than the Black Hole.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,840 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Rolling Thunder is 200% smaller than the biggest Black Hole (40 L vs 120 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Rolling Thunder is 292% heavier than the biggest Black Hole (9.4 oz vs 2.4 oz).

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

Only the Black Hole is available in these colors:
White
Green
Yellow
Pink
Brown




The North Face Rolling Thunder vs The North Face Longhaul


The North Face Rolling Thunder
The North Face Rolling Thunder

3.67

Based on 434 reviews
Capacity: 40 l
Weight: 6.5-9.4 oz
Price: $$$


The North Face Longhaul
The North Face Longhaul

4.40
BEST
Based on 26 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.65-9.7 oz
Price:

  • The Rolling Thunder is rated worse than the Longhaul.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 460 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Rolling Thunder is 3% lighter than the biggest Longhaul (9.4 oz vs 9.7 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Rolling Thunder is available in these colors:
Red
Grey




The North Face Rolling Thunder vs The North Face Overhead


The North Face Rolling Thunder
The North Face Rolling Thunder

3.67

Based on 434 reviews
Capacity: 40 l
Weight: 6.5-9.4 oz
Price: $$$


The North Face Overhead
The North Face Overhead

3.98
BEST
Based on 20 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.2-6.45 oz
Price:

  • The Rolling Thunder is rated a bit worse than the Overhead.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 454 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Rolling Thunder is 46% heavier than the biggest Overhead (9.4 oz vs 6.45 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Rolling Thunder is available in these colors:
Red
Grey





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Last updated on May 12, 2019