Reviews Summary


92% of the The North Face Router reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (82%)
Good (10%)
Average (3%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (2%)


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

Reviewers like these things about the The North Face Router

  • Users have noted that The North Face Router bag is fully functional.
  • Many of the reviewers indicated that the backpack has padded mesh back panel with a spine channel and a lumbar wicking panel for maximum support and ventilation.
  • Other reviewers pointed out that it has a fleece-lined laptop compartment allows for protected, checkpoint-friendly travel.
  • Some users found that the bag is durable.
  • Reviewers noted that it has a secondary compartment for books and binders.
  • Reviewers also said that the bag has a padded tablet sleeve located in the front compartment for quick access.
  • Several users noted that the bag is very comfortable to use.
  • Users said that its design is minimalist yet effective.
  • Other users pointed out that the backpack is for everyday use.
  • Testers also noted that the bag carries all the things they need.
  • Reviewers also thought that bag is spacious enough to fit all the things the user may need.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer noted that the bag is too large.
  • Another reviewer said that the zipper does not function well.

Specs


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

Capacity iconCapacity35 l (2136 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.35-2.5 oz (1.1-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength15 in (38 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


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Specs
Weight iconWeight2.35 oz (1.1 kg)




Feature Summary


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

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
TNF35 l2.5 oz0.07 oz/L



Rankings


vs The North Face Bags

The The North Face Router ranks #8 compared with the other The North Face bags.

Top 20% The North Face bag

6The North Face Surge
4.40
The North Face Surge
7The North Face Router
4.40
The North Face Router
8The North Face Longhaul
4.40
The North Face Longhaul
9The North Face Borealis
4.33
The North Face Borealis
10The North Face Slingshot
4.31
The North Face Slingshot

vs All Bags

The The North Face Router ranks #177 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

175The North Face Surge
4.40
The North Face Surge
176The North Face Router
4.40
The North Face Router
177Camelbak KUDU
4.40
Camelbak KUDU
178The North Face Longhaul
4.40
The North Face Longhaul
179Ortlieb Dry Bag
4.40
Ortlieb Dry Bag



Vs Other Bags


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

Many sources mention this feature
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The North Face Router vs The North Face Big Shot


The North Face Router
The North Face Router

4.40
Based on 604 reviews
Capacity: 35 l
Weight: 2.35-2.5 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Big Shot
The North Face Big Shot

4.52BEST
Based on 304 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The Router is rated a little bit worse than the Big Shot.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 908 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureRouterBig Shot
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Media pocket
Reflective
Sternum strap
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Router is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green
Red




The North Face Router vs The North Face Recon


The North Face Router
The North Face Router

4.40
Based on 604 reviews
Capacity: 35 l
Weight: 2.35-2.5 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Recon
The North Face Recon

4.40
Based on 14,691 reviews
Capacity: 31 l
Weight: 2.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Router is rated about the same as the Recon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 15,295 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Router is 13% bigger than the biggest Recon (35 L vs 31 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Router is 4% lighter than the biggest Recon (2.5 oz vs 2.6 oz).

FeatureRouterRecon
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Organizer panel
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

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

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




The North Face Router vs The North Face Surge


The North Face Router
The North Face Router

4.40
Based on 604 reviews
Capacity: 35 l
Weight: 2.35-2.5 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Surge
The North Face Surge

4.40
Based on 5,768 reviews
Capacity: 33 l
Weight: 3-3.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Router is rated about the same as the Surge.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,372 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Router is 6% bigger than the biggest Surge (35 L vs 33 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Router is 24% lighter than the biggest Surge (2.5 oz vs 3.1 oz).

FeatureRouterSurge
Compression straps
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Media pocket
Reflective
Sternum strap
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Surge is available in these colors:
Pink

The North Face Router and the North Face Surge are more similar in design and function than the Surge and Recon. The Router includes the Surge's ventilators and carrying space for large objects, with a few more additional pockets for smaller objects than the Surge. While the Router exhibits all of the same features and pockets as the Surge, it appears to have improved shoulder straps than its smaller counterpart.



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Last update on 2019-02-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Last updated on February 10, 2019

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