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The North Face Router Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.40
based on 608 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Router - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


92% of the reviewers give the The North Face Router a good or excellent rating!

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





Reviews Summary


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


The North Face Router Transit

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Specs
Weight iconWeight2.35 oz (1.1 kg)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches




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 #5 compared with the other The North Face bags.

Top 10% The North Face bag

3The North Face Iron Peak
4.42
The North Face Iron Peak
4The North Face Double Time
4.40
The North Face Double Time
5The North Face Router
4.40
The North Face Router
6The North Face Longhaul
4.40
The North Face Longhaul
7The North Face Berkeley
4.39
The North Face Berkeley

vs All Bags

The The North Face Router ranks #202 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

200NRS Outfitter
4.40
NRS Outfitter
201The North Face Router
4.40
The North Face Router
202The North Face Longhaul
4.40
The North Face Longhaul
203Ortlieb Dry Bag
4.40
Ortlieb Dry Bag
204Vango Pac
4.40
Vango Pac



Vs Other Bags


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

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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 608 reviews
Capacity: 35 l
Weight: 2.35-2.5 oz
Price: $$

  • The Router is rated a little bit worse than the Big Shot.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 914 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
BEST
Based on 608 reviews
Capacity: 35 l
Weight: 2.35-2.5 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Recon
The North Face Recon

4.38

Based on 15,774 reviews

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

  • The Router is rated about the same as the Recon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 16,382 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
Hydration compatible
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:
Orange
Yellow
White
Purple
Pink




The North Face Router vs The North Face Surge


The North Face Router
The North Face Router

4.40
BEST
Based on 608 reviews
Capacity: 35 l
Weight: 2.35-2.5 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Surge
The North Face Surge

4.38

Based on 5,917 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 6,525 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:
Purple
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 updated on May 12, 2019