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The North Face Surge Review

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4.7 Rating based on 2,435 reviews
The North Face Surge
We have checked 2,435 reviews of the The North Face Surge. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.7 out of 5.

The North Face Surge 3238 L (2319 CI)54 oz (1.5 kg)21 x 14 x 9.5 in (53 x 36 x 24 cm)

Reviewers like these things about The North Face Surge

  • Many reviewers highly recommend The North Face Surge backpack for its durable fabric and its robust construction.
  • Other reviewers mentioned that it has an interior fleece-lined sleeve compartment that would fit most laptops.
  • They also thought that its carrying handle on top is essential for an instant grip.
  • Users noted the presence of two spacious main compartments with dual-zip closure.
  • Testers found out that the bag has an open main compartment with some internal organization options.
  • Other testers also mentioned that the bag is practical and fully functional.
  • Several users indicated the presence of a fleece-lined tablet sleeve that is padded for added protection.
  • Other users noted that they could keep their essentials well through its interior zippered pocket.
  • A lot of testers have indicated that it is excellent for commuters and students.
  • Users have found that it is comfortable to use.
  • Other users mentioned that it has adjustable compression straps for load management.
  • Reviewers noticed that its shoulder strap could be adjusted.
  • They also saw that it has elastic water bottle pockets at its side.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer noticed that the bag is too small for a large laptop.
  • Another reviewer noted that it does not stand upright.


Average rating 4.7 based on 2,435 reviews reviews
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Selected Reviews

RMK Outdoors
Posted 29 July 2015
Overall, I feel as though for a day to day pack for school and work this backpack will do excellent and I am very excited to break it in and see how it preforms.
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  • Load-lifter straps
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Laptop compartment
  • Media pocket
  • Reflective
  • Sternum strap
Actual features depend on model

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Ranks 12 compared with the other The North Face bags
Ranks 23 compared with other cordura backpacks

Bag photos from Amazon.com (bag) and Amazon.de (backpack).

Last updated on March 22, 2018

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