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What is the best North Face backpack?

OoovooOOoovooO Registered User Posts: 420 Member
edited April 2011 in College Life
I need a new backpack for college, and as I've used cheap Jansport backpacks my entire life, I decided to treat myself and try out a more expensive North Face backpack as I've heard they were reliable and last long. But there are so many different models of NF backpacks, and I don't know what makes them different from one another. Does anyone who's used multiples of them have a preference for one or know which one is the best for school use?
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Replies to: What is the best North Face backpack?

  • DnationDnation Registered User Posts: 327 Member
    Yup, they definitely last long, and are worth the money.
  • kollegekid1kollegekid1 Registered User Posts: 938 Member
    I would get the Blackhawk tactical patrol pack or something really heavy duty.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,004 Senior Member
    I'm surprised you've had issues with Jansport. I've had mine for a few years now and I used it to backpack through Central America without a problem. Plus, they have a lifetime warranty.

    What were specific problems you had/what do you want in a backpack? As you said, there are many different types and they will appeal to many different people.
  • rymdrymd - Posts: 1,055 Senior Member
    the most expensive one of course
  • OoovooOOoovooO Registered User Posts: 420 Member
    Damn these are the most worthless and useless answers I've ever gotten...sigh...
  • DCHurricaneDCHurricane - Posts: 2,976 Senior Member
    I've got a North Face Recon. It's definitely durable, although I did have some issues with water seepage the few times it rained really hard last semester. It's got enough space in the main compartment for, say, a laptop and a binder, notebook or two and some folders. I could put 1 or 2 books in there as well, although it'd get a little cramped to say the least.

    If they have waterproof ones (and if it rains a lot where you go to school), get them. You never think you need that until your notes get wet...
  • shogunzekshogunzek Registered User Posts: 201 Junior Member
    I have the NF Surge. It's pretty sweet, the laptop compartment fits my 17" laptop and I can throw a lot of stuff in it, and it feels really comfy on my back, the only thing is there's tons of unnecessary straps hanging from it. I gotta get around to cutting some of them off.
  • Johnson181Johnson181 Registered User Posts: 4,226 Senior Member
    You've had issues with JanSports? Weird. Mine is going on 8+ years now, doing just fine.
  • walee112walee112 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    i agree with the recon (for guys) isabella for gals. Bought mine freshman year (of Highschool) and it's still running strong! (senior in college) I use it every single day and it still looks new.
  • David123David123 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    I would agree with the surge, especially if you are going to be carrying around a laptop.
  • SunslothSunsloth Registered User Posts: 217 Junior Member
    "Damn these are the most worthless and useless answers I've ever gotten...sigh..."

    Worthless *and* useless? I think that's called hendiadys. :D
  • rymdrymd - Posts: 1,055 Senior Member
    Old thread, but **** northface. as long as you take good care of your backpack, any will work. I used my lowly cheap eastsport backpack for 12 years (from 1st grade to hs graduation)
  • CopamanCopaman Registered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
    Eddie Bauer Trailblazer is where it's at.
  • DnationDnation Registered User Posts: 327 Member
    Optimus is the best. I give you my word on that.
  • CaillebotteCaillebotte Registered User Posts: 1,546 Senior Member
    Northface Bandwidth. Coolest backpack. No argument possible.
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