Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.7 out of 5 stars
I used to be a real North Face junkie, but then they started to become so popular that they started to feel like a high street fashion brand, which I have to admit put me off them in recent years. (Snob that I can be!)
Nonetheless, when I was shopping around for a new bag for everyday, commuter-type use, I decided to have a go with the Borealis.
And I have to say, it is an extremely well-made, practical bag.
It’s water-resistant, in fact virtually water-proof. Flaps over the heavy-duty zips mean that it is really difficult for rain to get in.
I like the recent addition of the padded laptop sleeve; many is the time that I have shuddered when I’ve put a bag down a little too hard, to hear the boshing sound from my laptop as it hits the floor.
Straps are nicely padded, and heavy-duty enough to be comfortable, even when the bag is fully-packed. Without a doubt, my first and foremost criteria when choosing a backpack is that it doesn’t feel uncomfortable and heavy when full!
I found that I could pack it to around 15kg. Not bad!
It has two main compartments, the front of which has divided into segments helping you to organise small things like pens, cables etc It’s also hydration pack compatible.
The specs of ‘Borealis 27 L Backpack – size: One size – Colour: Black’ are:
- Manufacturer: The North Face
- Product Dimensions: 22.8×16.1×3.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
Price: £46.00 – £70.40
Here are some REAL customer reviews:
“Ideal for the Backpacker”
This is a well made and good size product for the walker or for carrying stuff to school. Very comfortable
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“Spacious and comfortable to carry”
More than enough capacity for both carry-on and commuting use. Loaded up with laptop, SLR+4 lenses, shoes and full change of clothing, it was only just over half-full. Even when fully loaded (approx 15kg) it is still comfortable to carry, and … Read more
“North Face Borealis”
Overall a well constructed backpack with all the features I needed. A little less room for the shopping than my previous Borealis due to the laptop pouch so is not as useful.
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All-in-all, a really nice, high quality bag, sturdy and well-constructed, ideal for commuting, cycling, and hiking. You’ll probably find that it’ll be the only bag you use.
Get Borealis 27 L Backpack – size: One size – Colour: Black at the best price available today.