The North Face Borealis II
Ok. I'm talking about an "egg-shaped" day-pack, but…
Size: 48 cm x 34 cm x 20 cm (30 liters declared)
Number of Pockets: 2 main divisions and other optional
Height of Owner: 1,78m
Price Paid: 60 euros (--->76 dollars)
Ok. I'm talking about an "egg-shaped" day-pack, but it's really well made. A lot of inside-divisions, excellent materials, a little frontal pocket with tapered zip, comfortable once put on.
I bought it, cause I gave my Eastpak to my sister. Here in Italy an Eastpak (I mean a classic model as a "Locker" or a "WoodStock") costs few euros less than the TNF Borealis II, wich is light-years more forward, and I can use it snowboarding.
Very good finishes.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Consistently a best-seller, the rugged North Face Borealis is a great daypack for school, work, travel, or trail.
Features The North Face BackSaver Design- the angled front bottom on the Borealis II positions the pack load higher on your back, helping you carry more efficiently.Laminated backpanel with breathable mesh and channels let air circulate between your back and the pack, keeping you cooler.Oversized, water-resistant #10 YKK zipper on main compartment protects against zipper failure and slider damage.Dual mesh side water bottle pockets (water bottles not included) secure your bottles when your on the go.Front bungee system with reflective hits for nighttime visibility.Front pocket with internal organizer.Small stash pocket with water-resistant zipper on front to keep personal items and gear dry.Utility pocket fits a laptop or hydration bladder (not included).Safe-T whistle on sternum strap.Hipbelt tucks away when not in use.Water bottles not included.
Adjustable shoulder straps, sternum strap and laminated backpanel with breathable mesh channels for ventilation and load-carrying comfort. Bungee system on front pocket lets you stash a jacket or bike helmet. Front pocket features an internal organizer for pens, pencils, wallet, electronics and other necessities. Hipbelt tucks away when not in use; side compression straps help stabilize and control the load. Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir & water bottles sold separately). Panel-loading pack offers plenty of room for gear and clothing, plus it will hold a laptop and hydration. Reflective accents increase your nighttime visibility to others. Small stash pocket has a water-resistant zipper; dual mesh pockets give quick access to water bottles. This technical daypack moonlights as a school bag or work briefcase--with its versatility you'll never want to leave it behind.
Designed with commuter-oriented features for the campus or office, The North Face Borealis II daypack also offers a balance of hiking and trekking elements for afternoons spent on the trail less traveled. Inside you'll find a roomy utility pocket that adapts to most laptops but also accepts a wide range of hydration reservoirs. There's even a hose port so you don't have to hassle with leaving a zipper ajar and exposing your pack contents to the weather. The North Face Borealis II pack features a hipbelt design that easily tucks away, making it easy to stow your backpack in an overhead bin or beneath some seats. Like other packs from The North Face, the Borealis II offers superior construction with 840-deneir Hypalon reinforcements built to last through an entire academic career and countless trips back to the home office. The backpanel is laminated with molded channels that actually ventilate instead of those other designs that push clammy perspiration up against your skin all day.
- Altrec Outdoors