The North Face Heckler
I've had this backpack for four years, used mostly…
Price Paid: $80
I've had this backpack for four years, used mostly for school and short hikes. Durability has been fine, really doesn't show any sign of wear (although I avoid throwing my stuff around when possible).
My one complaint is the design, particularly with the side bottle pockets, drawstring cord and bottom pad loops. The drawstring cord is pretty weak and doesn't do a great job at holding things in place, and when my friend took it on an overnight trip (I was carrying the majority of supplies in my 65L pack, although the Heckler did hold a fair amount of gear), with a sleeping pad hooked into the pad loops at the bottom it presses up against the bottle pockets on either side effectively not allowing a 1L Nalgene to sit correctly.
So that was annoying...but for everyday use as a backpack or daypack, I've been pleased.
My wife bought this pack a few weeks ago for use as…
Price Paid: $79
My wife bought this pack a few weeks ago for use as her school backpack. She carries around a lot of heavy books, but even still, in a little over two weeks there is already a hole developing in the bottom, likely from the corner of one of her books. For a $70+ pack, this is ridiculous. North Face's standards are slipping as they try to make the biggest profit off their popular logo by using crap materials.
Don't buy their stuff if you want it to last!!!!!!
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The North Face Heckler Daypack is designed with three compartments and offers a large main compartment that fits most 15 in (38 cm). Also features smaller secondary compartment with dividers, and a front zip stash compartment. FlexVent(TM) injection-molded shoulder straps with a top layer of Atilon foam for added support and bottom layer of PE foam for added comfort Comfortable, stitched foam back panel Removable hipbelt Front panel compartment with organization and front stash pocket Mesh side water bottle pockets Safety whistle located on chest buckle
The North Face Heckler DaypackThe North Face Heckler Daypack will store anything and everything that you might need, when you go on your hiking or backpacking adventures. It has FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps, which give stability to your backpack and allow it to sit comfortably on your back. The removable hip belt provides added support. With the large main compartment, you get plenty of storage space, where you can pack in the essentials and the extras for your journey. Along with this, the padded laptop sleeves give you option of carrying your laptop with you, so that you can use the web, write your observations and attend to some urgent work, even in the wild. Thanks to the mesh side water bottle pockets, you stay hydrated and focused on your hike. The North Face Heckler Daypack will allow you to carry your comforts on your day hiking trips.
The generously padded The North Face Heckler Backpack keeps you comfortable while you lug your 15in laptop and industrial-sized shipment of foam fingers for your friends to the big game. Ditch the books for spirit wear, and keep your cheering voice fresh with water bottles stored in dual dedicated pockets. The Heckler earns its name--and stripes--when you take it to the big rivalry showdown.
Designed with three compartments, this 36-liter daypack offers a large main compartment (fits most 15 laptops), a smaller secondary compartment with dividers, and a front zip stash compartment. Stitched foam back panel and shoulder straps foster comfortable toting, and a crisscross bungee cord on pack's face lets you stash a raincoat, or trail map with easy on-the-go access.
- The North Face