The North Face Heckler

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   1


Weight 2 lb 4 oz / 1020 g
Capacity 2260 cu in / 34 L
Dimensions 20.5 in x 13 in x 7.5 in / 52 cm x 33 cm x 19 cm
Fabric 600D Polyester, 1200D Polyester



I've had this backpack for four years, used mostly…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
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…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
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!!!!!!

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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Designed with three compartments, this daypack from The North Face offers a large main compartment, a smaller secondary compartment with organizational dividers, and a front stash compartment that's equipped to hold an audio device. We know it's hard to function without your tunes, so we wouldn't want you to take a step outside without them. With enough space to hold a laptop up to 15'', this is a great go-to back for quick trips. The North Face Heckler Daypack Features: Features Comfortable, stitched foam back panel Ultra-padded shoulder strap Main compartment with universal sleeve and Velcro- accessory pockets Secondary compartment with organizer Front stash pocket with audio port Mesh water bottle pockets Bottom compression Side compression Reinforced daisy chain X-bungee Removable waist belt Reflective hits The North Face Heckler Daypack Technical Specifications: Sizes: One Size Avg Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz (960 g) Volume: 2050 in3 (34 liters) Fabric: Sabre 6, Sabre 12 Dimensions: 21''x 14''x 10'' (53 cm x 34 cm x 25 cm)

- Mountain Hideaway

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.


On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Heckler Backpack DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Heckler Backpack Flex Vent injection-molded shoulder straps Comfortable, stitched foam back panel Removable hip belt Large main compartment with padded laptop sleeve, Velcro accessory pockets and hydration clip/port Front panel compartment with organization and front stash pocket Mesh side water bottle pockets The SPECS Average Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz / 1020 g Volume: 2260 cubic inches / 34 liter Fabric: 600D polyester, 1200D polyester Dimension: 20.5 x 13 x 7.5in. / 52 x 33 x 19 cm Source: Important This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

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

The North Face Heckler


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