The North Face Ion 18

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



I absolutely love this pack. I use it all of the time!

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Height of Owner: 5'11"
Price Paid: $89.99

I absolutely love this pack. I use it all of the time! I use it for quick on the goes and day hikes in the Adirondack and Berkshire Mountains.

The quality is solid and it is very comfortable on my back. The hydration compartment is killer, with nice routing for your tube onto the front shoulder strap. I use my Camelbak bladder and it fits perfectly. The rain cover is a great addition too.

You definitely can't go wrong with this pack I highly recommend it!


Absolutely perfect! Is much better that seeing on…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Front loading
Size: About 15 liters
Number of Pockets: 2 side nalgene pockets, one small side for rain cover, main, second small pocket (access from outside or inside), hydration, and removable stash pocket
Max. Load Carried: 30 lbs would be about the limit
Height of Owner: 5" 10'
Price Paid: $89

Absolutely perfect! Is much better that seeing on a website. Small, but is perfect for hikes and short summits. The North Face I have never really liked, but this is a great pack for the brand, which isn't very high end.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Ion 18 Pack (Spring 2008 Discontinued) The Ion 18 Pack by the North Face is a lightweight hydration-ready multisport pack. Features:Material: 210HT Ripstop Cordura NylonVolume: 1100cu in (18L)Weight: 18oz (820g)Internal framesheet, yoke-style shoulder harness with E-VAP foamWaist-beltHydration CompatibleRain CoverZip open back panel for hydration compartmentExternal Pockets: Front stash pocket, 2 stretch water bottle pockets

- Moosejaw

The North Face Ion 18 is a lightweight, hydration ready multisport pack with E-VAP suspension system.

- Teton Village Sports

This lightweight backpack features E-VAP Plus suspension to keep it as breathable as it is light. The North Face Ion 20 is designed to be a super light, rugged pack for done-in-a-day adventure, from hiking to biking to trail running. E-VAP shoulder straps features perforated foam panels. In addition to reducing weight, the E-VAP panels allow air to circulate through airflow channels, which are embedded in the foam. E-VAP technology allows for improved breathability and moisture evaporation that keeps the wearer dryer and more comfortable. Perforated, compression molded foam back panel with airflow channels. Stowable hipbelt. Hydration compatible (reservoir not included). Internal organizer for pens, calculator, and other small stuff. Front stash pocket.


The Ion 18 is a lightweight hydration ready multisport pack with E-VAP suspension system.

- Altrec Outdoors

Slip a fleece, lunch, and your hydration reservoir into The North Face Ion 18 Backpack and stay comfortable on your all-day hike. The molded back panel on this technical daypack uses an internal framesheet that prevents your gear from poking you in the back as you hike along the trail. Meanwhile, lightweight and breathable foam panels in the back and suspension straps keep you cool as you start your uphill climb. Store two extra water bottles in the side pockets, and keep tissues or Chapstick handy in the adjustable waist-belt's zip pocket. The Ion 18 Backpack's side compression straps cinch down the large main compartment when you're not carrying a full load, giving this day pack a slimmer profile.


The North Face Ion 18


The Ion 18 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$44.50 - $89.00

The North Face Ion 18 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen September 30, 2008 at Moosejaw.

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