User Review: The North Face Liberty
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $115
Very durable pack and has great access from the top. Does a great job for everything from an overnighter at a friend's house to an overnighter on the trail. Zipper isn't very durable or reliable.
- Tough as nails
- Very comfortable
- Easy top load pack
- ZIPPER IS WEAK!
- No side compartments
- Bare bones bag, no extras
Even though it says this is an overnight pack, I personally have cramed much more gear and food into it and used it for a good 3 days in the Catskills one July. The capacity is very misleading in a good way. The fit and comfort are great for a smaller pack, the pack rides very well and doesn't give hip hickeys.
It's a very simple one pocket top loading pack, tough to organize things with a one compartment top loading bag. The bag is going on its 15th year of use and now is semi-retired from outdoor use and is a solid backpack for school and an occasional rope bag.
If you're looking for a tough bag that can stand the test of time, with no frills and it is what it is, then here is your bag!
The only negative is the zipper has been replaced twice in 12 years, North Face is very good about standing by their products.