The North Face Recon

1 review
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4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
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Weight 2 lb 8 oz / 1135 g
Capacity 2015 cu in / 30 L
Dimensions 18.5 in x 13.5 in x 7.5 in / 48 cm x 34.5 cm x 20 cm
Fabric 420D Nylon, 1680D Ballistics Nylon



I like the front load style. I like that it's made…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $109


I like the front load style. I like that it's made for a woman's frame. I am a day hiker and it is well suited for this.


  • Well built
  • Front load style
  • Good size


  • Would like more of a frame
  • Would like it to be a little more waterproof, live in the NW

I like the fit of this pack, I'm not a very tall women. The straps adjust easily, but would like it if they were wider.  The size is perfect for a day hike, which is what I bought it for.  I like the front load style, easier to organize for day use. 

I've only had this pack for a month, but have enjoyed it so far.

rated 4.00 of 5 stars All Recon versions

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Built for women's comfort, The North Face Recon Daypack for women has a laptop sleeve as well as technical features for summit adventures, everyday work and school commutes, or travel overseas.


The women-specific North Face Recon daypack provides enough volume to efficiently hold all your gear and keep it organized for a day out. Available in a variety of colors, this nylon pack is lightweight and durable for everyday use. Large main zip pocket with a laptop sleeve Hydration port exit Women-specific, FlexVent(TM) injection-molded shoulder straps with a top layer of Atilon foam for added support Comfortable padded chemise back panel with Spine Channel and PE sheet for extra back support Reflective light loop Winged, stowable hipbelt Large main compartment with padded variable-sized laptop sleeve Secondary compartment with organization Large front mesh drop pocket Small front panel stash pocket Mesh side water bottle pockets Safety whistle located on chest buckle Endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

- OMCgear

The North Face Recon Daypack for WomenHave a great trip using The North Face Recon Daypack for Women. The North Face has designed this unique women specific comfortable daypack, for your trips or everyday use. Thanks to the atilon foam on this daypack, it provides additional support. This daypack comes with a PE sheet for extraback support and comfort. The reflective light loop makes it easy to see this product during the night. Inside the large compartment you are able to take everything you need for your daytrip. This product also includes a secondary compartment for optimal organization. The daypack comes with a compatible hydration port that will help keep you hydrated. Enjoy using this imported product for several years, as it comes with a lifetime warranty. Have tons of fun using The North Face Recon Daypack for Women.

- SunnySports

A women-specific fit gives the city-stylish, mountain-rugged Women's Recon Backpack from The North Face a supreme amount of comfort whether you're in town or in the mountains. Mix the style of a city-ready bag with a climber's or skier's technical pack, and this is the result. Burly ballistic nylon gives the Recon the rugged toughness necessary for hardcore adventuring, while features like a stowable hip belt, laptop sleeve, and versatile organization pocket give it urban style and function. Women-specific FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps and a padded chemise back panel with Spine Channel offer all-day comfort whether you're on the sidewalk or on the mountain.