The North Face Sport Hiker
Price Paid: $59
A solid pack if you want a messenger bag style. Used solely with the hip belt as a fanny or hip pack its a bit less comfortable then the alpine North Face mountain bike hip pack.
A plethora of pockets and handy zippers can comfortably fit a small-to-medium sized books, a few 1-liter water bottles and some goggles along with the occasional hiking odds and ends.
Recommended, but make sure to try it on first with some heavy items inside before you buy it.
Worth the $59 plus tax it was listed for in the flagship North Face store. Bricks and mortar have some advantages after all!
Buy if you plan as using it as a solo hip pack for medium to large sized gear.
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Whether you wear it in the front, back, or askew, this hiking lumbar transports a quick outing's worth of gear while your hands remain free Contoured fit wrapscomfortably around your hips and features a cushioned back panel for all-day comfort 9-liter volume
Here's a lumbar pack for your day-hiking trail essentials-or convert it to an everyday shoulder bag for use around town. Airmesh backpanel offers breathability; framesheet provides support and protection from bulky and heavy loads. Made from 420-denier nylon and highly abrasion resistant 1680-denier ballistic nylon with a Durable Water Repellent finish to block moisture. Three-point compression on hipbelt snugs the pack in toward your back for stability. Hipbelt has twin zip mesh pockets and can be tucked away when carrying waist pack as a shoulder bag. Large, zippered main compartment has a divider; front stretch storage panel lets you stash gear outside for quick access. Zippered front organizer pocket holds energy bars and other small items; plus, it features an internal clip for keys and an audio port. Dual stretch pockets provide quick access to water bottles (sold separately). Removable, adjustable padded shoulder strap included. Carry handle, rear stash pocket and reflective accents round out features.
When you need a few items for your hike but don't want to shoulder a backpack (especially on an extra-warm day), strap on The North Face Sport Hiker Lumbar Pack instead. Small in size but big on organization, this pack carries your necessities in comfort thanks to the cushioned Airmesh back panel that features a contoured fit for all-day comfort.
Free Shipping. The North Face Sport Hiker Lumbar Pack DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Sport Hiker Lumbar Pack Comfortable, padded air-mesh back panel Stowable, padded hipbelt with zippered mesh pockets and compression Padded, adjustable, removable shoulder strap Large main compartment with zippered mesh pocket and slip-in pockets Secondary compartment with padded tricot-lined pocket and organization Stretch front storage pocket Stretch woven side water bottle pockets The SPECS of The North Face Sport Hiker Lumbar Pack Average Weight: 1 lb 8 oz / 680 g Volume: 550 cubic inches / 9 liter Dimension: 8 x 13.5 x 7.5in. / 20.5 x 34 x 19.5 cm 420D nylon This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.