The North Face Sure Shot

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This bag has shoulder straps which are too stiff and…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $89.90 at

This bag has shoulder straps which are too stiff and uncomfortable. I'm 6'2" and the straps go right into my neck. I had a shorter woman check it out and she had the same issue.

This pack will hold a laptop and some gear. It has a small top "music" pocket, which just means a pocket labeled with a little rubber speaker.

There are two mesh side pockets with drawstrings suitable for water bottles. I've seen reviews saying the strings break easily.

The North Face makes bags with very comfortable shoulder straps, but these straps just have no give, so I can't recommend this pack. It gets 2 stars for good workmanship (straps aside) and large, easy-sliding YKK zippers.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

If your day seems to carry you from one activity to the next with no time in between, keep everything you'll need organized in the Sure Shot Backpack from The North Face. Slide your laptop into the padded laptop sleeve and stow its cord and extra add-ons in the cord and electronics pockets, carry plenty of H2O in the water bottle pockets or use the hydration port, and stow your files or gym clothes in the large main compartment.

- Mountain Gear

With a laptop sleeve and a hydration port, The North Face Sure Shot Backpack carries your computer to work and your water reservoir to the trail. An Airmesh back panel helps stave-off sweaty-back syndrome, and the angled bottom panel moves the weight in this daypack closer to your back to minimize strain. The Sure Shot Backpack's secondary pocket holds work folders, and the top zip pocket keeps your music player safe on your morning commute. The Sure Shot Backpack's front bungee strap keeps a rain jacket handy on hikes.


On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Sure Shot Daypack (Spring 2009 Discontinued) Sure Shot Daypack by The North FaceFeatures:Comfortable padded Airmesh back panelBackSaver bottom panel with compressionMain compartment with elastic compression padded laptop sleeve and hydration portTop zip accessory pocket with audio port and mesh divider Large secondary front pocket with organizerStowable waist belt Utility loopMesh water-bottle pocketsAdjustable sternum strap with Safe-T whistleSide and bottom compression strapsStretch-woven accessory pocket on shoulder strap Reflective hitsThis product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

If you're searching for a daypack to haul your gear while you're listing to music, tune in to this pack. This pack has ample space to hold a laptop up to 17" and contains an array of pockets to aid in your organization. Added bungee cords on front pocket provide a great space to secure additional items, or cinch-down items you already have stored.

- The North Face

CLOSEOUTS . Take a trip from urban jungle to rural backcountry with The North Face's Sure Shot daypack, designed with enough room for your laptop, hydration system, utility tools and tunes. Main compartment with elastic compression laptop sleeve and hydration port Hydration system not included Top zip pocket with audio port and mesh divider Front panel with interior pocket organizer Stowable waistbelt Front utility tool attachment Mesh water bottle pockets Adjustable sternum strap with Safe-T whistle Stretch accessory pocket on shoulder strap Side and bottom compression straps Reflective detailing throughout BackSaver bottom panel Front bungee compression system Fits laptops: Up to 15” Dimensions (LxWxD): 21x13x9” Capacity: 2100 Weight: 2 lb. 8 oz. Material: Ballistic nylon with polyurethane coating CLOSEOUTS . Vietnam.

- Sierra Trading Post

The North Face Sure Shot


The Sure Shot has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$59.97 - $105.00

The North Face Sure Shot is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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