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North Face Borealis




North Face Borealis Backpack


RECOMMENDED IF
  • You want a backpack that is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association

  • You want one backpack to do double duty as an office backpack and a hiking backpack.
NOT RECOMMENDED IF
  • The look of this backpack is too sporty for your office

  • You're going on a really long hike and 29 liters is not enough space for you

Welcome to the review of the The North Face Borealis Backpack

Quick Take

The North Face Borealis is designed to be your backpack in the office and your hiking pack too. You'll find an organizer and a place for your laptop and tablet within this roomy backpack. At the same time the backpack gives you more straps than you'd find in a typical office pack. Chest, waist, and compression straps all point to a pack more than willing to go on the trail with you.





Capacity and Material


front view of the North Face Borealis Backpack

You get 29 liters of space in this backpack. This is a good size for a dual purpose pack allowing it to do office/gym, office/trail or office/after office mba duties.

Here is a closer look at the nylon material and build quality of this backpack:


material of the North Face Borealis Backpack


Office

Laptop and tablet? No problem . . .


gadget pockets of the North Face Borealis Backpack

Here's a closer look at the laptop section in the main compartment of the backpack.


main compartment of the North Face Borealis Backpack

There is space for up to a 15 inch laptop.

One of the things to commend this backpack is the scarcity of its pockets. The North Face Borealis keeps things simple. On the outside you've got one quick access pocket.


front pocket of the North Face Borealis Backpack


Hiking

One indicator of the hiking DNA of the North Face Borealis is the diamond pattern cable mesh on the outside of the bag.

In a pinch you can put any number of trail items on this handy net. During office hours you can crumple your jacket in here or maybe your biking h helmet.


mesh straps of the North Face Borealis Backpack

Here is one of the side mesh pockets on the Borealis. You get one on each side.


mesh side pockets of the North Face Borealis Backpack


Comfort

The showcase feature of this backpack is definitely the comfort features it has for you. The Borealis is so good that it is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association.


back of the North Face Borealis Backpack

You also get chest or sternum straps, a waist strap and compression straps to keep things stable on the trail.


back straps of the North Face Borealis Backpack

If you work the 9 to 5 and hit the outdoors on the weekend the North Face Borealis is definitely worth your consideration.


North Face Borealis





Comparing The North Face Borealis


The The North Face Borealis Backpack vs. the Tumi Alpha Bravo Lejeune Backpack Tote

VS
Tumi Alpha Bravo Lejeune Backpack Tote

If the colorful and rugged look of the North Face Borealis simply won't pass muster at your office consider the Tumi Lejuene. Part of Tumi's Alpha Bravo line of casual backpacks, the Lejeune gives you top-of-the-line materials and uncompromising build quality. At 36 liters the Lejeune even has more carrying capacity than the Borealis.

The North Face Borealis should remain your choice if a one trick pony like the Lejeune simply won't do. You need one backpack to do both office and trail work - you need the versatile Borealis.


The The North Face Borealis Backpack vs. the Oakley Mens Kitchen Sink Backpack

VS

The Oakley Kitchen Sink has the same proposition as the North Face Borealis: Take it to the office then take it outdoors.

So how to choose between them? If you want more pockets go for the Kitchen Sink. If you want a simpler bag layout stick with the North Face Borealis.


The The North Face Borealis Backpack vs. the Tumi Alpha Bravo Monterey Sling

VS

With the Monterey Sling the woods are gone, never to return. Together with any thought of carrying loads of stuff. The Monterey Sling is a minimalist, albeit a fashionable minimalist, who's rich materials and unmistakable style will be welcome in any office.

Carry next to nothing and stay in the office? No way! Whether in the boardroom or the backwoods your are hauling stuff with the North Face Borealis.



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