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The North Face Borealis Backpack - Dick's Sporting Goods

The North Face Borealis Backpack

Item Number: 12986317
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The North Face® Borealis, with its new updated design, features two large zip pockets so you can stash gear quickly and hit the road. The main compartment includes a variable-sized laptop sleeve, and an almost equally large secondary compartment for additional organization. Bungee cords on the face of pack allows you to store additional gear and the side water bottle pocket will help keep you going.


  • FlexVent™ injection-molded shoulder straps with a additional PE foam for added comfort
  • Comfortable, padded Airmesh back panel with Spine Channel and PE sheet for extra back support
  • Large main compartment with variable-sized laptop sleeve, organization and hydration port
  • Secondary compartment with organization
  • Front stash pocket
  • Integrated reflective light loop
  • Winged, stowable hipbelt
  • Mesh side water bottle pocket
  • New updated design
  • Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz (1166 g)
  • Fabric: 420D nylon, 1680D ballistics nylon
  • Volume: 1770 in (29 liters)
  • Dimensions: 19" x 13.5" x 7.5"
  • A92Y
  • The North Face

Country Of Origin: Vietnam

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by I'm not sure yet! I bought this backpack as an anniversary gift for my husband. I haven't given it to him yet (and he is the ultimate authority on backpacks). From what I have seen when I opened the box, it looks to be a great backpack! Makes me wish I had bought one for myself. May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome for all uses! This product is exactly what I was looking for. Big main pockets for books, a computer pocket and a large amount of options for organization. This backpack fits perfectly and seems very light even when filled with many books! I use this backpack for my bike commute too and from work and school and definitely recommend it to anyone looking to purchase! September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect School Book Bag Good quality and lots of space for books, bulky notebooks and school supplies. September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Plenty of room and super comfortable This has lots of pockets/pouches to handle all sorts of stuff of different sizes. Very comfortable too. Seems to be well made and durable, but too soon to tell. November 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth it! When I read reliable reports that 64% of school age children have back problems I decided to spend my money on properly sized and designed backpacks. Back to school outfits did not seem important if my kids were spending most of their time at a chiropractor. I was looking for S straps, a sternum and waist strap to balance the load, plenty of padding on the shoulder straps and on the back, and most importantly a pack that was the right length. The information I reviewed said to measure from shoulder to waist and then add two inches for proper fit . My son is not tall, so to get all this in one pack was a challenge, this one fit the bill. I see his classmates all stooped and uncomfortable as they leave school and I want to get them this pack. September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Literally perfect This backpack is perfect! Its great quality, very cute, holds a lot of books and notebooks without hurting my shoulders due to the paddings, and protects my laptop. Theres extra cushioning on the bottom of the laptop compartment which helps a lot. I have this backpack in mustard and grey and it matches everything. I plan to use this for short trips and hikes in the near future, as it will hold a lot of clothing. August 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by nursing student backpack The backpack is sturdy, it offers great support to my back. The only problem I have is the space, it's seems tight. I love that it fits my laptop! And the harder back is protective. August 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PERFECT BAG!! First, let me start by saying that I probably researched NF backpacks for 20-30 hours... yes, with the TV on:-) I spent so much time, because I wanted the perfect bag and I found it. I was very close to getting the Hot Shot or the Surge II. Why I didn't go with those... Surge II = too big & not hydration compatible. Hot Shot had the daisy chain. Basically, I determiend that I wanted a back that I can take everyday to work with my laptop, and something that isn't too big to take on a bike trail. It also needed to be hydration compatible (hose exit point at the top, and bag hanging hook or velcro loop). Also, I figured I would get more use of the bugee storage for a jacket, bike helmet, bag, lunch box etc... than I would with a daisy chain. Also, it needed stoable hip straps, which most NF backpacks have, and chest straps for any time I do hit the trail. It has the perfect amount of storage, and prefect support straps system. Although, I wouldn't have minded the extra compression strap around the mesh side pockets, like the hot shot. I can take this bag to work, skiing, camping, hiking, biking, and maybe even sleeping. Well worth the money. August 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice! My almost son asked for this backback and LOVED it when it arrived in the mail. The color and the detail is perfect - he is SET for school! It fits everything and the belts are fitted perfectly. August 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWESOME Thinking about another bag? Thinking about the space, usage, and more? Well, the Borealis is great in space, good for school, outdoor,and more. There was more space than i thought there would be. This is great, and for your money problem, you would want to buy this at high price, and it is worth it because it can be used for a long time such as all four years of high school and even in college. This is great, and hope you buy, and enjoy it. July 25, 2012
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