The North Face Borealis Backpack
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
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
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
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
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
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
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