The North Face Men's Borealis 18 Backpack


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The North Face Men's Borealis 18 Backpack is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 2574.
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A classic pack with a modern touch, The North Face® Borealis 18 Backpack combines comfort and function. Featuring the FlexVent™ suspension system, this pack keeps you comfortable with padded straps and a breathable lumbar panel. Large compartments and dedicated storage for your laptop ensures you’re prepared from the office to the outdoors. With quick-draw access to essentials like a water bottle or your phone, you can maintain momentum with ease. Complete with reflective elements, The North Face® Borealis 18 Backpack will be your pack of choice for seasons to come.


  • Men’s backpack with FlexVent™ suspension system
  • Padded mesh back panel adds comfort
  • Lumbar panel offers maximum breathability
  • Mobile-office compartment for 15’’ laptop
  • Large main compartment
  • Front compartment with padded tablet sleeve, pendolier and secure-zip pockets
  • Reflective bike-light loop, water bottle tabs and shoulder-strap webbing
  • Two external mesh water bottle pockets
  • Quick-draw smartphone access on the side
  • External, fleece lined pocket for keys, sunglasses or phone
  • Front elastic bungee system for external storage
  • Padded top handle
  • Sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • Removable waist belt


  • Best uses: Outdoor, travel, daily use
  • Dimensions: 19.75’’ x 13.25’’ x 9.75’’
  • Capacity: 28L
  • Brand: The North Face
  • Fabric Content: 100% nylon; Fir Green Camo Print: Polyester jacquard camo; Rage Red Ripstop: Cordura® nylon ripstop
  • Style: A3KV3


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect, even two years later I bought this backpack two years ago and i am still in love with it. Nothing on the backpack has broken in those two years and i have never once had the urge to replace it. This is the perfect backpack for a college student that also enjoys weekend hikes. I regurlarly load this backpack between 30-50 ibs worth of textbooks and what not and it still feels comfortable on my back. the built in laptop sleeve is also amazing. My only complaint is that sometimes my shoulder hurts while wearing it, but i think that is due to the fact that the straps are not exactly matching in length. Overall, it's a great pack i would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Day-to-day Backpack! The look is very appealing to the eye - tough, durable, sporty with a touch of urban fashion and style. This a good commuter backpack with many pockets to store your belongings (ie. Laptop, phone, water bottle, pens, folders, etc.). It fits everything one would need on a daily basis. However, I would not recommend this bag for overnight traveling as the bag is designed well for flat and square items. The shoulder and chest straps have a great fit and wraps nicely on your torso along with the a comfortable padding against your back. Overall this is a great day backpack for commuting, work and/or school.
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this backpack, but... I am a college student, so I use my backpack pretty much all day everyday. This back pack has a lot of space, is super comfortable when having to walk miles with books, and I love the interior as much as I love how it looks on the exterior. The only issue I have is that I got this back pack two weeks ago and it already has rips/holes in the side water bottle holders. For the price, it doesn't seem like they pick the best material for that part of the back pack since it is on the exterior sides. Overall, I love this back pack a lot. I was just disappointed when I realized that I would continue to have problems with holes for the rest of my time using it.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Obsessed I LOVE this backpack!! I use it for college and it's so great because there's a pocket for literally everything. I can safely put my laptop in the padded/lined pocket, my sunglasses and keys in another small outer pocket, all my books/notebooks in another massive pocket, and my water bottle in the side pocket. It's super comfortable and sits on my back nicely. You can tell that the material is awesome quality and I don't feel like it's going to rip anytime soon (the tragedy that befell my Herschel supply backpack of 3 years). It feels very durable and honestly just made well. I'm also super excited to use it for hiking and for traveling!
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They ruined the Borealis I have had 2 older model Borealis in the past which I really liked. My wife has one now. Unfortunately TNF has ruined the backpack with the latest redesign. They have added a very rigid back plate which ruins the pack and they have converted the Borealis into a laptop/school backpack which is worthless for day hiking. Even though TNF states that this is a 28L pack, the same as my previous one, this version does not hold anywhere as much due to the backplate and the narrower sides. This is a real shame as the previous Borealis were great. To make matters worse, the back zipper snags due to the new stiff handle and backplate. Wish I could buy an old design some where.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMZAING I was a victim in a terrible bus accident in which my bus over turned to the side I was sitting in. My bag (containing my lap top and text books) was thrown in and out of the bus again and again, it sat out in the cold rain all night and all morning. I finally got it the afternoon after my accident, all my books were dry and my computer still worked perfectly without a scratch. Not only is it durable but it is comfortable unfortunately at 18 I have back problems, well I had back problems my back is doing so much better since getting this amazing bag. If you're thinking about purchasing stop thinking and just do it! It's amazing.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST Backpack I have EVER Purchased! I'm a college student (who happens to be very broke) and decided to spoil myself by purchasing a nice, expensive backpack. I went with the Borealis Black w/ Patches (I chose not to buy the women's version only because I prefer thicker bands on the shoulder). It's AMAZING - there's so many pockets, the side mesh pockets for drinks can expand to fit my 40oz. Hydroflask. It is also expandable to accomodate more things - for me, this means it's easier to bring a binder, laptop, and textbook to class than ever before. I will be using it full-time in the fall, once I go back to school - and I'm 100% looking forward to it!
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Backpack Ever After a year of trying to cram my textbooks/laptop/etc. into a purse I finally bought myself this backpack. I'm not a backpack person at all, (I'm going into my 2nd year of university and have not used a backpack since 8th grade) and after using the backpack for to/from work, I'm not sure how I survived without it. I'm a shorter (5'2) girl and I find a lot of backpacks don't fit my frame, but this one does wonders. The backpack fits everything, from my MacBook to my notebooks, water bottle, and a spare pair of shoes, it's definitely the first backpack I've ever seen that carries so much without looking extremely bulky. I got mine in the solid black and had it monogrammed to give it a little personal touch, all of my girlfriends love it and a few of them even ordered their own!
Date published: 2017-07-24
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