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The North Face Base Camp Hot Shot Backpack is a tough, waterproof version of the already popular Hot Shot Backpack. This feature-packed daypack is made with the same material as The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag.

  • Comfortable FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps to ease the pain of heading to class
  • Comfortable, padded Chemise back panel with Spine Channel and PE sheet for added support
  • Zippered, dedicated laptop compartment protects your machine
  • Bungee side water bottle pockets keep hydration close at hand
  • Back saver bottom panel shifts weight closer to your back to reduce strain

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will it fit a laptop size 16.5 x 12.5 ...

will it fit a laptop size 16.5 x 12.5 x2.3 ?

Best Answer

This pack is designed to fit a 15 inch laptop screen and most packs you will come across will fit a 17 inch screen at most. Your 20 inch laptop will need a pretty large pack.

I honestly suggest getting protective sleeve for your laptop and using whatever larger pack without a laptop sleeve that you want.


do-it-all daypack

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

At just twenty dollars pricier than run-of-the-mill daypacks, it is well worth it. The black on black is great for those who want to be low-key. I've gone lots of places with it in the past year, hauled my camera and equipment, school supplies, some light-duty machinery, food, etc and taken it on several rough day hikes (20+ miles in pouring rain). padding is comfortable. has a large and small laptop sleeve which conveniently hold two full-size hydration packs, and the hoses route through the headphone port and tuck neatly through the shoulder straps. Other backpacks I have owned to date (jansport, north face borealis, swissgear) would have fallen apart by now, but this one is built sturdy and keeps up well with the abuse. It is easy to clean thanks to the waterproof base camp material.


I Will Break You....

    I have never owned a day pack that I had to break in.....Until now. This material is impressively rugged and laughs at water. If you get caught in the rain just meet the zippers on the lower sides and you are pretty much totally water proof. This thing has a good chin, get some.

    Did you ever break this pack in? I am starting to doubt whether or not it is possible...



    love it

      I love this backpack, it's extremely tough,and it looks badass in black on black.

      I've taken it up skiing a few times to resorts and in backcountry and it does great. Buy it now

      How tough is this pack? Is the different...

      How tough is this pack? Is the different material just aesthetic? Or is the Base Camp Hot Shot an improvement over the standard Hot Shot?

      Best Answer

      The base camp material is awesome. I have the base camp messenger and I'm really happy with it. Water proof, put it through years of school and travel and the only part that is a little worn out is the velcrow.

      I will follow up. The material IS different than the Base Camp Duffel material. It is still solid but the entire pack is NOT made of it. Of all of my backpacks (North Face Base Camp Hot Shot, TNF Surge, and GORUCK GR1), I tend to grab TNF Base Camp Hot Shot more often than any other.