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The North Face Hot Shot Backpack is perfect for everything from school to day hikes, thanks to its organizer pockets, laptop sleeve, and rugged fabrics. The FlexVent shoulders straps and padded air-mesh backpanel help you carry small loads comfortably, while the internal organizer pockets and mesh water-bottle sleeves help you stay on top of things whether you're in town or in the woods.

  • Tough nylon and polyester fabrics
  • 15in laptop sleeve
  • FlexVent shoulder straps
  • Padded air-mesh backpanel with Spine Channel
  • PE framesheet
  • Stowable hip belt
  • Two organizational pockets and two side water-bottle pockets
  • Reflective light loop
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Good commuter

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

So far it's been a great pack for going to classes. The buckles on the sides are a bit annoying for repeatedly opening and closing the zippers, so I usually leave them undone. The back is more rigid than I was expecting but is padded well. Love the neoprene laptop holder, holds a macbook pro perfectly without any slop.

perfect for the outdoor classroom

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

This is designed ideally for bouncing around campus, however I found it on sale before a trip to Arches and it has become my summit pack. It may not be distinctly hydration compatible but the laptop retention sleeve fits a 3L Osprey bladder. It's compartmentalized design while again intended for text books and note books proves perfect for keeping all the supplies you need for an afternoon dash up a peak neat and orderly. The bottle sleeves found on either side will securely hold a 24 oz Klean Kanteen or really any bottle you'd put in a bike cage. Perhaps not being designed for high activity it's only fault is a little bit of sweat retention as it forms to your back. That being said its not enough of an issue to make me rethink my use of the pack. The back plate does include mesh padding to either side of the lumbar region, and the surface itself is actually channeled for breath-ability. The packs slim profile (aided by easy to operate retention straps) keeps the packs weight close to your body and hardly affects your center of gravity, perfect for steep grades.

It goes everywhere

I take this pack everywhere with me. It goes to work with me every day, full day backpacking trips at Glacier National, its been on trails everywhere from Canada to Honduras to St. John island and its holding up perfectly after 3.5 years of almost everyday use.

It goes everywhere