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Perfectly organized itty-bitty pack

    This is the perfect small day pack for traveling. I needed a small pack for a trip to the Galapagos Islands, just big enough for an anorak, sunblock, water bottle, etc. Because of the luggage weight restrictions, this bag also had to double as my personal carry-on for my wallet, tickets, passport, book, Iphone, cosmetics, etc. I had read the reviews about how small this bag is, and I was not expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much more this itty-bitty pack will hold. It has three pocket/compartments in the main section, and three more, including a velcro pocket, inside the front section with a key clip, pencil holders, etc. Besides all the stuff I mentioned, I can get a snorkle and mask, rashguard, plus an extra pair of sandals in there, with room to spare. Now I am using this as a gym bag - perfect size for that. It's sturdy and easy to keep clean too.

    Worth EVERY cute little penny!!!

      I had the most perfect Cosmos Pink / Zinc Grey Pandora. It was my ditty bag for two years. I never went anywhere without at least throwing it in the trunk of my car, even when I didn't specifically need it on my back. Mine was part purse, part overnight-bag, part briefcase, part tool-box, and part first-aid kit.

      It's short height is PERFECT for riding in the rear saddle on most motorcycles, even on a big touring bike that looks more like Cleopatra's limousine than a motorcycle.

      Unfortunately, my Pandora was in the trunk of my car when my car was stolen last Fall. I was far more heartbroken over losing gear than my fully insured car! Priority #1 - replace the car. Priority #2 - replace my beloved Pandora.

      I hope The North Face will keep this amazing bag in its line-up for a long time to come, because I've never found anything else with enough pockets to keep-organized everything I could possibly need for a day/overnight trip and then some ... in such a TINY package. I'm actually planning to buy ANOTHER one so that I have one for everyday use and one dedicated just for "outdoor activities" ... just as soon as The North Face rolls out a pretty new pink.


      CAUTION: this is *NOT* a good "book bag" for school, because the top of the bag is too narrow to fit your 12-pound hardbound biology book.

      Otherwise, grab your TSA-approved 1qt zipper lock bag o'toiletries, lunch, multi-tool, first aid pouch, fresh undies/socks/t-shirt, cell phone charger, journal, mp3 player, emergency contacts, and HIT THE ROAD!

      While it's not a back country pack by any definition -- if you're going some place where you can travel light, the Pandora *CAN* be far more than just a "day pack". Makes for a nice skiing/snowboarding pack too!


        I bought this backpack for a hiking trip in the Smoky Mountains. We were doing small day hiking trips, and this bag was perfect. I think I told my boyfriend ten times how much I love this backpack. It has so many compartments and it keeps your stuff organized. The only 2 complaints I have are it started chaffing my arms when I had a tank top on, and it doesn't have a strap across the chest or waist. But these were never a major issue. I was able to fit band-aids, alcohol wipes, extra contacts, 2 bottles of water, medicine, lunch (pb sandwich, apple, granola bars), a waterproof jacket (very lightweight), my digital camera, small hairbrush, and well you get the idea. It is a small backpack (its a good size for young children grades K-3), so don't buy this for school.

        LOVE IT!!

          This bag is exactly what i wanted and more. It is a perfect size for me....i am goin to take it to the beach with me. when i first saw the picture i thought it was goin to be to big but it isn't. Those of you who are looking for an actual book bag for school this isn't a good bag for that, the picture makes it look a lot bigger than it really is. I looked for a while to find a small bag like this one that was good quality but not too expansive and this was the perfect match.... thanks north face i love it!

          great pack!

            Good bag. I bought this bag as a gift and it has served its' purpose extremely well. She uses this bag for work, school, on her bike, and cruising around. Also uses this bag on day hikes, so it does not create specific sweating points which can be super annoying. All in all, great bag!

            Pandora - Soy Beige

              Perfect small backpack for day hikes. Just what I was looking for nice and compact. Holds a couple bottled waters (for me and the dog) keys, phone, snack, dog toy and small essentials. Very comfy. Soy Beige is a great color combo for any season. Love it!

              Too Small, Good Quality

                Perhaps I should have paid closer attention to the size as I found this backpack much too small. It could be said that it is perhaps a little misleading to call this backpack a women's backpack as it is more a child's backpack. Other than size the backpack's overall quality is appropriate. It appears to be well made - no loose threads, zips appear to be strong, comfortable to wear.

                I love it

                  This bag is great for a day hike when you don't need to bring much. I can fit a Nalgene, a magazine, a towel, sunglasses, and my ipod perfectly. It should not be purchased as a bookbag. I can barely fit a five star notebook in it. I love the way it fits on my back. It is very comfortable. I just took it to a football tailgate and game that lasted 10 hours. I was never annoyed or bothered by carrying it. I use it instead of a purse as well as on hikes. Totally worth the money!

                  Another hurrah for The North Face

                    The Pandora fits the bill perfectly for a smaller size pack... great for us gals who want to use something more utilitarian for a purse. I had used it recently to tote my DSLR camera, rain jacket, wallet, keys, and snacks around town and traveling.

                    Good small bag.

                      I've been looking long and hard for the smallest backpack that would hold 8.5 x 11 papers. This is the one I've settled on. I'm not thrilled with the color choices but am pretty happy with the "vintage white" discontinued color. The only annoying thing is that if I wear this bag with a sleeveless shirt, the plastic buckles on the straps chafe. Overall it's a very sturdy, comfortable bag, and I'm thrilled to have a backpack that is big enough, but doesn't overwhelm my 5'2" frame.


                        We just got back from vacation and this backpack was exactly what I was hoping. It's big enough for the essentials - wallet, camera, map, etc. but not too big.
                        I'm pregnant, so was looking forward to a really comfortable backpack. The straps are actually padded, which is difficult to find in a small backpack. Overall, a great purchase.

                        is a good for a highschool bookbag?

                        is a good for a highschool bookbag?

                        If you carry all your books in one backpack I'd say 'no', the bag is too small for a full load of classes. If you make trips to your locker full of vampire boy posters in between each class then I think you could make it work. Team Jacob 4 life!!!

                        Unanswered Question

                        Not up to math right now ( or ever). How...

                        Not up to math right now ( or ever). How does 700 cu in translate into how tall this backpack is, how wide at base and about how deep front to back?

                        .hi. ym i want to know is this size good...

                        .hi. ym i want to know is this size good for an 8th grader??

                        hi i would like to purchase for my son who...

                        hi i would like to purchase for my son who just started pre-k. will it by any chance fit a 9x11 folder inside?

                        would the pandora fit 4 marble notebooks...

                        would the pandora fit 4 marble notebooks (100 pages) and a spiral?

                        what are the dimensions of the backpack....

                        what are the dimensions of the backpack. Many reviews say it's too small,, but no where does it list the dimensions.