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Carries everything you need for work and school.
Keep your electronics, books, and gear safely stowed in The North Face Surge Backpack. A dedicated 15-inch laptop compartment, secondary book compartment, and multiple pockets inside and outside of the pack secure everything you could possibly need for a day at the office, or a schedule full of classes.
- FlexVent suspension system
- Padded, mesh back panel
- Panel access
- 500D Cordura nylon
- Dedicated 15-inch laptop sleeve
- Secondary book and binders compartment
- Front compartment with organizer compartments
- Sternum strap with whistle buckle
- Removable waist belt
- 360-degree reflectivity
- Item #TNF01FW
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've had this bag for almost 10 years now and have never once had an issue with it. I bought it in high school to carry textbooks (what can I say, it's what all the kids were into!) and ended up using it for so much more than that! I've taken this bag with me on almost every single trip that I've ever been on. From the deserts of Moab to the slopes of the Wasatch and from day hikes to international travel this bag has had my back. I can't say enough good things about it. The laptop sleeve has kept my work protected against any weather and the large cargo pocket holds everything I need for any adventure. For a simple day pack, look no further than the Surge!
Great school or EDC pack
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Great school backpack. Very padded laptop compartment and superb build quality. For the full in-depth review checkout http://rmkoutdoors.com/rmk-blog/2015/7/29/the-north-face-surge-2015-review
Big Fan of the North Face Surge Backpack
This pack has been a great addition to my travel gear. It fits my bulky 17in dell laptop in the sleeve as promised and has exceptional expansion ability to reach the 2k+ volume. The large number of compartments and pockets allow for great comfort and flexibility, whether I'm stuffing it full, or carrying only few items. I ordered the Asphalt Grey which I love, although I’m not sure I see the Greenish look others have pointed out.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I got this backpack recently. It looks and feels incredibly durable and sturdy. It has compartments and pockets for everything I would ever need. I will mostly be using it for studying purposes, but I definitely think this pack could endure some heavy time on the backcountry.
I really recommend this item from TNF.
Looks green rather than asphalt grey
Excellent backpack. However, Asphalt Grey may look green depending on light conditions.
Is there a strap to hold your laptop inside the padded sleeve? Or will the laptop just slide out if the pack is laid on its back or inverted? Thanks!!
I noticed that the right shoulder strap has a reflective loop on it. Is the reflective part of the loop sewn down? Or is it glued to the shoulder strap?
I had an older backpack where this cracked and flaked off. I don't want to have that happen with this one! Thanks!!
Is this water proof?
Is this bag covered by The North Face lifetime warranty if I purchase it from your website?
Yes, we are an official retailer for The North Face and this pack will be covered under their warranty for the lifetime of the product against manufacturing defects.
will be the ZINC GREY HEATHER / TNF BLACK color combination ever be available on this site?
At this time we don't have the Zinc Grey Heather/TNF Black color on order. If we were to get that color in it would likely be a few months from now. However, it is hard to know if we will order that color since we currently don't have any on order.