For the technophile with an eye for the outdoors.
Just because you like to have your computer with you doesn't mean you can only be found at a desk. Take your tech toys on the go with the North Face Surge II Women's Laptop Backpack. It has a a padded laptop sleeve to protect your seventeen-inch computer, as a well as a neoprene sleeve to store your tablet. The ergonomic, padded shoulder straps were designed specifically for a woman's body so that the load is more evenly distributed, making it more comfortable and better for your back. So whether you're riding your bike to the office or checking your emails from the top of a trail, you can bring everything you need comfortably and securely with the Surge II.
- Women's-specific ergonomic Flexvent injection-molded shoulder straps are designed to evenly distirbute weight and eliminate pressure points for superior comfort
- Padded air-mesh back panel allows air to flow through to keep you cool, and Spine Channel provides added back support
- Stowable padded hipbelt provides extra support and a snug fit for more strenuous activities
- Padded laptop compartment fits a laptop up to seventeen inches and keeps it protected
- Neoprene tablet sleeve separates and protects your tablet computer
- Tricot-lined front pocket prevents sunglasses and other small items from getting scratched
- Side power cord pocket provides easy access to your charger
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Nice Pack but I'm giving it to the kids.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is a well-made and nicely designed pack. I've used it daily for six months, to commute a long distance from home to work (car, bus, subway, walking). It shows almost no wear. The small zip pocket which is accessible while the bag is on one shoulder is genius. The organizational pockets are great. The laptop + iPad pocket is great.
My only problem with the bag is the placement of the main strap adjustment buckles. I had no issue with them in the winter when I was wearing long sleeves and jackets all the time - but in the summer when I'm wearing a t-shirt the buckles rub under my arm when I walk, leaving a sore spot if I walk more than about fifteen minutes. Maybe it's just because I'm short (5'-2") or because I like the weight of the pack fairly tight against my back (in case I have to run to catch a train or bus...) but I'm finally giving up and trying another pack. This one will go to the kids for school books.
My only other complaint is that it really absorbs a lot of water if it gets a little rain on it. Much more than I expect. It's the only pack I've had to completely empty and hang to dry. I didn't expect it to be waterproof - but this is the opposite.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I am a graduate student so I use this backpack to carry textbooks and my laptop back and forth from school. My previous backpack was a North Face Recon (not women's specific, those didn't exist when I bought the backpack) and I really enjoyed that backpack. The things I like better about this one is all of the pockets and compartments make it easy to keep my organized. I also like the separate zippered compartment for my laptop; my Recon had a compartment inside the largest compartment to stow my laptop but I like this design better. Two things that I liked about the Recon better over this backpack are 1) The recon had two size pockets to stow water bottles where the Surge II only has one; and 2) The Recon has a hydration port in the main pocket that I could easily put my 100oz camelbak bladder hose through. Fortunately my Recon is still in great condition, so I will use it when I hike, I just wanted a more organized and compartmentalized backpack for school. I would definitely recommend this backpack.