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Starving chiropractors everywhere curse the Yavapai pack.
- Front organizer compartment and front stash pocket keep your electronics and other essentials in their places
- Padded laptop sleeve holds up to a 17-inch computer
- Laptop sleeve doubles as water bladder pocket thanks to included hydration port
- Breathable, padded airmesh back panel increases carrying comfort
- Side stretch pockets carry your water bottles
- Waist-belt keeps pack from bouncing around when you’re running for the bus or bombing down a singletrack trail
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I am looking for a bag that can carry my...
I am looking for a bag that can carry my 15" Macbook Pro, carry school books, good for travel, and I can also carry hiking. Should I get this one or the North Face Surge backpack?
Four years old, and still going strong
I bought my Yavapai four years ago when I was in NYC for a conference and forgot my day pack. I found this in some little sporting good store, and bought it just because it was the right size and the right price. Four years later, I still use this bag almost every day. I have taken is skiing, biking, running, climbing, hiking, and partying. I have carried everything from beers to books in this bag and it has never let me down. Very little wear and tear despite all the abuse. Some of the internal pockets are a little useless, but there are so many great little touches to this bag that it is totally worth the purchase. I love this bag and rarely leave home without it.
Backpack is super comfy and has room for all of my books. With all the straps, I can even tie up my snowboard to the front. Very happy with the purchase!
Got recommendation for thsi daypack/backpack thru the online chat. Looking for something to carry books, journals, etc. along with MacBook Air. Got this one and it is perfect. Thanks for Backcountry for the great advice and service. Hooked for life.
Durable and comfortable. Use it for just about everything from college to skiing. Seems to be water resistant and the hydration compatibility is a great plus! downside is that that waste strap is a little uncomfortable but other than that its great!
I've owned several backpacks by The North Face, but was still in love with my black Borealis from 2000. It was ready for a final retirement, but I was hesitant to try a new backpack. I just got my Yavapai and LOVE it! It's lightweight and has a pocket for just about everything (pens, sunglasses, water bottle, wallet, keys, iPod, laptop, etc.). The laptop sleeve is great and fits my Macbook 13" easily. It's a great size - not overwhelming on my 5'4" frame, but fits everything I need for the day on campus at graduate school. I definitely recommend this bag - especially to women who don't want a gigundo bag to swamp them, but have lots to carry. (I currently have my laptop, anatomy textbook, 2 notebooks, planner, Kindle, iPod, and my daily necessities all packed securely with plenty of room left over!)
North Face Yavapai Backpack
North Face Yavapai Backpack
Purchased for my son for Christmas and he just loves it! Really nice looking backpack!
Backcountry is an awesome website!
The North Face Yavapai Backpack
Extremely light pack with an adequate amount of space, perfect for day climbs that require a minimal amount of equipment, while being as light as possible. Strain on the shoulders is minimal do to extra padded shoulder straps and the typical North Face chest strap. It does include a waist strap but I have never had the need to use is since the pack does not hold enough gear to weigh it down. The Yavapai is not completely water proof though it is water and weather resistant. I highly recommend this pack due to high versatility and its light weight.
Multi-Use and tough
I have the version of this backpack from about 5 years ago, and it's still going strong. I've used it heavily for work, hiking, biking, and even as an overnight camping backpack. The side pockets fit a Nalgene bottle pretty well when you don't need a full hydration bladder. I've carried a laptop in this bag on planes, trains, and automobiles with no problems or damage. I've also used some extra webbing to lash tents, climbing gear, bedding, and extra camping gear on some 1-2 night hiking trips where a full internal frame backpack was too much. Mine also has an integrated emergency whistle and reflective panels. Looks like the new version has a bottom loop for an axe or other tool.
Only reason I give it 4 stars is because the elastic on one of the side pockets busted after a few uses with a standard Nalgene. To remedy it, all I did was add a biner to the compression strap and hook it into my Nalgene. Problem solved.