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The North Face Jester 27.5L Backpack


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  • Aviator Navy Light Heather/TNF White, One Size
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Jester 27.5 Backpack

Designed for the modern user, the Jester Backpack fits the needs of business professionals, students, or travelers alike. Two large main compartments carry your essentials, while internal organizational pockets offer a home for your smaller items.
  • A versatile pack for the young professional or traveler
  • Zippered main compartments carry larger items
  • Internal organization pockets keep your smaller items in place
  • Padded laptop sleeve protects your computer from bumps or drops
  • FlexVent back panel increases airflow to regulate temperature
  • Stand-up design allows you to get to your gear easily
  • Side mesh pockets hold water bottles or smaller accessories
  • 360-degree reflectivity keeps you visible in low-light situations
  • Item #TNFZA5U

[solids] 600D polyester, DWR coating, [heathers] 300D polyester, DWR coating
27.5L (1678 cu in)
Shoulder Straps
[external] 1 zippered main, 1 zippered front, 2 mesh side, [internal] 2 zippered pockets
Laptop Sleeve
12.75 x 11in (padded)
18.1 x 11 x 8.25in
Claimed Weight
1lb 10oz
Recommended Use
casual, travel
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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

I love it

Very pleased with this. I get extra discount from here:

>Rating: 3

I miss the old Jester

I've used it several times
True to size
5` 8"
125 lbs

I got a Jester backpack my first year of high school (2005) and used it happily up until this year. My original Jester is well worn but still in working condition, 15 years later, but I'm a teacher, and I decided I really wanted a laptop sleeve, so I upgraded to this newer model. Sigh -- I now miss my old pack. The placement of the smaller outside pocket up high is the real downfall of this pack. With this backpack, it is difficult to stuff anything in the big pocket if you have any contents in the smaller pocket. I find that it always falls over and cannot rest leaning on something. My thinner hydro flask fits, but it cuts into the body of the pack. I also can't fit my wide-mouth Nalgene bottle in the water bottle mesh holder like I can with my old Jester. I've been using it for a month now, and it holds what I need (with a lot of stuffing effort), and the straps are comfortable, but I wouldn't purchase it again. I do love the look; I ordered the Aviator Navy Blue color, and it looks exactly as pictured.

>Rating: 5

Great Pack!

I've put it through the wringer
True to size

Bought this pack for school and it has ended up being great for school as well as day hikes. Seems to be built well.


Is this pack washable?