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Recon 30L Backpack
Type A personalities are naturally drawn to the organization and functionality of The North Face's Recon 31L Backpack. With enough space to fit text books, notebooks, a laptop, tablet, and more, you are always prepared to have a successful day on campus. Equipped with a FlexVent suspension system and injection-molded shoulder straps, you get comfortable support when your backpack is fully loaded during finals week while the mesh panel helps the back of your t-shirt to stay dry as you pace in front of the testing hall. Soft fleece lines the inside of the laptop, tablet, and sunglasses pocket to protect your valuables, the internal organizer in the front pocket neatly stores your pens, calculator, and snacks, and the newly added front stash pocket gives you easy access to your hoodie or cell phone.
- A functional school backpack with a type A personality
- Durable material protects against wear-and-tear for lasting use
- Comfortable suspension system and padded shoulder straps
- Fleece lined laptop, tablet, and sunglass pocket protects valuables
- Internal organizers neatly holds your small-item essentials
- Stretchy front stash pocket holds your sweatshirt
- Removable waist belt lets you choose your preference
- Stretchy water bottle pockets hold your bottles securely
- Item #TNF04D8
- Q & A
Great but not for me
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Good looking bag but the redesign from the 2018 model was a step back. Straps rub uncomfortably on my neck, even when packed. Laptop compartment doesn't provide enough protection on the bottom. The half-compartment organizational pocket takes space from the main compartment and makes the top bulge out awkwardly when full. If the design of the main compartment with laptop storage, the organizational pocket layout, and the straps from the 2018 model could be be used on the body of the 2019 design, it'd be a near perfect bag. On a separate note, I am quite pleased with Backcountry's care and support of my purchase (as always).
very durable and has pockets everywhere to carry all kind of stuff besides my laptop
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Just got this one. It has enough room to hold a bit 15-inch laptop without having to force it to close. It's not huge, but has enough room to carry my usual stuff.
A truly awesome backpack as an EDC
I looked at hundreds of backpacks, trying to find the ideal backpack. Here is what I'll say — there is no one ideal backpack that works universally for every one. That's why there are a zillion backpacks. What makes it ideal depends on your needs. I had originally purchased this backpack after months of research and also because a friend of mine had one and he let me try it. However, I ended up returning it for another backpack I found quite by accident. There are 2 main reasons why I returned this backpack (most reluctantly): I needed something a little bigger (I carry books, my laptop and all sorts of peripherals, and wanted some extra space for a few clothes). Two, I wanted a few more pockets. This is truly a great backpack — feels great on the back (super comfortable), and is amazingly well-made. I may just end up getting this backpack again in the future as an EDC. If I had all the money in the world, I'd keep both backpacks.
are the zippers black or grey?
Hey Angela! So it depends on which color of the pack you buy. It appears that on every color except TNF Black and TNF Dark Grey, the zippers are gray. But on those two colors, the zippers are black. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.