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The North Face
Router 40L Backpack

4.547738693467337 out of 5 stars
199 Reviews
Color:Asphalt Grey Light Heather/TNF Black-NPF


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Why We Like The Router 40L Backpack

Stash your laptop in The North Face Router Backpack, hop on your trusty, two-wheeled steed, and enjoy the ride across campus. A little jostling is no big deal to the Router, which features a padded laptop compartment for your most valuable asset, as well as a secondary compartment for books and binders. When the weekend strikes, dump the electronics and load up on gear and snacks for a quick day hike with the friends.


  • FlexVent suspension system
  • Fleece-lined 17-inch laptop sleeve
  • Secondary book and binder compartment
  • Padded top and face haul handle
  • Sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • Removable waist belt
  • Item #TNF01FV
Responsible Collection
210D recycled nylon ripstop, non-PFC DWR
40L (2441cu in)
Shoulder Straps
FlexVent suspension system
Waist Belt
[exterior] 2 zippered front, 1 zippered sunglasses, 2 water bottle, [interior] organizer pockets, zippered mesh, fleece-lined media
Laptop Sleeve
14.75 x 12in, fits up to 17in
12.5 x 9 x 21in
Claimed Weight
2lb 15oz
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 199 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 10 reviews
2 Stars - 6 reviews
3 Stars - 8 reviews
4 Stars - 16 reviews
5 Stars - 159 reviews

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3 out of 5 stars

July 9, 2024

Good quality, design could be better

I wish there were more pockets available right away, as opposed to being nested in pockets.


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5 out of 5 stars

July 8, 2024

Would buy again

Comfy to wear, lots of easy access pockets. Made very well


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5 out of 5 stars

July 6, 2024

Great Backpack

Great backpack for traveling. Plenty of pockets and storage for everything I needed on my trip.


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5 out of 5 stars

July 6, 2024

Looks and feels great

The perfect backpack for travel.

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5 out of 5 stars

June 30, 2024


A great product lifetime warranty that's why I would buy again last time, but it will last forever And it cost a lot, but it lasts forever. Anything goes wrong with her replacement with no questions asked to replace anything or give you a gift card to buy a new one that's what I like about it.


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4 out of 5 stars

June 27, 2024

Great quality!

Using for graduate school classes! Fits my computer and IPad easily!


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5 out of 5 stars

June 26, 2024

Plenty of room. Plenty of comfort

This was a replacement for my Borealis bag and it is awesome! So much capacity and compartments. Never had an issue with space and straps keep it comfortable close to my bodh


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5 out of 5 stars

June 21, 2024

Good bag

Great backpack. Got this as a replacement for a prior model as the shoulder straps failed. Seems good for now.


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5 out of 5 stars

June 20, 2024

Will keep buying the Router

Works for school, mountain climbing, weekend bag. Spacious and love all of the compartments! Love the Router!


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5 out of 5 stars

June 19, 2024

Good product

Lots of room. Nice laptop sleeve. Worth the money in my opinion!


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