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The North Face Router 40L Backpack

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Why We Like The Router 40L Backpack

We like to navigate our busy days from point A to point B with The North Face's Router 40L Backpack. This technical school backpack is equipped with various pockets to keep you organized, including a dedicated laptop sleeve for extra protection, an internal organizer with a padded tablet sleeve, and multiple external fleece-lined zippered pockets for your sunglasses, calculators, and more. With the FlexVent suspension support, this pack ensures you can comfortably carry a loaded pack with its mesh padding and ergonomic lumbar panel.

  • Durable daily backpack with a fully featured design
  • Tough material ensures long-lasting everyday usage
  • Suspension support system makes heavy loads comfortable
  • Padded and fleece-lined laptop sleeve
  • Multiple fleece-lined zippered pockets to protect valuables
  • Adjustable sternum strap with whistle in case of emergency
  • Removable waistband helps the pack stay secured on your back
  • Item #TNF04DJ

[Zinc Grey] 500D nylon oxford slub, [TNF Black, Fir Green] 420D nylon, [Rage Red Ripstop] 210D Cordura nylon ripstop
40L (2441cu in)
Shoulder Straps
Waist Belt
zippered laptop sleeve, front zipper with internal organizer, 2 water bottle, 1 fleece-lined sunglasses, 2 zippered fleece-lined
Laptop Sleeve
dedicated, zippered, fleece-lined, padded, 10.25 x 14in
21.25 x 14 x 10.5in
Claimed Weight
3lb 4.9oz
casual, travel
Manufacturer Warranty

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Number 3 Router by Northface

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
One size
6` 3"
279 lbs

TNF Router is the best 40 liter backpack on the Market! I purchase Matcha Green/Sulphur Spring Green. This time I wanted a completely different color that’s stands out! The previous Two I gave away as gifts, this time this one is for me! The router is very user friendly and enough pockets that you will ever need. The backpack is made of Cordura! It’s Durable! Thank You Backcountry again for another Phenomenal TNF Router backpack. Everyone please stay safe!

>Rating: 5

Thank you Backcountry!

I’ve been looking 40 L backpack for Northface and I stumbled Across This beauty! I could’t be anymore happier The design and durability that comes from TNF, The Router is a welcome collection and will be enjoyed for years!

>Rating: 5

Love it.

I've put it through the wringer

Great size for me...6'4" and it fits my back comfortably...but I don't carry a laptop in it. Doesn't seem like that would be too comfortable in this pack. Even when as far as to have custom patches sewn on to this pack.

>Rating: 2


I've used it several times

The back portion barely holds my 17" laptop, and it's very tight. The base of the bag is slanted, so things slide towards the back where the laptop is. The bag itself is reallllly heavy. The bag itself is pretty big and roomy, but as it is taller, things need to be stacked on top of each other as opposed to being nice and deep.

>Rating: 5

Great Backpack!!

I've used it several times

Bought this backpack for a trip to Ireland and it did not disappoint. This bag has a pocket for everything and was perfect for keeping all my trip information, rain jacket and clothing and even my dslr camera protected. The dslr fit perfect in the front fleece lined section. With adjustable straps you can keep it as flat as needed or not. The zippers are very well made and easy to handle on each section of the bag. The overall feel when wearing it was very comfortable. I liked the option of both the chest and waist strap, but I mostly used the chest. Overall I am very happy with this purchase.