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The North Face Borealis Reviews

28 reviews
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Overall Rating:

83%Rated 5 stars

9%Rated 4 stars

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Additional 8 Borealis The North Face Reviews

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November 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Frederick, MD

Great backpack. Great delivery service. Love how fast we get things from Zappos. Excellent service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 14, 2014

Anonymous

from New jersey

Great, sturdy backpack. Purchased for high schooler with lots of heavy books to carry back and forth. Straps are padded and comfortable even with the heavy load.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 24, 2014

Anonymous

from suburban Boston, MA

My son needed a new backpack for high school. We picked this one as a happy medium between very expensive (built like a tank) and relatively cheap (falls apart after one school year of use). He absolutely loves it. It's very sturdy and seems to be made to last. We'll see, but so far so good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 12, 2014

D.Schmidt

from Pennsylvania

This was purchased for my son in college. It's perfect and not too small, not too large. Comfortable. Great quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

I just got my bag in the mail today and I LOVE IT! I got the Meridian Blue Geo Maze Print and the colors came out amazing and the print was so cool. I love it and it is super comfy. I love everything about BUT they are not kidding when they say it fits most 15 in laptops. They seriously weren't. I have an HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6 in. I thought since the material was stretchy that it would just be able to stretch the laptop sleeve and that be it and yea, no. my laptop hits where the zipper zips. I can still zip it and all I don't know, its a really close call. Everyone with a smaller laptop should be fine with this bookbag but other than that, it's awesome. It is very deep and cute. It was well worth the investment. First Northface backpack and I have no regrets (except having a big laptop) haha.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2014

Tara

from New York

Bought this bad as a gift for my brother. He absolutely loves it! This review is more about Zappos than the bag. Full points to Zappos for (truly) being a customer-oriented company. I have ordered another bag in the past, and the prices at Zappos were unparalleled, both in stores and other online sellers. They were able to accommodate by request for one day shipping without any extra fee! Will definitely be shopping more on Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 27, 2014

Josh

from Tamuning, Guam

LOVE IT! It's better in person to tell anyone the truth! Looking forward to using for my trip to ROME in a couple of weeks! It's worth the investment especially along with the Small sized The North Face duffel bag! Using these two as my traveling companions until they both wear out!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2014

Carson t

 

Great backpack! Very high quality, lots of storage compartments, I really love the pad at the bottom of the laptop pocket! What a great surprise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2013

Jordan M

from Fitchburg, MA

This bag was all that I hoped it to be and more. I used to use the Jansport Superbreak but it did not have any back support or any comfort for that matter, with that said it is still a good bag but it just was not cutting it for the amount of things that I have have to carry. The Borealis is really amazing on how comfortable it is to wear even with a lot of heavy things in it. It is definitely worth the buy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 26, 2013

Anonymous

from new jersey

Awesome! Great sleeve for Microsoft tablet to slide into!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2013

Linda P

from Potomac, MD

My husband used this for our trip to Tanzania, East Africa and it was ideal. Size and configuration, color, and weight were all appropriate and so helpful. It was our first time ever using backpacks and this one is really a super-star!

Brands I'd also recommend: Don't know, as we have never used a backpack before! Mine was same brand -- purchased before this one and a bit different in shape -- also excellent, tho.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2013

Med s

 

Had a previous North Face backpack that lasted me 8+ years, decided on a similar style. So far so good, the gel straps are a nice plus for comfort, and the side bottle pockets come in handy too. Here's to another 8 years!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 18, 2012

Cecelia B

from Michigan

I love the way it looks and feels, and it's perfect for carrying three thick books and a lab coat for my bio. class. However, you might not want this backpack if you have alot to carry, including lap top.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I LOVE THIS BACKPACK! I was wary of the design on the blag but it is very subtle. There are TONS of pockets and the construction is great. I am not a huge fan of the 'foam bar' at the bottom of the laptop pocket - but I know it is there for my benefit. A very functional bag!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Louisiana

So far it's been very durable and convenient with all the pockets. Good day pack.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 26, 2012

Nicole

from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This bag is a great day pack, which is exactly what it is meant for. As a book bag to put your books in plus your computer, it is a bit small. However, I like that because then I can't carry so many books around campus so it doesn't strain my back. I have a 15" MacBook Pro and it barely fits in the pocket because it is too tall, but if you have a 13" this will be perfect for you! There is a cushion on the bottom of the pocket where your computer goes to protect it, which is what makes my computer barely fit. This bag will also be good when I go for day hikes. The front pocket has many different compartments which is nice. And if you're walking around campus and there's always a chance of unexpected rain, you can just shove your rain jacket under the cord on the front pocket! Also, I love the yellow!

Brands I'd also recommend: Osprey

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Greensburg, Pennsylvania

This bag is great! I hate using overnight bags or duffle bags when going on weekend trips or just a one nighter, and this pack is perfect for all my needs. It can handle everything you would need and more, but also has small enough storage for jewelry, watches, etc. Padded back and straps make even heavy loads easier to handle. Feels incredibly durable and well constructed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Marmot, Patagonia, Columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Bridgeport CT

Best bag I have ever used. Perfect fit and feel. It doesn't make your back hurt when it's too heavy and it doesn't look huge when its too full. The laptop compartment is well thought out; there's a cushion in the sleeve so you don't end up slamming your laptop on something. Fits everything i need and handles all my textbooks, notebooks, clothes, and laptop all at the same time without any problems! Wouldn't want anything else.

Brands I'd also recommend: Jansport, Baggu, Incase

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Indiana

Absolutely love this backpack. Great padding, perfect amount of pockets, fits all of my needs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 24, 2013

Anonymous

from San Diego CA

I like the laptop sleeve's ability to hold my large laptop, and that it is easier to put it back in with the backpack full at airport security. I like having the various pockets in the outer compartment, although the purpose of some is mysterious. So far, I haven't found a reason for the two straps that enable you to cinch up the compartments. To me these are two straps too many to have to deal with. Similarly, if you will usually carry the pack over just one shoulder, the chest and waist straps just dangle about. The construction is solid and the zippers work well.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 20, 2012

Ali

from Brooklyn/Queens

I purchased this for my son. He loves the style. Looks great. I think it's a bit heavy (without books) but the extra padding is good support for his back. He finds it be a very comfortable back pack.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

This backpack has a lot of nice features, but it simply did not feel comfortable. As soon as I tried it on I felt that it fit weird on my shoulders, rubbing against my neck. I think it must be designed to fit someone with a larger frame. I'm 5'3 around 125, and the straps simply did not fit correctly. Girls might want to stick with woman sized packs, there really is a difference.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Westchester, New York

I got this bag for school and was super excited to use it. However, when I ordered it, I didn't realize how small the bag actually was. It's totally perfect height-wise, but I didn't realize how skinny it was and that there was a laptop sleeve on the back with something on the bottom of it that prevents you from being able to fit all the things I want in there comfortably. Everything fits, but it's a little tight sometimes. I also don't carry a laptop, so I wish I hadn't kept this bag and had switched it for a larger North Face brand one. But, even though it's not as big as I wish, it's still super durable and very comfortable on my shoulders.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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