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The North Face Surge backpack is a full feature day pack that will keep you going till your legs fall off. With features that provide the ultimate in comfort, like the North Face FlexVent shoulder straps, a padded AirMesh back panel with a spine channel and PE sheet for back support. From the trails to the concrete, you surge forth.
TOP FIVE PROS
- Easy to Access Items (4)
- Lightweight (4)
- Comfortable (3)
- Good Organization (3)
- Good Design (3)
TOP FIVE BEST USES
- School (2)
- Hiking (2)
- Work (2)
- Travel (1)
- Skiing/Snowboarding (1)
North Face Surge Backpack review
REVIEWED BY: D ANGARITA 2012-10-15
"Great backpack. Perfect for B-school, with enough space for laptop, books, and binders. Very comfortable and seems like it is built to last. Very pleased with it so far."
Great Backpack only if you're not tall
REVIEWED BY: OSAKAJOE 2012-10-12
"Let me preference this review by saying I'm a current TNF 2008 Surge backpack owner.
I've used that backpack for over 4 years through the course of my 100 mile daily commute to work.
The 2012 and the 2008 backpacks are nearly identical. They have lots of pockets, twin water bottle holders.
1. TNF moved the grab handle to a stronger park of the backpack. This is a plus.
2. TNF removed the set of binding straps on the bottom of the bag. This isn't a big loss.
3. TNF shortened the shoulder straps by 5.5 inches (my estimate). My 2008 model has a straps that measure out to approximately 22.5 inches. The 2012 model's straps where shortened to 17 inches. As a 6'2' guy, I need those extra inches. I loaded up the 2012 model, wore it around the house for 20 minutes to find that the straps were too short and really uncomfortable. Lots of weird pinching. I was sad to ship it back. My co-worker, who is 5'9" tall, has the same pack and it appears to fit him.
In summary, this is a great backpack. It has lots of storage and pockets. If you're 5'10" or shorter, you'll love this bag. It's definitely worth the premium price."
I like it...Great for Biz travel
REVIEWED BY: RONALDTHOMAS 2012-06-02
"I have a lot of electronics and I pretty much live out of an airport. I needed a backpack that could carry my micro office and a few pairs of clothes and I found that in the The North Face Surge back pack. I am usually on a plane four times a week so the convenience of having everything in one bag and not having to check baggage is a money saver and a time and hassle saver. The Surge can handle my 15” laptop, iPad, Ipod, Biz iPhone, pens, pencils, notepads, business files, cords, plugs, hygiene products and a few pairs of decent clothes for biz causal meetings. It amazing how much can fit in this backpack. I love the compartments inside and after getting the compartments dialed it contributes to a smooth and organized trip when you are always on the go. When I am not traveling, it makes for a great snowboarding pack for a day at the mountain and good for hikes and camping. "
REVIEWED BY: RYAN A. 2012-04-03
"The North Face Surge is a perfect day hike backpack. I was amazed at how much stuff I could actually fit easily and comfortably into it. It has two side water bottle pouches, padded hip belt, shoulder straps and a padded airmesh back panel that kept me cool and supported my back. "