The North Face Borealis Backpack Review

Whether you need to carry everyday items or a laptop, this backpack checks all the boxes of expectations that come attached to buying an EDC backpack. For school, commuting or travel, this backpack has a top handle for easy grabbing and a removable waist belt for a custom fit. Ergonomically designed pockets. Two extended mesh water bottle pockets double as multi-use pockets and enable you to carry extra stuff that you normally would struggle with.

Materials And Build Quality

The backpack is made up of nylon and polyester. It boasts 400D nylon or 300D polyester, 210D Cordura nylon ripstop with a water-repellent finish, which is sure to withstand all the punishment that you throw at it. A striking feature of this backpack is that the boot is made up of 1680D ballistic nylon, which along with being water resistant, can last a good number of years without showing as much as a tear.

The North Face have really outdone themselves by designing this backpack in a never before seen ergonomic manner. They have added FlexVent suspension system features a flexible yoke built from custom injection-molded shoulder straps, a padded mesh back panel and a breathable lumbar panel for comfortable, ventilated support.

Comfort Functionality And Agility All In One!

The backpack is designed in such a way that it hugs your body without sticking out too much. It does not bounce around while running and I really enjoyed the fact that you can run at any given time without even feeling the weight of the backpack (if you have minimal stuff inside it, obviously). The front compartment with internal organization has a padded tablet sleeve, a pendolier and additional secure-zip pockets. What I especially noticed was how smooth the zippers felt while operating them. The backpack has a 28 litre capacity and can easily carry a 17” laptop with ease!

If you’re feeling funky, you can add extra items in the tablet sleeve ( You don’t have to restrict yourself to the specified use. Get creative with your arrangements!). Smaller compartments are also provided in the backpack.

Final Verdict

The backpack can be an essential addition for the people looking forward to adding another piece of great functionality to their EDC gear. If you are a student or a travel enthusiast, this backpack is all for you!

Key Facts

  • Great for school and travelling
  • Has a Lifetime Warranty for lifetime use
  • Flexvent Suspension system ensures your backpack maintains its structural integrity
  • Measures 19.75″ x 13.25″ x 9.75″ with a 28 liter capacity
  • Made out of 400D nylon or 300D polyester, 210D Cordura nylon ripstop with a water-repellent finish depending on colorway.
  • Zippers are buttery in operation and rust resistant.

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