The North Face Borealis Backpack
The North Face Borealis Backpack

Technical Details

27 %

Carry-On Compliance (Beta)

View 44/162 Airlines

76 %

Like the Look

Polled on Instagram

  • Capacity


  • Weight (lb)

    2.69 lb (1.2 kg)

  • Denier


  • Dimensions

    19.75 in x 13.25 in x 9.75 in (50.2 x 33.7 x 24.8 cm)

  • Notable Materials

    Nylon, CORDURA® Nylon, Polyester, YKK Zippers, ITW, Duraflex Hardware

  • Manufacturing Country


  • Laptop Compartment Size


  • Warranty Information

    Limited Warranty Policy and Guidelines

Usage Timeline

Initial Usage

Condition: Excellent

  • Casual look that doesn’t stand out in urban environments but is built with the outdoors in mind
  • Laptop compartment only has a slight false bottom, but is well-padded
  • Harness system is dense but still breathable for a comfortable carry
2 Weeks of Use

Condition: Excellent

  • The bag has been comfortable to wear even with it filled up for a weekend trip—the harness system is flexible and wears comfortably on many body types
  • We can see the appeal of the exterior elastic bungee system, but we didn’t get much use out of it
  • The bag isn’t necessarily low profile, but the compression straps help keep things slimmed down
  • We’ve enjoyed using the variety of interior organization and thoughtful pockets.
By Tom Wahlin
Created August 17, 2020 • Updated September 17, 2020
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