The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
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The North Face
Women's Recon Backpack

The North Face Women's Recon Backpack is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1144.
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Product Description Item No.   10373583

FEATURES of The North Face Women's Recon Backpack

  • The updated FlexVent suspension system features a flexible yoke built from custom injection-molded shoulder straps; an unbelievably comfortable, padded mesh back panel; and a highly breathable lumbar panel for maximum breathability all day long
  • Women-specific shoulder straps are flexible so they contour to a wide range of body types
  • Dedicated, highly protective laptop compartment
  • Large main compartment for books and binders
  • Front compartment with internal organization has an extra padded tablet sleeve, a pendolier and additional secure-zip pockets
  • Reflective bike-light loop, water bottle tabs and shoulder-strap webbing create 360 degrees of reflectivity
  • Two external mesh water bottle pockets can easily double as multi-use pockets with quick-draw smartphone access on one side
  • External, fleece-lined pocket for sunglasses, phone or keys
  • Extendable front stash pocket with daisy chains for added lash points
  • Comforta

    Fabric Details

    • Polyester
    • Select colors: 400D nylon

Product Specifications
Features: Sternum Strap, Tablet Compatible, Laptop Compatible, Organizer Panel, Water Bottle Pockets, Carry-On Size, Reflective
Weight: 38.1 oz
Dimensions: 19.3 x 13 x 7 in.
Pack Fabric: Polyester
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 2
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Womens
Best Use: Work and School
Pack Capacity: 30 Liters / 1831 Cubic inches
Holds Laptop Size: 15 inch
Trip Length: Day
Frame Type: Frameless
Pack Access: Top
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn't want it, but I did not want this backpack. My previous NF backpack had an unfortunate accident and was beyond repair. I looked at every bag they had before deciding on this bag and I don't regret the upgrade. I miss my old bag, but this has a pocket specifically lined for my glasses and one to keep my computer save. The last bag had a pouch in the main compartment for my computer, but it still got scratched from time to time. This bag is so awesome and comfortable. I use it for everything. It's going to travel the world with me just like it's predecessor, but it's also nice enough to take into the office. I didn't want this bag, but I'm so happy I have it.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I would not buy this if you're a college student. I have back issues, and I thought buying this would solve that problem. However, the top part of the shoulder strap is uncomfortable. There is also a lot of space, yet the two big compartments are very constricting and I have to take everything out to either get something or put something back. The most annoying part is that it does't stand still when I put it on the ground during class, and it tilts over. It also does not have a laptop bag, and that was very disappointing. If you're a college student I would not recommend this backpack!!!! I do like the style, but overall it's not comfortable and does not have enough space for a college student.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great backpack, but prefer the Borealis Bought the Recon and the Borealis to compare. Liked both as they're very similar, but the Recon is supposed to be bigger and better for outdoor use. I didn't find this to be the case, but its a personal preference. Both fit the same amount of things (pair of sneakers, gym clothes, a few notebooks, and a rain jacket) but the Borealis seemed to hold the weight differently. The Recon was more top heavy and looked "fuller". The main deciding factor was the water bottle pockets. They both fit large bottles but when wearing the backpack I could not get the bottle in or out of the pocket of the Recon but could with the Borealis.
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book bag for Law School! I use this bag for law school and I am loving it! I have to carry a lot of big books and this bag is extremely roomy! It also alleviates the weight off of my bag so it does not feel as heavy. Truly an amazing book bag. The shoulder straps sit just right on my shoulders. I highly recommend this bag. My classmates all noticed its stylish features and are considering purchasing a Recon themselves. Especially after seeing how many books I can fit in and after trying it on. They are amazed that I actually have so many casebooks in it. Plus it doesn't look that big on either! It's magical. It has plenty of pockets as well. I would buy this bag again and again.
Date published: 2019-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my backpaxk I've wanted a north face backpack for a while because they don't look like they are bulging at the seams and it seemed a little smaller than my last backpack. I love this backpack. It's very lightweight and doesn't it add extra weight to my already heavy load. It fits my 4 thick spiral journals, two composition journals, a planner, a workbook, a novel, two pencil pouches, and my lunch. But it doesn't look like it at all. I love the two water bottle pockets, because they are so convenient. The only thing a little uncomfortable is that the first few days the straps are very firm and dig into your shoulders. But once it is broken in the backpack is very comfy.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Functional but not worth the price I use the product for carrying my computer around campus. There are plenty of pockets and they are all functional. But this is my second time with this style of book bag, and each time the side pockets have developed holes in the side pockets within the first few months of having using the item. I don't feel like a $100 bag should degrade so quickly. The holes have continued to get bigger, and now I can't put smaller items like my keys in there because I'm afraid i will loose them if they fall out. however, I do like the color and design of the North Face bags. The pictures on the website are very accurate representations.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's okay I bought this backpack two times already and don't get me wrong I like it but my main complaint is what is stopping me from buying another backpack because when you put things in the 2nd pocket(before the main compartment) it is always leaving you with less room for the big compartment because it's bulging out into it! It's gets quit annoying epically when you have to fit a binder and like 3 notebooks! The reason why I would put yes I would recommend this backpack is because it's very durable and if you can get past the annoying part of the 2nd pocket bulging into the big one the I would recommend it!
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different design than the years passed! I've been a fan of the recon backpacks for years. This one has a pretty big redesign from the one I purchased 3 or so years ago... the laptop area is its own large pocket which I am not really fond of, as a smaller envelope type area would keep it secure and utilize space better so that it was protected from whatever else you are packing in the bag. I do like how some of the pockets are fleece lined! And the colors are cute! Hopefully the straps break in nicely as they are thicker and honestly feel lighter/cheaper. Four stars overall bit still recommend these backpacks to everyone! Zippers and overall functionality is still unparalleled.
Date published: 2019-11-06
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Size Guide

The North Face Women's Packs

SIZE One Size X-Small / Small Medium / Large
Torso Size (Adjustable) N/A" 13 - 18" 15 - 20"
Torso Size (Fixed) 15 - 18" 14 - 17" 16 - 19"
Hipbelt Size 24 - 35" 24 - 30" 30 - 36"

1. Put your chin to your chest and feel for the big bone protruding on your neck at the top of your spine. That's the C7 vertebra.

2. Feel your hip bone, the top part of this is your iliac crest. Find the spot on your back that is level with the top of this crest.

3. Have someone measure the distance between these two points, following the contours of your spine.

1. Measure around your body where the hipbelt will rest while you hike. This should be just above your iliac crest.

The size info above is for The North Face technical and backpacking packs. Day packs and work / school packs are offered in One Size, and feature adjustable straps to fit an array of sizes.

Women's packs feature a women's-specific design for a better fit and more comfortable carry on smaller female torsos.

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