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SURGE BACKPACK

4.5 24 Reviews

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- TNF BLACK / SPECTRA YELLOW

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Details

Completely redesigned to organize your electronics and simplify your life on-the-go, the 33-liter Surge backpack is constructed of hyper-durable ballistics nylon and crafted with a padded haul handle on the exterior. Features a front organizational compartment, a larger main compartment, and a 15" laptop compartment that zips completely open and lays flat to meet TSA requirements. Fleece-lined pockets include a tablet sleeve, media pocket and a sunglass pocket.    

Benefits

Lay-flat Compartment,Lay-flat Compartment,Lay-flat Compartment
Lay-flat Compartment,Lay-flat Compartment,Lay-flat Compartment

TSA-friendly compartment lays flat through security so you don't need to remove your laptop.

Endorsed by the ACA,Association américaine de chiropractie (ACA),ACA
Endorsed by the ACA,Association américaine de chiropractie (ACA),ACA

American Chiropractic Association endorses this pack for benefits related to fit.

Laptop Sleeve
Laptop Sleeve

This pack has either a padded pocket or sleeve to stow your laptop.

Features

  • Now through August 31, proceeds from our packs will go to help Big City Mountaineers mentor underserved youth on outdoor expeditions. #GIVEPACK
  • Redesigned 33-liter Surge is the perfect commuter bag with a lie-flat laptop compartment and ample pockets
  • The FlexVent™ suspension system boasts custom injection-molded shoulder straps, a padded mesh back panel with a spine channel and a wicking lumbar panel for maximum support and ventilation
  • Dedicated, lie-flat, fleece-lined 15" laptop compartment allows for protected, checkpoint-friendly travel
  • Main compartment for books and binders
  • Padded, fleece-lined tablet sleeve located in the front compartment for quick access
  • Front compartment has internal organization with a fleece-lined media pocket, secure zippered pocket and elastic webbing for cord management
  • 360 degree reflective bike-light loop, water bottle tabs and shoulder strap webbing
  • Two water bottle pockets made with Teksever fabric offer ability to conceal contents
  • External fleece-lined pocket for sunglasses or electronics
  • Two external vertical zip pockets
  • Internal mesh zip pocket
  • Comfortable, padded top and face haul handle
  • Sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • Removable waist belt

Product Specifications

Style:
CLH0
Avg Weight:
3 lbs 3.5 oz (1460 g)
Volume:
2014 in³ (33 liters)
Volume:
2014 in³ (33 liters)
Laptop Sleeve:
10.5” x 13.25”
Fabric:
500D Cordura® nylon matte ripstop (TNF Black, Dune Beige/Forest Night Green, Asphalt Grey/TNF Black, Forest Night Green/Acrylic Orange), 420D nylon, 1680D Ballistic s nylon
Sizes:
One size 19.75" x 13.75" x 8.5" (50 cm x 35 cm x 22 cm)
Source:
Imported
Guarantee:
Lifetime Warranty

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4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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96%

of reviewers recommend this product.

Pros

  • Attractive (21)
  • Roomy (21)
  • Comfortable (20)
  • Durable (20)
  • Great features (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • School (35)
  • Computer (21)
  • Commuting (17)
  • Travel (17)
  • Office (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (17), Comfort-oriented (12), Practical (12), Career (9), Modern (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (18), Business (5)

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5.0

Surge

By 

from Illinois

About Me Career

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Roomy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Books
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

    Great amount of pockets. One for computer, another for books and such, and then one more for accessories. Could be used for a lot of situations.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Best backpack I have ever owned!

    By 

    from Casselberry, FL

    About Me Career, Classic, Practical, Professional, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great Features
    • Lightweight
    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Books
      • Laptop
      • School

      Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

      This is by far the best backpack I have ever owned! It is a great size, not too small and not tremendous. The cushioning on the straps is such a pleasure and eleviates pressure from my shoulders and back. The design is perfect for High School.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Very good product

      By 

      from NY

      About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Books
        • Computer
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

        My son absolutely loves it ..

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect backpack

        By 

        from Virginia

        About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Books
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

          This is a great bag that's fits everything you need and is convenient throughout the bag from the computer casing to the two external pockets. It is great for traveling on a plane or hiking through the mountains. It is the bag that fits everyone's needs!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          "cool" for school

          By 

          from Romeo, MI

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Books
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

            Got this backpack for my nephew for his birthday. Met all the checks....many colors to choose from, durable, "cool" for school, holds laptop, and books. This backpack looks awesome and looks like it will last more than one school year with a teenage boy!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            2.0

            A Significant Downgrade

            By 

            from Atlanta, Georgia

            About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Great Features
            • Roomy

            Cons

            • Not comfortable
            • Strange Shape

            Best Uses

            • Computer

            Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

            This bag is much worse than its predecessor, the Surge 2.

            Initially, I would like to say that the bag is very well-built and seems like it would last a long time. The fleece pockets are nice quality, and the laptop sleeve is soft and protective, which is very important.

            The bag's largest and crucial flaw is that the shoulder straps are very uncomfortable. At first glance, they seem fine. However, there is stiff mesh "padding" that goes around the strap at the neck area, and it is very abrasive and painful to wear. The whole strap and back of the bag area is stiff, and the straps simply scrap your neck and are not comfortable. I have tried many bags, and this is simply not tolerable. I asked my family members to try the bag as well, and we unanimously decided that the bag isn't comfortable and that the straps are a serious design flaw.

            I am a college student, and I was sincerely wanting to like the bag. It looks great, and has all of the features that I need. However, it simply is not comfortable.

            I purchased the bag and kept it for a week. I wanted it to "break in" in hopes that it would be more comfortable with time, but it simply wasn't.

            I returned the bag to purchase the Surge 2 on a popular bookbag website for nearly $50 less than this bag. The Surge 2 is much nicer for many reason, but mostly because the comfort is far superior to the new bag. As an added bonus (if you have read this far), the older Surge 2 has a place for storing the waist straps, while the new bag has no storage for the straps and the must instead dangle at your hips.

            Do yourself a favor and purchase the older bag. It's much cheaper, and far more comfortable. You won't regret your decision.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Perfect backpack

            By 

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Great Features
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

              This is the best backpack I have ever had. I love all the pockets it has and its sleek design. It is easy to tell that it is well made and well thought out.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              North face Surge

              By 

              from Louisiana

              About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Great Features
              • Lightweight
              • Roomy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Books
                • Computer
                • Office
                • School

                Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

                I bought this backpack To ise for school and it is the best bacpack I have ever purchased and fits all my books and laptop perfectly.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                The Perfect College Pack

                By 

                from Ohio

                About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Roomy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Books
                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Cycling
                  • School
                  • Travel

                  Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

                  I purchased this backpack for school, but really use it for everything. It holds hiking gear, school stuff, even all my soccer equipment! It's ultra light and comfortable, perfect for long hikes, climbs, or bike rides. Also, all the pockets make it great for organization, and the two awesome handles rock for getting around campus. Perfect pack.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Surge Backpack Review

                  By 

                  from Orange City, Iowa

                  About Me Comfort-Oriented, In need of book space, Modern, Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Great Features
                  • Lightweight
                  • Roomy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Books
                    • Commuting
                    • Computer
                    • School
                    • Tablet
                    • Travel

                    Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

                    I truly love this backpack due to the amount of space it has for school books. As a nursing student, my books can be pretty large and heavy, so I don't have to carry books in my hands and the design evens the weight across my shoulders/back and allows me to remain in good posture. I love this backpack and I would definitely pay the extra dollars all over again.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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