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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.    

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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Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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95%

of reviewers recommend this product.

Pros

  • Attractive (17)
  • Durable (16)
  • Roomy (16)
  • Comfortable (15)
  • Great features (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • School (25)
  • Computer (17)
  • Commuting (14)
  • Travel (14)
  • Office (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (14), Comfort-oriented (11), Modern (9), Practical (9), Career (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13), Business (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best versatile backpack

The Surge is by far my favorite backpack. It has tons of room for everything you could possibly need, but it never looks or feels too big or too heavy. The padding is...Read complete review

The Surge is by far my favorite backpack. It has tons of room for everything you could possibly need, but it never looks or feels too big or too heavy. The padding is very comfortable on my back no matter where I go. I use it for everything: at school, as a carry-on at the airport and even when I go hiking. I would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Significant Downgrade

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...Read complete review

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.

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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
           
          5.0

          Amazing

          By 

          from VA

          About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Travel

            Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

            As someone who's owned two north face bags before, this one is by far my favorite. This one looks tough and very comfortable. I got the all blk and love it.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Quality Construction

            By 

            from Manhattan Beach

            About Me Classic, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Great Features
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computer
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

              Bought this as my replacement for my carry-on backpack for plane and other travel. It is too heavy for hiking in my opinion but as a bomb-proof organizer of essential carry-with-you travel stuff it excels. There is a pocket for everything and the handle on the face always comes in handy. Really good laptop carrier if that is important for you. I expect a couple of decades of great service like my last North Face.

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

              Greatest backpack ever!

              By 

              from Florida

              About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Outdoorsy, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Day hiking
                • Office
                • Travel

                Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

                This pack is awesome. I bought it to travel with and use in place of a messenger bag. The laptop compartment is really nice to have. The laptop compartment also pairs well with the camelback water delivery system. The bag is roomy and has a lot of pockets for organization. When packed full the backpack remains extremely comfortable while wearing. There is even a built in whistle on one of the straps incase you need to get someone's attention while hiking. I have had the same Northface backpack for over 12 years. It finally started fall apart and I chose this pack as it's replacement. You will not be disappointed.

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

                Great compartments and comfort.

                By 

                from Saint Louis

                About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Books
                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Office
                  • School
                  • Travel

                  Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

                  Great compartments for electronic devices as well as the space for the 17" laptop. Laptop compartments opens up fully for easy access and good for travel.

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

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great pack

                  By 

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Not Enough Pockets

                  Best Uses

                  • Books
                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Office
                  • School
                  • Travel

                  Comments about TheNorthFace SURGE BACKPACK:

                  Great pack, I had my last surge for over 4 years and still is in great shape and I didn't need to buy a new backpack, but I couldn't pass it up. I still use my other pack for my more rugged use. Has great room and a lot of pockets. The laptop pocket is great for travel and makes getting through security fast. Holds all my books and 15" MacBook for school easily. Great buy and I recommend it to anyone for any use.

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

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