North Face Borealis

North Face Borealis
Looria Grade

Based on 103 reviews

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Review highlights
  • Great for everyday use
  • Lots of storage compartments
  • Versatile design
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable


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I swear by my NorthFace Borealis backpack for school and travel. I’ve had it for almost two years and it still

looks brand new - just make sure you get a dark color because i’ve heard the lighter colors hold onto dirt pretty bad.

2 years ago

The North Face Borealis Backpack Review | Pack Hacker

The North Face Borealis Backpack Main Compartment..Then we have

2 months ago

Nice functional backpack

Does what I need it for. Small enough not to be bulky and big enough for everything I need it to hold. Tons of useful compartments that make it easy to distribute the stuff evenly

1 year ago

Perfect for school, work, and light travel

I've owned one of these backpacks for the last 5 years. During this time it's been my school pack, go to hiking daypack, and I've even gone on one month-long trips to Mexico, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica with it. It easily holds books, binders, folders, and up to a 15-inch laptop. It is also capable of...

2 years ago

Fantastic Commuter Bag.

I bought this bag a year ago to replace a backpack I'd had for 6 years. (Reaction brand, also very good, but BULKY. I wanted something that had a similar volume but with a more compact form factor.) The padding, straps, and venting on the back are all very thoughtfully executed. The compartments are...

Nicholas J Kanderis
4 months ago

The North Face | Borealis Classic Rucksack Review

It kind of you can use this for whatever you want, whether you're adjusted a commuting to work or whether you're out on the trails. This is the North Face, borealis classic rucksack thanks for watching and happy. I keep finding the right style for you

Simply Hike
3 months ago

I've had a North Face Borealis school-type backpack for 13 years now that's held up incredibly well. It's got more structure than the Jansport school packs (and my model has a tuck-in waist strap - not sure if that's been designed out since then).

Also bought it on sale, I bet you can find older mo...

1 year ago

Really nice bag, though pockets are kinda wonky

I bought this backpack about a month or so ago, after finally admitting that the beautiful leather bag I had was utterly impractical for my needs. A really nice young man helped me pick out this bag, and though I'm not crazy about the bungee cord on the outside, the gorgeous marigold/pumpkin ochre c...

7 months ago

Fantastic travel bag

This pack is super. Light weight yet lots of room and pockets. Perfect. Very happy with purchase

4 years ago

The North Face Borealis Backpack

A little bit of space on the top as well and that's a really well packed bag. So that's the North Face borealis available from rush faster calm that a year and come to a complete 100 day return policy. So if you buy the bag, you check it out

3 months ago



19.5 x 12 x 6.5 inches


2 lbs.


13 inches


28 liters