Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Size

The North Face Surge II Daypack

(1/2)

We thought the stiffness would soften over time, but it didn’t after a month of use. We mentioned before that the back panel of the men’s version is longer than the women’s. During testing, we noticed that the back panel on this pack felt extra long, so just be aware if you’re on the shorter side. Depending on your height and the length of your torso, you may find that it hangs slightly low onto your butt

Negative
2 months ago

Zipper

The North Face Surge II Daypack

(1/1)

The rugged zippers should be able to easily withstand anything you throw at them, and a dedicated weather flap helps to keep rain out. The laptop sleeve also has an interior weather flap to ensure your travel gear stays dry. While not waterproof, it certainly is weather proof and even without any additional waterproofing the Surge will keep your gear dry for a while.

Positive
23 days ago

Laptop

The North Face Surge II Daypack

(1/1)

consider that most 17" laptops are going to be about 10 lbs, add a liter of water and your calculator and office supplies and you're carrying something fairly heavy for the wimpy little straps. a lot of Camelbak packs seem to have better padding and load distribution. i backpack a lot so i'm pretty in tune to my preferences with this, and i may have selected something different if any of them fit my laptop size.

Neutral
alyssa
8 years ago

Compartment

The North Face Surge II Daypack

(1/1)

Finally, there’s the laptop compartment at the back. We are huge fans of bags with generous false bottoms to protect our precious cargo, and The North Face Surge Backpack delivers. This compartment is densely padded, fleece-lined, and has a spot for your laptop and a tablet. You can also fit magazines, small notebooks, or any flat items in here

Positive
2 months ago