Reviews by Topic

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

Size

The North Face Surge Pack

(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
1 month ago

Zipper

Laptop

The North Face Surge Pack

(1/1)

the padding is more on the firmer side which i like because it doesn't seem like the padding will wear out as fast. the laptop compartment is amazing. super cushy and a generous false bottom with a bit of structure in the back panel makes me feel very confident my laptop is protected. I wish they gave just a touch more room in the tablet sleeve though

Positive
Jason
5 months ago

Commute

The North Face Surge Pack

(1/1)

Got this backpack to replace my old backpack, also a NF Surge. I use my backpack daily during my 2 mile walk to work and frequent airline travel. The backpack is a great work bag that has lots of storage and, as an added benefit, easily fits under plane seats. My old bag held up great until a zipper finally got stuck but this didn't discourage me getting the same bag as a replacement

Positive
JB
4 years ago

Compartment

The North Face Surge Pack

(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
1 month ago

Strap

The North Face Surge Pack

(1/1)

This is a great bag, can't expect much else from North Face. It is not without it's flaws though, and I know these may be nitpicky, but this is an expensive bag. - The waist strap cannot be hidden like old models of North Face backpacks. The buckle will either poke you in the back or dangle down where it can be caught on things

Negative
Samuel Plourde
2 years ago