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The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - 1830cu in - 2010 BCS
The North Face knows you might have a hard time carrying all the stuff you can pack into the Women\222s Recon Backpack, so it designed it with a Backsaver bottom panel that is angled to shift your load closer to your back, reducing back and shoulder strain. Ergonomically-designed, women\222s specific shoulder straps and a sternum strap (which also includes a safety whistle) also help to comfortably distribute the weight so you feel a little less like a pack mule carrying a loaded Recon around campus or on the trail.
- Padded laptop sleeve holds up to a 15-inch computer
- Laptop sleeve doubles as water bladder pocket thanks to included hydration port
- Large front mesh drop pocket holds extra layers or damp items, and expands to hold bulky items like a bike helmet
- Front organizer compartment keeps your electronics and other essentials in their place
- Side stretch pockets carry your water bottles
- Winged waist belt keeps pack from bouncing around when youíre running to class with a bag full of books, and tucks away when you donít need it
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Hello I will be starting nursing school and was considering the
Hello I will be starting nursing school and was considering the recon and the womens surge which do you think would be the best?
June 6, 2012
For school, I prefer the Surge to the Recon. The pockets are great, and the laptop sleeve is specifically for a laptop; the Recon's sleeve can accomodate a hydration system as well, making it a little more versatile, but detracting (very) slightly from its performance in an academic setting. From an aesthetic standpoint, the Surge looks more professional, get it in black and it works great in a business formal setting.
By: Thomas Ogasawara
June 7, 2012
my school buddy
July 17, 2012
Love this bag. Perfect size, lots of room and compartments. Comfy straps. Was never a backpack person, now I don 't know how I ever went without one.
Is this backpack 1830 cubic inches or 2015? Because on The North
Is this backpack 1830 cubic inches or 2015? Because on The North Face website it's 2015, but here it says 1830.. Or do they make different sizes?
September 26, 2011
this is the women's version of the recon backpack thus the smaller size
November 29, 2011
Hey there, doing the math from TNF's website, 18.5 in. x 13.5 in. x 7.5 in = 1873cu in, and 30L is ~=1830cu in.. shows that the pack is 1830cu in as reported on BC.com...the additional 215cu in reported on TNF's website might be with the expandable front pocket...
By: Dean Whitehead
September 26, 2011
June 5, 2012
Love this bag! I use it for school and it works wonderful. If you are considering buying it, I would definitely say you should!
is the north face recon long enough for a school backpack or
is the north face recon long enough for a school backpack or is it rather small
August 3, 2011
The TNF Recon is a great size for a school backpack. Many of my friends use it to and from class.
By: Jay Creech
August 3, 2011
August 21, 2011
I highly recommend it for hiking, school/work, and travel.
The large interior pocket has a sturdy laptop pouch with strap that is padded along the sides and bottom above the actual bottom of the bag so they weight is completely supported. Fits laptop as well as a textbook and 1 inch notebook (could possibly fit more, but that's all I've used it with so far)
The outer smaller pocket is very impressive with just enough, not overkill, of small organizational pockets. A flat, velcro closed, smaller pocket about the width of the bag is great for keeping maps or papers safe. Below that is a zippered pocket of the same width for a wallet. Followed by pencil/pen pockets, square shaped pockets (good for bugspray or cell phone), and two 1.5 inch wide pockets perfect for a flashlight. As well as the rest of the interior pocket good for whatever smaller things you don't want getting lost in the larger pocket.
The outside mesh pocket is the best park about the bag. I usually put snacks in it while hiking for easy access and have folded an entire sweatshirt in there so I wouldn't have to hold it while at the airport.
My only complaints about this bag is the bottom is not reinforced so sometimes binders or books cause the bottom to sag and hit me in the butt. And the water bottle pockets aren't that tight and my stainless steel bottles have fallen out before if bend over to tie my shoes. Although I've eliminated that problem by using the slipping the compression straps though the top of the bottles.
Also, the chest harness also had a plastic whistle built into the buckle. I honestly haven't tried blowing it at full strength, but so in joking around it hasn't seemed like a reliable rape or signal whistle. But still comforting to have when walking around campus at night or in the wilderness and if you need a tune to cheer you up.
What's the difference between the men's and women's
What's the difference between the men's and women's backpack?
August 2, 2011
The women's harness is designed to accommodate narrower shoulders and curves more for a woman's chest. The back panel has a softer, less dense foam. The colors are cuter!
By: Peter Kaminski
August 3, 2011
July 21, 2011
Have tried several other bags, and I love this one! Definitely recommend it!(:
I am looking at this backpack along with the jester and heckler.
I am looking at this backpack along with the jester and heckler. Which do you think would be best for a high school student?
July 25, 2011
Hi Kelly, I would go with the Heckler. That outer pocket will come in handy. I really like the plaid design in green.
By: Eli Hauschild
July 25, 2011
November 15, 2010
I love this backpack. It's perfect for me and my busy college life, mature, but still fun with its turqouise color. Plenty of space and pockets for anything you can think of. Best of all, it has great padding on the back and in the straps for my back! I would definitely recommend this backpack to anyone.
Does a stowable waist-belt on the north face back packs mean
Does a stowable waist-belt on the north face back packs mean that is no not removable but you can tuck it away?
January 7, 2011
Yes, they are not removable. I am assuming the women's pack is the same as the men's.
By: Gone Fishing
January 8, 2011
Great bag - so many pockets and hidden parts!
July 30, 2010
I use it to go about the city with my lap top. Not much of a hicker.
The bag is great!!! It really helps avoid back pains from carrying the lap top around nad it has so many pockets and hidden pockets. \Highly recommended!
is this backpack waterproof? i know it has the hydration port
is this backpack waterproof? i know it has the hydration port but i don't really understand how it works, or if its for the entire bag or just the laptop sleeve.
July 6, 2010
This backpack isn't waterproof. Very few are. You need to decide whether you want to use the sleeve for a water bladder or a laptop at any given time. It's not the entire inside of the pack, but a separate section that is between the back panel and the main compartment. The hydration port is simply a slit above one of the shoulder straps that the water tube passes through. From there, the tube and bite valve can either be run along the strap, or allowed to hang down freely for easy access whenever you want a drink. Hope that helped clarify how it all works.
By: Phil Maher
July 6, 2010