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The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model

Item #: 85843

Our Price: $79.98

Vaporous Grey Ripstop


Whether you're seeking out your next adventure, or just going to work, The North Face Women's Recon Daypack gives you the options you need. A 15" padded laptop sleeve and versatile pockets, inside and out, let you organize all your gear. Features women's-specific, FlexVent™ injection-molded shoulder straps and BackSaver Technology designed to automatically shift the weight of the pack's cargo closer to the user's back, resulting in a far more comfortable fit when carrying medium to heavy loads.
  • Women-specific, FlexVent™ injection molded shoulder straps with additional PE foam for added comfort.
  • Comfortable padded chemise back panel with spine control and PE sheet for extra back support.
  • Padded, winged, stowable hipbelt.
  • BackSaver bottom panel.
  • Large main compartment with padded 15" laptop sleeve and hydration/ clip port.
  • Secondary compartment with organization.
  • Large front mesh drop pocket.
  • Small front panel stash pocket.
  • Mesh side water bottle pockets.
  • Includes Sternum strap with Safe-T whistle
  • Ykk zippers.
  • Number of pockets: 4
  • Material: 420 D nylon, 1680D ballistics nylon.
  • Size: 18.5" x 13.5" x 7.5"
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 8 oz.
  • Capacity: 1710 cu in.

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The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (14)
  • Comfortable (13)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Roomy (12)
  • Great features (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School (22)
    • Computer (10)
    • Commuting (8)
    • Travel (6)
    • Office (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (8), Comfort-oriented (6), Stylish (6), Classic style (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    great bag!

    By mama mia

    from new york, ny

    About Me Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model:

      Well made bag with enough pockets to hold everything that I need, including a space for my laptop. Feels comfortable on my back and isn't too heavy. Great color too. I highly recommend

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great medium sized backpack

      By Jessica

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model:

        I really love north face backpacks - I just hate how the current TNF packs don't have the drawstring at the water bottle pockets that can tighten or loosen. I don't feel like my water bottles (unless they're the normal sized ones - doesn't feel as secure with large nalgene bottles, or even my umbrella) are held in the side pockets as securely. I really do prefer there was some draw string. This backpack is small, and I would say it would be good for a small-medium sized woman, but for someone heavier (XL or XXL), I would say get the non-women-geared one. My previous TNF backpack was a regular one (not catered to women), and though I loved it, it was a tad large, so I ordered a woman-sized backpack, and it is smaller, but perfect for a medium-sized woman. You definitely can't put as much in here as a regular backpack though, but I do love it! Get it if you're looking for a medium sized backpack.

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

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        I Recon it's the best!

        By Daisy the nomad

        from Davis, CA

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • Small Laptop Compartment

        Best Uses

        • Cycling
        • School

        Comments about The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model:

        I bought this backpack for school,as I had read reviews praising the high quality of TNF products. I needed something lightweight with comfortable straps. The backpack, while available in stylish colors, stays true to its high quality standards with padded back support, durable materials, and plenty of room to store school supplies. Do not let the price deter you from purchasing, the backpack is worth every cent. Do note the laptop compartment is only compatible for up to 15" laptops.

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Best price I've found - bag is perfect!

        By KFLEE

        from Virginia

        About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Travel

          Comments about The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model:

          Campmor had the best price on this bag by a longshot. I was a little worried there was a catch, but the bag is perfect and looks exactly like it did online. It fits me perfectly - so much better than bags made for men or unisex.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Great Backpack

          By Wisconsin girl

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Career

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • School

            Comments about The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model:

            Bought for my niece who is a student. Loves it!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Love this bag

            By Jess

            from Philadelphia, pa

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model:

                  This bag is great, I am so glad I bought it. I had shoulder surgery a few years ago and sometimes have trouble holding weight on that side, but with this bag I was able to be comfortable going through several airports without any pain.

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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect backpack!

                  By Mama of 3 girls!

                  from Houston, TX

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Books
                    • Computer
                    • School
                    • Travel

                    Comments about The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model:

                    This is a very cool backpack! But I'm am also a North Face lover :). My daughter found this one after searching online and decided it would be perfect. She's in high school and of course they haul around heavy binders, books and lap tops - all of which fit perfectly! It's also nice that you can adjust the width depending on how much you need to carry. She is quite petite - 5'1 95lbs - and this backpack doesn't "overwhelm" her body at all. She decided black would be best so it wouldn't show dirt, however, she has added some girlie "bling" to it to spice it up a bit. You can't go wrong with this one!

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

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    A great backpack

                    By busy mom

                    from memphis TN

                    About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Great Features
                    • Lightweight
                    • Roomy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Books
                      • School

                      Comments about The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model:

                      I got this backpack for my daughter to use for school. She typically carries a lot of books and we needed one that fit her frame and still had lots of cool features. Love the padded shoulder straps designed for a girl! I just hope it holds up.

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

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      great backpack

                      By Ciça

                      from Brazil

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Lightweight
                      • Roomy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Books
                        • Computer
                        • Office
                        • School

                        Comments about The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model:

                        I like it so far. Great pocket for computer. In fact, it has several pockets, which is nice.

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

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect for our Needs

                        By Renee

                        from Portland, Oregon

                        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Books
                          • Travel

                          Comments about The North Face Recon Backpack - Women's - Discontinued Model:

                          Purchased this backpack for my daughter who is traveling in Europe this summer. Nice, lightweight, good pockets, great quality.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          • Q:

                            Does this pack come with a lifetime warranty? Also, I was looking at the graphite green/beach glass green, is this pack not graphite grey? It looks to be and all other sites have it labeled as so.
                            Asked on 4/25/2014 by Eme

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            What's the difference between the Women's Recon backpack and the regular Recon backpack? More specifically is the storage capacity different?
                            Asked on 6/27/2013 by Isabela

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              The women's version has a Women-specific, FlexVent™ injection-molded shoulder straps with a top layer of Atilon foam for added support. The men's version has a capacity of 1770 cubic inches ( 29 liter ), whereas the women's version is slightly smaller at 1710 cubic inches ( 28 liter ).

                              Answered on 6/27/2013 by Matt from Campmor
                          • Q:

                            How much does this back pack weigh and what is the size?
                            Asked on 5/28/2013 by Jean from I am looking for a back pack for Africa.

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              This pack weighs 2 lbs., 4 oz. It has a capacity of 1710 cubic inches.

                              Answered on 5/31/2013 by Matt from Campmor
                          • Q:

                            It rains hard where I live. Is this backpack water/rain storm resistant?
                            Asked on 11/19/2012 by Jennifer from Seattle

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              The North Face Recon Backpack is water-resistant at best. To ensure dryness of your pack, we would recommend a raincover for the backpack.

                              Answered on 11/20/2012 by Anonymous
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