The North Face Alborz Backpack


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Endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association and loved by outdoor enthusiasts, The North Face Alborz Backpack is a streamlined pack for school, work or even the trail. The padded shoulder harness, back panel and hipbelt are all ergonomically designed to relieve pressure points and distribute your load evenly. The back panel has a recessed channel for your spine and a BackSaver bottom panel to reduce back strain when you’re carrying medium to heavy loads. Not only is this pack comfy to carry but it’s designed to keep you organized. A large main compartment has a padded laptop sleeve while a secondary compartment has an organization pocket to keep small essentials handy. A front stash pocket is perfect for holding a bike lock or a light jacket. Dual side mesh pockets are ready for your water bottles. Take it for a day hike over the weekend and dust it off for class on Monday, The North Face Alborz Backpack is ready for any adventure.


  • Material: 420D nylon, 1680D ballistics nylon
  • FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps with additional PE foam
  • Padded Airmesh back panel with Spine Channel and PE sheet for support
  • Padded, winged, stowable hipbelt
  • BackSaver bottom panel
  • Large main compartment with stretch padded laptop sleeve
  • Secondary compartment with organization
  • Front open stash pocket
  • Mesh side water bottle pockets
  • Dimensions : 18.5 in x 12.5 in x 9.5 in, 47 cm x 32 cm x 24 cm
  • Volume: 1465 sq in, 24 liters
  • Weight: 2 lb 3 oz, 995 g

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

4 Reviews

  • Build quality: 4
  • Lasts forever: 4
  • Performance: 4
  • Ease of use: 3

  • color options: 1
  • not easy to use: 1
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Carrying Capacity: 3.8 / 5
Weight: 2.7 / 5

4 Ratings & Reviews

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
from Florida
18-24 yrs

Great Product!!!
August 31, 2011

This backpack is great for school and everyday activities. Being water resistant makes this product a lot better. The water beads right off and just wipe and it's dry! Also it's comfortable with a perfect fit. The chest strap helps take the stress of of your back which I thought wouldn't make a difference, but it does! Overall this product is great and bight recommended by me.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
from Chicago, Il
55-64 yrs

Perfect for Mature Adults!
November 22, 2011

As an active, older adult who is mildly arthritic, this is the perfect backpack. It's great for traveling to and from the office because it is smaller and lighter in weight but large enough for my laptop, lunch, reading materials and overflow from my small purse. The padded shoulder straps and padded backside fit perfectly on my upper back, so there is minimal stress on my shoulders and lower back. It is very comfortable, sleek and far better than dragging a backpack on wheels!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 4 / 5
from New Jersey
25-34 yrs

Alborz Backpack
February 22, 2012

I fell in love with the name Alborz which is a great mount in Iran. The backpack is very sturdy and is built out of high quality materials. It's not as roomy as I would like though. My 13" Macbooks fits perfectly but a bigger laptop should not be as easy. This was my first North Face backpack experience and although I usually love the simplicity of the brand, I though they compromised on the functionality a little bit. There are only 2 main compartments in contrast with the typical 3. It has a net water bottle holder on BOTH sides, which I found unnecessary unless you use it for long hikes. There are not any quick access pockets around the backpack which could be nice for snacks, stationary and small items. The zippers are covered by waterproof plastic linings which is nice under the rain, but makes it so difficult to open and close in a rush. Generally, I would recommend it as a hiking backpack , and not as an everyday school gear.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: not easy to use
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 3 / 5
Weight: 1 / 5
from Boston
18-24 yrs

Great Backpack!
January 25, 2012

As a college student, I need to carry around my books, notebooks, folders/binders, laptop, charger and sometimes even my work uniform. I didn't want a bigger backpack because those were heavier, and kind of bulky, and just not easy to tuck away during class. This bag suits my needs perfectly: it carries everything I want it to, keeps things organized, and looks nice. The only thing I have a problem with is the lack of color choice, but that definitely isn't a deal breaker, especially since the basic black is pretty sleek. I owned another North Face backpack which lasted me from kindergarten to high school graduation, and it was made of lesser materials, so I'm hoping this bag will last me at least 10 years (college, grad school, work?), and it probably will :] Altrec pricing is also a HUUGE plus, and I got it shipped to me in 3 days. If you think it'll suit your needs too, it probably will. Definitely get this backpack!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: color options

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