Few daypacks and backpacks rival the distribution and popularity of The North Face. Whether it's for work, travel or a picnic, these durable designs offer functional features that keep an assortment of gear organized for varying purposes, at a price that won't send you packing. Altrec stocks a wide selection of daypacks from The North Face, including the top-selling Jester, Borealis and Hot Shot. We also stock laptop backpacks like the tech-savvy Bandwidth pack. Larger climbing and multi-day backcountry backpacks include the Spire 45 and the Crestone 75.
A driving force in the development of the internal frame backpack, The North Face began development and production of the Ruthsac and other early load-control innovations by 1970. Many important refinements on current backpacks are the result of field testing and groundbreaking innovations developed for global expeditions thirty years ago, and some are even available on contemporary day packs. One of the key strengths in The North Face backpack collection is the wide spectrum of designs that range from adaptable versatility to hardcore specialization, but there are some key innovations found in a number of pack offerings:
The Pivotal Suspension
The North Face Pivotal Suspension helps you manage loads more effectively by dispersing pack weight along the hips. The suspension fits better than conventional designs and moves with your body, a feature that remains a key consideration among climbers, mountaineers, fastpackers and technical backpackers. Most packs equipped with the Pivotal Suspension offer enough capacity for multi-day outings.
In partnership with Nalgene, The North Face now provides redesigned and fully-compatible hydration systems in their Flight Series backpacks. The sleeve designs adapt to a wide range of hydration bladder sizes and allow for easy access and convenient cleaning. Many of these hydration sleeves feature an insulated lining to keep beverages cool during summer hiking and cycling, or warm while skiing and snowshoeing.
More Multisport Versatility
The North Face recently reconfigured their Flight Series backpacks for enhanced versatility with an emphasis on lightweight, durable designs. All of these packs are intended for day use, but feature external mesh pockets and bungee cords for easy gear attachments. These configurations allow users to save money by combining their hiking, climbing and fishing gear all in one multipurpose design.
Some of the most popular and successful North Face backpacks include the Pivotal series, Jester, Isabella and Borealis, but the varied designs offer more choices so you can fine-tune your pack selection to fit your sport and your passion.