The North Face Sizing Chart
|-||15" - 18"||17" - 20"||19" - 22"||-|
|-||38cm - 46cm||43cm - 51cm||48cm - 56cm||-|
|Men's||-||28" - 31"||32" - 35"||36" - 39"||40" - 42"|
|-||71cm - 79cm||81cm - 89cm||91cm - 99cm||102cm - 107cm|
|Women's||24" - 25"||25" - 26½"||27½" - 29"||30" - 32"||-|
|61cm - 64cm||64cm - 67cm||70cm - 74cm||76cm - 81cm||-|
|Men's||-||36" - 38"||39" - 41"||42" - 44"||43" - 47"|
|-||91cm - 97cm||99cm - 104cm||107cm - 112cm||109cm - 119cm|
|Women's||31" - 32"||33" - 34½"||35½" - 37"||38" - 39½"||-|
|79cm - 81cm||84cm - 88cm||90cm - 94cm||97cm - 100cm||-|
4.7 out of 5
March 27, 2011
Although I have not been able to test the durability of this bag, it looks and feels like it will last. Large capacity and lots of extras make this an excellent choice for anyone looking for a bag for normal use (like school) that can double as a bag for hiking/camping.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
December 29, 2010
Got this as a Christmas gift for a friend. He uses a backpack to carry his laptop and accessories to work but also uses it for weekend trips. He immediately loved the design/look and features of this backpack! He's 6'2" and has mentioned having trouble finding a backpack long enough to fit his torso but this fit perfectly. I really like the straps at the bottom that you can adjust when you want to expand or decrease the backpack's carrying capacity. This way, the backpack doesn't look sloppy/overly large when it's not filled up. Definitely recommended!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
For a little bit of everything
January 24, 2011
As a firefighter and crossfit coach, I need to be able to carry gear with me at all times. I'm always on the go from the station to the box, to home and the North Face Big Shot has made this easy. With plenty of room for either clothes, some gear, as well as my 17" labtop, I can keep on the move and not worry if I have what I need to get through the day. I am in school as well and paramedic books are huge, but they fit no problem. The additional chest strap and waist strap keep the bag secure when I'm on my motorcycle and there is no lower back discomfort even when the bag is loaded down with 30+ lbs. of stuff. Doesn't hurt that the Big Shot looks pretty tough as well. Love this bag.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Cons: needs a few more pockets
Great 32L laptop bag ...
January 29, 2012
Great laptop bag but a bit long for me, suppose to fit a 17" laptop. Padded back and strap makes for comfortable load. I liked the look of the front of the bag as well as compression straps all around . Overall a great 32L pack.Pros: Great design, Build quality
August 25, 2010
Perfect size for carrying a few books and a laptop. Plus, all the inside organization pockets are helpful. I was worried it would be too big; it is not too big. A great size for bookbag-type backpack. Also, the divider inside for the laptop area is a good idea.
NF Bigshot Day Pack
March 04, 2010
Awesome Job! It showed up b4 you said it would. the pack is perfect, and ill be back here shopping again. thanks
January 18, 2012
I like it. love it. my laptop is 17", there is enough room for my laptop, and a lot of funtional pockets. I believe that this bag is not only for laptop but also for hiking or school activityPros: Great design, Great value
Functional, waterproof, sturdy
August 06, 2010
This is a good backpack and I've been carrying it around for a year now, in bad and good weather. It still looks like new. Yes, it is waterproof, unless you spend several hours in a deluge, and roomy enough for a one day trip.
Lot's of Room - Great for Anything
September 29, 2007
This pack is one of several North Face Packs that I own. As always, North Face lives up to its reputaion with this amazing bag. I love everything about it with one exception- the ample storage space provided by the interior pockets is quite useless because they all lack zippers. So, everytime you lay the pack flat, everything falls out of the inner pockets into the main compartment. Aside from that minor oversight, I love it!
November 17, 2009
Great backpack for a decent price on Altrec! Rides well, plenty of space, enough compression straps to keep everything tight. Sometimes the bag won't sit up strait if you set it down - It'll just slide down onto its front or back. That's kind of annoying. Over all, I'm very pleased with the Big Shot backpack.
January 31, 2013
Bought it for my son. He loves it. Lots of space. Great colors. Thinking getting one for my daughter too.Pros: Great value, Cons: Wears quickly
December 07, 2010
Love the size - able to fit my large laptop and a good number of textbooks. Fits comfortable on my back even with a heavy load. I'm on the short side - 5'4", but don't have issues with the length. It is a large backpack but perfect for a day's load of school work.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use
good multi-purpose pack-
December 03, 2007
I use this pack during the week to tote my books and laptop to class and then I can toss enough clothes in it for the weekend and strap compression sack for my sleeping bag to the bottom- The the two gray water proof zippers are to different compartments one is very shallow and the other has some reasonable depth- In the main pocket their is the laptop sleeve which has a strap to hold it in place and not sliding up- on the outside flap is a bunch of smaller pockets that don't really do much since anything in them falls out when its laid down I use one of them to put my ti84 in horizontally- The side compartments for water containers could be a bit bigger, if I set my backpack down sideways my nalgene likes to slide up and out unless the bungee is pulled really tight- I use a small carabiner to hold it in place anyways- Overall its a great backpack its served me well so far, no problems with zippers and the padding for the laptop and my shoulders seems ample enough, plenty of cinch straps to compress the backpack or make it fit your shoulders- Beltstrap tucks away nicely
love this bag!
December 03, 2009
i got the big shot bag from altrec...amazing price. super fast shipping. this is a great backpack...plenty of room yet it doesn't 'look' bulky and huge. you can easily carry your laptop with clothes for a 2-4 day trip. Ive gotten lots of compliments on the bag. looking to purchase another!
September 25, 2007
I bought this bag so that I could use it for school, and it is simply outstanding. It fits all my books and school suppplies with extra room to spare. I'm probably gonna get another North Face backpack, I'm still pondering on that. Anyways, you should get this backpack!!!
February 09, 2012
I have had this back back for a few months now. I have not negative to say about it. its been through rain and shine with me protected my belongings. it carries everything feels great. I mostly use it for school and light travel, so i can not really speak to any other use then that. I sometimes take the bus to school, bike or drive and use it in all forms. i use it with a light load and packed completely and it has shown no signs of wear. the only thing I really dont like about the bag is the loops in the front i have no clue what they are for but everything else has came in handy .Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Just what I was looking for
August 03, 2008
love my backpack. It holds alot of my stuffs and has alot of pockets. Great for my camping stuffs.Used it the first day I got it.
November 05, 2009
Backpack is great, got it for a good price off Altrec. Very spacious, fits my 17" laptop and includes many pockets which are very convenient. GREAT BUY!!!
August 03, 2008
This is the best backpack I have ever owned. The cost is definitely worth the quality - this will last at least 10 years if not longer. Not too mention I look extra studly around campus with this on my back. Perfect for my laptop. I highly recommend the green color.
November 06, 2011
After shopping several stores for a large sturdy backpack, I was happy to find this one. It has good weight distribution and large adjustable straps. It fits all my items with room to spare. It's built to last.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Great Backpack- Huge Size
December 14, 2009
After doing lots of research, I decided on this backpack because I needed one big enough to carry my law school books and laptops to school every day. It has plenty of room and still looks sleek. It is very comfortable to wear, even packed up with about 50 pounds. Very Happy and would recommend to anyone.
Good for quick campus-based toting
November 09, 2009
Well-designed pack, but kind of bulky and on the heavy side. Good for a quick campus tote for books and computer, but not my favorite for carrying items a long distance. Also, the daisy chain decoration is kind of silly looking and has no function.
good size daypack
November 19, 2007
good size.nice design. I like the color.Highly recomended...
July 01, 2011
Bought this backpack for my husband to use to carry his clothes and laptop to work with him on his motorcycle. He LOVES it! It is big enough to carry all he needs, but small enough not to get in the way.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Fits my Toshiba
December 04, 2010
I did a lot of shopping around but finally found a bag to fit my Cadillac of a laptop. I have a 17.3" Toshiba that fits perfectly in this bag. I'm only 5'2" so the bag is a little large for my frame but I found it to be perfect for when I have to carry the computer. The straps are great to downsize when I don't have so much to carry.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
May 30, 2009
I recently just purchased the Big Shot Northface pack and I am thoroughly satisfied. I have more that enough room to store all of my items plus my laptop as the pack is very sturdy and durable. It looks nice too. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good pack.
A sleek backpack perfect for business or casual use.
January 12, 2009
A nice sleek pack that covers all the basics for around town use or as a flight carry on. The NF has the right amount of pockets and zippered pouches with the added convenience of a padded computer section. I really like the black color which makes it flexible for either business or casual use.
December 16, 2009
I like this bag very much, it is worthy of recommendation
January 29, 2010
I love this backpack!! I was not sure that my laptop would fit, it is a 17.3'', but it fits well in the padded pocket. There is also a lot of extra space for anything else that I want to carry. Although I got this Bag for my laptop, after receiving it I now plan to use it for hiking and backcountry skiing as well. And the fast shipping was a great bonus!
very big and very durable
February 24, 2012
there is enough room.. so I can put my down jacket and books very huge and very good daily backpack. Good design and very comfortable even if i pack it fully. Best for carrying laptop very safely and easilyPros: Great design, Ease of use
Just what I was looking for
August 27, 2009
The bag holds everything I need for work.
October 02, 2009
It is the perfect bag... especially for a laptop. I can put all my heavy books in it and use it for other things.
March 03, 2009
i can stuff all my work clothes and my files in separate compartment.Good piece of equipment
Big Shot indeed.
October 26, 2010
The picture here does not do this backpack justice. It looks big and bulky, but is really sleek. The laptop sleeve holds my 17inch laptop snuggly. The two front pockets hold all the cords and accessories i could ever hope to need. Compared to all the other backpacks i have had, the Big Shot is in a league of its own. I have yet to experience any sort of discomfort in my back from this backpack; and on top of all of this, it just looks great. I couldn't be happier.Pros: Great design, Ease of use
Good laptop bag
February 06, 2011
Got the item in six days after I order it. This is a good 17" laptop bag, fits my Toshiba perfectly. And there are rooms for my lunch and other stuff.Pros: Build quality, Great value, Cons: Cost
January 14, 2011
love this northface backpack, roomy, light, and great prices.. Would recommend this product to friends and family.Pros: Great design, Build quality
August 19, 2010
This is the best backpack I have ever owned. Another review said there isn't much room for books after you put your laptop in - I MUST disagree. I'm a medical student, and I always carry multiple huge textbooks with me as well as my laptop and cord, not to mention two extra sets of clothing for my two different labs. Everything fits, and it seems like there's aways still room. The waist strap and the shape of the bag really take the pressure off of my shoulders during my half hour walk to class. The bag looks kind of bulky when you hold it in front of you to look at it, but once you put it on, it looks like a regular, normal sized backpack. It's great for weekend camping/climbing trips and mini-vacations, too. Not bothersome enough to remove a star are the interior pockets. I am a disorganized person and I tend to just throw things in the bag, and I would appreciate it if the inside pockets had zippers. But, if you keep the bag upright or laying flat on its back (which i recommend in order to preserve the shape), nothing moves from the pocket in which you placed it. Like I said, this is the best backpack I have ever used. i HIGHLY recommend it.
perfect for high school/college students
February 04, 2011
i usually dont review products i buy, but this backpack is really great! when i first got it i thought it might be akwardly big, but it fits fine and it holds all my books, which is what i bought it for! all the smaller pockets that are usually found on the outside of backpacks are inside along with the laptop holder which i personally like. also the material its made from is really nice and the pack itself is lighter than i expected. overall, i needed backpack that would hold all my books and laptop for second semester of high school as well as college and i got my moneys worth with this one!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Wears quickly, Cost
Sleek and Versatile
November 30, 2006
The North Face Daypack is everything that you would want in a backpack. The pouches and dividers inside keep all your items organized and separate although the lack of padding doesn't guarantee absolute protection. The rubber around the zipper prevents rain from penetrating the bag and ruining your items. This bag can carry alot to a little while remaining sleek and compact.
November 23, 2009
so far so good..loving the room and the style..fits like a glove on my body
Roomy and comfortable
October 10, 2007
This pack has tons of room and enough compartments to keep it all separate. I use it for lugging computer science textbooks around campus, and packing gear around in the Red River Gorge. It's rugged and provides the utility I need on mountain, and in the classroom.
Great Customer Service; Average backpack
June 16, 2010
I guess the backpack is good for most as I saw almost no negative comments. It was designed well EXCEPT for the inner wall that has the pockets on it. It's flimsy and when I put all my stuff into those pockets, the wall flipped over when I emptied the pack and nearly everything fell out. What's up with that? As far as Altrec is concerned, I couldn't ask for better service. Received it in record time, exactly as promised. For my return, I just said that I needed to return the item and they gave me a return number and told me to return it. Can't ask for anything better than that.
September 13, 2011
This bag was purchased as a school backpack. The bag is very nice looking and very roomy. It has many areas/pockets where you can store things from pens and pencils to cleats and uniforms. It has a padded laptop compartment. The straps are supportive and take away some of the strain of a heavy load. It was purchased for a teenager 5'5" and fit him great. I am pleased with the purchase.
I recomend this pack for those at school and those in the MTS
November 20, 2006
Great Pack overall. Really the only thing that I didnt like were the interior pockets designed to hold CD's, cell phone, pens, etc. Those pockets tend to snag bigger objects every once in a while. By no means is it intorable. Seriousily a good pack
December 02, 2009
Have really enjoyed this pack!! It's the perfect size for my laptop and all my gear.
July 29, 2010
The bag is good for traveling. But if you don't have much in it, it gets out of shape easily. There really isn't much room in the bag for books after you put a laptop in it though. But I still think this is a good product.
great everyday pack -
September 18, 2007
I use this during the week for carrying my laptop to work. There is plenty of room left for other things and lots of pockets for keeping everything organized.
January 15, 2009
Very nice features which makes the backpack very functional and some improvement from 2007 model. However, the zipper downgrades from a waterproof zipper to a water resistant one. It is good for carrying heavy load; for medium load the newly design back support may not be as comfortable as other backpacks. It is ideal for school use, esp. for day hike in warm to hot weather.
Great Purchase for Teenage Son
September 02, 2011
Purchased for my 16 year old son. This backpack is sharp looking, durable, and large enough for a laptop and plenty of other supplies. The Big Shot backpack, like all Northface backpacks, is very well designed with lots of storage space and pockets. The Big Shot has extra padding on the back and great padding on the shoulders for heavy loads, which is a must-have for high school. Lengthwise, this backpack is somewhat longer so it may not work well for everyone, but with the "dudes" at school, it was a major hit.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, slightly longer in length
July 30, 2009
This bag was just the way I had expected it to be; it looks great (esp. the Toulomne Brown color), and it's extremely convenient. It has a large pocket for a laptop and it can easily fit in my 17" Laptop. It's got enough pockets everywhere for me to keep my things separately. It's a must-buy. I'd definitely recommend it to others.
So worth it..
January 14, 2009
This is a deceptively large backpack. It doesn't have useless compartments and it completely hugs your back.
Sturdy & comfortable, exactly what I wanted
February 11, 2010
I was looking for a pack that was: 1)Comfortable with a good amount of weight in it (approx. 30-40lbs/14-18kg) and 2)Sturdy and durable. I've been traveling with it for about a month now *with a 15" laptop inside) and it's held up great. It's extremely comfortable on your shoulders, even filled to the brim with stuff. It's got lots of little pockets inside for gadgets, chargers and the sort. Highly recommended.
Great 32L laptop bag ...
January 29, 2012
Great laptop bag but a bit long for me, suppose to fit a 17" laptop. Padded back and strap makes for comfortable load. I liked the look of the front of the bag as well as compression straps all around . Overall a great 32L pack.Pros: Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
December 05, 2010
Heading off to college and needing a backpack that holds both my laptop and book is exactly what this back up does. It also has multiple compartments to hold other things likes pens and other little objects. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a durable, spacious backpack that holds a lot and is also waterproof!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Just what I was looking for
November 06, 2007
The Big Shot has plenty of room to hold my stuff for just about any occasion. It's built very well and is very comfortable. I use it everyday.
North Face Box Shot
January 21, 2010
I recently received the box shot to use for work and truly like it! I can fit my laptop as well as all my weather gear! Still leaving room for additional items if needed!
February 23, 2010
This thing is great. I use it for school, travel and hiking. it works great for it all. It's really comfortable and can hold everything you need. Easily fits my 15" laptop nice and snugly. I love all the pockets it has for keeping every thing nice and organized. it is a little bigger than I thought it was going to be but that doesn't bother me at all.
December 05, 2010
I purchased this for school because I'm usually carrying my books and laptop around with me. The back pack is great! Lots of pockets and a laptop sleeved to keep my computer safe. In addition, it has a sturdy construction, so if your carry a lot of items it won't strain your back. I would recommend this to anyone in need of a good bag.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
January 14, 2009
This thing is big, strong, and comfortable. I'm a full time nursing student and have to carry a ton of books and medical supplies most of the time. The internal backing material and padded straps are greatly appreciated. I also like the variety of pockets that seem to have been put in just the right place. Macbook fits in the back pocket nice and snugly.
I am happy with product and look forward to long usage.
March 03, 2010
Great backpack with plenty of room. It easily holds my laptop. The quality, typical of North Face, is first rate. My only criticism is that there is only one large compartment rather than two. It would be nice if there was a separate large compartment for the laptop only.
January 22, 2009
This backpack is perfect for commuting. It has a large pocket that fits my laptop. The compartments are large enough for my books. I am a bigger guy and this backpack fits perfectly.
October 15, 2011
I'm in my second year of college and have needed a heavy duty backpack for some time now. I was hesitant to buy the Big Shot at first due to it's high price, but I'm glad I made the decision to purchase it! It fits all my books that I need for class, but the way the pockets for pencils and other small items is designed in the inside front flap causes the book bag to collapse when no books are in it. Other than this, the Big Shot backpack is a great choice and I hope to get many years of use out of it!Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Bad design
Love this pack!
October 13, 2010
I got a new Macbook Pro laptop and realized that my old north face pack just wasn't offering the protection needed for this expensive piece of hardware. I did a lot of research online prior to selecting this pack and I am so glad I did it! It was a little expensive, but worth every penny. I ride my bike 10 miles round trip to/from work every day in Phoenix. This pack pads the laptop very well and positions it off the bottom of the pack so when I set it down it never crashes on the corners. Also, like I said -- Phoenix -- it's freaking hot here! The back panel helps keep me cool and has a nice stiffness to it. The pack also fits me well, I am 6'6" and it hugs my large frame perfectly. Even when I am riding hard, jumping curbs and whatever, I never have the pack shifting and throwing off my balance. It holds my 1L nalgene bottle just great too. Only thing I wish it had was a fleece lined pouch to store my Smiths, but there is always a compromise somewhere.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, good fit on large man, Cons: Cost
April 10, 2012
I finally bought a new big shot to replace the old one which lasted about 4 years of hard use. The new one has many improvements over the old one. First, the zippers are heavier and of better overall quality than my old big shot. Also this pack may be a liter larger than the old one, giving me more room for an additional binder. The computer slot is perfect and there is a piece of velcro on the inside to keep the pens, etc. from falling out. I would recommend this pack to anyone as a commuter bag!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Great pack... plenty of storage, great for school or the trails
November 20, 2006
love it, love it, love it... great back support and plenty of storage compartments for school or even when going hiking this is a great overall backpack!
Better than expected
October 22, 2009
First time fro Altrec, so worried a little bit. Quick delivery, safe package, and right item. What else would expect more?
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