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||-|
4.8 out of 5
September 23, 2006
Great Bag, Good Service
December 29, 2009
This is a very good pack. Seems to have everything that I would need in a laptop backpack. The only problem is that it does not fit my 17inch laptop. That is to say the designated pouch in the main pocket does not fit the laptop. My computer will fit in the main pocket, just not were it is supposed to go. So unfortunately I have to return it for another one, because there is no point if my computer does not fit where it is supposed to go. Other than that is is a good pack. Thanks
A great pack!
February 01, 2005
A great pack! I now call it my 'friend' as it is always helps me when i need something. Internal pouches and zip pockets and enough room to quickly chuck something in and go.
Great pack for all your outdoor activities
August 22, 2006
The Hot Shot is not a backpack for those who like to carry a ton of stuff with them. There is ample room, but I have definitely used bigger ones. The part that I liked best was the fact that it has straps that cinch down to allow for a streamline look and feel. Also, the backsaver is a must for those long hauls!
February 09, 2006
I wanted to find a pack just the right size for the times when I bike to the gym. This pack worked perfectly for my shoes and clothes and it is comfortable enough for riding.
Excellent backpack for school
September 12, 2007
Purchased for my son who started high school. He loves backpack. Says it's exremely comfortable and easy on his shoulders and back. He likes the extra compartments to keep his stuff neat and organized. Will purchase another one for my younger son starting middle school next year.
decent backpack and DOES NOT FIT 17 INCH LAPTOPS
October 24, 2009
I bought this laptop thinking it was amazing after reading the reviews and the last reviewer said it fits the 17 inch laptops... boy was i wrong. The backpack came in and i was really excited thinking FINALLY something that fits my 17inch laptop. NOPE. It DOESN'T FIT. well unless you call barely zipping it over and you can see the laptop imprint on the top part of the backpack call a "fit like a glove" than i guess it KIND of fits... but really it doesn't fit. i have a 17 inch HP laptop and that thing was too small. you might have better luck with the Big Shot than this one because it is an inch taller... buy this if you have a 15inch laptop don't buy this if you have a 17inch laptop. just to be safe.
November 13, 2005
Its not as spacious as i thought it would be. But it looks really nice and fits nice on my back. Overall I like it and I would recommend it.
October 16, 2006
very comfortable and lots pockets. Great for school and for hiking as well.
makes a great diaper bag
December 26, 2005
I use it as my diaper bag and it is great. Sturdy, Great Zippers... All good!
Awesome Backpack - way more hip than my briefcase
October 28, 2009
Business Exec's - Lose the old school briefcase I have a different backpack for specific outdoor activities and I have always used a breifcase for work. Why? As a business executive I travel to multiple locations throughout the day and I am delighted with my Northface Hot Shot in black. Plenty of room to hold all items but not cavernous to where I am searching up to my elbows for an item. Great organizing area in front - perfect bag.
Perfect for what we need.
February 07, 2005
Purchased this bag to take skiing. My husband is diabetic and must have food and insulin supplies with him when he is doing something active. We have not used it yet, but the pack has a large capacity with several small pockets within the front pocket. Perfect for what we need. I think it is going to be great.
February 05, 2013
The North Face Hot Shot is awesome and have a great design!! Sense when I was on high school days I like daypacks of The North Face for me this is highly recommended.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
prett good, but....
September 18, 2007
great as a daypack for the most part - could use a pocket or two added on the front to keep the small things seperated. there are organizers in the secondary pocket, but there is only so much you can effectively put in one pocket, organizers and all, without pulling out unwanted things as well. with that said, the pack does hold alot, the back panel is very comfortable, straps are great and the ability to hide away the waist straps are great.
March 16, 2005
i'm a university student and this bag is exactly what i needed. what i like most about the Hot Shot is that it doesn't have a lot of laces or a bike helmet mesh that most north face bags seem to have.
September 01, 2007
Great for a laptop and very stylish. I always walk around campus with it and it's never strenuous to my back
good price, good bag!
December 25, 2009
very nice backpack; especially like the laptop, which fit (snuggly) up to 15"
July 26, 2010
It fits my laptop and work items and is very comfortable to carry.
Great backpack for school!
January 19, 2013
I received a product so fast, and the important thing is very good deal. I confirm that this website is pretty cheap if you compared to other website. Also it is a good delivery ^ ^ I have used this backpack , I love it so much. I would recommend this one.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
September 11, 2007
It is big enough for all books and whatever you want to put in it.
April 01, 2010
I use this for all of my business trips. It's very comfortable on my back and it fits all of my work items with plenty of space to spare.
Beyond my expectations
May 13, 2009
I'm a minimalist who, unfortunately, ends up with a lot of junk I have to carry around, and am constantly on the lookout for a backpack which will hold a lot of stuff and still look and feel small, and this one does it. I liked the look of the big shot (also by North Face), but upon seeing it in person found it to be too big, bulky, and mannish (I'm a 5'2 girl). I decided instead on the hot shot. And this bag is amazing. My first impression was that it feels STURDY, and water-resistant (as summer is just starting, I won't be able to test that out just yet). I have a 13" macbook, and I was worried that it would have too much jostle space in this back pack which holds "up to 17" laptops", but it fits in snug as a bug, no movement at all, especially when cinched in with the provided snap, and rests several inches off the ground when the backpack is sitting; nothing is gonna touch my computer, I can tell. The front compartment is organized so that some stuff can sit at the bottom and the rest in pockets half-way up, so there's a better distribution and the backpack stays thinner. There are also two (count 'em, TWO) cinches on the sides for making the bag slim, which I love. The daisy chains on the front are really sturdy. Completely loaded up I can lift the bag by one of these small bits of fabric and there's no budge of stitching what-so-ever. These were one of my main draws to the big shot, but I thought they looked ugly all the way up. Three is plenty for me (All I can ever think of holding at once would be a water bottle and maybe a pair of water shoes) and looks much nicer. One thing I like as some-what of a back pack connoisseur is the way the left cup-holder is designed. It's got the mesh like the other side but then there is a separate, smaller compartment inside that that is grey like the rest of the backpack. This ends up feeling pleasantly snug and secure when a small bottle is placed in it. You could also probably put a small item in it like a phone or ipod and because of the fabric inside, it would not be visible through the mesh, but would be very readily accessible. I don't know, I just enjoy it. : ) On the other hand, the two bottom cinches go right over the cup-holders so if you (like me) like keeping your bag cinched tight, this makes them either inaccessible, or hard to get a bottle in and out of. I remedied this by getting a water bottle that can attach elsewhere via D-ring, and that works for me, (and looks pretty cool too). My only qualm is this cup-holder issue. It's completely not enough to lower the bags rating (like I said, it was easily remedied), but It seems like they could have run the cinches behind the cup-holders with a little ingenuity. Also the bag is very long. I'm 5'2, and I wouldn't say that it's length is bad, necessarily, but just different. I've only had it a little while, but every time I put it on I can't help but notice how long it is - several inches longer than any bag I've had before. But, like I said, this helps keep the front pocket organized, and keep the laptop several inches from the outside world on all sides, and I appreciate that. All-in-all, beyond my expectations (and they were quite high). This is a great bag, and comes with the North Face lifetime repair warranty, which you just can't beat.
Great Looks, not enough pockets/compartments
May 01, 2006
This backpack is really attractive -- which is why I picked it out. The two drinkholders are great. But there is one main compartment and one medium sized compartment. That's it. This is probably great for hiking or whatever, but if you're looking to haul a laptop around or to have a small section for pens... this isn't the bag for you. It's also not very large.
December 28, 2009
this backpack has everything you need. It has so much room in it. You can even fit a 17 in laptop in it. thats amazing!
December 10, 2007
The Hot Shot is very stylish and versatile. Well made and worth the price. Definitely my favorite since my little fruity rainbow backpack (with my name on the back) when I was 4
Great bag for grad school
October 05, 2010
This is my 3rd N.F. backpack...and by far my favorite. I still use my two older ones for hiking and traveling (as they are still in great shape), just decided it was time for a new one. North Face backpacks are a little more pricey compared to Patagonia and other comparable brands...but they are well worth the money. The bag fits my 15'' macbook perfectly, along with any notebooks/binders I may need. The straps are comfortable and do not pull on my shoulders. I'm fairly small...so, I contemplated buying a woman specific backpack...but I'm glad I decided not to!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value
Hot shot backpack
October 14, 2005
Nice pack. Not as much room as i thought would be in there. It does carry well on your back though. Doesn't sag. Overall a good buy.
Great for Campus
May 02, 2008
I can't praise this bag enough! My t61 with extended 6 cell battery fits securly in the laptop pouch, and there is more than enough room for books, power supply, etc. The straps are fully adjustable and comfortable. The back support feels great also. Would recommend this bag to everyone!
I love this backpack!
September 07, 2009
Overall, my experience with my new Hot Shot is very satisfying. This bag is very comfortable, has plenty of room for books and my laptop as well as fashionable! I would recommend this to anyone!!!
very very good ah!!!
December 13, 2007
You need to get this bag if you are a hardworking student with ton of books to carry!
Hot Shot Pack
July 12, 2005
This is a great bag. I like the reinforced bottle holders on each side and the tuck away hipbelts. The BackSaver feature really does work, what a difference it makes! It's like no other backpack I've ever worn.
February 19, 2005
I bet you cannot find awesome backpack in this price. It is just awesome. Huge space to put book and good looking!! When i wear this backpack it was so comfortable so i couldn't feel any weight. Do not hesitate!! Do not miss great deal!! Buy right now!!
A little disappointed
September 24, 2010
Overall this backpack is very nice. It seems to have good quality materials. I'm disappointed because I received a defective bag, hence the low durability rating, but simultaneous high quality rating. Due to this, I'm at odds on whether I'm happy with this purchase or not. One of the mesh bottle holders on the side has a tear in it. It isn't a big enough problem for me to send back (since I'll have to wait a few weeks and pay shipping), but it is a big enough problem for me to be annoyed. I don't know whether the blame should be on North Face or Altrec, but I shouldn't have received a defective backpack, no matter how small the defect (especially given the money I paid).
May 24, 2011
This is the second Hot Shot backpack I've purchased. The first one for myself last year and now as a graduation present for my nephew. It has room for my laptop and has had a water bladder used in it. The longer style works for me, as well as my 6'3" nephew. Highly recommend.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Great pack over all
January 16, 2012
I purchased this backpack for school this year at auburn and I'm actually using it for my hikes around lee county now as well. With the hydration hook I can put my water reservoir in where the laptop sleeve is and there's plenty of room for snacks and any gear you might need. The pack is light weight and contours to your back so heavier weights aren't as much of a strain on your neck/shoulders. Over all a great bag and for a great price!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value
this is why north face is north face
March 25, 2008
this backpack can not be compared to any else because there's nothing else good enough. the intricate designs and sophisticated arrangement along with the ability to compact whatever is placed in it, makes this back pack the best. the design is just amazing. comfortable to carry, essential and necessary compartments. must have.
A great backpack
September 24, 2009
My experience with my new Hot Shot is great. The bag is very comfortable and it protects my back, even if I have a lot of books to carry. It has a lot of room for books and other materials and the laptop has its own compartment. So, I don't need a separate laptop cover anymore. I also really like the space for bottles on the outside of the backpack. Finally, it looks slim and fashionable, even if jam-packed. I would definitely recommend it!
September 01, 2007
Once again, I knew when i was on a mission for a backpack for school... to find a north face one and that was quality, comfortable and great looking backpack. And I WAS NOT LET DOWN! AMAZING, looking even then packed to the brim... the compression straps still make it look streamline and verstile! Really i am becoming addicted to the products since they are truly AMAZING!!! AG
July 13, 2006
I ordered the north face hot shot and i am very happy. i received it in a week and its all what i expected. i was glad i got it in black, because i could not find that specific color anywhere. thanks to Altrec. anyway i recommend this bookbag to any one who is in school like me, where i will be using it, and i am waiting to use it september for my junior year.
August 02, 2006
Very comfortable backpack - I can load my school books + a laptop comfortably into this pack and easily walk around campus with outfeeling like i am going to crushed under the weight. ;)
I love it!
October 12, 2009
I had to make sure that my 17" laptop could fit in the backback I bought, and it fits like a charm. I use it for college and I still haven't been able to fill up every nook and cranny it offers.
January 13, 2010
love the bag and all the space
November 07, 2007
The Hot Shot backpack is great for books and a computer i use a computer every day for school and it fits comfortable in the bag and the support straps help keep everything compact i love this bag and its a great backpack to have for books and a computer
February 12, 2005
Hot Shot Daypack - Designed for do-it-all functionality, The North Face Hot Shot daypack combines hiking and trekking elements.
My first North Face backbag, and I love it.
October 31, 2006
I wanted to purchase a backbag for roaming around the city of San Francisco and decided on North Face after much research. O' boy, I have never wear a backpack that is this comfortable before. Even with my big laptop, the bag was so comfortable that I would not mind walking miles in them. Plus, the optional hydration pack compartment will come in handy next time I go mountain biking. Altrec is the only place out there that is selling it for $54. Yeah, it's from previous season, but the newly added padded compartment that is featured in the new version does not help me what-so-ever. So I'm going to take the $20 saving here instead. I am a happy camper
December 04, 2005
Purchased the bag for college and for day hiking. You can pack an amazing amount of stuff in this bag without over loading it or you. The side pockets are great to hold water bottle and travel coffee cup. No problems at all.
Great for my laptop
February 01, 2005
Using this to carry my 15.4" WS laptop inside a padded case and this all fit inside main compartment easily. Use the accessory pocket to carry wireless mouse and power adapter plus cellphone too. Still enough room in main to carry more stuffs like clipboard folder and magazines. Supportive enough to not cause back strain/pain. Shoulder straps are kinda stiff - need to be softer or cushioning. Can't wait to walk in the rain with it to test it water resistance. Main point is that it carry my laptop without looking bulky.
Great Backpack Overall
March 27, 2008
It didn't have quite as much room as I thought it would, but it still holds all I need it to: laptop, workout clothes, lunch, and some odds and ends. I am still very pleased with it as a whole and would recommend it to anyone.
The North Face: Hot Shot Daypack
April 18, 2007
Excellent Backpack - The backpack is very stylish and well made. The backpack is easy on the back and shoulders even when carrying a heavy load because of the thick padding used all around. The laptop compartment is a bonus too, saving laptop users from have to carrying an additional bag as well as giving them peace of mind that their laptop is secure.
Bought for day hikes. Well-made, comfortable & lightweight.
March 11, 2006
I've had the pack for a couple of weeks and have used it twice. Overall I'm very satisfied. Most impressive to me is that the pack is very comfortable & fits well. Has less room inside than I expected, but enough to pack the essentials for a short or long day hike. Great service & good delivery by Altrec...plus, they matched another website's slightly lower price!
Best purcahse I ever made.
March 22, 2005
Great back pack for any type of occasion great for students and excellent back support and lot and lots of room.
Great pack, just what I needed
March 13, 2006
Two pockets only!!! awesome. Other backpacks I've used have too many pockets. This one has two zipper pockets only. One for big stuff and another for small stuff. Its got the holder for your camel back reservoir too. Just a great overall backpack.
February 16, 2008
This is a very flexible and comfortable backpack. The storage part for laptops could be better protected, but is very accessable. Especially good during security checks when you have to remove it.
it is a great bag.
December 03, 2007
I love this design and quality.
Nice travel pack!
January 31, 2007
It has everything you need and nothing you don't for traveling. Laptop sleeve, organizer, bottle mesh... The right size, not too bulky or not too small, and comfortable to carry.
December 10, 2009
I was looking for a good backpack for my son who is in High School.I picked this one. When it arrived I was very please with this item. The Hot Shot was able to hold on of his books. The price was a steal.
Great pack for awesome price
December 09, 2009
Sweet Pack for school. Holds everything you need. Doesnt hurt your back with a full load. well designed. Not to bad looking too.
Good flexable pack
February 03, 2005
The hot-shot has a good design and is well built but is a little short on room for me. Some climbing gear, a change of clothes, and a little something to eat and it is at its limit. I would really pefer the big-shot with a waste belt I could hide, but until then the hot-shot is a very well rounded alternative.
I love it!
October 15, 2006
It has lots of room, storage for the little things, it is comfortable, and versatile:)
March 04, 2005
Great backpack for college and traveling. Strong and stilish. It has 2 compartment for bottles. However, I was expecting to have one more internal divider. You have to put all your stuff together. Still, it's pretty decent.
Yes I recommend this without reservations
October 15, 2006
I use my Hot Shot Daypack exclusively for hauling books back and fourth to classes Although in my dreams I fantasize using it to hike across less paved and more scenic grounds. This backpack is very sturdy since it is always full of heavy text books. It rests well over my shoulder the padding is excellent. The material is very durable and stands up to whatever abuse I have so far inflicted upon it. In fact my Hot Shot looks like I bought it just yesterday. I give it the highest possible ratings and would recommend it to both students and those fortunate and sensible enough to once in a while take a hike and smell the flowers.
December 28, 2009
this is an awesome backpack. It has everything i was looking for. I cant believe it even fits a 17 in laptop and it still looks slim!
Great Campus Pack
February 02, 2007
I enjoy carrying this thing around campus. It is stylish yet functional. Some days I have to pack everything in other days I have a lighter load. The compression straps on the sides allow for great variation in how the pack holds my books, laptop, and other odds and ends. I can cinch everything down and keep it close to my back make the load feel better (a great help when trekking across campus all day). I bought a Nalgene Water Bladder also which fits in the universal sleeve and has a spot for the hose to run through the top (very nice for long bike rides or hiking). Like BJ said this pack is just the right size. It is nice having two bottle holders (mesh) as well as the daisy chain where things can easily be hung. I love this bag and am so glad I purchased it. Oh and one more note - my laptop is 15.4" (standard sized laptop) and it fits snug (as in perfectly) I mention this because I didn't see any specific dimensions on this and felt like I was taking a chance of my laptop not fitting, however it fits very well.
February 09, 2012
being a great everyday backpack for class, I also use this backpack for travel reasons. I have taken this bag camping and hiking as well as on various trips overseas where it has done its job. Would recommend this item to anyone. Has lots of room for all your necessities.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
A Freakin Dream
August 19, 2008
This backpack is the best backpack ive ever had, when you put both straps on you feel like youre being held and it has a pocket for everything, in the main compartment i have an sub compartment for books and a different area for notebooks and the other zipper pocket has so many spaces that it keeps me organized, the only con is its shallow cup holder things
July 16, 2010
I've just had this backpack for a few days, but everything is great, couldn't be more pleased with it. Carries all the essentials and still looks slim.
May 24, 2005
Loaded with many features. Has ample storage of laptop and books. Great Buy!
June 19, 2006
I was extremely impressed with the promptness of the order receipt as well as the quality of the backpack received. The backpack will work very well for my son's upcoming freshman year of college. Your website is very user friendly.
WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
August 18, 2006
This is a grrrreat backpack... It's comfortable on a rehabbed back! haha... The supports are neat and can be easliy tucked away incase u choose not to use them. Believe it or not but the bag has alot of room! I stuffed two beach towels, a pair of trunks, 2 pairs of sandals and a tee shirt... and I still had room for another outfit...
January 14, 2006
Great backpack.. just what we were looking for. Great service, even in the middle of the holiday rush. Thanks.. will shop with you again!
February 07, 2012
I'm very satisfied with my order of the North Face Hot Shot backpack. The shipping & handling was stress-free and I received my order faster than I anticipated.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
The North Face: Hot Shot Laptop Backpack
February 09, 2012
My MacBook Pro fits perfectly and the weight is distributed evenly. Lots of pockets to store iPod, phone and water bottle. Excellent back pack made from quality materials!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Cons: fabric is stiff
March 17, 2011
You cant go wrong with North Face products and this is one of them. The side straps are particularly nice since it makes the bag feel smaller than it really is. It sure holds a lot of stuff snugly and its waterproof. Perfect for all sports.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfortable and stylish
April 23, 2006
I waited a month for this backpack to come in stock and it was totally worth it because its so comfortable and so stylish at the same time. Has so much room and your shoulders will never hurt
Great!! Thanks, Altrec!
September 12, 2005
The North Face Hot Shot daypack is roomy, well constructed, and the color is exactly as shown on your site. Ordering was easy, the price was good, and your site is very customer friendly. We're very pleased customers and we'll definitely be back!
December 03, 2007
very solid bag. highly recommended! The backing is sturdy but not hard
August 12, 2009
This bag does not fit a 16" laptop and definitely will not fit a 17". I am so disappointed in the quality and size of this bag.
good backpack, nice size for camping and hiking.
May 12, 2008
I like its size and durability for camping and hiking, and it never dissapoints me.
August 24, 2006
Great backpack for school and laptop computer. Thanks Altrec, you guys have best customer service.
December 26, 2009
This bag is really large and spacious. I like that the back is sturdy so that I can't feel objects poking me while I am wearing the bag. I commute on the train and this bag is big enough for my lunch and gym clothes, with room to spare. I haven't gotten a chance to use it for hiking but I know it is a great size for this as well.
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