The North Face Jester Daypack

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Description

Pure and simple, The North Face Jester Daypack delivers multi-purpose utility. Adventure-worthy in every way, the Jester is perfectly sized to carry the essentials on your next weekend getaway. The North Face designed the Jester with their FlexVent™ shoulder straps and Airmesh back panel to handle your travel and hiking needs with ease. The convenient bungee strap panel on the front makes for easy stuffing of that layer you just removed and might still need, and the mesh side pockets keep warm hats and water bottles easily accessible. The pack's equally adept at keeping your daily commute in order thanks to the secondary organizer pocket. You'll find slots for your electronics and school supplies as well as a convenient place to store documents. Keep your daypack selection simple without compromising on features with The North Face Jester.

Specifications

  • Material: 600D polyester, 300D mini-ripstop, 1200D polyester
  • FlexVent™ injection-molded shoulder straps with a top layer of Atilon foam for added support and bottom layer of PE foam for added comfort
  • Comfortable, stitched foam back panel
  • Removable hipbelt
  • Large main compartment fits books and binders
  • Secondary compartment with organization
  • Mesh side water bottle pockets
  • Volume: 1648 cu in, 27 liters
  • Weight: 1 lbs 12 oz, 794 g

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

212 Reviews

Pros
  • Build quality: 5
  • Great design: 5
  • Ease of use: 4
  • Great value: 36

Cons
  • doesn't have a pocket in the large compartment: 1
  • it doesn't have a chest strap :(: 1
  • needs zippered pockets: 1
  • no laptop pocket: 1
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Carrying Capacity: 4.5 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5

212 Ratings & Reviews

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
student46617

Another happy purchase
January 18, 2011

I bought this as a gift because I have had one Northface backpack for my last two years of high school, all through college, and part of grad school. When the zipper broke out (from me overstuffing the pack!) the Northface lifetime warranty kicked in and they gave me 50% of a new pack. I felt like I got 9 lives out of my Northface pack, so I got this as a gift. It is the perfect size for a student, with the right amount of compartments and no unecessary pockets or slots for highly specific stuff that you may not have. The side pockets for coffee mugs or sodas are large enough (something that is not the case on my own Northface pack)

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
student5

good purchase
April 04, 2011

i was really pleased with this backpack, it's definitely large enough for a college student carrying books on campus, the design helps distribute weight evenly on my back, and it looks pretty cool (black color).

Pros: Great design
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5

Great Product
December 13, 2010

This is a great product at a great price! It is perfect for carrying school books, an umbrella, pens, pencils, a calculator, etc. for class. I would recommend this product to anyone for any use!!

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 4 / 5
caribbean1darkie

My Plaid Back-Pack
April 18, 2011

I have received nothig but compliments about my back-pack. They never new North-face made plaid back-packs. It is sturdy, has a huge capacity fr all of my gym stuff and more I truly love my back-pack. I have also been asked where I purchased it so I have given a few of my friends the web site so they can purchase more than the back-pack.

Pros: trendy
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
northfacegurl

AMAZING
November 02, 2011

i love this backpack!! best bag I have ever used. the quality is very nice. top notch in fact. i bought the pink one and i love it, so girly. i get a lot of complements on it!!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
NOLAVET
from New Orleans, LA
25-34 yrs

no 2nd thoughts. buy it.
December 08, 2010

I bought this bag to use for school. I have books that have 1000+ pages to carry to class or around town for studies. This bag balances the weight well on my back to where it never feels "heavy." (and I am only 5'2) It has extra pockets for small items: cell phones, calculators, wallets, candy, phones, whatever- and it all stays well protected. The only thing I wish that it did have was a padded divider that kept my computer separate from my books when carrying it in the major compartment of the bag. However, if the laptop is kept in its own padded zipper case, the flat backing of the NF bag keeps it from falling back and forth in the bag. Great bag. Great website to buy it from too. Thanks!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, looks cool
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
Hotrn
from Laurel,MD
25-34 yrs

May 23, 2011

I bought this backpack for school and love it. It fits everything I need without being too bulky or heavy. I love the look of it also. I have received tons of compliments on it and have and will continue to recommend it to friends.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 5 / 5
Weight: 1 / 5
shoppinglover

Grade A purchase
March 09, 2011

i purchased after an unfortunate car break in at my school. my backpack was stolen and i needed a new one. i fell in love with this one when i saw it. and i take it everywhere. it is extremely durable and holds all of my books with extra room. as any college student would know, books are huge and a hassel to carry by hand. this back pack has been a huge help and i have had no problems. i absolutely love it!!!!!

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
KnoURbags
from Atlanta, GA
25-34 yrs

Good Buy
February 24, 2011

Good buy for everyday use, don't recommend for long day hikes or carrying at full capacity because of the lack of strap across the chest to hold in place to help distribute the weight. Its a great durable bag and can with stand everyday use.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value, Cons: poor weight distribution
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
Okieone
from Oklahoma
Over 65 yrs

Great Choice
April 28, 2011

You can't go wrong with a North Face product. This is the second North Face backpack we have purchased. Altrec is a great source for anyone making their purchase via the internet. They perform as promise. We are real pleased with the backpack and Altrec.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
bgalakazam
from Bay Area, CA
18-24 yrs

December 05, 2012

I shied away from The North Face due to the price, but Altrec offers a very competitive one. The product is great and looks durable. I will use it for air travel and work commute. It fits everything I need. The lack of laptop slot gives it more space, but I will still say it's not a huge pack. Nevertheless, I am happy with the price and quality of this product and recommend it.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Soccermom4
from Tulsa, OK
Over 65 yrs

Jester DayPack Backpack - TERRIFIC
April 29, 2011

This backpack is a great buy for the money. My daughter used it through her college years carrying books, water, laptop, etc. She also uses this packback for carrying her uniform, shoes, etc when playing in a Women's soccer league. The bag is extremely sturdy and lasts a long time. It is a terrific buy and very practical.

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Great value
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
pizzarool22
from Bronx, New York, NY
Under 18 yrs

nice book bag
August 26, 2011

Confty, has a lot of space, organized, great quality, perfect for high school. And the waist belt makes it stable so if any body tries to take ur book bag it would be difficult

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: it doesn't have a chest strap :(
CarryingCapacity: 2 / 5
Beachgirl22
25-34 yrs

Nice pack for the day....
July 17, 2011

I love the bag, but it's not big enough to use for college use. It doesn't have the capacity for your laptop, binders and books. Great for hiking or going to the beach!

Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
PlaidGangsta
from Delaware
25-34 yrs

I love plaid
March 18, 2011

This backpack is lightweight and perfect for small jaunts in the woods. The blue plaid design is super stylish and is the perfect accessory on and off campus. The padded back is really comfortable and the organization pockets are great. I also like the side mesh pockets for drinks.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: no laptop pocket
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
Annie44

August 03, 2011

I love this backpack. I got it for college it will be perfect. The colors are really cute and it will hold all of my belongings very well. I definitely recommend this product to a friend.

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
patthom
from Georgia
35-44 yrs

February 08, 2011

I bought this for my daughter to use in high school. She has really enjoyed the comfort and space that the backpack has. I would totally recommend this product.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
deaconkid
from NC

Good purchase
September 21, 2011

Bought this backpack for my son to carry to elementary school and it works great for him...not to big or heavy. I do wish it had a zippered interior compartment.

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
tigermom3
from louisiana
35-44 yrs

October 11, 2010

I orderd the jester for my daughter. She is a sophmore in high school. She loves it. Plenty of room for books. great design and has recieved lots of compliments on it.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Beez
from DC
Under 18 yrs

Nice bag
December 30, 2010

Great looking bag, lot of pocket, lots of space, great for school. Totally worth it.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
YAHHHH11111
from Norcross, GA
18-24 yrs

Good Gift !!!
December 26, 2010

I bought this for my sister's Christmas gift and she loved it! She uses for school and for some outdoor activities. It is a very good gift for college student :)

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Ease of use
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
James Burwell
staff

45-54 yrs

Plenty of Room for a 5th Grader
November 01, 2010

We purchased the North Face Jester Backpack for our daughter late this summer along with a long list of other school supplies. She is very happy with it and I am pleased with it's construction. Although she has more homework this year and some rather large textbooks, the pack still has room for her lunch and a sweatshirt. She frequently uses a mesh pocket on the outside to carry a water bottle too.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
JDCorona
from Georgia, USA
Under 18 yrs

Great Backpack
February 19, 2011

Got this a few days ago and i love it. Great design and very light. I get to carry a lot of books and this actually makes them seem lighter. In general great daypack at a great price. I got the green and blue and it is great for spring.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 5 / 5
Weight: 5 / 5
Sue7
from St louis Mo
35-44 yrs

Good product
May 11, 2011

I like it very well. I gave it as a present to my friend's daughter. Especially, the coloer I pick was much better than it looks on the web. She told me her daughter liked it very much. I want to buy another one as a graduation present again.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Tnikki
from Hernando,MS
25-34 yrs

July 25, 2013

Very durable! Perfect size for my 8 year old. He loves the colors and all of his school supplies fits nicely. There is plenty of extra room for gadgets and snacks as well.

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
WeightPacks: 1 / 5
lovesaltrec5

Great choice!
October 04, 2010

This bag is a great item to use for school! The straps have cushioned padding and it is very comfortable. Even on my days with the heaviest loads, somehow this bag holds it all without straining my back!

Pros: Great design, Build quality
caribbean1darkie

My Plaid Back-Pack
April 18, 2011

I have received nothig but compliments about my back-pack. They never new North-face made plaid back-packs. It is sturdy, has a huge capacity fr all of my gym stuff and more I truly love my back-pack. I have also been asked where I purchased it so I have given a few of my friends the web site so they can purchase more than the back-pack.

Pros: study
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 1 / 5
Northfacebackpacker
from CA
18-24 yrs

good!
January 28, 2011

i bought it for my college. it's pretty good! you can put a lot of books. also laptop! but it looks a bit large for girls. i saw many girls carry this bag though. the only disadvantage of this bag is that things that control the side line's length easily loose. but overall, i recommend!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 4 / 5
TheNorthFace
from United States
18-24 yrs

July 02, 2011

This backpack is extremely durable and fits everything I need to carry around including my laptop. I got the all black and I love the way it looks. You should definitely purchase this.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
MadameM
from Drexel Hill , PA
35-44 yrs

North face Jester Backpack
August 16, 2011

I love this backpack! What's not to love? I originally bought this for my son but loved the color so much decided to keep it for myself and buy another for my son. Great for all the school gear! I like the extra buckles to keep the weight evenly distributed on your body. I am a big North face fan and this did not change that! I would recommend this for school and the gym!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
rungirl
from cincinnati

great for school
August 28, 2011

this is the second north face jester backpack i have purchased from altrec. the first one was for my daughter who is in high school and this one was for my younger daughter, a fifth grader. it works great for both with plenty of room inside for both age levels, great style and versatility! it has worn very well...the first one we ordered is going into its third school year and still looks as good as the one we just received!

Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 3 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
doro999
from okc, ok
25-34 yrs

great back pack
October 19, 2010

I am very satisfied with this bag. It seems durable although Ive only had it a short time thus far. It has lots of nifty little storage areas in the front pocket

Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
SnowboardUVA

Good pack
December 07, 2010

This is a high quality pack. I use it for carrying my college books and for short day hikes. Its been almost a year and its held up well. Good buy

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
bucketguy

Jester backpack
September 17, 2010

The package arrived promptly. The backpack was packaged neatly. The color was what was desired I am satisfied with this purchase as I received what I expected.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 4 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
squad2
from cypress, tx

great backpack
October 25, 2010

This is a great backpack for the whole family!! I have used it on several family outings and it has worked well.

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
iloveschool

great price!!!
March 29, 2011

A very well constructed backpack! My daughter loves it! It is a perfect size for a high school student. It is not too heavy for her to carry. She is the envy of her friends at school!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Weight: 1 / 5
AweSome2Shop
from Jonesboro
18-24 yrs

Best
December 09, 2011

good i recommend to buy this.I got the reasonable value for my product.It was for less price than in the merchant webiste.I got the best quality.it was easy to use.it had great design I suggest everyone to shop through altrec.com

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
way2coolmom
from Oxford Mississippi
35-44 yrs

Great backpack for middle schooler
August 23, 2011

I purchased this backpack for my 13 year old (8th grader). This was a perfect size for her tall/thin frame. She is 5'5" and weighs 110. Great support and lightweight. She loves the style as well. This pack has several compartments and a side bottle holder that is perfect for gatorade, water, etc. Would definitely recommend.

Pros: Build quality, Performance
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
girlmom
from Cleveland
35-44 yrs

Jester is no joke
November 17, 2010

Great backpack! Its got it all - form and function! Bought this backpack for my high school daughter. Plenty roomy for all her text books without being clumsy. The super soft shoulder straps help with heavy loads. Cute plaid pattern with fun pink interior...cute without being too cutsie! Superior design with plenty of pockets, strong zippers and handy bungee cord. Would highly reccommend.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
Weight: 4 / 5
theglobalguy
top10Contributor

from Louisville, KY
25-34 yrs

Good for school, keep looking for the trail.
June 09, 2011

For school, a solid choice. Handles books and never looks back. I graduated, and started using to bring to work, the lack of divider in the main compartment was a deal breaker. The front section has all sort of small pockets, which are great unless you happen to tip the bag over...then everything slides out. This has turned into my "going to the gym" bag and does its job well.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever
rungirl
from cincinnati
35-44 yrs

great for school
August 28, 2011

this is the second north face jester backpack i have purchased from altrec. the first one was for my daughter who is in high school and this one was for my younger daughter, a fifth grader. it works great for both with plenty of room inside for both age levels, great style and versatility! it has worn very well...the first one we ordered is going into its third school year and still looks as good as the one we just received!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Quality: 4 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
deaconkid
from NC
45-54 yrs

Good purchase
September 21, 2011

Bought this backpack for my son to carry to elementary school and it works great for him...not to big or heavy. I do wish it had a zippered interior compartment.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, Cons: needs zippered pockets

Great quality & value for school backback
August 26, 2010

This is our second purchase for our younger son. The first backpack is still looking good & all seams still in place after tons of abuse last year in middle school! It held a 2" binder, 3 textbooks daily. We are pleased with the quality & expect to get good use out of our backpacks for years.

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FCShop

Love this backpack!
July 16, 2011

This is an ideal backpack to wear for college since it is not too large nor too small. Has one large compartment that can easily fit my laptop and textbooks and a small compartment for pencils, phone, ect. I would buy one for this friend too for her birthday!

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
WeightPacks: 2 / 5
Victorious1

September 23, 2010

Great product, took time to ship but definitely worth it!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 5 / 5
Weight: 1 / 5
Sheila23
from Delaware
18-24 yrs

Amazing product!
January 25, 2012

I needed a backpack that could carry heavy books while still looking pretty. This is the perfect backpack if you are student! It looks amazing and it is very comfortable. I would for sure recommend this product.

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

Perfect for my second grader!
September 13, 2010

In an ongoing quest to find a sturdy and attractive backpack, I came upon the Jester. At first I thought it would be too big (long) for my second grade son...but he loves it and it's the perfect size.

Great bagpack with great color choices
August 19, 2010

Very satisfied

Hotrn
from Laurel,MD

May 23, 2011

I bought this backpack for school and love it. It fits everything I need without being too bulky or heavy. I love the look of it also. I have received tons of compliments on it and have and will continue to recommend it to friends.

Pros: Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
LuvAgoodprice
from Orlando, Fl
35-44 yrs

Exceeded delivery expectations
September 16, 2011

My high school son wanted a northface bookbag for school and when we went to the store they were over $80.00. I wasn't going to spend that much on a bag that he was not going to take care off, so I started surfing the net. I found the same bag in defferent websites but this one was the least expensive. I was a little dissapointed because it was back ordered, so I had to wait for almost one month. I bought it anyway being that it was a good price. To my surpirise the bag came two weeks earlier...VERY HAPPY...He loves the bag and eventhough it has only been a week since we got it the bag seems to be durable...THANKS!

Pros: Build quality, Great value
backpack01

July 16, 2011

I needed a backpack for high school, and I bought the graphite gray/ drummer blue. I love the color, but it is bright blue, as shown in the picture. I haven't gotten to use it yet, but I think it will be great for school.

Great backpack
August 19, 2010

I bought this pack for my son starting middle school. It is the perfect size, large enough to hold all the books they must carry but still fits into his locker. very durable with lots of pockets for small stuff.

AWESOME
August 21, 2010

I bought this backpack for college and I absolutely love it! It is so roomy and i can fit everything in it without looking bulky. I love The North Face and I love Altrec. Service is always great :)

Quality: 4 / 5
squad2
from cypress, tx
35-44 yrs

great backpack
October 25, 2010

This is a great backpack for the whole family!! I have used it on several family outings and it has worked well.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 3 / 5
Luv2puppy
from LA
25-34 yrs

Great!!
March 04, 2011

I love this bag. Color is light blue that made happy me. This bag is light. And it has many holder. I want to go mountain right now My husband likes it too We are happy because this baG Thank you for good bag.

Pros: Great design, Cons: Wears quickly

Love this backpack!
August 19, 2010

I bought this backpack for my two young sons. They needed packs that are roomy, well made and came in cool colors. This pack fit the bill! We are very happy with the packs and expect to get many, many years out of them!

Great Backpack!!!! Great Price!!!!!!!!
August 11, 2010

I Bought Backpack for my son. We searched several places for pricing and found your to be the best! Thanks

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
serg
25-34 yrs

Great Price, Great Product!
December 16, 2010

Before selecting this product, I went over the reviews and found that it was helpful and reassuring to read other people's satisfication with the Jester bag. I'm in grad school and use this bag to tote around all my books and binders....and the size and compartments I love! I have so back problems so this bag also helped distributed the weight evenly and at times I didn't even realize it was on my back! Wonderful pockets in the front to keep your stuff organized and find it useful to have the side pockets for my drinks--less for me to carry in my hands. Only con, would be that I wish there was a large pocket in the main compartment of the bag for loose papers or folders.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
Countrydweller

PERFECT SCHOOL/EVERYDAY PACK
August 04, 2011

This back pack is a great size for school. There are plenty of places to store things other than books. It is very durable. Everyone in our family has a North Face back pack and they have all been great.

Pros: Lasts forever
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
LOLOL
18-24 yrs

GREAT!!!
August 07, 2011

This back pack is a great size for school. There are plenty of places to store things other than books. It is very durable. Everyone in our family has a North Face back pack and they have all been great.

Pros: Build quality
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
LuvaNurse
from Alabama
35-44 yrs

Great backpack!
August 09, 2011

I actually bought this backpack for my daughter who will be going to college this fall. She loves The North Face brand and this backpack was such a bargain we couldn't resist. Great color choices as well.

Pros: Great value, great company (the north face), Cons: none

The North Face Jester is your basic backpack. Gets the job done.
September 08, 2010

Love the net side pockets for water bottles, keys, etc. that you need to reach immediately. One large pocket holds a couple books and a laptop then there is a front pocket for pens and a small agenda book or something

Love this backpack!
August 18, 2010

I bought this backpack for my two son's. The boy's were very pleased with how roomy they were and loved the pockets for holding water bottles, glasses etc. Very nice quality and I know we will be using these for many years to come!

Excellent Backpack
August 08, 2010

Just purchased this backpack for my daughter. It's well made, big enough and sturdy enough to handle the rigors of a freshman entering high school. It also fits the bill for style. Thanks Altrec!

Excellent Backpack
August 19, 2010

Best quality and price, thanks ALTREC!

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
bbisous
25-34 yrs

truly a great bag!
November 15, 2010

I was looking for a backpack that was durable, pleasing to the eye, and inexpensive-- this is a perfect choice! I'm using the bag for school, but I see myself taking it camping and traveling with me also. I love all the little pockets and zippers, it's a great design, and very comfortable to wear. I highly recommend this bag! Love my Northface!

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value
momo4

November 11, 2010

My daughter LOVES this backpack . She uses it for everything; school ,weekend sleepovers,trips. It has replaced any other bag that she has .So worth it !!!!

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever
Quality: 4 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 5 / 5
bje113
18-24 yrs

September 05, 2013

I am very happy with my purchased I was in need of a new bag asap and I got it!!!:)

Pros: Great design, Ease of use
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
LJMM
from Washington, DC
35-44 yrs

Great backpack
July 24, 2012

My wife needed a new family vacation backpack. We haven't had a chance to actually take it on a vacation yet but we are very pleased with the build quality, numerous pockets & pouches, and weight. My wife does have one complaint...she didn't realize the "back" is a harder plastic. She expected a "soft" backpack. Most backpacks we shopped had this feature so she got over it pretty quickly. We're very happy with the purchase and the price.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
student

good purchase
November 17, 2010

Back pack is perfect for college student. Lots of room and strong enough to carry many books.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use
Okieone
from Oklahoma

Great Choice
April 28, 2011

You can't go wrong with a North Face product. This is the second North Face backpack we have purchased. Altrec is a great source for anyone making their purchase via the internet. They perform as promise. We are real pleased with the backpack and Altrec.

Pros: Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 1 / 5
HALIM
from Bloomfield, Mi
18-24 yrs

Amazing!
August 05, 2011

This backpack just came in and it is just so beautiful! Honestly I used to roll my eyes at the north face brand but you have to step back and realize: these backpacks are so popular yet expensive because they are OF EXCELLENT QUALITY. My sister bought one last year and its still in perfect condition. My other $25 backpacks wouldn't even last past my first semester. I say its worth the extra few dollars if it will last forever. Overall this backpack is amazing.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 3 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
NorthFaceLover4ever
from South Carolina
18-24 yrs

The Perfect Backpack
July 18, 2011

I bought this North Face backpack for my freshman year of college, and it's perfect! Of course with North Face you're going to get the very best quality, but all the details are what make it really great. The appearance is exactly as shown, and the colors are very vivid. The front pocket comes with tons of little compartments for storing stuff like pens/pencils, cell phone, etc. It has a very sturdy yet padded backing. If you're looking for a lot of storage space you might want to get a larger backpack, as this one only has one large pocket and one small pocket. For me, however, it's the perfect fit for books, laptop, and all the little things. I'd say look no further, this bag is great!!!

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 3 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
mstonerunner

Great Bag for A College Kid
January 05, 2011

After having a few previous bags that have ripped, this bag has broken the curve. It is a perfect bag for a college kid. It doesn't have a huge capacity, but it has enough for a few classes and has good weight distribution for transport. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is in upper education and is looking for a very durable bag that can handle the load of a college kid. A great choice!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
Judysgift
45-54 yrs

Great backpack
January 09, 2011

My son wanted a new backpack for school. After searching he chose the Jester. He loves it!! It's the perfect size for high school.

Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
abcdefg

Good backpack
September 19, 2010

This was a very nice backpack, but not what I was looking for. I wanted something a bit smaller for school. But just in general, it looked very durable (of course) and just great quality. It was just too big for what I wanted.

outdoorlady89
from Seattle, WA
18-24 yrs

This is a great backpack.
August 23, 2012

I really like the Jester, it works well for both school (it fits my laptop plus a couple large books and folders) and outdoor activities like day hikes, etc. Would recommend it to anyone!

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Wahoo2013
from Virginia
18-24 yrs

Durable and Stylish
April 10, 2011

I love this backpack! Not only is it sleek and stylish, but it is going to last forever. The foam-core back is great for carrying books, too. Sometimes the books in my backpack poke me in the back and make them uncomfortable to carry, but that won't be a problem with the Jester. Great value for the price too, especially when compared with other, more expensive North Face backpacks. I would definitely recommended this backpack to students!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value

Awesome backpack many colors to choose
August 24, 2010

I love this backpack I got it in orchid purple and I just love the color.It was a bonus that it could fit 4 binder plus a pencil box! I LOVE THE JESTER BACKPACK!!!!!!!!!

way2coolmom
from Oxford Mississippi

Great backpack for middle schooler
August 23, 2011

I purchased this backpack for my 13 year old (8th grader). This was a perfect size for her tall/thin frame. She is 5'5" and weighs 110. Great support and lightweight. She loves the style as well. This pack has several compartments and a side bottle holder that is perfect for gatorade, water, etc. Would definitely recommend.

Pros: Ease of use
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 4 / 5
hisbeloved

Great backpack for any beginner!
March 17, 2011

I bought this for my little sister in high school and she loves it! It's a big heavy, but it's okay. She says there is room to put her books, as well as her laptop. Totally recommend to any person looking for great durable backpack!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use

Gloves & backpack
September 07, 2010

They were both great. The backpack was just the right size and the gloves fit beautifully.

lovesaltrec5

Great choice!
October 04, 2010

This bag is a great item to use for school! The straps have cushioned padding and it is very comfortable. Even on my days with the heaviest loads, somehow this bag holds it all without straining my back!

Pros: Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 3 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
NFhiker

Great buy
August 24, 2011

This backpack works great for carrying books to and from class. It could be a little larger but works great for me and my everyday activities. North Face provides great quality products that are super durable and will last forever. This bag is a great value for the price. I would for sure recommend it.

Pros: Great value

Excellent quality
August 25, 2010

Very nice backpack, sturdy construction, very pleased

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August 20, 2010

So I absolutely love this backpack. I got the Brown Plaid and I've gotten so many compliments. And what better brand to buy than The North Face ;). Very comfortable and doesn't look so bulky with all my books. Definitely recommend this to anyone

Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 3 / 5
Will9631

1 more
September 08, 2011

Love the backpack but it could use 1 more pocket. Nice sized compartments, The plaid green design is awesome. Contstructed from a very nice heavy material that I expect from North Face

Pros: Build quality, Great value

We love it..
September 10, 2010

The backpack is great for me, especially considering that I use it mostly for going to the gym. I can store my sweatpants, sweatshirt, T-shirt, spare socks, and sneakers in my bag easily, and there is additional space for items such as my water bottle, energy drinks,

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