The humble backpack. Perfect for days spent exploring the sights, or evenings spent surveying the city. Ideal for a road trip to somewhere new or simply a trip to the nearby shops. Just pack what you need, throw it on your back, and off you go.
But not every backpack is built the same. Some backpacks need to go beyond humble, to bring with them security, organisation, durability, style and unmatched comfort for those that rely on them most.
Those early morning bleary eyed, to late afternoon coffee fueled students. The ones that need to haul books, binders, laptops, snacks, caffeine, clothes, keys, headphones, glasses, wallets, purses, and phones, to name but a few.
So whether it’s back to school, back to uni, or simply just back to the grind The North Face Borealis Backpacks are the perfect companion for your days exploring the great outdoors as well the great unknown of the classroom.
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The Perfect Uni Backpack
It’s not the first day of primary school now Dorothy, you can’t just go for the bag with Mickey Mouse on it. You need a bag that is going to be there and support you through all those years of university education just like your childhood sweetheart said they would.
Things To Look For When Choosing The Perfect Backpack
- Comfort and Support
- Features and Organisation
- Size and Capacity
The North Face Borealis Backpack
A lot of people would say, don’t fix what’s not broken. But The North Face did it anyway, and updated the Borealis backpack even more with some pretty badass sounding features.
With their FlexVent suspension system you’re provided with custom injection-moulded shoulder straps and a padded mesh back panel with a highly breathable spine channel for extreme levels of comfort and ventilation when on the go all day long.
We’re all about safety first, and so is this backpack. With reflective features all over it to provide you with 360 degrees of reflectivity, as well as a removable waist belt, sternum strap and side compression straps to make sure you’re as safe as you are comfortable.
What about the easier accessed fleece lined external pockets and front elastic bungee system, the large main compartment for all your books and binders, and even the obsessively organised internal compartments containing an extra padded tablet sleeve, pen slots and additional secure zip pockets. Andddd, there’s even a fully dedicated, highly protective laptop compartment, to give your laptop the utmost respect and protection.
And in terms of space, it’s literally like Mary Poppins bag up in there. This backpack boasts a ton of room, 28 litres in fact, which is enough to easily pack in your day or weekends necessities with room to spare for a cheeky Greggs.
And these bags are designed with materials that have been through the war, literally. These bags are made from the same stuff that World War II air pilots wore during the war – Ballistics nylon and Cordura nylon. So if it can see soldiers through the war, it should easily see you through 3 or 4 years at uni.
If you are one for visual flair, these backpacks have you covered there too. Coming in a range of bold contrasting colours you will easily find out to suit your style.
The North Face Women’s Borealis Backpack
And oh no it doesn’t stop there, there is even a women’s version, designed specifically to fit the female body shape.
Check it out here: North Face Womens Borealis Backpack
The North Face Borealis Classic Backpack
For those that like to keep it classic, The North Face Borealis Classic Backpack is the choice for you.
Classic, yet packed full of modern features, this backpack offers everything you need to see you through any daily adventure and comes in a range of eye-catching colours.
A generous 28 litres of storage space allows to to fit in everything you need for a day grinding and then some. It also has the scrupulous internal compartments to organise everything other than your love life, and The North Face classic bungee straps on the front to attach any additional gear that you see fit.
This lighter, more stripped back version of the Borealis backpack still retains the superior FlexVent support system with the moulded shoulder straps and the padded air-mesh back panel with supportive Spine Channel. And don’t forget the nifty reflective light loops to keep you seen no matter what time you’re stumbling in home.