North Face backpacks lifestyle imageNorth Face backpacks are now officially available at Best Buy, with a diverse selection of models, and in styles to fit various lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for a new backpack to take to work, bring with you as a carry-on for trips, to go hiking, or use for school, there are plenty of options.

The backpacks come in a number of colour options as well, and with the capability to hold everything from a laptop to a DSLR.

North Face Borealis 28L Day BackpackNorth Face Backpacks for School

A great option for the student is the North Face Borealis 28L Day Backpack, which has a reflective bike loop light that will come in handy if you bike to class or, more importantly, home from class when it’s dark outside. There are water bottle tabs to hold some aqua to keep you hydrated during the commute and throughout the day, and an external bungee cord for connecting extra gear. Inside, it can hold a laptop up to 15″, plus a tablet via the padded and fleece-lined sleeve. Throw other items, like your smartphone, wallet, and sunglasses, in the fleece-lined external pocket. The removable waist strap will keep the bag secure and better distribute weight when you’re carrying around those heavy school materials. It’s worth noting that many of the features make this backpack ideal for hikers as well.

North Face Haystack 31.5L Day BackpackA cute option for students is the Haystack 31.5L Day Backpack, which comes in fun colours like ocean depths blue and Poinciana orange. It’s spacious interior is enough to hold everything a student would need, including a 15” laptop. The FlexVent suspension system with injection-moulded shoulder straps helps to ensure a comfortable fit throughout the entire school day.

North Face Backpacks for the Commuting Worker

While the ideal look for a businessperson is to have a briefcase or tote of some kind, let’s face it, sometimes that just isn’t practical. As a journalist, I often attend trade shows, and I need a comfortable backpack that I can walk around with, and that can securely hold my laptop, camera, notebook, wallet, and other items. But also, while a nice briefcase might work for those who drive into the office, if you take public transportation, a more rugged and easily-carried baNorth Face Vault 28L Laptop Day Backpackckpack might make far more sense. If you want to ensure the health of your back, it’s better to carry your items in something that evenly distributes the weight across your shoulders anyway.

I like to have a flash of colour with my work backpack, since my outfits often include basic black. My work backpack is navy blue. The North Face Vault 28L Laptop Day Backpack is a nice shade of blue heather with urban navy, and would make a great companion for traveling to work. It can hold a 15” laptop and other gear via the secondary compartment and internal organizer with secure zippered pocket and hook-and-loop pen pockets. There are dual mesh water bottle pockets, and a reflective like-light loop should you choose to get to work via bicycle (good on you if you dNorth Face Borealis 25L Women’s Day Backpacko, by the way!) The sternum strap and whistle buckle will help take that load off your back, ensuring comfort as you navigate the busy subway station, or wait for the bus.

For the same reason as the above, I often use a backpack as my carry-on when traveling for business, placing my wallet and essentials inside, and packing a separate purse in my suitcase for use in the evenings. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, a backpack will make for the most comfortable experience, particularly if you’re planning to do a lot of walking, and especially if you have young kids who are past the diaper bag stage but still not past the need-to-bring-an-extra-pair-of-clothes-and-snacks-with-me-everywhere phase.

North Face Fuse Box Charged 25L Day BackpackFor women, in particular, the North Face Borealis 25L Women’s Day Backpack in Balsam Green is a stylish option that will suit both work and play. You can bring your laptop (up to 15”) or use the compartment to store paperwork or your child’s tablet. (There’s also a dedicated tablet sleeve if you want to bring along both.) It has stretch mesh side pockets so you can bring water for you and a sippy cup for your child, and an external bungee core for throwing in other items. What makes this one “for women” is that the shoulder straps are specifically contoured to fit a woman’s frame, so it may end up being a more comfortable option than a standard backpack.

A really neat option for travelers is the North Face Fuse Box Charged 25L Day Backpack,  which has a dedicated charging dashboard and Joey T55 batt North Face Surge 33L Day Backpackery for powering up your laptop, tablet, and smartphones on the go. It can hold a 13” laptop and tablet, and can charge most smartphones to full capacity up to three and-a-half times per cycle. It’s great because you can leave the portable charger at home, and use your bag itself as the charging device.

North Face Backpacks for the Hiker/Adventurer

The adventure-seeker will appreciate a backpack like the North Face Surge 33L Day Backpack. It comes finished in black with a bright ponpeian red trim that is easy to spot if you end up losing your friends amidst the brush. The large main compartment can hold a laptop if you’re bringing one along, or is spacious enough to carry the items you’ll need, like snacks, water, a cNorth Face Vault 28L Day Backpack Mountain Camoamera, small drone, and safety and emergency gear. There’s also a dedicated pocket for your sunglasses for those sunny day treks.

The North Face Vault 28L Day Backpack in a Mountain Camo print and metallic silver is also a great option for adventurers, particularly those who might want to stay hidden, like photographers on an expedition to capture images of wildlife. In addition to the overall design, it also has a reflective bike-light loop and shoulder strap webbing that will ensure 360-degrees of reflectivity in low-light situations, like at night. To optimally distribute the weight on you while you hike through the forest or up a trail, it has sternum straps and a whistle buckle; plus a FlexVent suspension system that North Face Kaban Transit 25.5L Day Backpackincludes compression-moulded shoulderstraps and a padded air-mesh back panel – a feature you’ll appreciate when hiking in extreme heat.

The North Face Kaban Transit 25.5L Day Backpack has a top-load design, making it great for adventure seekers – you can carry it on your bike while you cycle or hike, for example. It can hold an up to 17” computer, and travelers will appreciate the zip compartment that can fully-open, making it easy to take the laptop out for security checks at the airport.

Check out a complete selection of North Face backpacks at Best Buy Online.

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