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The North Face Overhaul 40 Daypack

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The North Face Overhaul 40 daypack is a heavy-duty hauler for those on the go through airports, across trails and into urban canyons.

  • Main compartment features an organizer panel for pens, PDAs and cards; a large mesh pocket stashes electronic accessories; a universal sleeve stores documents
  • Separate, dedicated laptop compartment has a water-resistant zipper and accommodates laptops with 17 in. screens
  • Secondary compartment is perfect for clothing and other travel and work essentials; compartment features a large expansion panel and internal organization
  • Zippered, externally accessed "laundry" compartment stows dirty gear separately from the clean goods
  • Front zippered pocket and dual stretch water bottle pockets allow quick access to gear and hydration
  • Padded air-mesh shoulder straps with sternum strap and padded back panel combine with a winged, padded waistbelt to comfortably distribute the load
  • Suspension system can be easily tucked away behind back panel for simplified transport on airlines
  • Padded top and side carry handles supply additional carry options
  • External slide-through sleeve goes over the handle of your wheeled luggage for convenient transportation through the terminal
  • The North Face Overhaul 40 daypack is constructed of abrasion-, moisture- and tear-resistant nylon for exceptional durability


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The North Face Overhaul 40 Daypack Specs
Best use
41 liter
2,500 cubic inches
3 lbs. 5 oz.
5 + main compartment
20.5 x 12.5 x 9 inches
Gear capacity (L)
Gear capacity (cu. in.)
Number of exterior pockets
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The North Face Overhaul 40 Daypack

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The North Face Overhaul 40 Daypackis rated4.5out of5by8.
Rated5out of5byfromPerfect backpackwe bought 2 of these backpacks for a recent trip to Africa and were very pleased with how they worked for us. Many pockets and compartments - held all we needed and then some and very comfortable to wear - I was hauling 20lbs at one point in it and it was easy to do!. Very glad we got these and they will get some good use from us!. Also REI was most helpful when purchasing and can't say enough good things about them!.
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated4out of5byfromworth the moneyOverall i started looking for a good backpack for a laptop that i had just got. wanted something that could fit my 15.6 inch laptop without being tight and that offered enough room to travel with the charger, change of cloths, phone, food ect. couldn't find a good quality bag till i came across this and the only thing that held me back was the price. i gotta tell you though it was well worth it. its a bit big but overall it holds everything i can through in it and more. good quality from what i can tell and when there is some good weight in it, it carry's very comfortable.
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated3out of5byfromThe Good, The Bad and The UglyI packed this bag for a 3 week trip to Africa. Some camera gear, small laptop, Kindle, 3-1-1 bag, change of shirt and undies, small office was heavy, as I expected it would be. It was about 30 pounds at the worst of days. This was my carryon...what I needed and what was valuable. I checked my clothes and things less valuable. The straps were an immediate problem. The suspension system was zip...barely does anything at the hips to help spread the load. The shoulder straps did not fit right when all was said and done and the chest strap was built for a midget. There was no way to contain all the straps on this thing to get it through the security rollers and it would catch and get stuck; straps all over the airplane floor and raking in and out of the overhead. When packed...and not expanded, the bag barely fits in the overhead or under your seat in front of you. When you get it loaded, the front compartment becomes totally worthless as you can't get into it or dig around...there are so many pockets and places to go that you can't find what you are looking for and have to unload it it to dig around. The bottom compartment is neat. I liked putting some things there to be handy but out of the just HAVE to make sure you put a little clip or lock on it or the thing will open up on you potentially and poof...there goes that stuff. Bottom line was after 3 weeks I never wanted to see that bag ever again. REI is great and taking it back and I've gotten the Osprey Farpoint 40 which I should have gotten in the first place. Osprey was what I saw all over the backs of Africa trekkers. If you want a good bag for short hauls and more office than hill top...then consider this bag. But if you want to go on a trip and not start getting worked up over your luggage...then buy a different bag.
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated5out of5byfromclose to perfectionThis pack is a phenomenal leap forward for comfort and packing in travel features. For everyday its awesome to be able to pack "everything but the kitchen sink" However it is well,it could be easier to pack. I would prefer a clamshell design. I know it would add even more weight. But this is the thing that make it a perfect pack!!! I am a pack-junkie. With a pack for every use:) This one is as close to perfect as they get. I couldn't be happier.Well,it could be a scad cheaper:) Excellent job on the collaboration between North face and REI...maybe we'll see more in the future!!!
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated5out of5byfromGreat travel packI bought this pack for travel. I can't believe how much it holds. It's easy to pack and find things. The laptop compartment makes going through TSA at the airport much easier.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated4out of5byfromgreat for commuting to collegeUse for commuting to college. Holds books, change of clothes easily. Lots of space. Don't recommend using for hiking/camping. Could use compression straps but wouldn't change anything else.
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated5out of5byfromExcellent packI use this bag for work and I couldn't be more satisfied. High quality, perfect capacity size, durable, it has everything.
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated5out of5byfromThis is the Laptop pack I have wantedThe North Face Overhaul 40 Laptop Pack is the finest commuter-style backpack I have owned. I live out of my backpack and carry lots of gear so that I can be prepared for any eventuality. This pack has it all. A very large main compartment, with an ingenious inner pouch accessed via the bottom. It has many smaller pockets with lots of storage spaces and nooks and crannies. The quality of the zippers is better than I've ever seen before, and the material it is made of is very tough. The pack is a heavy-duty, built-for-endurance piece of gear. I especially like that the shoulder straps and belt can be stored out-of-site when needed. To those in the other reviews who complain about it not being good for hiking, I say "This is a very specialized pack, get a hiking pack!"
Date published: 2012-10-21

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