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The North Face Recon Daypack


    The North Face Recon Daypack

    Slip on The North Face Recon daypack for technical outdoor performance that will take you on towering summit adventures or everyday work and school commutes. See details

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    Slip on The North Face Recon daypack for technical outdoor performance that will take you on towering summit adventures or everyday work and school commutes.

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    Slip on The North Face Recon daypack for technical outdoor performance that will take you on towering summit adventures or everyday work and school commutes.

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    Slip on The North Face Recon daypack for technical outdoor performance that will take you on towering summit adventures or everyday work and school commutes.

    • Panel-loading main compartment offers plenty of room for gear and clothing, or books and binders
    • Laptop sleeve fits most 15 in. laptops; it doubles as a hydration pocket with drinking tube exit port (reservoir sold separately)
    • Secondary compartment with organizer helps keep track of pens/pencils, wallet, cell phone, electronics and other daily essentials
    • Front stash pocket with water-resistant zipper stows small necessities
    • Large front mesh pocket closes with a buckle to securely hold a bike helmet or jacket
    • The North Face Recon daypack features dual side mesh pockets that can hold water bottles or snacks
    • Flexible, ventilated shoulder straps are injection-molded and feature polyethylene foam for added comfort
    • Comfortable air-mesh back panel features a recessed spine channel that helps relieve pressure and enhance breathability
    • Winged hipbelt can be stowed out of the way when not in use
    • This pack is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association, recognizing the comfort and function of its shoulder straps, back panel and interior organization

    Please note: The North Face products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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    The North Face Recon Daypack Specs
    Best use
    29 liters
    1,770 cubic inches
    2 lbs. 10 oz.
    Nylon/ballistic nylon/polyester
    5 + main compartment
    19 x 13 x 7.5 inches
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    The North Face Recon Daypack

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    The North Face Recon Daypackis rated4.1538out of5by13.
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat everyday pack.I have had this pack for a little over a month now, and I love it. I picked the bag up at a REI store in the San Jose area while I was over there for business. I brought it back with me to Los Angeles to use as an everyday pack/college back pack. When I first saw it, the bag had nothing in it so it appeared somewhat small. However when I stretched it out it looked fine. It holds all my books that I need just fine and still fits comfortable. Although I use this pack mainly for casual purposes I find that it could most definitely be used as a hiking pack if needed. I would recommend this bag to anyone looking for a durable day pack or college book bag that will last through several years to come.
    Date published: 2014-02-27
    Rated5out of5byfromgreat packI love this pack. It suits my needs perfectly. Mostly day hikes with the dog. has both interior and exterior spaces that are efficiently placed for comfort and ease of use
    Date published: 2013-10-02
    Rated4out of5byfromThis is working out better than expectedThis was the third pack I tried. My wife did tons of research before she bought the women's version of the TNF Recon pack. Now, I'm not one to fall for brand names, and I associate TNF with high prices, so I stayed away. But, as luck would have it, I ended up with the men's version of my wife's bag. And it is incredibly complete. It holds my 17" laptop snug and secure in a very tight but easy-to-slip sleeve, plenty of room for my portfolio, notepad, power cable, mouse, a change of clothes, a toiletry bag, and a couple books. Add the outside mesh pockests for on-the-go necessaries, water bottles, and so on, and it still handles like a champ. Wait, have I mentioned how comfortable this thing is? Oh yeah. Very. The perforated shoulder straps are the dream of anyone who wears a backpack. AS for my only con, it's more my preference. I like lightweight. This seems a bit on the bulky side. But it's probably why the straps are so tremendously comfy. So the con is not really a con. In summary: If you are not happy with your current bag, give this puppy a try.
    Date published: 2013-06-12
    Rated4out of5byfromGood day packI bought this pack to carry my laptop when I go places, or to throw a few things in it for a day hike. I really love the padding under the laptop sleeve so you wont break your laptop when you set the pack down to hard. Good for a short day hike or for school.
    Date published: 2013-05-29
    Rated4out of5byfromGood travel packJust came back from 2+ weeks in Europe and was glad to have it.
    Date published: 2013-05-29
    Rated1out of5byfromToo many strapsI ended up returning this pack. There were so many straps and places to adjust and connect that it was just not usable as a casual pack. The pads on the sholder harness were also not very comfortable. Overall, this pack may be ok for someone who is only intending to use for hiking, but it is not suitable as a more general purpose backpack/day pack.
    Date published: 2013-04-24
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat packI originally got this pack back in 2006 and after 3-4 years of heavy use one of the zipper stopped working properly. I exchanged it for a new one in 2009 and it has been going strong ever since. It's a great pack with lots of options for storage. It feels great when fully loaded. I'm 6'2" 210 lbs. It has enough capacity to hold enough clothes for a 3 night flight to the beach and is easily used as a carry on. I even was able to use this on a flight as my "personal item". Great pack that can take a beating.
    Date published: 2013-03-26
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat All Around Small PackI bought this pack as a small pack for flights which it worked great! It quickly turned into my everyday gym bag. It's compact size and ample pockets have been fantastic. I might buy a second one.
    Date published: 2013-02-20

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