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The North Face Overhaul 40 Daypack


    The North Face Overhaul 40 Daypack

    The North Face Overhaul 40 Daypack makes travel easy, whether you're headed for a weekend getaway or a cross-country flight. Its laptop panel opens flat so you can cruise through airport security.

    • $159.00

    Item # 867968

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    • Back panel with sleeves for a tablet and a 15 in. laptop unzips to lie flat for security screening
    • Back panel also features a convenient pass-through slot for easily sliding the bag onto your luggage handle
    • Stowable shoulder straps and side handle transform the backpack into a horizontal briefcase-style bag
    • Bottom zippered pocket is great for isolating dirty shoes or laundry
    • Expandable zippered gusset lets you adjust the volume to carry more or less
    • Large front fleece-lined pocket is perfect for your phone, camera or sunglasses
    • Internal organization panel keeps all other gear safe and organized
    • Molded, padded shoulder straps and back panel add comfort; winged hipbelt, a sternum strap and load lifters customize the fit
    • External water-bottle pockets double as quick stash pockets
    • The North Face Overhaul 40 Daypack features multiple interior pockets and sleeves so you can find what you need quickly

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


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    The North Face Overhaul 40 Daypack Specs
    Best use
    41 liters
    2,501 cubic inches
    5 + main compartment
    15 inches
    21 x 12 x 7 inches
    3 lbs. 3 oz.
    Bag style
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Number of exterior pockets
    Laptop compartment
    Fits laptop size (in.)
    Carry-on size

    The North Face Overhaul 40 Daypack

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    Rated 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by from4 days, 4 states I bought this backpack back in March before a 4 day trip that took me from Alaska to California to Arizona to Washington and back to Alaska. When when full with a laptop, external batteries, clothes, and some gadgets this bag held up well and easily fit under the seat in front of me on the plane. Went on a five day trip to Seattle in May with clothes, laptop, and some light rain gear and still had room for small souvenirs that I purchased while in Seattle. This is easily the best backpack I have ever bought.
    Date published: 2014-06-24
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromNearly perfect, but I want at least excellence. I returned the backpack, partly because of an apparent rip along the side which became evident one day out on my recent Asian tour. The REI rep examined the bag and thought it may have been miss-stitched, since there was a clean edge with no thread evidence. My main input gets past that possible quality control issue. The side pouches which looked great at the store proved to be too short for reliable use. Two pouches are a requirement for me, one for a water bottle, the other for a can of tennis balls at home, or a stainless steel coffee mug on the road. The pouch only comes about halfway up on the water bottle, making it unreliable and therefore useless. My wife figured out a workaround - she attached the water bottle clip to the zippers, and I tried that a few times, but mostly placed anything I didn't want knocked off and lost inside the bag. Raise the pouches another 2-3 inches and you've got a real solution. I loved the computer storage and you just unzip the back to slide through security screening just as advertised. I did that countless times on my trip and it was a breeze. My second issue is the weight caused by the padding for the computer and your back. There must be durable materials available that produce less weight like in mail pouches for express mail, not the solution, but that's the direction. I had planned to empty the bag for day trips when I was in place for a few days, but the empty weight was too much. I opted for a smaller and lighter bag for day trips, but the Overhaul 40 should have and could have done double duty. I recommend the EFB signature edition if North Face heeds my recommendations. Ironically, I saw North Face knockoffs in Malaysia which were lighter and had most of the features I wanted - I almost bought one - they were certainly cheap enough! My last and least important recommendation is to offer a bit of color, rather than the dull slate gray. I haven't seen the blue one, but the days of taking long business and pleasure trips encumbered with a tie and suit are long past. A business/pleasure backpack can now have a little personality. I'd only recommend this product to someone who didn't care about the side pouches, weight, or having a dull looking backpack, because it's really well designed otherwise. As for me, I want those features improved.
    Date published: 2014-05-16
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromA I flew to london for four days with only this as my personal item. No checked bag or carryon. Pretty soon more airlines will charge or restrict carryon bags in overhead. Loaded but not filled to the seams. This fit into the personal item mold at the airport. This means airlines that may charge for carryon will let you have a personal item that fits under seat for free. I fit pair of pants three pair under wear three shirts laptop medicine and toiletries and book all in bag with socks and extra pair of running shoes.And it still fit under seat like a big purse, I guess. Everything was flexible except for laptop, so that helps. Expando zipper open and it still fit as personal item. Would highly recommend for budget traveler and light loader.
    Date published: 2014-03-20
    Rated 5out of5
    by from4 Countries 6 Days Bought this a day before I left for a busy business trip where I was in 4-countries in 6-days; used it as my carry-on and my briefcase during meetings. It was roomy enough to store my laptop, some clothes, and personal items but small enough to carry into meetings.
    Date published: 2014-04-18

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