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  • Trampoline-style suspended mesh back panel with contoured Atilon sheet for extra breathability
  • Deep-zipper access to the main body keeps your gear readily accessible
  • Webbing lash points and dual pole / tool attachments
  • Exterior pocket and stuff pouch; interior security pocket; hipbelt pockets
  • Hydration sleeve and port (reservoir not included)


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Best Use Hiking
Bag Style Backpack
Frame Type Internal Frame
Gear Capacity (L) 22 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 1343 cubic inches
1 lb. 14 oz.
1 lbs. 13 oz.
Weight - Metric
850 kilograms
822 kilograms
Fits Torso
16 - 19 inches
14 - 17 inches
Fits Waist/Hips Unavailable
Material(s) 100-denier nylon/210-denier geo weave nylon
Frame Material Polyethylene sheet
Number of Stays 0
Suspended Mesh Back Panel Yes
Pack Access Top / Panel
Number of Exterior Pockets 6 + main compartment
Hipbelt Yes
Dimensions Unavailable
Gender Women's
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for tourism in the city too! I bought this backpack at a trip to Tokyo. It changed my life. The backpack is so light that I often forgot that I was wearing it. I took it everywhere: on day-trips, to shopping, to walk around town... It fits tons of purchases + lunch boxes + water bottles + umbrella + light coat + DSLR camera and lenses. It fits more stuff than a 40 liter backpack that I own! The main pockets have two or even three zippers, so you can fit a padlock. It also fits the woman's anatomy perfectly. Nothing bugs you or hurt. It is a great backpack!
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I love the color, it feels extremely comfortable against my back, and it holds a lot more than I thought it would. I ordered the small and it fits just right, I am 5'5" and small to medium build.
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy it again It's a great backpack has lots of space, fits snugly against my back and I love the color. I just wish the waist strap was longer or there were more size options am a average sized person and it's so small and fits very tightly but it's an easy fix with a little sewing
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite purchase! I use this bag for commuting in the city. It's the perfect size for daily travel and has a lot of options for storage. The pack is comfortable and lightweight, and never slows you down. I would buy this bag again and again!
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First big test...passed with flying colors! My girlfriend has already used this for our regular hiking trips, a small camping trip we went on as son as she received the bag. We also went to Chicago to visit her family and she used the bag as her carry on. She gets complimented on it everywhere she goes. She loves the storage options. The color was a big reason why I got this for her. It seems very durable. We kinda wish it came with a rain cover.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I am a college student who loves to hike so I wanted a pack that could do both! So far I have loved it for both. It has plenty of space for school supplies and sits well as I am walking around campus. I have loved it for hiking, too! On longer hikes I wish I had a little more space, but overall it has worked out well. I would definitely recommend this for school or day hikes!
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas gift, but looks great! This is a Christmas gift for my daughter so it hasn't been used yet. I'll update my review once she's had a chance to use it. But it looks great and price was reasonable.
Date published: 2015-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Technical Bag Purchased two of these bags for friends who will be doing volunteer work in the Philippines. The bags for great on your average female and there are plenty of spots to store items. The bag does well in. Light rain, although the only thing that can improve it is a rain cover.
Date published: 2016-08-30
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Is there a rain cover I can purchase for this back pack?

Asked by: nikkizzzle
You can find pack rain covers online here:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-21

Are the side pockets large enough to hold a 32 oz water bottle?

Asked by: sajoyner
The side pockets are large enough to hold a 32 oz water bottle.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-24

Is there a spot on the either strap for the mouth piece of the water reservoir to connect to? I have a smaller North Face hydration pack and there is a magnet located on the one of the straps to keep the mouth piece accessible.

Asked by: Tracy L
This does not have a magnet for a hydration bite valve to attach to. It does, however, have webbing on the shoulder straps that the reservoir tube can be guided through to stay in place.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-27

Is there a rain cover included? 

Asked by: Marilynn
The women's Aleia 22U Pack does not include a raincover.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-01

Is there an outside pocket for a water bottle?

Asked by: tmhobgood
The Aleia 22U Pack does have pockets on the sides for water bottles.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-01

How do you recommend deciding between the two sizes? I am roughly 5'3" tall.

Asked by: Hannah C
The most important measurements to take into consideration when sizing a backpack are the torso length and waist size. REI puts these measurements in the specs tab on backpacks we sell. The link below is a great article on how to find your torso and hip size for a backpack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-14

What size of water reservoir does it hold?

Asked by: Crystal the walker
The North Face Aleia 22U Pack will hold up to a 3 liter hydration reservoir.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-01

Can you include a picture of the purple pack?  I'd hate to buy it, just to return it and the grey is too light.

Asked by: Elleb
Thank you for your feedback. We are working to get the appropriate image on the page.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-01
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