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  • Padded, fleece-lined sleeve in main compartment protects a 15 in. laptop
  • Padded, fleece-lined tablet sleeve in front compartment
  • Front stash pocket with stretch side panels for additional volume
  • External fleece-lined pocket for sunglasses or electronics
  • Internal organizer has a fleece-lined media pocket, zip pocket and cord manager
  • 2 stretch-mesh water bottle pockets
  • Comfortable shoulder straps and padded mesh back panel with venting
  • Sternum strap buckle has built-in emergency whistle
  • Padded top handle
  • 360° reflectivity
  • Removable waist belt


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Best Use Travel
Bag Style Backpack
Gear Capacity (L) 31 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 1,892 cubic inches
Number of Exterior Pockets 5 + main compartment
Laptop Compartment Yes
Fits Laptop Size (in.) 15 inches
iPad / Tablet Compartment Yes
Carry-On Size Yes
Material(s) 210-denier Cordura ripstop nylon
Dimensions 19.25 x 14 x 9.5 inches
Weight 2 lbs. 10.68 oz.
Gender Unisex
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What is the warranty on this pack?

Asked by: Amanda14
The North Face actually has a lifetime guarantee on the pack: Search Results *Our products are fully warranted against defects in materials and workmanship with a lifetime guarantee. Footwear holds a limited one-year guarantee. ... For warranty evaluation, your product must be returned directly to The North Face® Warranty Department, 2321 N Loop Road, Alameda, CA 94502.
Answered by: donut
Date published: 2017-03-23

Does this backpack include any id tags?

Asked by: benicia
​No, there is not an ID tag in this pack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-12

Does anyone know what the difference is between the women's and men's versions of the Recon backpack?  Is it strictly a color thing or are there functional differences?  Thanks!

Asked by: Texas zman
The women's-specific Recon daypack has a shorter suspension system compared to the men's pack. Additionally, the shoulder straps are narrower and contoured with the female form in mind. Function-wise, the two packs are identical.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-07

Is it possible to strap a sleeping bag or rolled pad to the bottom of the pack?

Asked by: donut
​This backpack does not have any straps on the bottom of the pack to attach a sleeping bag or sleeping pad.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-23

Is a waterproof cover available?

Asked by: peterjj
The 40 liter REI Duck's Back Rain Cover is a good choice for the Recon Daypack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-14

Would this backpack work for weekend trips about Europe? I typically travel by train and do a lot of walking and bike riding. 

Asked by: Amandakims
​This daypack is perfectly suited for weekend trips and urban travel.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-14

How big of a tablet will it hold? I'm hoping to store my laptop and my 12 in tab.

Asked by: Cmilito
According to the manufacturer, the dedicated tablet sleeve will hold a 13” tablet.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-25

How well does this backpack fit under an airplane seat?

Asked by: Hillsdale
The dimensions of the Recon Daypack are 19.25" x 14" x 9.5". We recommend checking with your airline as the requirements for personal items can vary.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-12
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