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About The North Face Surge Daypack for Women

Run errands with all your gear inside the extremely versatile Women's Surge Backpack from The North Face. The backpack features a FlexVent injection-molded straps that comes with a top layer of Atilon foam that provides a woman-specific torso fit and enhanced shoulder support. Padded Airmesh back panel offers added back support along with a winged stowable hip belt that balances the load throughout your upper body for stress-free carrying. The Surge alsoincludes a padded laptop compartment that fits most 17" laptops and dedicated Neoprene tablet sleeve which secures other media devices within the large main compartment. Secondary compartment gives extra storage space to additional gear so you don't have to leave anything behind. Whether for school, work or various outdoor getaways, The North Face Surge Backpack has you covered.

This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

The The North Face Surge Daypack for Women is commonly used for Backpacking, Commuting, Cycling, Day trip, Hiking, Office, School and more. The The North Face Surge Daypack for Women is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Avid Adventurer, Casual/ Recreational among others. The The North Face Surge Daypack for Women is popular because customers like the following qualities of the The North Face Surge Daypack for Women: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good padding, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity, Lightweight.

The North Face Surge Daypack for Women Features

  • Women-specific, FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps with a top layer of Atilon foam for added support
  • Comfortable, padded Airmesh back panel with Spine Channel and PE sheet for extra back support
  • Integrated reflective light loop
  • Padded, winged stowable hip belt
  • Zippered, dedicated, padded laptop compartment (fits most 17" laptops)
  • Dedicated Neoprene tablet sleeve
  • Large main compartment
  • Secondary compartment with organization
  • Front tricot stash pocket
  • Front vertical stash pocket
  • Side zippered power cord pocket
  • Stretch woven side water bottle pockets

The North Face Surge Daypack for Women Specifications

Pack Style
Daypack
Capacity
1830 cu in (30 liters)
Pack Dimensions
18.5" x 13" x 9.5" (47 cm x 33 cm x 24 cm)
Weight
3 lbs (1360 g)
Material
420D nylon, 1680D ballistics nylon
Available in the Following Colors:
Black/Bonnie Blue

The Surge Daypack for Women Customer Reviews

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The North Face Surge Daypack for Women
 
4.7

(based on 37 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (35)
  • Good padding (31)
  • Highly adjustable (27)
  • Easy to load (21)
  • Large capacity / good size (19)

Cons

  • Zipper snags (3)

Best Uses

  • School (30)
  • Commuting (20)
  • Day trip (14)
  • Office (13)
  • Hiking (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (24), Avid adventurer (4), Outdoor professional (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (26), Survivalist / minimalist (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great daypack

I'm currently a college student so I have to lug around quite a few number of items across and around campus for several hours. The thing I was most pleased about was the amount of...Read complete review

I'm currently a college student so I have to lug around quite a few number of items across and around campus for several hours. The thing I was most pleased about was the amount of room and pouches/storage areas this pack has: there are five levels of storage [meaning 4-zippered sections (well one is very small which is located at the bottom of the pack) and one that is closed with a clip], two of which have dividers and pouches for pens, your glasses, keys, etc.. The dedicated laptop sleeve fits up to a 15" laptop with a bulky battery, although you have to wiggle the pack to get the laptop to slide in.

The pack and the straps are adequately padded and feel comfortable.

I will agree on what people have said that this pack does make a difference in weight. It feels more comfortable (and bearable) to carry a 6-lb laptop around now (among other things)! The weight is nicely distributed so you don't feel as if you're about to fall backwards.

There are many straps, allowing the user to adjust the size of the bag depending on your load. You can also adjust the pack pretty far down, so if you like your pack to sit at your butt, then this is good for that.

I also have fairly wide shoulders (~14in armpit-to-armpit and ~18in from arm to arm) and the pack fits comfortably.

HOWEVER when I reach my arms out the pack does feel a bit small in that the straps feel like they're going to tear from the pack (perhaps due to my wide shoulders).

Now let's go into the bad:
1. For the person that claimed that the whistle is like a canary stuck in a gym bag full of socks, I'll have to agree. I don't know why they put it on there, as nice as it is, if it barely makes any noise.

2. Since the bag is very adjustable in terms of its straps, the straps do get annoying if you're one of those people that like to hike their packs all the way up. Also there's a chest strap on it as well so that gets in the way too.

3. The dividers between the sections of the pack are fairly thin. They're not padded, just made of the backpack material. I haven't damaged it or anything, but I'm always afraid that something's going to poke its way through.

4. For me the pack has to sit parallel to the top of my shoulder to be the most comfortable. The padding/backing of the pack is very stiff, stiff in that it tends to stay as straight as possible, and since my back curves at the bottom near my butt (thank you tail bone), it can be uncomfortable in that respect. Just make sure the pack lies on the straigh part of your back.

5. The zippers catch not on each other but on the part of the pack that folds over the zippers (for protection I'm sure). I've worked out a strategy to bypass this but it happens when I'm careless.

Conclusion
Overall a very good bag, a huge improvement over the Swiss Army Knife pack I was using before (that thing had no back support). There are some small things about it that can take some getting used to, but I'm still breaking it in so I expect my opinion will change within the month. The most important thing is that it doesn't kill your back like other packs, its comfortable and seems to lighten the load in your back. All in all I'd recommend it to any student.

For those that are considering whether to buy the regular Surge vs. the Women's Surge, the difference is the length of the back (regular is longer). Not sure if there are any others differences but that's the one I caught.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Kind of uncomfortable

I use this product for school, and I was at first super excited about it. Everything is great about it; the pockets, the padding, etc. However, the shoulders are VERY uncomfortable on...Read complete review

I use this product for school, and I was at first super excited about it. Everything is great about it; the pockets, the padding, etc. However, the shoulders are VERY uncomfortable on me! I have no idea why. I bought the Surge because there were so many great reviews on how comfortable it was, but after fifteen minutes of putting it on (with all the belts!) the area between my neck and shoulder started hurting! This hasn't changed no matter how many times I've adjusted the straps.So it's alright for this like school, where you won't be wearing it constantly, but for me, I wouldn't take it out on long hikes. It's also pretty heavy compared to some other backpacks.

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5.0

Perfect for me

By Angie

from Atlanta,GA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good padding
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Large capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Hiking
    • School

    Comments about The North Face Surge Daypack for Women:

    Right size for college students. I just love it.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    love it

    By bebe

    from Atlanta, GA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good padding
    • Highly Adjustable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about The North Face Surge Daypack for Women:

        I love this backpack. I'm pretty weak as a person and everything is heavy for me. I was a bit concerned about the backpack being so heavy by itself when I first took it out of the packaging. But after placing a laptop (Sony Vaio, about 15-17")and a textbook, my shoulders were able to bear it quite easily, actually.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Amazing

        By bianca

        from Fort worth, TX

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good padding
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Large capacity

        Cons

        • A lot of straps

        Best Uses

        • Day trip
        • School

        Comments about The North Face Surge Daypack for Women:

        Love use for the gym before school starts.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great backpack!!

        By xewteemteem

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Load
        • Good padding
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Large capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • School

          Comments about The North Face Surge Daypack for Women:

          Love that there is an extra zip compartment for the laptop instead of the little flap North Face used to have inside the big compartment. Love that this schoolbag conforms to my shape and doesn't feel like I'm being dragged down by the backpack.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great for school!

          By ARG

          from Rogers, AR

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Good padding
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Large capacity
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Zipper Snags

          Best Uses

          • School

          Comments about The North Face Surge Daypack for Women:

          Great backpack for school! I love all of the compartments for pens/keys/phones/etc. It is very comfortable and it does not hurt my back to carry large books in it.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
          TAMARA F  I chose this pack because of back problems, and it is recommended by the Chiropractic Association...don't know the exact name.
          Shopper  is the inside of the vaporous grey heather surge pink or grey??
          CHRISTINE J  So sorry, but I purchased the bag with a dark grey back and aqua front. This bag has an aqua lining.
          Shopper  I'm a man, but only 5'5. The surge for men seems too big for me. Can I buy this instead ? I know the back design may be different. Anyone just like me can give me the advice ? or recommend other laptop backpacks. Thanks.
          ALLISON C  Hi! I'm 5'8" and have a somewhat long torso. The pack fits me perfectly and is comfortable. Hope that helps.
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