North Face Jester Backpack

One of The North Face’s most popular backpack designs, the Jester is the perfect blend of outdoor design and urban functionality. At 28 liters the North Face Jester is a popular backpack for people with smaller frames or for those who want a smaller backpack without the bulk.

Unlike the similar North Face Borealis which has a separate laptop compartment, the Jester includes a laptop sleeve in its main compartment giving the bag a slimmer profile.

Note: North Face has different versions of this backpack for both men and women. There are subtle differences between the two. You can view the North Face Women’s Borealis here.

What we like

  • Perfect size for a daily carry backpack with just the right amount of pockets.

  • Front organizer pocket comes in the clutch for smaller items like pens, snacks and phone cables.

  • Bungee is perfect for attaching an extra light jacket or hoodie without taking up space in the main compartment.

What we don’t like

  • Bottom of the bag is curved making it hard for the bag to sit upright without leaning it on something.

  • Main compartment zipper should open up further down. Hard to insert or remove big books or binders.

  • Not weather proof. Chances are that the inside of your bag will get wet if caught in a heavy downpour.


  • Dimensions: 19.75” H x 13.25” W x 7.5” D

  • Capacity: 28L

  • Material: 600D Polyester and others

  • Weight: 1lbs 12.9oz

  • Laptop Compartment: Up to 15”

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