North Face Surge Backpack

The North Face Surge is the brand’s premier commuter backpack now updated to fit more of life’s daily carry. This backpack is fairly large at 31 liters with much of the room being taken up by the large main compartment and seperate “mobile office” compartment that fits a laptop, tablet and documents.

Note: North Face offers this backpack both in men’s and a women’s versions. Both backpacks are the exact same size and have the same features except that the Women’s Surge backpack has women-specific shoulder straps that are contoured for a woman’s torso.

What we like

  • Plenty of pockets for electronics and smaller items make organization a breeze.

  • Multiple fleece lined pockets for sunglasses and electronics is a nice touch.

  • Gender specific shoulder straps means everyone gets to enjoy a comfortable backpack.

What we don’t like

  • Great for school but a little too sporty to be used in professional work settings. There are more mature backpacks out there for both men and women.


  • Dimensions: 20” H x 13.25” W x 10.5” D

  • Capacity: 31L

  • Material: 500D Nylon Oxford Slub, 420D Nylon, 210D Cordura Nylon Ripstop

  • Weight: 3 lb 2.8 oz

  • Laptop Compartment: Up to 15”

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