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Style: CHJ0

At the end of the day, it isn't that you are able to transport your stuff, it's how you are able to transport your stuff. The North Face Vault Backpack steps up the game on traditional packs, giving you a wide variety of pockets and features to keep you organized. The FlexVent™ suspension system provides ultimate back ventilation and contoured shoulder straps for comfort.

Specs:

  • Empty Weight: 1 lb 15.39 oz
  • Volume: 28 liters
  • Material: 600D polyester, 450Dx300D heathered polyester, 1200D polyester

Features:

  • FlexVent™ injection-molded shoulder straps bring supportive comfort
  • Durabale exterior material resists wear and tear
  • Padded 11.75"x12.25" laptop sleeve keeps computers and tablets safe
  • Mesh side pockets stow your water bottles
  • Safety whistle on chest strap
  • Webbing at waist belt, water bottle pockets, and rear bike-light loop give 360° of reflectivity
  • Padded and vented shoulder straps for comfortable carrying

Questions and Answers

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Q:
"Is north face vault backpack waterproof?"
1 Answers | Answer Question
Question by Cj on 7/28/2015 - 12:41 pm
A:
"The North Face Vault backpack is not waterproof."
Answer by kacye (Peter Glenn Staff) on 7/28/2015 - 1:03 pm
Q:
"Is the laptop sleeve fleece lined?"
1 Answers | Answer Question
Question by Danny on 9/7/2015 - 10:33 am
A:
"No, the laptop sleeve is not fleece lined."
Answer by Amy (Peter Glenn Staff) on 9/11/2015 - 1:19 pm

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The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Attractive (13)
  • Durable (11)
  • Great features (9)

Cons

  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • School (15)
  • Computer (9)
  • Commuting (8)
  • Travel (6)
  • Office (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (11), Stylish (7), Comfort-oriented (6), Career (4), Classic style (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Everyday Backback

If you want a Northface backpack but don't want to spend a lot, I would definitely suggest the Northface Vault Backpack. A great everyday backpack that will last. It is about the size...Read complete review

If you want a Northface backpack but don't want to spend a lot, I would definitely suggest the Northface Vault Backpack. A great everyday backpack that will last. It is about the size of your standard backpack with a seperate smaller front pocket for organization. I love it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

THE STRAP STARTED RIPPING TOO SOON

I loved this backpack when I first got it. I am I highschool student. I got this just before the school year, and school started at the beginning of August. It is now...Read complete review

I loved this backpack when I first got it. I am I highschool student. I got this just before the school year, and school started at the beginning of August. It is now mid September, and the right strap is only holding on by two threads. I carry the average weight in this backpack for a highschool student, so I don't see a reason why mine is ripping while my friends' bookbags (also Northface, just different styles) have held up for two and counting school years. Mine hasn't even made it through a semester. I do not have another bookbag that I can use in the meantime if I send this one back to get repaired or replaced. I was told that this would be a great backpack, and I was expecting to get several school years out of it. I am very disappointed.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Manufacturing Defect-Strap

By 

from Oklahoma

About Me Classic

Pros

  • Great Features
  • Roomy

Cons

  • Poor Quality
  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • School

Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

This backpack is good. It has lots of nifty pockets and zippers and gets the job done when it comes to a school backpack. It had a good run when it was in use. The only issue, mind you, quite a big issue, is the stitching of the straps that attaches them to the body of the backpack. For some reason, after less than a year of use, one of the straps came clean off. It didn't tear (there is no visible damage to the strap or place where it was stitched onto the bag) or go through any distress, but it was as though the strap was not stitched onto the bag correctly, practically slipped off. I've tried to fix it myself but it cannot be done as it is a manufacturing issue a regular person cannot fix. Disappointed as this was my first (and likely last) purchase from TNF that I had to use my first earnings on.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

This is the best backpack I've ever had.

By 

from Latvia

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Practical
  • Spaceious

Cons

  • Doesn't stay upwards when put on ground

Best Uses

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • School
  • Travelling

Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

This is hands down the best backpack under 60$, because it os just relly durable. I wear this backpack to school every day and I wear it after school when I go ride my bicycle. I have tested it while hiking, travelling, doing urban exploration and other stuff.

This is the best backpack for an adventurer. I love it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Was awesome at first but...

By 

from Harrisonburg Virginia

Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

I bought this backpack to use for school and I had it for 3 years. For all the three years it was perfect and served its purpose well. After exactly 3 years everything suddenly started going downhill. The bottom started to tear and the laptop pocket too. The zipper on the outside pocket broke as well.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

High value for your money

By 

from Guatemala City

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Books
    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

    I have a problem in my back and I´m an executive. The other day I bought a very expensive business backpack but the first time I added more weight with some books it was terrible for my back. I went at this very moment to a The North Face store and asked for a Vault, because I already know it. I bpught it and transfer everything and went out very comfortable .... a terrific product for the third of the cost of the other one...

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great backpack

    By 

    from Montreal

    About Me Practical

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Books
      • Computer
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

      Awesome quality! Extremely comfortable!
      One thing I really like is how the laptop pocket is lifted a bit from the bottom of the bag so when you put the bag down, your laptop doesn't hit the ground. The two side pockets are deep so your stuff doesn't bounce out.
      Would like to see water resistance feature, even though its already somewhat doing that; I've worn in the rain for 20 minutes and nothing inside gets wet.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great company to deal with.

      By 

      from Everett, MA

      About Me Career

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

          This was a great purchase. It does all that I need it to do and best of all the price was great. Best I could find on the internet or in stores.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not Happy

          By 

          from Brookline, MA

          About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Straps not durable

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Office

          Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

          I bought this backpack after reading amazing reviews by commuters. I thought it would be perfect for everyday commute to work. But a few weeks in and the straps seem ready to tear off. I don't carry anything too heavy, ( wallet, book, make up bag and occasionally my lunch). There is no reason for the straps to be ready to tear. I heard so many wonderful things about The Northface backpacks, but as of now I am really disappointed.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          THE STRAP STARTED RIPPING TOO SOON

          By 

          from Georgia

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Great Features
          • Lightweight
          • Roomy

          Cons

          • Poor Quality
          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

            Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

            I loved this backpack when I first got it. I am I highschool student. I got this just before the school year, and school started at the beginning of August. It is now mid September, and the right strap is only holding on by two threads. I carry the average weight in this backpack for a highschool student, so I don't see a reason why mine is ripping while my friends' bookbags (also Northface, just different styles) have held up for two and counting school years. Mine hasn't even made it through a semester. I do not have another bookbag that I can use in the meantime if I send this one back to get repaired or replaced. I was told that this would be a great backpack, and I was expecting to get several school years out of it. I am very disappointed.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            That backpack is real good!

            By 

            from Chania,Crete

            About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Great Features
            • Lightweight
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Books
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Cycling
              • Office
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

              Very nice backpack, could use it everywhere!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great product

              By 

              from Red Wing, MN

              About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Books
                • Computer
                • Office

                Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

                Great product! I use it for school and it works great!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                My Grandson loves this backpack

                By 

                from Riceville

                About Me Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Great Features
                • Lightweight
                • Roomy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports

                  Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

                  He loves the backpack he take it to school and sporting events

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great looks and works great

                  By 

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Features
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Books
                    • Commuting
                    • Computer
                    • Travel

                    Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

                    Feels great and looks great. Holds all of my books for classes and even some clothes. If folded the bag stays compact. For a two zipper bag, there is a lot of space. I don't like the the velcro on the inside. Looks like it's just slapped on there. Could have at least x box stitched it. My 15 inch gaming laptop is a tight fit but could my laptop is a bit big for a 15 inch. Maybe could have had a bit of stretch to the laptop pocket.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My Laptop fits with no problem.

                    By 

                    from Boston ma

                    About Me Comfort-Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Roomy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Books
                      • Commuting
                      • Computer

                      Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

                      This is the first backpack I have ever bought. My laptop fits easily in the pocket in the large part of the backpack and I can still have workout clothing and my lunch in there.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      I would not buy this product again

                      By 

                      from Lowell MA

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Not Enough Pockets
                      • Too Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Books

                      Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

                      For carrying school books but it didnot have enough pockets to fulfill my needs.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Too Small

                      By 

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Too Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Computer

                      Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

                      It's too small. I don't know how people here are saying it's the perfect size for school, because I can't fit my books in there. Besides, I don't understand what the point of making backpacks long instead of wide and spacious is. I can't use this for school.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Not a fan

                      By 

                      from Charleston, SC

                      About Me Practical

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Gets Dirty Easily
                      • Not Enough Pockets
                      • Rolls Over Easily
                      • Too Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting
                      • Computer

                      Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

                      I really liked the streamlined look of this backpack, and was super excited for it to come in! It's so cheap, thought I, and so cute! I had previously enjoyed the Recon style before my dog got to it, and was very happy with The North Face's quality products. So when it arrived, I was naturally excited.
                      But then I tried to fit my books in it. Not nearly enough room for a student. There is too much room at the top of the pack that seems wasted in my opinion.
                      Then I set it on the ground. It rolled flat on its front. The curved bottom is not a good thing!! I got black so I could have lived with it getting dirty, but forget about any of the cuter lighter colors!
                      Also, the organization is missing. I don't like that it is only has two pockets, and the smaller one is very very small :(

                      As much as I really liked the look of it, I don't think this is a good fit for students with lots of books or anyone who likes the look of a clean backpack. Sorry, North Face- you didn't impress.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great bag

                      By 

                      from Omaha

                      About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Great Features
                      • Lightweight
                      • Roomy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Commuting
                        • Computer
                        • Cycling
                        • Office

                        Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

                        Great bag for commuting to work and school.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        5.0

                        Great backpack

                        By 

                        from Il.

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

                            I bought this for my son. He uses it daily to transport his laptop.He likes the bag,would purchase again.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                             
                            5.0

                            As are all Northface products, perfect

                            By 

                            from st paul

                            About Me Career, Stylish

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Durable
                            • Great Features
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Books
                              • Commuting
                              • Computer
                              • School
                              • Travel

                              Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

                              Perfect for my son for college. He uses it for travel too, as his carry on.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                               
                              5.0

                              My sons first North Face backpack is super cool!

                              By 

                              from Needham, MA

                              About Me Practical, Stylish

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Great Features
                              • Lightweight
                              • Roomy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Books
                                • School
                                • Travel

                                Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Men's, Zinc Grey/Vaporous Grey, O/S:

                                My son just started 1st grade. It was time to upgrade his "preschool" backpack with a style and quality backpack that would take him through elementary and beyond. My son had tried this bag on at a local store and I was sold. It is a bit big for him but he's growing and he'll need a bag to carry all his school "stuff" for years to come.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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