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Style: CHJ1

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 women-specific fit keeps you comfortable for the long haul, giving you contoured, adjustable straps to dial in the perfect fit for your body type.

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 19 .3” x 12.25” x 7.5” (49 cm x 31 cm x 19 cm)
  • 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
  • Durable 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
  • Women-specific fit has contoured shoulder straps
  • 360° of reflectivity on shoulder strap, water bottle pockets, and rear bike-light loop
  • Padded and vented shoulder straps for comfortable carrying

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The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Durable (7)
  • Quality materials (3)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (4)

Best Uses

  • School (13)
  • Computer (5)
  • Commuting (3)
  • Travel (3)
  • Wear to school (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (7), Practical (7), Stylish (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Skeptical at first, would recommend in the end

Was going back and forth between different North Face backpacks, I wanted something that would fit my busy all day on campus schedule. I am not much of hiker so I don't know how...Read complete review

Was going back and forth between different North Face backpacks, I wanted something that would fit my busy all day on campus schedule. I am not much of hiker so I don't know how this will hold up in various terrains but the material appears to be very durable. Being a 5'0 petite frame I was worried I would get a backpack that would be too big. After receiving this product I am happy with my purchase. As others mentioned it is long, and has a different look to it but honestly by adjusting the shoulder straps it doesn't look weird, long, or uncomfortable to me. As far as space and organization, I have managed to fit my work clothes and all my essentials for school in it with no problem along with a laptop. Would like the second pouch to be a little big bigger but I still manage to fit my shoes in there along with other items. I am overall happy with my purchase and would recommend this to anyone looking for a backpack that fits not only their budget but also doesn't want something too big. Great for a college student or the commuter.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good materials, poor design

The materials used, zippers, straps, and padded back panel are excellent. However, this is countered by an awful design of the bag itself. Overall, the bag a dome-shape, causing things that...Read complete review

The materials used, zippers, straps, and padded back panel are excellent. However, this is countered by an awful design of the bag itself. Overall, the bag a dome-shape, causing things that are packed in the bag to either not fit, or mush strangely. Right now, all that I have placed in the main bag is a raincoat, the osito jacket, and my polaroid. This fills the bag to the brim. The external pocket is another crapstorm. The pocket is very deep, but the zipper barely opens it, causing it to be hard to observe the contents. Also, there is no added depth between the pocket and the bag, rendering the pocket too slim to be of use. Additionally, all the little pockets and gadgets inside the external pocket only serve to irritate me, because I can't fit anything in them and they would be a lovely organizational feature if they did work. Also I don't understand the purpose of the daisy chains. There is no port for a Camelbak hose to come out of the bag, either. The bottom of the bag feels flimsy, which makes me feel that it would have trouble performing in an actual outdoors situation.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NORTHFACE IS THEE BEST‼️

By 

from Holly Springs, North Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

I bought 2 backpacks a couple weeks ago via online and I have been wearing northface for over 10 years. I have about 5 jackets, pants, i had shoes, head bands, YOU NAME IT! Love love love northface.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Skeptical at first, would recommend in the end

By 

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Casual Dresser

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Quality Materials
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wear to School

    Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

    Was going back and forth between different North Face backpacks, I wanted something that would fit my busy all day on campus schedule. I am not much of hiker so I don't know how this will hold up in various terrains but the material appears to be very durable. Being a 5'0 petite frame I was worried I would get a backpack that would be too big. After receiving this product I am happy with my purchase. As others mentioned it is long, and has a different look to it but honestly by adjusting the shoulder straps it doesn't look weird, long, or uncomfortable to me. As far as space and organization, I have managed to fit my work clothes and all my essentials for school in it with no problem along with a laptop. Would like the second pouch to be a little big bigger but I still manage to fit my shoes in there along with other items. I am overall happy with my purchase and would recommend this to anyone looking for a backpack that fits not only their budget but also doesn't want something too big. Great for a college student or the commuter.

    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love!!!!

    By 

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Casual Dresser, Classic Dresser, Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Figure Flattering
    • Quality Materials
    • Washes Well
    • Well Made
    • Wrinkle Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Wear to School
      • Wear to Work

      Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

      I love the way this backpack is!!! I can fit anything I need in it.

      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      The bacpack's base isn't flat?

      By 

      from San Jose,CA

      Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

      I switched to this backpack from a Borealis, and I immediately wanted to switch back, The Vault's material is cheaper, there isn't as much storage space, the front pocket has little to no storage (the pocket don't extend all the way down) and the base of the backpack isn't flat. Because the backpack's base is slanted, all my books lean outwards from my back, and the books bounce around between my back and the backpack's walls when I'm walking. Stick to the tried and true, don't go for this cheaper option.

      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best backpack I had!

      By 

      from Kansas City, Kansas

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Figure Flattering
      • Quality Materials
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Wear to School
        • Wear to Work

        Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

        Very big and spaceful I mainly use it for school but if I'm going or somewhere I also wear it. It is very big and makes me feel tiny.

        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Good materials, poor design

        By 

        from PA

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Awkward Design
        • Not Enough Pockets
        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Brandwhores

        Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

        The materials used, zippers, straps, and padded back panel are excellent. However, this is countered by an awful design of the bag itself. Overall, the bag a dome-shape, causing things that are packed in the bag to either not fit, or mush strangely. Right now, all that I have placed in the main bag is a raincoat, the osito jacket, and my polaroid. This fills the bag to the brim. The external pocket is another crapstorm. The pocket is very deep, but the zipper barely opens it, causing it to be hard to observe the contents. Also, there is no added depth between the pocket and the bag, rendering the pocket too slim to be of use. Additionally, all the little pockets and gadgets inside the external pocket only serve to irritate me, because I can't fit anything in them and they would be a lovely organizational feature if they did work. Also I don't understand the purpose of the daisy chains. There is no port for a Camelbak hose to come out of the bag, either. The bottom of the bag feels flimsy, which makes me feel that it would have trouble performing in an actual outdoors situation.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Great Purchase!

        By 

        from Plano, Texas

        About Me Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets
        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • School

        Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

        I had to choose between the Recon back pack and this back pack for my school bag. This back pack had a great design, however, it was quite small compared to the Recon. The second pocket is short and is half the height of the back pack. I chose the Recon because there were more pockets inside.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Was expecting more =[

        By 

        from New York, NY

        About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Commuter, Nursing Student, Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Straps

        Best Uses

        • Books
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

        I bought this bag because I needed a comfortable yet high quality backpack. I live in the city and commute on public transportatio to work every day and then to Nursing school after work 3-4 times a week (not including all the trips to the library...) so this bag really needed to pull its weight. And sadly it did not. I am 5'3" with narrow shoulders and a short torso, so I know that most bags are not built for me. But I expected TNF to be my best bet, since their stuff is of such high quality and the engineering on previous bags my family and friends have bought has been very impressive.

        The bag itself is really well made. The design and the pockets are great. But my BIGGEST issue with this bag is the shoulder straps. The padding is encased in this thick blunt scratchy mesh material that is god awful!! Today I am wearing a short sleeved shirt, and I have a rash mark on my right upper arm from the strap rubbing... (I can't even think about using this bag with a sleeveless shirt, and lets face it summer in Manhattan is hot!!) The pack is not 100% comfortable when fully loaded (IN MY OPINION) and for that reason, I am getting a new backpack after having this one less than 60 days. Disclaimer: I am buying another TNF bag to replace this. Lets hope that the higher price point bags will be a little more comfortable.

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

        Great quality and classic look

        By 

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • School

        Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

        I bought this to use as a backpack for college. It's great quality and I love how it looks. It's perfect for what I'm using it for, I only wish it had maybe one more pocket. Other than that, I highly reccomend it!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great design

        By 

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School

          Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

          The backpack is nice. The padding on the back makes the backpack feel lighweight. Also the extra pocket space is a plus considering I am a student.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great backpack!

          By 

          from Long Beach, CA

          About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not Enough Pockets

          Best Uses

          • Books
          • Computer
          • School

          Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

          This is a great backpack for school. I generally just need to carry my laptop and a binder, so it's the perfect size for that.

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I totally recommend it

          By 

          from Florida

          About Me Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Books
            • Computer
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

            I love this backpack ! It's not too big but still fits everything! It's great for school and travel I also really like the design ! I spent a lot of time searching for the perfect backpack and this one was it !

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

            The best purchase I've made in a long time

            By 

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Books
              • Commuting
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

              I mostly use this backpack for commuting to and from school. So occasionally when I have a lot of books this helps the load on my back.

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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I go to college full-time and this bookbag helps me so much!

              By 

              from Chicago,Il

              About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Books
                • Computer
                • my lunch and water bottles have room :)
                • School
                • Travel

                Comments about The North Face Vault Backpack Women's, Brindle Brown/Vintage White, O/S:

                Love the color of the bookbv and the shoulder pads are comfortable!

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

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