Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Review of The North Face Recon Backpack

the north face recon backpackWhether you are looking for a sturdy, lightweight daypack or a versatile, everyday backpack, The North Face Recon, model A92X, is a solid choice, and for the quality, the price can’t be beat. This backpack is available in 11 colors, and it is perfect for men, women and children who require a generous amount of space and an ergonomic fit.

The North Face Recon weighs 2 pounds, 10 ounces when empty, and it is constructed of durable yet lightweight 420D nylon and super-strong 1680D ballistics nylon. Its overall dimensions are 19 inches by 13 inches by 11.5 inches. The backpack provides a total of 29 liters of space and includes several useful features for organizing your gear and electronic devices. The primary zip pocket opens into a cushioned sleeve large enough to accommodate most 15-inch laptops and tablets. The main compartment outside the sleeve also includes a hydration port and an organization pocket. This section is large enough to hold a laptop and textbooks that total about 2,000 pages.

The Recon backpack also has a secondary compartment that opens separately from the primary storage area. This compartment includes a large zippered pocket, two drop pockets, three smaller pockets and four thin, long pockets for pencils and pens. As a whole, this section is very spacious and is great for storing gear that needs to be accessed quickly. Outside this secondary compartment is a large, mesh drop pocket and a small, zippered stash pocket, and there is a mesh water-bottle pocket with adjustable, elastic cinch straps on each side. These pockets will hold bottles of up to 32 ounces in size securely.

The shoulder straps of the Recon are extremely comfortable. They are manufactured with The North Face’s proprietary FlexVent injection-molding technology, and PE foam is stitched inside to provide additional padding. The shoulder straps connect via a removable sternum strap that adjusts in both width and height, and weight from the pack can be evenly distributed by using the stowable hip belt with padded wings for extra comfort.

The back panel of the pack is comprised of a single sheet of PE foam for back support, but it is covered in air-mesh fabric stitched to create spine channels that allow for superior airflow. Behind the cushioning, however, is a sturdy, plastic insert that helps the bag keep its shape no matter how much or how little it is carrying. This insert is very helpful when you are carrying small items that rest in the bottom of the bag.

This medium-sized pack can be used for a number of purposes, including hiking, school and urban adventuring. The nylon fabric is water resistant, and the deluxe YKK zippers keep the pockets secure, but they open easily and smoothly.

Even though the Recon from The North Face is extremely functional, it is also very stylish and comes in black and several two-color patterns, including black and white, zinc gray and orange, blue and gray, red and gray, aquamarine and yellow and red and pink. This model of backpack has been around for several years, and many previous owners have used it regularly for more than five years without any problems. However, if it does suffer from a defect, it comes with a lifetime warranty, and The North Face is known for its excellent and speedy service.

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  1. Whether you are looking for a sturdy, lightweight daypack or a versatile, everyday backpack, The North Face Recon, model A92X, is a solid ...