The North Face Angstrom 30 Backpack
Every gear quiver should have a versatile multi-sport day pack like The North Face Angstrom 30 Backpack. Day hikes, plane travel, the daily commute and the weekend adventure of your choice are all possible with the Angstrom 30. The hydration compatible design includes a padded universal sleeve for your water bladder and a port for the drinking tube. At 30 liters in volume, this daypack is big enough to carry enough gear to go the distance, yet small enough to take anywhere. The molded Exolite backpanel and Dual-density Airmesh shoulder harness comfortably support your load. The hipbelt helps disperse heavy loads and can be stowed when traveling light or for plane travel. A convenient front stretch pocket lets you stuff a layer without taking the time to open up the pack, and stretch woven side pockets accommodate water bottles for easy access. The main zippered compartment stores the bulk of your gear and an auxiliary zippered pocket helps separate smaller items. You'll dig the small zippered hipbelt pockets, and there's even a stowable rain cover to add weather protection incase afternoon thunder showers makes an appearance.
- Material: 210 HT ripstop Cordura® nylon, 70D ultralight 210T ripstop nylon
- Molded EXOLITE back panel with enhanced lumbar padding
- Dual-density Airmesh shoulder harness
- Stowable Airmesh hipbelt with three-point closure and gear loop
- Huge front stretch drop pocket
- Hydration compatible with padded universal sleeve
- Zippered rain cover pocket with rain cover included
- Large, stretch woven side water-bottle pockets
- Reflective hits
- Sliding sternum strap with Safe-T whistle
- Volume: 1830 cu in, 30 liter
- Dimensions: 21 x 13 x 8 in, 52 x 33 x 21 cm
- Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz, 1000 g
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Reviews - The North Face Angstrom 30 Backpack
I bought this as a somewhat smaller daypack than my older Marmot which I have had for many years and use frequently. I picked this pack for an overseas trip. It is probably half the weight of the Marmot and yet still 2/3's the size. It is not as tall but still has a great setup for the pockets with a half deep divider in the outside pocket so smaller items stay near the top of the pack and a water bladder divider in the main compartment. The waist strap is plenty long enough for my oversize belly, the sternum strap slides up or down very easily to create the perfect position for comfort. The water bottle pockets are fine and the included rain cover fits in it's own pocket behind one of the water bottles. That's a great feature. In short I love the setup. The material is definitely lighter weight and it's durability is untested but it seems sturdy and of high quality. In short, a great product!
Great multipurpose backpack
The Angstrom is a very well built and extremely light backpack. I don't do much hiking and so I use this mainly for carrying laptop computers. Both my 14" and 16" laptops fit in this this perfectly. The outer front compartment (no zipper) is perfect for those last minute items that I need to cram in without taking the time to unzip and zip. The velcro secured mesh inner pockets are great for small electronic items and saves the time of otherwise digging through your other stuff. The one thing I would change are the outer elastic side pockets. I did not realize that they have a hole at the bottom corner of each one (this is by design). I almost lost some AA batteries while transporting. For those curious to the size of the holes, a 9volt battery fits perfect through them without much resistance. Overall this is a well-built and great looking backpack!
An extremely comfortable backpack with all the bells and whistles to match. The straps are a tad long though but they can be tucked and hidden away with ease. The padding and breatheability of the backpack is extraordinary and is defintiely worth the buy.