Established in 1966 by Douglas Tompkins and Kenneth Klopp, Northface was originally an outdoor equipment store. Eventually, they expanded into manufacturing and product development. Even though Northface has ventured into the more commercial fashion market in recent, they are still known for quality equipment with superior functionality and design.
Below we will examine some of Northface's various Daypacks. Being one of the largest outdoor equipment companies in the world, the Northface's backpack line is vast. The Daypacks below represent a cross section of the various styles of pack they offer but does cover them all. I suggest you visit their website if you wish to see the catalog in its entirety.
The Angstrom 30 Daypack MSRP $99.00
A lightweight well designed pack, the Angstrom 30 is the ideal pack for year round trekking. Available colors: Black
The Solaris 40 Daypack MSRP $119.00
A great pack. This 40 Liter pack provides ample room for a dayhike and just enough room for an overnight adventure. Available colors: Deep Sea blue, black
The Interval 25 Daypack MSRP $119.00
This hydration compatible pack is lean mean and ready for the trail. The X-Vent Backpanel insures that the heaviest loads are lifted off the back insuring even load distribution and airflow. Available colors: cave black.
The Enduro 30 Daypack MSRP $99.00
A technical pack designed for those who like to get after it on an adventure race or just take it easy walking down the trail. The EVAP harness moves the load away from the shoulders and prevents rubbing and chafing. Available colors: SAHARA BRONZE, MOROCCON BLUE, ONYX
The Terra 35 Daypack MSRP $119.00
This is Northface's utility pack. It can work for either a day trip or a multi nighter. Available colors: Black, Chili Pepper Red, Deep Blue
The Borealis Daypack MSRP $79.00
This pack is not designed for the woodland trail but rather for the Urban DayHiker. Stylish and sleek it's perfect for school or toting around all the sundry items you need on a daily basis. Available Colors: Black, english green, weimaraner brown, Deep Blue, chili pepper red.
Northface offers many other DayPacks as well as larger packs that are considered Hiking Backpacks or Multinight Backpacks, but those are not listed here. I have listed the packs I feel are best suited for the multi use user and dayhiker.
For an overview on selecting the right Daypack for you, please see my other articles