The North Face Jester is a popular backpack that is suited to uses as a daypack due to its convenient size. It is nice and light, and can be used to easily carry a laptop of up to 15″ if you intend using it for school, college or work. One reviewer states that they have fit their 17″ laptop in, but that it’s a bit of a squeeze and has to be put in at an angle. If it’s a laptop bag you’re specifically after then check out our list of the top rated laptop bags here.
Features of the Jester Daypack
The picture on the left might look smart, however some might consider the gray to be a little too dull for their tastes. Luckily North Face offer the Jester in a wide variety of colors, some of which are unisex, whilst others more targetted to women. Colors include gray (as pictured), Glo Green, Jake Blue, TNF Red, Antique Moss Green, Flashlight Green, Red Clay Plaid and the Purssian Blue Trifecta Print model. The Trifecta bag looks great, and breaks up the solid color of the other variations.
It is constructed of polyester and rip-stop material to maximise durability and minimise the effects of wear and tear. Inside the pack it features two main zip compartments with lots of space for gear or school stuff. On the front also is an accessory zip pocket, with an internal organisation sleeve to keep things separate. As you’ll see from the picture there is criss-crossing bungee cord that can be useful to stow all types of things from small helmets to lightweight rain jackets and the like. It weighs in at around 2lbs, which isn’t too bad for a daypack. It’s probably slightly heavier than the average daypack however due to the sheer amount of padding on the straps.
If you intend using this bag for the wild outdoors then you’ll want it to stand up to less than ideal weather conditions. This pack is stated as ‘water resistant’, so should repel the occasional slight shower, however it doesn’t have full ‘waterproof’ status – however you probably can get a rain cover that would fit if you feel the need.
How much is the North Face Jester?
The backpack is currently for sale at a starting price of $51.99 through Amazon, however the price varies depending on the variety and model you choose. This is probably towards the higher price-range of the daypack market, however in return you get a highly durable, comfortable versatile bag that would be equally useful either hiking or just commuting to college. It is a very popular bag and has many customer reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.