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.

northface angstrom 30

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


  • 1830 in3 (32 L)
  • Weight 2 lb 3 oz
  • 21 in. x 13 in. x 8 in



  • Molded EXOLITE back panel
  • 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
  • Zip rain cover pocket with rain cover
  • Large, stretch woven side water bottle pockets
  • Reflective hits
  • Sliding sternum strap
northface solaris 40

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


  • 2450 in3 (25 L)
  • Weight 3 lb 3 oz


  • Deluxe, vertical mesh channel on back panel
  • Padded shoulder harness
  • load-spreading tricot lined hipbelt
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Panel-loader
  • Divided Lower and Upper Compartments
  • Front Stash Pocket
northface interval 25

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.


  • 1525 in3 (25 L)
  • Weight 2 lb 1 oz
  • 19 in. x 15 in. x 9 in


  • X-Vent Plus™ trampoline mesh back panel
  • Aluminum X-frame®
  • Panel load
  • Vertical zip stash pocket
  • Reinforced lash points
  • Hydration compatible
  • Stretch woven side pockets
  • Stretch woven shoulder harness
  • Sliding sternum strap
  • Refective hits
northface enduro 30

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


  • 1850 in3 (30 L)
  • Weight 1 lb 3 oz


  • E-VAP™ shoulder harness
  • Hydration Compatible
  • Form-fitting hipbelt
  • Zip stash pocket
  • Large secondary compartment
  • Stretch-woven side pockets
  • Exterior lash points
northface terra35

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


  • 2150 in3 (35 L)
  • Weight 3 lb 10 oz


  • Deluxe, vertical mesh channeled back panel
  • Shoulder harness
  • Load-spreading tricot lined hipbelt
  • Improved zip sleeping bag compartment
northface borealis

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.


  • 1650 in3 (27 L)
  • Weight 2 lb 9 oz
    • 19" x 13.5" x 7.5"


  • FlexVent™ injection-molded shoulder straps
  • Airmesh back panel with Spine Channel
  • PE sheet for extra back support
  • Stowable hipbelt
  • BackSaver bottom panel
  • Large main compartment
  • Padded laptop sleeve
  • Hydration clip/port
  • Secondary compartment with organization
  • Front stash pocket
  • Mesh side pockets


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