- Completely redesigned 33-liter Big Shot daypack is ready for action-packed weekends or day hikes
- The FlexVent™ suspension system boasts custom injection-molded shoulder straps and a padded mesh back panel with a spine channel for maximum support and ventilation
- Padded, fleece-lined 17" laptop and tablet sleeve in main compartment protects electronics from bumps and falls
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Made with durable, resilient materials and ample pockets for storage, the Big Shot by The North Face® is a perfect bullseye! FlexVent™ injection-molded shoulder straps with a top layer of Atilon foam for added support. Comfortable, padded airmesh back panel with Spine Channel and PE sheet for extra back support. Front daisy chain with Hypalon® reinforcement. Padded, winged, stowable hipbelt. BackSaver bottom panel with compression. BackSaver technology is an angled bottom panel that works with the action of gravity to shift the weight of the pack's cargo closer to the user's back creating a comfortable fit, especially with carrying heavier loads. Hydration sleeve and hose port. Organizer in the main pocket. Front vertical stash pockets with water-resistant zippers. Mesh side water bottle pockets. Side compression straps. Safe-T whistle on sternum strap. Specifications:•Volume: 33 L.•Materials: 420D nylon and 1680D ballistics nylon. Imported. Measurements: Bottom Width: 13 in Middle Width: 14 in Top Width: 11 in Depth: 5 1⁄2 in Height: 21 in Strap Length: 36 in Strap Drop: 14 1⁄2 in Handle Length: 7 1⁄2 in Handle Drop: 1 1⁄2 in Weight: 2 lbs 12.8 oz This product may have a manufacturer's warranty. Please visit the manufacturer's website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for full manufacturer warranty details.
- Package Dimensions: 20 x 13.5 x 3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.95 pounds
- ASIN: B019WYJVK4
- Item model number: CLG7
- Date first listed on Amazon: June 2, 2016
- #235 in Sports & Outdoors > Fan Shop > Bags, Packs & Accessories > Backpacks
- #822 in Sports & Outdoors > Outdoor Recreation > Camping & Hiking > Backpacks & Bags > Backpacking Packs > Hiking Daypacks
- #1935 in Sports & Outdoors > Outdoor Recreation > Camping & Hiking > Backpacks & Bags > Daypacks & Casual Bags > Multipurpose Daypacks
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I originally purchased the Red/Asphalt Recon backpack but it was too small and uncomfortable to wear. I hate the new straps and rigid back support they have on all the new backpacks now. The straps cut into my shoulder and neck. They are thinner and narrower than the old North Face backpack straps. The Big Shot backpack is made of the same material as the Recon backpack. They only differ in design and size. I thought the Big Shot would be too big and bulky, but it's pretty slim when not packed full and is almost the same dimension as the Sweeper backpack.
I like the Big Shot more than the Recon. Even though they have the same straps, the Big Shot does not hurt my shoulders and neck as much. I think it may be because of the difference in dimension of the bag. They still hurt my shoulders but it's considerably less than the Recon. The Sweeper still has the best bag straps hands down. Even with a lot of weight in the backpack, the Sweeper is still comfortable to wear whereas you can definitely feel the weight with these new straps.
Though the Big Shot and Sweeper have the same dimensions, the Big Shot weighs more by 4oz. It also carries less items because it doesn't have a front mesh drop pocket. The side mesh water bottle pockets does fit a 32oz Nalgene bottle on each side. Each of the side front pockets can also fit a 32oz Nalgene water bottle. The side front pockets can also fit my Canon T3i camera with the 18-135mm lens attached with some room left to spare for batteries or lens filters. The main compartment can fit the Rubbermaid 5 cups/1.2L container both sideways and upright. It is a very tight fit in the upright position because of the super rigid back support panel. The back panel and front compartment makes it hard to fit things inside the main compartment. I like the small top compartment for your glasses, phones, keys, etc. It is bigger than the one on the Recon backpack. I also love the bright red color. The whistle is loud and works well on both the Recon and Big Shot backpacks.
Overall this is a nice backpack but I was disappointed in the quality of the straps and how stiff the backpack is. The material should make the backpack last for years to come. I'm going to try it out for a week or two to see if I can stand how it feels on my shoulders. These shoulder straps are terrible for someone with shoulder problems. I don't know why they didn't keep the same straps as the ones on the Sweeper backpack. That one is durable, does not chafe skin or cut into your shoulders. Lastly, they need to add reflective stitching or fabric to this backpack. They had it on my Sweeper backpack and I couldn't believe they took it out. The best part to add reflective material would be on the front bag handle.
I had an Iron Peak from North Face. I also had a Bobby backpack from XD Design. Let compare those three. Honestly, Iron Peak and Bobby are very nice backpacks. But they are not really convenience to me. The Iron Peak has very few pockets, so it is not easy to organize my stuff. The Bobby anti thief have many pockets and well organize. But it is too small, only 13 litters, so you can bring only one or two bidders. Also, it is inconvenience to reach your stuff unless lay the backpack down.
This Big Shot is perfect size with Enough pockets as I need. I am a grad student and I go to campus everyday by bike. I need to bring the 15.6 laptop, my lunch,some bidders, books, the glasses and a bottle of water. And all of that stuff fit nicely on my Big Shot. Some people may say North Face is a little expensive compared to other brand. but I don't think so. I think expensive or not will depend on the quality and convenience of the product can bring to us. The Big Shot has good quality and very convenience for me. And look, you may keep it for 10 years as a new one. So I think it worth to buy it.
This is much improved from the previous Big Shot model which was a little more tight horizontally (from back to front). This new version has much longer zippers that go almost all the way down to a few inches within the bottom of the backpack for easy storage and retrieval. Also the new color options are much more modern and relevant and it is easy to clean and care for. Add in the lifetime warranty and you are set for a while with this pack.
If you are looking for a day pack something for hiking, camping, or a bug out this is not that bag. Be aware.
She went to Pebble Beach and the bag was a life saver in keeping her organize.