THE NORTH FACE BASE CAMP BACKPACK IN STOCK BLACK OR BLUE  AVAILABLE RRP £60 - NOW £35 @ Cotswold Outdoors
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THE NORTH FACE BASE CAMP BACKPACK IN STOCK BLACK OR BLUE AVAILABLE RRP £60 - NOW £35 @ Cotswold Outdoors

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Found 10th Oct 2012
Its by The North Face - it is in stock and available in black or blue now.

Super strength pack with padded laptop sleeve and retro syling for every day use.


Product Features

Weight: 765g
Volume: 21 litres
FlexVent injection molded shoulder straps
Comfortable padded chemise back panel with spine channel and PE sheet for extra back support
Removable hip belt
Large main compartment with universal sleeve
Secondary compartment with organisation
Durable, water resistant zippers

Cashback too

Loved the message I got
"comments removed-continues to be discourteous to others" - straight outta Partridge yo!

Memo to self - sack Lynne and anyone discourteous to others!
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Thanks for sharing, I've added a pic to your deal
Looks decent, 21 litres a bit small for me though.
How big is 21 litres?
mackenfy

How big is 21 litres?

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Its roughly about 21 litres I think.
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sprite127594

Looks decent, 21 litres a bit small for me though.



Yeah - know what you mean but looks OK for a daypack. Apparently has lifetime warranty too though TNF website isn't that great.

Shop seems a lot better than say, Go Outdoors seeing that it is recommended by DOE and YHA.

I'd rather buy a bag like this for £35 with a warranty than spend £15-20 on a sports brand that ain't gonna last.

Having said that my partner was given a £80 Dakine and the zip failed after under 2 years ( their warranty) and after a lot of email tennis, explaining that it was a gift and the shop that it was purchased from had closed down - they didn't want to know.

Advise you to avoid Dakine at all costs. Their parent group also owns Billabong and Quicksilver so I'd avoid them for bags or anything you expect to last "a reasonable time"!!

IMO this one seems quite discrete too.

Eastpak and Jansport offer "lifetime" or 30 year guarantees and are meant to have excellent CS

HTH
Is this the stuff you come out with when your chatting up girls at the bar?
no more orange colour
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tfish

Is this the stuff you come out with when your chatting up girls at the … Is this the stuff you come out with when your chatting up girls at the bar?



No need for that. What do you come up with when you're chatting up girls at the bar?
Would these be suitable for airlines?
ToOn7

Would these be suitable for airlines?




Yes, it's small enough.
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is it waterproof?
Cracking deal although I'm still on a look out for something little bigger.
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neoboy

Cracking deal although I'm still on a look out for something little … Cracking deal although I'm still on a look out for something little bigger.



Little bigger, 5 L, little more dear £1.22 and a lot more purple!!

Deuter 26

Probably a bag 2x as good really. Shame it's purple...
Hot deal!

Ive been using an old NorthFace Mainfr@me backpack for almost a decade now. Its dirty and beaten up and worn out as hell but its still going strong with no rips or tares. My only gripe is that when hiking, cycling or out trail running with a backpack like this, your back does get hot and sweaty - So does the straps for that matter. God knows how much sweat the shoulder straps on my backpack have absorbed over the years of service its given me!

If you dont like your back being hot and sweaty, I recommend going with a backpack that has a ventilation webbing/system at the back similar to that of Race EXP Air backpack by Deuter.
old boxy design, but they have a modern UL design & larger by actually a still quality maker at a good price
cotswoldoutdoor.com/ind…l/2
Thanks for posting
I bought an Eastpak rucksack from TKMaxx. Had it a couple of years. The inside plastic shape liner split. Years on I decided to send back to Eastpak (Belgium).

They sent it back. Not theirs. A copy. TKMaxx gave me £25 there and then. Without receipt.
Good deal, heat added.

Dont forget 6% QuidCo = £2.10
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PcTechSpecialist

Hot deal!Ive been using an old NorthFace Mainfr@me backpack for almost a … Hot deal!Ive been using an old NorthFace Mainfr@me backpack for almost a decade now. Its dirty and beaten up and worn out as hell but its still going strong with no rips or tares. My only gripe is that when hiking, cycling or out trail running with a backpack like this, your back does get hot and sweaty - So does the straps for that matter. God knows how much sweat the shoulder straps on my backpack have absorbed over the years of service its given me!If you dont like your back being hot and sweaty, I recommend going with a backpack that has a ventilation webbing/system at the back similar to that of Race EXP Air backpack by Deuter.



Agreed. Took my Jansport with laptop compartment to Ibiza in the summer and after walking about 15 mins to the beach with it I felt my kidneys were boiling and I was completely covered in sweat. Thought I was gonna die - lol.

Probably not too much of a problem with the weather in this country or if you aren't exerting yourself.
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simplez

old boxy design, but they have a modern UL design & larger by actually a … old boxy design, but they have a modern UL design & larger by actually a still quality maker at a good price http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/index.cfm/product/lowe-alpine-half-dome-35-rucksack/fuseaction/products.detail/code/62110617/id_colour/98/group/442/level/2Thanks for posting



Hmm - like that in black. Wish they had a ventilated bag on there but couldn't find one.
hollymia

Yeah - know what you mean but looks OK for a daypack. Apparently has … Yeah - know what you mean but looks OK for a daypack. Apparently has lifetime warranty too though TNF website isn't that great.Shop seems a lot better than say, Go Outdoors seeing that it is recommended by DOE and YHA.I'd rather buy a bag like this for £35 with a warranty than spend £15-20 on a sports brand that ain't gonna last.Having said that my partner was given a £80 Dakine and the zip failed after under 2 years ( their warranty) and after a lot of email tennis, explaining that it was a gift and the shop that it was purchased from had closed down - they didn't want to know.Advise you to avoid Dakine at all costs. Their parent group also owns Billabong and Quicksilver so I'd avoid them for bags or anything you expect to last "a reasonable time"!!IMO this one seems quite discrete too.Eastpak and Jansport offer "lifetime" or 30 year guarantees and are meant to have excellent CSHTH





Agree with most of your comments, however I have had a Dakine backpack for about 8 years now and it's been on my back for 6 snowboarding holidays, with plenty of falls on snow/ice. The backpack is still in great condition with no rips and the shoulder straps look brand new. As such I would say Dakine products arepretty good.

As to the deal - geat price. Voted hot.
hollymia

Yeah - know what you mean but looks OK for a daypack. Apparently has … Yeah - know what you mean but looks OK for a daypack. Apparently has lifetime warranty too though TNF website isn't that great.Shop seems a lot better than say, Go Outdoors seeing that it is recommended by DOE and YHA.I'd rather buy a bag like this for £35 with a warranty than spend £15-20 on a sports brand that ain't gonna last.Having said that my partner was given a £80 Dakine and the zip failed after under 2 years ( their warranty) and after a lot of email tennis, explaining that it was a gift and the shop that it was purchased from had closed down - they didn't want to know.Advise you to avoid Dakine at all costs. Their parent group also owns Billabong and Quicksilver so I'd avoid them for bags or anything you expect to last "a reasonable time"!!IMO this one seems quite discrete too.Eastpak and Jansport offer "lifetime" or 30 year guarantees and are meant to have excellent CSHTH



Thanks for the info! very insightful.
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datca

Agree with most of your comments, however I have had a Dakine backpack … Agree with most of your comments, however I have had a Dakine backpack for about 8 years now and it's been on my back for 6 snowboarding holidays, with plenty of falls on snow/ice. The backpack is still in great condition with no rips and the shoulder straps look brand new. As such I would say Dakine products arepretty good.As to the deal - geat price. Voted hot.



The Dakine was great - straps are still great and it was surprisingly comfy. Problem was that the zip came away from the stitching. Probably couldn't deal with 20KG + loads. My problem was with their CS which IMO was terrible. I also don't think that a 2 year warranty is much cop on backpacks when companies like Eastpak, Jansport and apparently TNF offer 25, 30 year or "lifetime".

Might aqcuire a breeze block and use it as a weight bag for running / cycling. This bag looks like a very similar design.

The North Face guarantee page warranty - not to helpful!!
Edited by: "hollymia" 11th Oct 2012
My back pack was delivered yesterday and I promptly returned it today! Not much to be desiseired for a £35.00 spend, I found the bag extremly small too;there was not enough storage compartments in the bag and it appeared to be of low quality material compared to my current First Down Jester rucksack, cost me #4.95 to return too (>_<)
*sigh*
@hollymania sincere apologies for what was an apparent typographic error; are you by chance trolling? Because the last time I checked I believe I was allowed to post a comment without attracting such vile remarks from you. Sure the dimensions were available however it didn't quite turn out to be what I felt for a product priced at £35.00 also there were other areas where I felt the product let me down. Hence I left a comment - that's just what free speech and the internet is all about. Grow up!
That haglofs evo on the same site (under discounted rucksacks) is a thousand times better for only £5 more. North Face does make some decent stuff, but entry level/budget line stuff like this model is nothing better than a £20 sac with a price boosting name. The Haglof stuff is a specialist brand that always seems to use top materials and has lots of design features. EXTRA BONUS! you don't look like a chavy sheep when you walk down the street. ;-)

Or better still buy Mountain Equipment or Berghaus and support a UK company - the both make world class high-end stuff, easily on a par or better than American North Face
Edited by: "CreepingJesus" 30th Oct 2012
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