North Face’s Access Pack, a backpack shown off back in January and again today, is now available to order. The Access Pack is unlike most other backpacks, featuring an enclosure that pops open with the push of a button, making it easy to stow and access your everyday gear. The design is far more convenient than ordinary zippered backpacks, making it a simple matter to pop it open, grab what you need, and close it up again.
The Access Pack first surfaced earlier this year, and was formally introduced in a video from North Face today. The design is very minimalist in nature, smooth and something you’d feel comfortable wearing while riding your bicycle or heading into the office. Looks can be deceiving though — the bag packs a lot of space, as shown in the video below.
The bag comes in one size and two colors: TNF Black Heather and TNF Medium Grey Heather. Both feature a Flex Vent rear panel, compression molded straps, 500D nylon on the inside and outside, polyester heather emboss on the exterior, and an overall weight of 5lbs. The internal volume is 22 liters, which is roomy enough to accommodate up to a 15-inch laptop and a bunch of other items like drives, cables, an ereader, and more.
Other features include a webbing handle, reflective logo and rear zippers, a key FOB, mesh sunglasses pocket, PU-coated water-resistant zippers, custom YKK zipper pulls, a laptop-ejector handle, ejector tab for a tablet and a couple of media pockets, a pair of stash pockets on the outside, a spring steel structured main compartment, an internal aluminum frame, and an EVA molded body.
The bag is available from North Face now for $235 USD.