Aspen Times Weekly: North Face ‘Urban’ Backpack |

Aspen Times Weekly: North Face ‘Urban’ Backpack

by Stephen Regenold

This is not your average backpack. Pop-open pockets, protective compartments made for electronics and slick “ejector tabs” that remove media devices come standard on this futuristic pack from The North Face.

I initially saw the stealthy Access Pack earlier this year at a trade show. A company rep called it the brand’s “urban play,” and she invited me to crack it open to look inside.

The North Face is targeting ease of use with this backpack, which was designed for students and professionals overrun with electronics, cords and office gear.

In addition to a nice fit (and a sleek look), the pack stands out for its uber-organizational facets. The most intriguing is something the company calls “ejector handles” that, when pulled, lift your devices out of the snug compartments like they’re on springs.

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