Product Comparison: The North Face Jester (T0CHJ4) vs The North Face Recon

Advertiser Disclosure

This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. Please be advised that the operator of this site accepts advertising compensation from certain companies that appear on the site, and such compensation impacts the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented, and in some cases may also impact the scoring that is assigned to them. The scoring that appears on this site is determined by the site operator in its sole discretion, and should NOT be relied upon for accuracy purposes. In fact, Company/product listings on this page DO NOT imply endorsement by the site operator. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information which appears on this site is subject to change at any time. More info

General Specifications
The North Face
The North Face
Jester (T0CHJ4)
About the Product
The ultimate campus pack, the redesigned, 28-liter Jester doesn't play around when it comes to protecting and organizing your gear. A front compartment with internal organization has a padded tablet sleeve, and bungee cords crisscrossing the front of the pack are perfect for stuffing your jacket and bike helmet under for convenient, hands-free walks from class to class.
Stay organized while navigating from point A to B with the ultra-durable, 30-liter Recon daypack that’s had a sharp redesign to feature enhanced compartments and pockets, and improved suspension and materials for all-day comfort.
Key Specs
600D polyester
210-D Cordura ripstop nylon
947 oz.
1014 oz.
Storage Capabilities
Mesh water bottle pockets, Main compartment, Zip pockets, Side pockets
Stretch front stash pocket, Main compartment, Laptop Sleeve, Front compartment, Zip pockets, Mesh water bottle pockets
What customers say about "Key Specs"
The North Face Jester (T0CHJ4)
  • I like the way its light weight and fits all my things. For work,school or just on the go this is an extremely comfortable nice compact backpack.
  • It’s very comfortable to wear and I feel like the price was reasonable! Fits all my books, planner and more.
  • It’s lightweight even with my laptops, tablet, notepads, binder, power cables and mouse. It’s hardy and withstands bouncing around the back of my vehicle.
  • The straps are very comfortable and the chest strap is removable if you don't like it. I like the amount of compartments in the front and the padded laptop sleeve.
  • Conforms to my back & shoulders & really is made for a women's frame. The bag itself is lightweight, has the perfect amount of pockets, great for urban living.
  • I have broad shoulders and the straps don’t feel comfortable. The stiff back piece feels uncomfortable.
The North Face Recon Unisex
  • This pack is just right for both hiking and travel: durable, light enough, just the right size and well-made.
  • This pack is extremely comfortable. The ventilation on my back is great and the padding makes this super comfy.
  • The tablet pocket is perfect and genius. It`s just the right size, protected my tech and was very durable.
  • This thing is comfortable, light weight, yet heavy duty, holds my laptop and all accessories as well as lunch and whatever else i can cram in there. Perfect size and support structure.
  • It's ideally sized for school, with compartments for everything you would need. Extremely comfortable to wear all day long.
  • It is heavy, stiff, difficult to take on and off, especially in crowded environments.
Size & Weight
19.75 in.
19.25 in.
13.25 in.
13 in.
7.5 in.
7 in.
29 oz.
40 oz.
Sternum Strap
Top Handle
Padded Hip Belt
Side Compression Straps
Hiking Pole Attachment
Hydration System Compatible
Padded laptop sleeve, Removable hipbelt, Removable sternum strap, Lifetime Warranty, Reflective bike-light loop, Air mesh back panel, Front elastic bungee system
Removable waist belt, Lifetime Warranty, 360° reflectivity, Air mesh back panel, Padded laptop sleeve, Air mesh shoulder straps
What customers say about "Features"
The North Face Jester (T0CHJ4)
  • Contigo water bottle fits nicely in the exterior side pocket. The color is even more stylish and vibrant in person than online photo. I like it!
  • It's well constructed & zippers are sturdy. Great size - it holds a lot but isn't bulky. Well organized in its design. Highly recommend this backpack!
  • This bookbag can hold a lot of items especially my laptop which I bring everywhere. The laptop compartment is so convenient and safe I would recommend this book bag!
  • Lots of room in the pockets, many compartments inside of them for electronics, pens, etc. Also lots of places perfect for gator clips if needing to carry larger equipment like a helmet for work.
  • This item is good for daily using and traveling. It's good in the large capacity, shape design and the high quality.
  • The issue lack of flat bottom, so pack cannot not stand upright when packed with items.
The North Face Recon Unisex
  • The first smaller panel has a variety of pouches, pockets and nets that keep everything organized from tablets to multi tools.
  • My favorite feature is the small zip pocket in the front, at the top; it gives me easy access to my keys, headphones, and ID.
  • The bag has held up perfectly and it shows no sign of wearing out. It fits all of my books, folders, binders, and pencils just fine with room for other little things.
  • The mesh pouch on the front allows for an easy place to put a snack. The straps buckle around your body to help with mobility while carrying a heavy load and let me tell you, it helps!
  • It has so many bells and whistles it's unbelievable. All of the clips and zippers are really high quality and don't seem to be breaking or wearing hard anytime soon.
  • The one thing I would love to see on these packs are deployable rain covers across the whole line.
  • The only negative i can find is that when placed on the floor it has poor balance.
Warranty / Certifications
Other Information
69.00 $
99.00 $

Other reviews