The North Face Hot Shot

Priced: $54.45 - $99.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 17 reviews.
The North Face Hot Shot -
The North Face Hot Shot Daypack Features.

The North Face Hot Shot Daypack.
The North Face Hot Shot Daypack packs in all your equipment so that you are never short of anything on your outdoor adventures! The product's FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps ensure that it fits comfortably on your back and facilitates breathability. A padded airmesh back panel acts as a protective and ventilating buffer between your back and your stored gear. Thanks to the Spine channel and PE sheet, you get extra support for your back, especially when you are carrying a heavy load. With the reflective light loop, you are easily noticed in low light conditions. It also comes with a safety whistle that you can use to quickly signal for help, if there is an emergency. With the drinking port, your hydration liquids have a secure storage place that is easy to reach. The North Face Hot Shot Daypack allows you to carry all that you need for your next great adventure!
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Key Features.


  • Large main compartment with variable sized laptop sleeve, organization and hydration port


  • Zippered, dedicated laptop compartment protects your machine


  • Comfortable FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps to ease the pain of heading to class

Lining and Layers:

  • FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps with a top layer of Atilon foam for added support and bottom layer of PE foam for added comfort
  • Padded phone pocket keeps the lines of communication safe


  • 420D nylon, 600D polyester print,1680D ballistics nylon


  • Large main compartment features an internal laptop sleeve (fits most 15 in. laptops); exterior zip pocket has a variety of organization compartments


  • Adjustable, padded shoulder straps and padded back panel offer load-carrying comfort; polyethylene sheet along back adds structure and support
  • Comfortable, padded Airmesh back panel with Spine Channel and PE Sheet for extra back support
  • Comfortable, padded Airmesh back panel with zippered stash pocket promotes airflow to keep your back cool and your stash dry
  • Padded, winged hipbelt enhances carrying support and stability, and stows it cleanly away when you don't need it; sternum strap further stabilizes the pack


  • Mesh side water bottle pockets keep hydration close-by (water bottles not included)


  • The North Face Hot Shot daypack also has an integrated reflective light loop, a daisy chain to lash on gear and a webbing carry handle


  • Imported


  • Endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
  • Great as a book bag!
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Safety whistle located on chest buckle

The North Face Hot Shot is a 26-liter capacity pack made to keep up with you, hot shot. FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps and a padded Airmesh back panel ensure you'll be comfortable doing whatever it is you're doing, hot shot. Okay, I'll stop calling you hot shot. A large main compartment features a laptop sleeve and organization so you can keep your stuff where you know you're going to find it. A secondary compartment also features organization. North Face didn't forget about mesh side water bottle pockets either, so no worries, you have that feature included as well. No worries. I almost called you hot shot again. Oops.

FEATURES of The North Face Hot Shot.
SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Hot Shot.
The Hot Shot is much more than a book bag. The North Face used all of its technical backcountry pack knowledge when it designed the Hot Shot. Comfortable FlexVent shoulder straps allow air through so your shoulders aren't covered in sweat when you get to class. The removable sternum strap is there when you need it, not when you don't, and mesh side pockets carry your water bottles so you can make it to class well-watered, even if class is a 15-mile hike.


The North Face Hot Shot Backpack brings the heat it at every level with a padded laptop sleeve, compatible for 15 inch laptops or a hydration pack with the included hydration clip/port. The Hot Shot has the right style that's at home on the trail or on the way to your next class. New FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps deliver comfort no matter how much stuff you pack in the bag and the Airmesh back panel keeps you comfy when the temp warms up.
Inspired by serious hiking packs, the Hot Shot Backpack by The North Face is a great bag for traveling or using in town. The large main compartment has a laptop sleeve that fits most 15-inch or smaller laptops. The pack also has a secondary zip compartment with with an excellent setup for organization. It has many comfort-oriented features, such as a padded Airmesh back panel, a storable hip belt and molded shoulder straps. This backpack is so comfortable and ergonomic that it is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. Other features include a hydration port and water bottle pockets.
Inspired by hiking packs for those extreme outdoorsy types, the Hot Shot by The North Face® is the streamlined and efficient answer for hitting the pavement or traveling to rural locations.
FlexVent™ injection-molded shoulder straps with a top layer of Atilon foam for added support.
, padded Chemise back panel with Spine Channel and PE sheet for extra back support.
Backsaver bottom panel for added durability.
Spacious main compartment for all your essentials.
Padded laptop sleeve can be used for hydration bladders and additional storage.
Compatible with most 15" laptops.
Hydration port and clip for easy conversion.
Front pocket features organization panel for added convenience.
with cinch closure.
Durable, water-resistant zippers and zipper pulls.
Adjustable shoulder straps with sternum strap.
Adjustable waistbelt with buckle.
Daisy chain webbing on front panel.
•420D nylon.
•600D polyester print.
•1680D ballistic nylon.

Rocky Mountain Trail

Newly designed Hot Shot pack from The North Face!
Inspired by hardcore hiking packs, this streamlined, 26-liter pack efficiently stores your gear while you're hitting the pavement around town, or traveling in remote locations. Large main compartment features an internal laptop sleeve (fits most 15" laptops), with a secondary zip pocket with internal organization compartments. Daisy chains on the front pocket provides additional capabilities to loop-in more gear.
Laptop Sizing

Mountain Gear
The Hot Shot Daypack from The North Face has earned an endorsement from the American Chiropractic Association for its supportive and comfortable suspension system.

Half-Moon Outfitters
FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps with a top layer of Atilon foam for added support and bottom layer of PE foam for added comfort
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Adjustable Torso Length:No
Bag style:Backpack
Bottom Width:13 in
Capacity:1587 in3 (26 liters)
Carry-on size:Yes
Depth:5 1⁄2 in
Detachable Pack:no
Dimension:20 x 12.5 x 8" / 51 x 32 x 20 cm
Dimensions:20 x 12.5 x 8 inches
Fabric:420D nylon, 600D polyester print, 1680D ballistics nylon
Fits laptop size (in.):15 inches
Gear capacity (L):26 liters
Gear capacity (cu. in.):1,587 cubic inches
Handle Drop:2 1⁄2 in
Handle Length:7 1⁄2 in
Height:19 1⁄2 in
Helmet Carrier:no
Hydration Bladder Included:no
Hydration Compatible:yes
Ice Axe Loops:no
Laptop Compatible:15
Laptop Sleeve:Dedicated sleeve, fits most
Laptop compartment:Yes
Material:420D nylon, 600D polyester print, 1680D ballistics nylon
Middle Width:13 in
Number of Pockets:5
Number of exterior pockets:3 + main compartment
Organization Pocket:yes
Primary Access:Front Panel Access
Shoulder Straps:FlexVent™ injection-molded shoulder straps
Shovel Pocket:no
Ski / Snowboard Carrier:no
Sleeping Bag Compartment:no
Strap Drop:18 in
Strap Length:36 in
Top Width:12 in
Trekking Pole Loops:no
Volume:1587 cubic inches / 26 liter
Weight:2 lbs 8 oz (1135 g)
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The North Face Hot Shot Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I've used a Jansport backpack since I was in elementary school and have loved the clean, simple look. I upgraded to this pack for two reasons:
1. Jansports don't do well in rain and it gets quite wet in Michigan during winter and spring.
2. Jansports get quite uncomfortable when you start to load heavy textbooks into it.
This bag not only looks good but has a dedicated laptop AND iPad compartment that can also be used to hold a water bladder. It fits my laptop along with a couple textbooks and folders no problem. Also, the secondary pocket has your standard organizational slots for pens, cell phones, etc. The pack is very water resistant and it has two external pockets on either side for water bottles. But the best part of the pack is how comfortable it is when you're wearing it. The difference between a 10 pound Jansport and a 10 pound Hot Shot blew me away. And when you're not busy commuting to school, throw a bladder and your camping gear into the bag for a bomber day pack. Versatile, comfortable and looks great.

Daniel Joo at on 04/14/2013

Love It!

Been using an old alpinestar backpack that was simply too big. I travel a lot for business and also carry a backpack to and from the office daily. Sometimes I need to cram it, sometimes I don't. I really like the fact that I can tighten the bag up when only traveling with a few items when I need it without having a big bulky pack on my back like I have always done. I also use the water bottle spots to carry an umbrella when I travel (which is needed for trips to NYC and SF frequently) Pros: - Fits my 13" MBP perfect
- Can compact the bag by tightening the straps when needed
- Plenty of pockets up front to store stuff
- Stylish
- Lightweight
- Can hide waist straps
- Comfortable Straps and backing!
- Many More Cons: - one that bothers me is that the zipper for the main compartment is towards the front of the backpack and not the back, this makes it difficult at times to pull the laptop out, although, not a huge deal, just a little peeve of mine.
HBDinNC at The North Face on 04/05/2013

Good pack

I really like this pack. I use it every day to tote my laptop to and from work, but also use it for day trips and traveling. I've had the pack for about 18 months (April 2012) and it has held up splendidly to daily use. It is light enough to carry around all day without being annoying and expands enough to fit clothes for several days -- and is still comfortable to carry when loaded up. I also really like the styling. The 2011 model that I have is slightly different -- the webbing on the front only comes half-way up -- but otherwise the design and pocket layout seems to be the same as the current model. The pocket layout in the front compartment isn't ideal (the reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5).. I'm not sure how I would change it, but when I go to stow small stuff I often have a hard time figuring out where to stick it. Overall I'm very pleased with the pack and highly recommend it.
Foobar at REI on 11/11/2013
Amazing! I ordered this backpack as a Christmas present for my husband. When I received it, the packing slip showed the correct color but the backpack was the wrong color. I immediately e-mailed Zappos of the error and asked how to handle return shipping of the incorrect item and turn-around time to receive the new one. I received a reply right away from an awesome customer service representative, Meg, who apologized for the shipping error. I was told that the correct color backpack was already being shipped to me and that I should not worry about returning the wrong one! What? You can't buy service like that -- it only comes from a true customer service company. Zappos is definitely loyal to its customers! Oh, and one more thing, I received the correct backpack within 48 hours plus a coupon off of my next order! One more thing - I got a follow-up e-mail from another great customer service representative, Justin, just making sure everything was taken care of from my order. Really? Amazing company!
Karen D - customer at on 01/03/2014

Amazing Purchase

I bought this bag early fall of 2012, and I couldn't have made a better purchase. I was in my local sporting goods store and knew I wanted a new bookbag for classes. Deciding between The Northface and Patagonia- I found that The Northface bags were much more durable and felt well designed on my back. My biggest concern when purchasing the bag was the style, how much could fit, and how comfortable it was to wear. This bag is everything I could want and more. I purchased the Hot Shot in the 'Summit Gold Ripstop' and it literally matches with everything. I didn't think I would like the color, but this bag has made me fall in love with it. Also- the picture online doesn't do it justice- this is a gorgeous bag! So thankful to The Northface for this awesome bag, I would make this purchase a hundred times over.
it has helped me take my books to class numerous days so far and I'm excited to use it on a hike!
Thank you!
SUPER recommend!
JhawkPulsfus at The North Face on 02/26/2013

Nearly Perfect Bag

This is a great bag that can be utilized in many different activities. First off, I'm a college student and this bag is great for handling the load of heavy textbooks while not placing any strain on your back. The bag design has safety in mind with the built in whistle in the buckle and it is loud! Secondly, I'm a bit of a Prepper and this is a great bag if you just need something to carry the bear essentials; it can take a beating and is very packable and doesn't take up too much space. My only concern/question for the North Face is if it ideal or manageable to waterproof the bag on my own?? Besides that, this bag is simply amazing!
Patrick1916 at The North Face on 04/15/2013

Totally AWESOME!!!

I got this backpack to replace my MEC Deluxe Bookbag, pretty sure I chose the right pack. This bag can easily fit 2, 1.5" binders with a textbook and large lunch bag. I use this mainly for school use, its great and holds lots of stuff while still looking slim on you back. The actualy back is firm, though it is not a frame, and really is quite comfortable for the whole day. I would highly recommend this bag to anybody, no matter the sport/lifestyle it would be used for. Cheers!
Parkour at The North Face on 04/29/2012
I had the same backpack in an older version in grass green which lasted 4 years and could have kept going but I lost it. I got the plain black one this time around. I'm a light packer and can fit everything I need for 3 days or so in this pack. This newer model has a more cushioned laptop pouch. Works well to clip things from the straps and side pockets for a nalgene.
Keoni - customer at on 08/21/2013

I love this backpack!

I have been using a hit shot backpack since I was a freshman in college and now I am a senior. I am totally loyal to this backpack and it has held everything I needed. I really like that it is endorsed by the ACA. my back loves this backpack too. get this product!
EliseW at The North Face on 01/06/2013

hot shot

Solid material and travel-friendly. I especially appreciate the padded back panel for laptop. The many pockets in the front are good for passport, pens, contact lens case, ipod, and etc. Also, I noticed many travelers eyeing my backpack while going through airports; probably because of The North Face brand name and the style.
rogeezie at The North Face on 03/31/2012

Neutral Reviews:

I really do love this back pack! But I will say I like to go hard here and I prefer to spend just a bit more and go for the Big Shot! I would just rather have that extra space! Love this pack but out of both of them I personally prefer the Big Shot! Go big but if you don't need the extra space the Hot Shot will be perfect!

Shawn Cash at on 08/11/2013