A real all-rounder, the North Face Borealis is a 28L backpack that is as at home on the trails as it is on your daily commute. Upgraded for 2022, this year's Borealis is made using recycled materials and has also been optimized with the addition of an extended bungee cord system to provide more external storage.
With plenty of space for all your gear, this is a pack that makes it easy to stay organised, equipped with a protected laptop compartment, organisation panel, zip pockets, two external water bottle pockets - one with quick-draw smartphone access and an external fleece-lined pocket. Featuring a FlexVent™ suspension system of flexible molded shoulder straps, a padded mesh back section and a breathable lumbar panel, the Borealis is sure to deliver all-day comfort and the reflective elements will help keep you safe in low-light conditions.
Product Code: EARSG2TI0883
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The The North Face Borealis - Black has the following sustainability attributes...
Fluorinated DWR finishes make clothing waterproof by repelling water droplets. ‘PFCs’ is the broad term for all fluorocarbon chemicals, of which PFOS and PFOA are sub-groups. Different chemicals in this family have a varying number of carbon atoms, so C6 has six carbon atoms and C8 has eight. While the outdoor industry has moved away from C8 (or 'long chain') PFCs, C6 (short chain) PFCs are currently unbeatable in their waterproofing performance. They're considered less harmful to the environment than C8, but they have not been proven to be safe. PFCs are known as forever chemicals; once created they will never break down and are harmful to people and the planet. To read more about the chemistry related to PFCs, head here.
PFC-Free DWR uses alternative, biodegradable technologies that repels water from the surface of a fabric - such as Fjallraven's Greenland Wax. PFC-Free DWR coatings are water resistant enough for most daily activities, so if you don’t need a highly technical waterproof, consider a PFC-Free garment instead.
This brand ensures that the factories they use have been third party audited but are not specifically partnered with a Non-Profit Organisation. This will be either BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) or SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit), which are social auditing methologies and reports but are not an accreditation. This means the brand has sourced factories who have passed an audit, so their worker rights, environmental impact and social compliance is up to scratch.
This item can be returned by post or to your nearest Tiso Group store – for more details see our Returns Policy.
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