An old pack by The North Pace

An old pack by The North Pace

This is a The North Face (TNF) ‘Way Out of Bounds’ pack I got from a shop selling used items (kedai bundle) in KL recently. This is an old pack. Perhaps in the 1990s. I could not find any links to any sites except for a gear review site that talks about the pack but unfortunately without any pictures.
I have always loved TNF products. I think their products are always practical and cool to have. But until recent years, I have found that TNF products were becoming more of a fad and a designer range whereas I am still leaning towards practical, robust packs for actual use.

This pack is made in Indonesia

This pack is made in Indonesia

Anyway, back to this pack. This pack is made in Indonesia. And the reason I bought it was because of it’s design and typical old TNF design. It has the slim fit cutting, top loading with built in compression straps.

The compression straps goes all around the pack (except the back panel)

The compression straps goes all around the pack (except the back panel)

In today’s market of spin offs and replicas, I dare to beg my money that this is the real deal. It has a clean stitched TNF logo, buckle and zipper draws.

Clean stitching

Clean stitching

The zipper pulls from TNF for the pack’s lid pocket

The zipper pulls from TNF for the pack’s lid pocket

The TNF logo on the waist straps buckle

The TNF logo on the waist straps buckle

I would say that this pack is about 25 or 30 liters. Great as a day pack and the compression straps helps to keep things hugging with the body. The back panel is very simple with no metal frames. It has some foam padding inside and that’s about it. There are no serious damage on the pack except for a small tear on the left shoulder straps which can be easily fixed I reckon.

Simple back panel

Simple back panel

The small tear on the shoulder straps

The small tear on the shoulder straps

For RM80, I think this pack is a bargain. Its really an old TNF school pack which is probably very hard to find these days. With the many packs that I already own, I am not sure if my other half is all that keen in letting me keep this little beauty. In any case, I suppose its better than leaving the pack in the shop gone unnoticed.

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