Freefly Packable Duffle Matador vs The North Face Surge Pack - Women's

  • Great for urban travel
  • Highly compressible
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Packable into a small pouch for easy storage
  • Durable and water resistant
  • Great for everyday carry and travel
  • North Face's classic outdoor aesthetic and clean lines
  • Very comfortable to wear for long periods of time
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Right size and shoulder straps are very comfortable

Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Zipper

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Matador Transit30 2.0 Packable Duffel Review | Pack Hacker
We’re not huge fans, but it works. We also think Matador may have missed an opportunity to have the bag compress into the quick-grab pocket, instead of having a separate compression pouch. The separate pouch works well on the backpacks, but in this case you’re just stuffing a duffel full of gear, so it would be nice to have that out of the way
NegativeNegative
5 months ago
packhacker.com
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The North Face Surge Pack - Women's
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The North Face Surge Review (1 Month of Use)
It does have a generous false bottom, which is nice, and then you have this like really thick padded fleece lined liner slapper.
PositivePositive
Pack Hacker Reviews
7 months ago
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Comfort

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Matador Freefly 16 Review: Six-Month Check-In
Where we left off, I was thoroughly impressed how easily this ultralight packable pack integrated itself into my daily routine. Whenever my girlfriend and I would leave the house, we’d grab it with a couple of 32 oz Yetis and some snacks. Having spent 6 months with it, I could not be happier
PositivePositive
5 months ago
hatchetsupply.com
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The North Face Surge Pack - Women's
Great for commuting/travel
Love this backpack. It is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time, and I love how compact and easy it is. I just had a weekend getaway visiting my brother out of state, and it was the perfect size and made traveling very easy. The extra strap on the outside of the bag is a nice touch. It i...
5/5
joanna
5 years ago
rei.com
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Strap

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Matador Freefly 16 Review: Six-Month Check-In
Where we left off, I was thoroughly impressed how easily this ultralight packable pack integrated itself into my daily routine. Whenever my girlfriend and I would leave the house, we’d grab it with a couple of 32 oz Yetis and some snacks. Having spent 6 months with it, I could not be happier
PositivePositive
5 months ago
hatchetsupply.com
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The North Face Surge Pack - Women's
I'm gonna give this pack a second chance...
Ok so I had this backpack for about four months before the straps completely ripped off. Grated, I'm a student...so I cary fairly heavy books. But this backpack is built for hiking and other very trying activities, and the fact it broke after just four months of use is disappointing. I like the styl...
2/5
A high schooler
5 years ago
rei.com
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Size

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Love the bag not the pouch
I had their other duffle which I could always compress into it's compression sack.
This mesh one is just about half the size of the bag. I even emailed customer support to find the trick to getting it compact to fit in. If they would have made the mesh compression sack just a inch wider it would be ...
1/5
Robert W on Mar 20
53 years ago
matadorup.com
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The North Face Surge Pack - Women's
The North Face Surge Backpack Review | Pack Hacker
.Overall The North Face Surge Backpack is comfortable and handy for our remote work essentials and weekend adventures
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6 months ago
packhacker.com
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Carry-on

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Love my new duffel
This bag was so useful on my last flight. It fits easily in my luggage and has plenty of room to bring back extra stuff. Matador always delivers on the quality goods.
5/5
Lydia on Nov 05
53 years ago
matadorup.com
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The North Face Surge Pack - Women's
youtube
The North Face Surge Review (1 Month of Use)
It does have a generous false bottom, which is nice, and then you have this like really thick padded fleece lined liner slapper.
PositivePositive
Pack Hacker Reviews
7 months ago
youtube.com
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