The Vault includes double handles, is self-standing and has a slimmer profile, making commuting on packed trains a lot less of a hassle. The ultra-comfortable FlexVent™ suspension system with flexible moulded shoulder straps, a padded mesh back section and a breathable lumbar panel is still the same, though. And the main compartment still has space for a couple of books and your laptop in a separate protective sleeve or a change of clothes if you’re overnighting at a friend’s. The front compartment has a padded tablet sleeve, zipped storage and space for pens and pencils. Plus, there are two external mesh pockets for water bottles. And you can cycle safely thanks to the strategically placed reflectors offering 360° visibility and by attaching a light to the bike light loop. In several The North Face stores across the UK, you can find Take Back bins. This is for when you’re ready to part ways with your The North Face product but don’t want it to end up in landfill.