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The North Face Prophet 40 Backpack can’t tell you exactly how to live your life, but with its ability to carry your skis, ice tools, and other cold-weather adventure gear, it definitely has a strong opinion as to what you should do.

  • Sleek design and lightweight construction make it ideally suited for done-in-a-day adventures
  • Pack made with super-burly Cordura Bombastic fabric—the same stuff used to make auto airbags and bulletproof vests
  • Pack fabric also features a weather-resistant PU coating for protection against the elements
  • Lightweight aluminum stay provides ample support for your light-and-fast expeditions
  • From ice tools to backcountry skis, the tool-attachment loops and side adjustment straps carry your cold-weather adventure gear
  • E-Vap molded foam back panel and hop belt provide cushioning and help circulate air so you stay comfortable
  • Revised pack opening more easily accommodates ropes and other technical gear
  • The North Face Summit Series
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Great pack!

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Used this pack for a recent 23 mile hike in the Grand Canyon (Havasu Falls) and was impressed by how comfortable it was and well it fit to my body. We stayed at the lodge in Supai, so we weren't hauling tents and bags (don't think it's quite big enough for all that) but if you're looking for something that's in-between a day pack and an overnight pack that is outrageously comfy, then this is the pack for you!

Great pack!

My Summer Bag - LOVE IT!

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I did quite a bit of research to find the perfect, all-around best bag money can buy. I'm very confident that I have made the right choice. The bag is super lightweight and is big enough for all of my gear for the entire summer road trip.

Streamline light weight alpine pack

    Works for me as a great day pack for alpine climbing and multi-day(3 tops) ski tours. Minimal features but does exactly what I need it to. My only gripe is that the top lid is fixed. It's a shame that it isn't detachable. Most importantly it's comfortable and lightweight!

    Streamline light weight alpine pack

    Nice pack

      I ordered this pack and the osprey mutant - I kept the mutant simply as it seemed to be able to fit more gear and I did not need 2 packs of the same volume.

      What is REALLY GREAT about this pack is the weight - I test packed and walked around with it - for how light it is, great support.

      Simple, durable, and excellent design. Good job TNF!

        Bought this pack to use as a daypack and 1-3 day over night trips. I've owned it for about 6 months now and have taken it on a total of 11 trips. Recently just took it on a summit attempt on Mt. Rainier. I previously owned the Prophet 45 and must say that TNF has done a great job updating this pack. IMO the Prophet 45 was over designed with a lot of what I believe were unnecessary features. The Prophet 40 on the other hand does the job without all the extras. The new Prophet 40 is noticeably lighter, but the top lid is no longer detachable and there's no crampon pocket. I wish TNF would have added more cord loops to the main body. Overall the bag is simple and durable and accommodates to all your adventures in the great outdoors.

        Simple, durable, and excellent design. Good job TNF!

        if i opt to attach my snowshoes on the sides using the compression straps, will it fit? tnx

        Hello Guys! Im 1.70cm tall. Which size...

        Hello Guys!

        Im 1.70cm tall. Which size do you recommend me to buy? Thanks a lot.

        Regards.

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        Would you please provide more of your specific physical dimensions (i.e. your waist, chest, torso, chest, etc.)? Anything that you can measure or have someone else help you to measure would help me or someone else get a better idea of what size you might need. If you don't know how to take any of those measurements (I especially recommend having someone else around to correctly measure your torso, as fitting a pack based on that measurement is key to comprehensive comfort). Also, I assume you meant 1.7 Meters tall?

        I'm about 6' 175 lbs, would the M/L be...

        I'm about 6' 175 lbs, would the M/L be better for me?

        Is there a side pocket?

        Is there a side pocket?