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The North Face Shadow 40+10 Backpack - 2441cu in

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    Get up, get down, get on with it.

    Light when you need to be, fully featured when you don't, and burly all the time, The North Face's Shadow 40+10 Backpack is a peak bagger's dream. Designed to handle all sorts of conditions and objectives, its tough roll-top design accommodates up to 40L of gear, so you can be prepared for the unknown, but cinches and compresses down to 30L if you're more interested in traveling light. Even better, the removable framesheet, removable hip belt padding, and removable water-resistant pocket let you trim even more fat, so you can hit the heights and make it back down before things heat up or storms roll in. Compression straps keep the whole package tight, while integrated trekking pole/ice axe holders help you stay prepared for long days or slick ascents.

    • Ripstop nylon construction
    • Roll top with extension collar
    • Removable frame sheet
    • Removable hip belt and stowable webbing belt
    • Removable water-resistant internal pocket
    • Compression straps
    • Trekking pole/ice axe holders
    • Item #TNF01AV

    Tech Specs

    210D ripstop nylon
    40 L
    removable framesheet
    Waist Belt
    1 water resistant, 2 hip belt, 1 top
    Ice Axe Carry
    Trekking Pole Carry
    Claimed Weight
    [regular] 2 lb 7 oz, [stripped] 1 lb 9 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Good all around alpine backpack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Light, especially when stripped to the minimum (frame, pocket, hipbelt are removable).
    Convenient design (roll top, pole/axe holder)

    Could be tougher... not nearly as abrasion resistant as the (costlier) Arcteryx Alpha FL 45. Not a heavy duty bag.

    Great overall pack and design.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    After being on an ultralight craze this past year, I have tried out all sorts of packs and started to think of how I would design a pack of my own. I fell in love with frameless packs due to my experience with TNF's Verto 26 and take that pack practically everywhere I go. My only qualm is that they only make it in a 26 and a 32. The hip belts on the 32 are also non-removable. I began to envision a larger version of the Verto then I also saw other bags with + 10 L extensions. Long story short the Shadow 40 + 10 is 90-95% of my fantasy bag and couldn't resist buying one. I have used the bag within urban setting so far and I have designated it as my go to climbing gym bag.

    Perhaps the only thing I would ask for would be a hikers version of this pack which would have side pockets for water bottles. Aside from that this pack is almost perfect, the hip belts though minimalist provide excellent support a d the material though super thin and ultralight is definitely tough and durable.

    Great overall pack and design.

    Wonderful, Simple Classic

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have come to think of backpacks, of which I have many, as torturous, beautiful things. It's the nature of carrying heavy things on one's back, torture if there is even a small design flaw, and beautiful if the fit is true and the ride smooth. a beautiful backpack. I have used it just twice but most recently on a four day, 46 mile, Skyline Ridge trail in the Olympic Mountains. I have used roll top packs, with one sinch strap, for years and fully endorse and like this simple, weight saving way to secure loads. In the past I've had most everything under that one strap; snowshoes, ridgerest pads, skis, poles. This pack also works really well with the strap which is long enough to secure my ridgerest pad. I was only carrying about 26 lbs as I pack light but the pack carries really well, nice hip belt and shoulder straps and back pad and frame. I'm sure the pack can carry heavier loads. Also as a climbing pack it rides nice and tight, no slippage with the weight. I'm sure it will climb well. As far as volume I'd say fully loaded it is in the 45 liter+ range and it synches down nicely for a small load. The lack of exterior pockets will make is a great climbing pack, nothing to hook up on, at the same time everything goes into the pack. The one top pocket is only big enough for a map or two and is pressed tightly closed when the pack is full. But I love the simplicity, really, really nice and the weight savings is outstanding. The pack construction is excellent, good size straps and good stitching. The other thing that is so cool about these types of packs, no zippers=no breakage and I just insert a trash compactor bag inside the pack and all my must be dry things are put in first and the bag tied shut and "voila"; I can fall in a creek or whatever and my sleeping back and clothes are dry. In my view rain covers for packs are a wast of time. Hope you enjoy this great pack.

    My torso is 20 in and my waist is 30in. What size would you recommend I use?

    Best Answer

    I have an 18 inch torso and have the small/med Shadow and it fits perfectly with the belt in the lowest position (cannot accomidate a larger torso properly). So I would certainly order the med/large if you have a 19 inch torso or larger.

    I was not able to use this bag but I like the design. As stated above, I have a 20in torso. so in most bags this would fall under a medium. so I purchased the s/m size. It ended up being to small and not fitting properly. I really would like to use this bag, but it just does not have a ample variety of sizes.