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Slimmed-down performance, strong and sturdy backbone.

Completely redesigned, The North Face Terra 50 Backpack is slimmer and less bulky than ever. However, this weekend-specific pack is still capable of carrying heavy loads. It comfortably supports up to 45 pounds, courtesy of an anatomically correct shoulder harness and load-spreading hip belt. Promoting air circulation, a vertical channel cools your back on humid summer trips and stifling, sub-tropic excursions.

Seven total pockets easily hold a weekend's worth of camping gear, and two easy-access hip pockets store tools and accessories within easy reach. Six lash points clip tools for greater versatility. The pack's sternum clip doubles as a safety whistle to alert your party of danger or assist with finding you, should you be hopelessly lost. Additionally, this pack is hydration compatible (bladder sold separately) for on-trail refreshment.

  • Backpack supports loads up to 45 pounds
  • Anatomically correct shoulder harness
  • Vertical channel promotes air circulation
  • Anatomically correct, load-spreading hip belt
  • Seven total pockets, including two easy-access hip belt pockets
  • Six total lash points for clipping tools and accessories
  • Sternum clip doubles as safety whistle
  • Hydration compatible (bladder sold separately)

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So, I want to get this pack. the thing is i live in central MN and i only know of about 4 backpacking trails near me, but this summer i am going on a trip to Montana for a 9 day- 8 night trip with some friends. Just wondering if i could possibly use this pack for that trip?

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You definitely can, but pack light and small. 9 days' worth of food will take up a LOT of space. If you don't have backpacking-oriented sleeping and camping gear, you might need a 60+ liter pack to hold everything.

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If you're a beginner, I think you'll find this pack too small. I'd look for something in the 65-75L range. Also, your trip seems long for a 50L pack... even for a relatively experienced backpacker.

I say this because beginners often have equipment that takes up higher packing volumes.

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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is an excellent backpack. It fits all of my backpacking stuff and is perfect for a 1-3 day hike. I've only used it a couple of times but I love it!

what are the approx. dimensions of the...

what are the approx. dimensions of the bag? Im concerned about using it as carry on in a plane

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Hey Saa,

This pack is about 30 x 16 x 11. Most airlines follow the restriction of 45 linear inches for carry on packs so you might need to check this pack instead.

I have a 20-21" torso (depending on who's...

I have a 20-21" torso (depending on who's measuring), but only a 34" waist. Which size should I get?

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You have a long torso, I suggest the L/XL. The waist belt that comes with that should fit you just fine.

Where does the tent go? I'm relatively...

Where does the tent go? I'm relatively minimalist. Wondering if this pack could be used for 6 days canoeing (where would I put the tent? Is my biggest concern). Thanks!

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Hey Anthony,

Depending on how much room your sleeping bag and tent take up I typically like putting the tent body and fly in the sleeping bag compartment at the bottom for easy access and the poles secured down by the external compression straps. As far as using this on a 6 day canoe trip, I think the pack should be fine so long as you get yourself some drysacks to protect your gear.

Does this pack come with a rain cover?

Does this pack come with a rain cover?

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Hey Matthew,

This pack does not include a rain cover.

Let us know if you have any additional questions!

Size?! The size says L/XL but there is no...

Size?! The size says L/XL but there is no indication of this size on TNFs size chart. I have a 20 in torso and 32in waist. What size should I get?

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TNF's "size advisor" does actually have the measurements for a L/XL pack size available ( As for what size you should get based on those measurements, the general rule of thumb is that if you happen to be right on the fence between sizes, torso-wise, you should stick with the smaller size over jumping at the larger. Given that fact, TNF lists their Small torso sizes being appropriate for 15"-18" torsos, and their Medium Torso sizes being appropriate for 17"-20" torsos. For waist measurements on the same foregoing sizes, TNF lists ranges of 28"-31" and 32-35", respectively. Provided with those number sets, I would jump at the S/M size that BC lists in their available stock.
Hope this helps!