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Designed specifically for women's bodies, The North Face Women's Terra 55 Backpack doesn't compromise comfort or functionality. In fact, this weekend-specific pack easily supports 45-pound loads, thanks to the plush and fully adjustable Optifit harness system. To adjust the pack to your individual torso, simply undo the center cam release and slide the shoulder harness up or down for an ideal fit. A sleek and anatomically correct shoulder harness conforms to your body, and the vertical channel ventilation promotes air circulation when backpacking under hot, humid conditions.

Seven total pockets make this pack a veritable pack mule for multi-day excursions, and two exterior pockets hold water bottles for easy access. A large zippered side entry allows access to the main compartment without disturbing the pack's entire contents, and a sleeping bag compartment makes for organized packing. Allowing for on-trail safety in case of an emergency, the pack's chest buckle doubles as a safety whistle.

  • Backpack supports loads up to 45 pounds
  • Anatomically-correct, adjustable Optifit harness
  • Vertical channel promotes air circulation
  • Anatomically correct, load-spreading hip belt
  • Seven total pockets, including two exterior water bottle pockets
  • Large zippered side entry to main compartment
  • Improved zippered sleeping bag compartment access
  • Safety whistle located on chest buckle

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I just received this pack and noticed that it has 4 grey webbed points on the top lid (picture attached). I can't find anything on TNF's site, or any other site, saying what these are for specifically; are they simply lashing points? Or is there a more specific purpose (such as strapping a sleeping bag to the top)?
Thank you!

Usually those are for attaching your helmet when your itinerary calls for one :)

How do I measure to know which size to purchase? Thanks.

Hey Briana,

Great question! If you click on the "Size Chart" link which is located directly above the drop down menu, it will show you the sizes and the corresponding measurements. Scroll all the way down on the sizing chart window and it will tell you how to measure your torso length, waist and chest circumference.


Perfect for Summer Trips

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Used this for a 5 night backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon. I was able to fit all the essentials for a summer trip this length since I didn't need as many layers. Sleeping bag compartment is pretty big too! Lots of pockets and opening. I'm also 5'2" and this pack is the perfect size; not over bearing for someone who is shorter. I can't wait to get this out on more trips!

Perfect for Summer Trips

Just out of curiosity, what size did you get? I am around your height and I am having trouble deciding between sizes. Thank you!