Fits like a glove.
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
- Item #TNF00D4
- Q & A
Good Pack for Petite Frames
I got this pack for my wife, someone who is new to backpacking. She is petite and the adjustments of the pack (XS/S) fit her great. Load carried nicely over the hips. For the frame size the pack volume is plenty big in my opinion. So the most important part of the pack, the fit, is great. Too early to tell about how it will hold up, but so far so good. Only reason not 4 stars is the hipstrap buckles could have been better designed. Most packs incorporate a pulley system of sorts to allow the backpacker to tighten by pulling away from the body vs pulling back parallel to the hips. That was the one consistent complaint I heard...
Overall, pleased with the purchase. Would buy again.
"Backpack, say Backpack"
I feel like a real explorer with this pack! I am totally new to outdoor adventuring, but I was given the recommendation to buy this pack by my boyfriend who has an older Northface pack. Great pack, lots of space, and I dig the compartments for additional organization. I would also recommended asking a GearHead to help you with the sizing if you are unsure. I got a M/L, but thought I was a XS/S. I'm happy I spoke to someone because the S would have been too small. The color is great, I got the Persian blue, but unlike the picture, it's more Navy than purple.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Have used his for short over nights so far and really enjoyed it. It's comfy and roomy. Good choice
Terra 55 Women's
My boyfriend has the Men's version so i had to get myself the women's! This backpack is perfect for our needs. Holds all the necessities and still has a comfortable fit. Im on the shorter side so the XS/S is the perfect fit. Cannot wait to put some more wear and tear on this backpack!
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!
Is this pack waterproof? Or does it come with a water protector?
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)?
Usually those are for attaching your helmet when your itinerary calls for one :)
How do I measure to know which size to purchase? Thanks.
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.