A pack that actually fits your torso.
The North Face Women’s Terra 55 Backpack gets you out in the backcountry without the pain of sore shoulders and a strained back. This multi-day women-specific pack features an Opti-Fit suspension fit system to let you customize the Terra to your proportions for dialed-in comfort. Simply release the cam on the Opti-Fit system, then slide the shoulder harness up or down to fit your torso length.
- Opti-Fit suspension system is customizable to find your load's sweet spot
- Vertical mesh channel on the back panel keeps you cool
- Cushy shoulder straps include load-bearing sternum strap with built-in safety whistle
- Anatomically correct hip-belt equally spreads the weight
- Cushioned shoulder straps adjusts to fit your torso for chafe-free comfort and balanced support
- Long zippered side-entry to main compartment lets you get to your stuff without unpacking the entire load
- Sleeping bag compartment features zip-access to make bedtime easier
- Hydration-ready so you can get the fluids you need on the trail (reservoir not included)
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Does this bag have ice axe loops?
Does this bag have ice axe loops?
What size torso does this fit? Is it...
What size torso does this fit? Is it adjustable? I'm 5'2" and need a pack that fits a 14" torso. Thanks!
The Torso is adjustable and is made to fit a 14 - 19 inch torso. So even though you are on the lower end of the scale this should fit you fine.
I'm just getting back into backpacking ...
I'm just getting back into backpacking after 15 yrs out. I'd like to replace my external frame pack. Where do you put/attach your tent or sleeping pad? I'm used to strapping them to the bottom or top of my pack. Am I reading this correctly - can I adjust both the shoulder straps and something in the back to fit me?
Hello CeJai, thanks for the question!
Glad to hear you are answering the call of the backpack once again : )
For this pack, you can rig up your pad or tent on the exterior of the pack. There are plenty of straps for accommodating this function. If you are heading on a shorter trip, you can also probably fit these items in the bottom of the pack.
You are correct, the shoulder straps are adjustible. The sternem strap on the front can also be moved up and down for perfect placement depending on your bust size. There is an Opti Fit system in the back in which you can adjust the length of the pack to properly fit your torso. You can really customize this pack to dial in the perfect fit for extra comfort! I think you will be amazed at how comfy this pack will be after using an external frame pack!
Hi again CeJai,
I wanted to add a couple of things to Lexi's rundown- You'll see two zippers toward the bottom of the pack. That's where your sleeping bag goes. There's a buttoned nylon separator between that compartment and the main compartment of the pack. My oldest kid used to use the Terra 55 pack, and his share of the tent was either poles and stakes, or the tent shell, etc stored in a compression sack in that main compartment along with his lightweight sleeping pad and bear canister. Plenty of room for his clothes and gear with a little creative packing. The tent can also be carried under the lid, under the side compression straps, or with bungees or nylon straps hooked into those little loops at the bottom of the pack...but he prefers to try to internalize as much of his load as possible for balance and a cleaner profile. As Lexi said, the Opti-Fit is a pretty simple and ingenious system that's really just based on a velcro adjustment. It's easy to dial in quickly and exactly, even in the field. Shoulder straps are adjustable from the top, at the bottom, and at the sternum strap that slides on a wire to adjust the height at the chest.
Internal frame backpacks are typically a bit heavier than external frames, but this is a great all around pack for general purposes that will be a nice change and transition for you. Hope this gave you some added info.
Plenty of room depending on the length of your trip, and the size of your equipment. Sleeping bag compartment, also a side zipper allowing you to have access to the stomach of the bag. Unfortunately i haven't had a whole lot of experience using this pack yet, planning to, of course I'll update my review. All the aesthetic features i love, as far as color & texture. Also the hip belt, is toooo big. I'm about 5'7 and 100lbs, hip belts are a problem i run into often though.
Not entirely content
I love the color and the feel of the pack, but the description is misleading. As far as exterior pockets it claims to have 2 side mesh, one lid, one front and 2 side pockets, but i do not see any side pockets (besides the one that opens into the whole pack). This pack would be perfect if it just had pockets on the waist strap. I haven't decided if i am going to send it back or not. I want my things to be readily available and organized.
The North Face Terra 55 Backpack works great and looks good too
This is yet another purchase I made for my niece who is recently getting into serious camping mode. I threw this thing on and played around with the sizing but I could tell this is definitely built for a woman's frame. She loves it and it fits her great. She is roughly 5'6" and 120 lbs.
Padding in the hip belt is a big deal to me. I always noticed that in cheaper packs or ones with bad designs once you hit around 5 miles you really start to feel it. This pack has just the right amount of support without it being super huge and bulky. The long zipper down the front is pretty awesome too because Its no fun stuffing all your stuff in a top loader just to pull it all back out cause you need something at the bottom. Straps, zippers and pockets all built well. This is a really good buy.
Write your question here...Does anyone...
Write your question here...Does anyone know how this pack would work for an extended hiking/camping trip?
it has enough room for multiple day trip depending on what kind of equipment your taking. It has room for sleeping bag, a tent, and other small gear and your clothes but if your in a area where you need to take a bear can or any special equipment (climbing, ski boots...) this might be a little small
I would like to know if this backpack...
I would like to know if this backpack (Women's Terra 55) resists rain. Is the material good for rainy conditions???? It doesn't have a rain cover! What can I do if not?
you would be best of getting a rain cover anyway
Just used this pack for the first time yesterday! Great pack! Lots of room and durable fabric. Very adjustable. My boyfriend has a Terra 65 and mine is great for me because he has all the gear in his already so I don't much need one any bigger. Great first pack! Pretty colors. Got the weimaraner brown/ fossil ivory
We received the pack yesterday and my fiance loves it, the overall feel of the pack is awesome and the adjustable fit to it is great for comfort. We cant what to get out on the trail and use it.
How does the size of the sleeping bag...
How does the size of the sleeping bag compatment compare to similar bags?
I would say that the compartment in this bag holds up well in terms of space and quality with most top brand named bags.
The sleeping bag compartment is a little small compared to a larger pack like the 65L. But if you can make it fit.
It's a bit small. I have a +30 sleeping bag that's a bit tight in there; but you can open the top of the sleeping bag compartment into the rest of the bag which is what I did. A smaller stuff sack would fit my bag into the compartment easy.
Can this bag stand up to the rigors of...
Can this bag stand up to the rigors of being checked as cargo on flights? Since it's a bit too large for carry on it will have to be checked but I was wondering if it will be able to withstand the abuse checked luggage takes....
Most packs can handle the abuse but it takes it's toll on them. I bought a TNF expedition duffle that is about bulletproof and you can put your backpack inside it and keep your things secure. Just a thought.
im looking for a backpack to take to Europe...
im looking for a backpack to take to Europe for a 21 day trip. Is this the right size. I am a woman but should I get another size in the men's section? im totally confused when it comes to this stuff. please help!
Are you a light packer? Twenty-one days is a long time, so it's hard to say, but my 10 year old daughter just went on a 5 day field trip with her Terra 55, and she was loaded to overflow with not much more than the basics. Try one of the 70 liter women's packs from Osprey. Again, depending on what you plan on carrying, it might give you the extra space you need to get you through.
Does this pack have a pocket to fold the...
Does this pack have a pocket to fold the straps into and a side handle so you can put it a plane as luggage?
No, it doesn't have those features.
Awesome pack, I love how it allows you to adjust the trunk part and make it more adjusted to you. Plus I have a North Face hydration pack so I can just put the hydration part in there which is awesome
Would this pack be too big to take as a...
Would this pack be too big to take as a carry-on when flying?
Terra 55 Dimensions: 26 x 15 x 7.5 inches
This would be close, and will depend on the airline. Generally, carry-on size is defined as 22" x 14" x 9".