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A backpack that fits the contours of your back perfectly.
The North Face engineered its Terra 65 Backpack with the easy-to-use Optifit suspension system to give you a fully adjustable fit before you hit the trail for a weekend. An included tool measures the length of your back so you can match the Optifit system in the backpack to your exact measurements for a tailored fit to keep you completely comfortable while hiking. The back panel, hip belt, and shoulder harness have a good amount of padding to give you a more cushioned ride on the trail. The North Face lined the hip belt with mesh and integrated vertical channels within the back panel to provide all the breathability you need in warmer weather.
The Terra 65 has the traditional top access to the main compartment as well as a huge zippered side entry so you can grab another layer quickly even if it's in the middle of the pack. It features a port for your own water reservoir, a zippered sleeping bag compartment, one zippered top for your keys, wallet, and phone, and two zippered hip belt pockets for anything you want while hiking like sunscreen or some snacks. Two stretch side pockets are perfect for water bottles or trash you find on the trail.
- Optifit suspension fit system
- Padded shoulder harness
- Mesh-lined hip belt
- Vertical channels on back panel
- Top or side access points to main compartment
- Hydration compatible (reservoir not included)
- Zippered sleeping bag compartment
- One zippered top, two zippered hip belt pockets
- Two stretch side pockets
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Works for me!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought this last weekend after doing a little research and desperately needing a backpack before hiking Skyline to the Sea Trail in California. I admit I could have done more research, but I think I was lucky enough to get the right tool for the job. This was my first time using/purchasing an internal frame and I must say� it is very comfortable. Their are some pros and cons to either internal or external frames, but if you improvise and do a little makeshifting, with the gear you bring, then it usually turns out well. It was perfect for the 35 mile hike I did over a 3 day (2 night) time period. I'm 5'10 and got size large as it seemed to have greater range for adjustment. I weigh 160lbs and managed to keep my pack weight around 30lbs. The sleeping bag pouch in the bottom fits an average size bag, but would be ideal with a slightly smaller mummy style bag. You can expect a tight squeeze if your bag is too big. It will also ride up into the upper compartment as it adjusts which may be a con or pro, but I still had plenty of room. The soulder to hip adjuster is a new feature on this model and I found it to work very well.
The biggest pro I can think of was the overall convenience of pocket placement. The handy waist pockets were almost too easy to reach snackfood and anything else I put in there.�One con I could percieve being a problem for others might be the difficulty of tying any extra gear on to either the bottom or top. I would just say it's time to modernize. Most tents, stoves, sleeping bags, and anything else you need these days are small and comapactable enough to fit in 65 Liters.� I would feel comfortable taking this on a 4-5 day hiking trip.
Love The North Face!!!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The North Face makes spacious backpacks with full body support. The back and hip supports are unbeatable for the price, and I think the style is awesome as well.
The design, at least in last years version of the Terra 65, made finding gear easy. There are zippers everywhere and The North Face never skimps on sturdy materials for those long hikes in the backcountry.
Mine has lasted well into this year and its over a year old with TONS of use. I use it for rope and quick-draws for days at the crag and long hikes as well. I used it for part of the Colorado Trail during winter which was hardcore, and the bag was wonderful.
I have also strapped skis to this bad boy and it fared VERY well.
All in all, this is a great larger sized pack.
Its definitely versatile!
Get yourself one for sure! The price is right and The North Face and backcountry.com back their products. Thus, you've got nothing to lose checking this bag out.
Favorite pack ever!
This is my favorite pack, though the one pictured is last years model.
I can't imagine a ton has changed. The North Face always delivers stellar gear in my opinion.
The North Face Terra 65 Backpack Video
If this backpack has no raincover ...
If this backpack has no raincover means no raincover pocket?
Onemore thing, whats the difference to this other type of terra 65? all I know is ths one has a raincover and some pockets.
This is just the older version for the pack. It did have the rain fly and I guess the new version, unfortunately, does not :(
Does the Terra 65 come with a Rain fly?
Does the Terra 65 come with a Rain fly?
Thanks for your question.
This pack does not have an integrated rainfly. I would suggest purchasing The North Face Pack Rain Cover in a size large for this 65L pack.
I have pasted a link below you can use to find the item.