The North Face Terra 65 Backpack - 3950cu in
When you get the itch to leave the civilized world and your locked car behind for the weekend, stuff your necessities in a pack that adjusts to fit your body like The North Face Terra 65 Backpack. The North Face’s Opti Fit lets you adjust the shoulder harness to fit your exact body type, with the help of an included tool that measures your torso length. The dialed fit that you get with the Terra 65 and the painless backpacking bliss that results cannot be understated.
Back panel has a vertical mesh channel to keep the load cool against your back
Long side-entry zipper lets you access your food stash without unpacking and repacking every time you need a snack
Shoulder harness not only adjusts, but is soft and pre-curved for the long haul
Hip-belt transfers the load to your ever-strengthening hiker legs
New zippered sleeping bag compartment design (2010) lets you access it from the bottom without disturbing the rest of your load
Sternum strap comes with emergency whistle when you see some hot lady-hikers across the gorge, or are incredibly lost
Side and top compression straps double as ski/snowboard carry for long tours
Max load weight, 60lb
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what is the clip for in the top lid compartment? but great bags fits great and enough room.
I took this pack on one trip to Sequoia, and it went right back to REI after that. The weight transfer to the hipbelt is very poor, organizational options are minimal, it's heavy for its capacity, and it's missing a number of useful features found on similar packs. For example, the lid is sewn to the main pack body rather than attached with adjustable straps, so when it's full there's no way to raise the lid and strap things in between. I purchased a new pack from a smaller manufacturer for the same price that's larger capacity, lower weight, and much more fully featured, plus is handles weight much better. Unless you find an absolute screaming deal, there's no reason to buy a Terra 65.
Terra 65 was my great companion for the past 2 years across the south east asia, middle east, and china trips. The quality and features of the gained my confident to every trips in the past and ahead. Durability, Easy-to-pack, Reliability, and Comfortable.