The North Face Akila 40

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I bought this pack for my wife. She's a small girl…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: top-loading internal
Size: 40 liters (about 2500 cubic inches)
Number of Pockets: one main/3 zipper/outside pouch
Max. Load Carried: 30-40 pounds if you force it.
Height of Owner: 5'6"
Price Paid: $120 (on sale)

I bought this pack for my wife. She's a small girl who can't necessarily lug a ton of stuff while backpacking where as I can store enough for the both of us if necessary. This pack gives her enough room to pack clothes, partial tent, food, a sleeping bag, and other essentials she needs. She has to pack lighter than others, but it's do-able. In the end she's happy with the versatility of the bag.

Its major flaw is the lack of hydration pouch. There is a hook and a hole for the tube, but no pouch to place the bag in which means it's kind of rubbing against your gear. At the same time, there's no sleeping bag compartment. It's not a major issue, but it's there. Also, it's only got the top loading access, which is more of a beating sometimes than anything else.

The pros are nice in that it's small with plenty of straps and places to add rings or hook onto. It also comes in pink, my wife's favorite. In all, for petite girls who can't lug a bus this is the pack for them. It's supposed to be a daypack, but they can manage 4 to 5 days if they are savvy packers. And to top it all off it comes with a rain fly!

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Multi function day pack with rain cover included. X-2 suspension system. 7075 tubular aluminum X stays. Direct-inject no slip lumbar zone. Molded E-Vap back panel. E-Vap split contoured shoulder harness. Lightweight, active cut contoured hip belt with 3 point closure. Roll top closure. Dual side compression and quick pull front cord compression system. Large front mesh pocket and top accessory pocket with zip closure. Right side zip pocket with water bottle holder. Left side zip pocket with rain cover divider. Trekking pole loops and front tool loop.

- Campmor

The Flight Series North Face Women's Flight Series Akila 40 is an ultralight pack for extended backpacking or climbing trips when you need to go light and fast. The women-specific Akila comes in three different sizes and maintains a low profile to give you what you need to perform. The pack active-cut contour hip-belt and shoulder strap fit your body like a glove, while the X-2 aluminum internal stays provide unparalleled lightweight support. North Face incorporated E-VAP technology into the back panel and split-contoured shoulder harness to increase airflow keeping you dryer and more comfortable on the trail. A rain cover located in the left zip pocket keeps your gear dry, while your water bottle sits comfortably in the other side pocket. As you make the final push to the summit, remove an extra layer from the large front mesh pocket and your ice ax or trekking poles from their specially-designed loops. The lightweight 2lb 4oz (med) Akila gets you to the top fast.

- Backcountry Outlet

Free Shipping. The North Face Women's Akila 40 Pack (Fall 2008 Discontinued) The Women s Akila 40 Pack by the North Face comes with a women s-specific torso-length and hip-and-shoulder harness, this fully featured pack is perfect for a 1-2 day trip.Specifications: [Avg Weight] XS: 2 lbs 3 oz (990 g); S: 2 lbs 4 oz (1020 g); M: 2 lbs 10 oz (1190 g) [Volume] XS: 1859 in3 (30 liters); S: 2150 in3 (35 liters); M: 2450 in3 (40 liters) [Dimensions] XS: 20in. x 13in. x 6in. (52 x 33 x 14); S: 22in. x 13in. x 6in. (56 x 33 x 17); M: 24in. x 13in. x 5in. (65 x 35 x 17) [Fit Range] XS: 13in.-16in. (33 cm-41 cm); S: 15in.-18in. (38 cm-46 cm); M: 17in.-20in. (43 cm-51 cm) [Fabric] 70D ripstop nylon, 210HT ripstop Cordura nylon, 420HT nylonFeatures: 7075 tubular aluminum X stays Molded E-VAP back panel E-VAP split contoured shoulder harness Direct-inject, no-slip lumbar zone Lightweight, active-cut, contoured hipbelt with 3-point closure Roll-top closure Top accessory pocket with zip closure Quick-pull front cord compression system Large front mesh pocket Dual side compression Trekking pole loops Front tool loop PE sheet with engineered perf pattern to reduce weight and maintain structure Right side zip pocket with water-bottle keeper Left side zip pocket with rain cover divider Rain cover included Easy-grab zip pullsThis product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

Built for women, the Flight Series Akila 40 is lightweight and provide long-term fit, comfort and performance.

- Altrec Outdoors

Description of The North Face Akila 40 Daypack - Women'sWhether you are heading for the crags or striding towards the next peak, the Akila 40 is the perfect companion. The North Face Akila 40 Backpack is a lightweight, multi-use daypack with strength to keep up with you during intense activity. Made from durable ripstop nylon, the Akila 40 features a hip and shoulder harness designed specifically for women and X-2 suspension for those who like to travel fast and light. A top accessory pocket with a zip closure makes for quick and easy access to small often used items, so that you don't have to waist time digging through your pack. A quick-pull compression system makes for secure small loads and stabilizes large heavier loads. The Akila 40 comes with a rain cover so that you don't have to hunker down under shelter until the storm passes. We recommend a lightweight The North Face Venture Rain Jacket to stow in your pack so that you aren't caught of guard during quick changin

- US Outdoor Store

The North Face Akila 40


The Akila 40 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$89.37 - $159.00

The North Face Akila 40 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 15, 2009 at Campmor.

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