The North Face Outrider 75

3 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   1
1-star:   0



Can't remember exactly how much I paid for his pack…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $250

Can't remember exactly how much I paid for his pack as it was a few years ago.. it was about 250-ish

This back is great! It is very Spacious, with zips in all the right places that allow you to access any part of the bag any time!

It's light weight and is very comfortable, it really works great, it makes a 60lb load feel like nothing!

I did see someone say that the water resistant on it is not very good... well this bag was never sold as a waterproof bag.. there was a black one they had at the time that WAS water tight, but not this one. I do winter mountaineering and it's far too cold to rain anyway, I have however left it sitting in the snow for 4 hours and nothing inside got wet at all.

If this bag was waterproof, it would be pretty much the most amazing all round backpack lol..

So far for me, it's been up the highest Colorado mountains and back, in the worst weather and it's held up great.. Very reliable. 

I have had it since January 08, and it's still like brand new... and each trip I do is harsh and at least a week long in and on the mountains.


It was good while I had it, but I went to Philmont…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Design: front-loading internal
Size: 300
Number of Pockets: 6
Max. Load Carried: 45
Height of Owner: 6' 1"
Price Paid: $250

It was good while I had it, but I went to Philmont New Mexico and did some serious hiking for ten days and it did pretty well but the next year I went to the Grand Canyon to hike and after we hiked back up the x-frame poles shot out the corner of the bag. but it's an alright pack over all.


it really a comfortable pack when I carry heavy load…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $250

it really a comfortable pack when I carry heavy load but the x frame wore in the center of contact after 3 months later. The water resistant is poor. Garterized sternum lock leash broke off when I second used this backpack.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Count on the support, comfort, and breathability of The North Face Outrider 75 Backpack when you're carrying a heavy load for a week-long camping trip. The Outrider 75 backpack uses The North Face's super-supportive VX-2 suspension to transfer your gear's weight directly to your hips. Four aluminum stays provide support unlike anything you've experienced, and the perforated frame sheet keeps dreaded back sweat to a minimum. With 75L (4600cu in) of space and three access points, the Outrider Backpack has plenty of room for your tent, stove, sleeping bag, pad, clothes, footwear, and all the other gear you need for a week in the woods.

- Backcountry Outlet

From a winter weekend to a summer week, the Outrider 75 Backpack is an ideal multi-day design that features a new VX-2 Suspension system for support and stability without the unwanted extra frame weight. The frame design was based on the award winning X-Frame Suspension System found in many high-end backpacks from The North Face, but the VX-2 combines tubular 7075 X-frame aluminum with extruded 6061 aluminum stays and lightens everything with a perforated framesheet behind the soft E-VAP foam backpanel. While the X-Frame packs were intended for big loads, the VX-2 carries the load more securely with potentially better comfort--a trait that's essential for long treks and high mountain ascents. The Outrider 75 features side and top access with a separate lower compartment for your sleeping bag. You can adjust the torso length (sizing is important for big backcountry loads) and swap out other interchangeable hip belts made by The North Face. The Outrider 75 has a contoured cranial cavity that neatly fits around your head, especially if you're wearing a climbing helmet. The side access zipper makes it easier to get to stuff in the middle of your pack during quick trail stops. An internal trampoline divider between the main compartment and the sleeping bag area adapts to varied loads and proportions while keeping your pack contents out of your sleeping bag. Like other Outrider backpacks, the Outrider 75 has a quick-pull front cord compression system, but you'll also find dual side compression and bottom compression straps for complete load control. If you need versatility through all seasons with a big capacity for staying out long after the weekend warriors turnaround and go home, the Outrider 75 Backpack is proportioned and outfitted for your outdoor passions.

- Altrec Outdoors

Description of The North Face Outrider 75 BackpackWhether you are backpacking through the Oregon Cascades or the Appalachian Mountains, you need a trusted pack designed for comfort while carrying heavy loads. The North Face Outrider 75 Backpack is ideal for week long excursions, providing appropriate support and enough room for the items you need to get you through the journey. You will appreciate the integrated E-Vap suspension used in the shoulder straps and hipbelts, reducing weight and increasing airflow to assist in keeping you dry. Compression straps secure your load to keep items from shifting in transit, while the VX-2 Supension system transfers weight directly to the hips for extra comfort and stability. A tramplone divider has been provided for a separate space for your sleeping bag and a floating removable lid enhances carrying capacity. The North Face Outrider 75 is designed to carry big loads comfortably for days at a time, featuring the superi

- US Outdoor Store

Free Shipping. The North Face Outrider 75 Pack (Fall 2007) - Best of BB Award 2006 Featuring VX-2 suspension, the Outrider 75 by The North Face is designed for carrying big loads comfortably for days at a time.Specifications Avg Weight: [S] 5 lbs 8 oz (2500 g) [M] 5 lbs 13 oz (2640 g) [L] 6 lbs (2720 g) Ext Vol: [S] 4900 in3 (80 liters) [M] 5200 in3 (85 liters) [L] 5500 in3 (90 liters) Stnd Vol: [S] 4300 in3 (70 liters) [M] 4600 in3 (75 liters) [L] 4900 in3 (80 liters) Dimensions: [S] 25in. x 21in. x 8in. (64 x 53 x 21) [M] 27in. x 21in. x 8in. (69 x 53 x 22) [L] 29in. x 21in. x 9in. (74 x 52 x 23) Fit Range: [S] 15in.-18in. (38 cm-46 cm) [M] 17in.-20in. (43 cm-51 cm) [L] 19in.-22in. (48 cm-56 cm) Access: Top, Side, Sleeping Bag

- Moosejaw

Relying on the innovative VX-2 Suspension with four aluminum stays, the Outrider is built to carry big loads comfortably for days at a time. Another cool feature is the removable internal hydration sleeve that has shoulder straps and can be used for day hikes from base camp. Large size offers 3,950 cubic inches of storage space. Two tubular 7075 aluminum stays are placed in an X pattern from the top of the pack to the top of the hip belt; a second set of extruded 6061 aluminum stays are placed in a V pattern from the load lifters down to a small plate that connects to the hip belt. All four stays work together to transfer the weight to your hips (hips can carry much more weight than shoulders). Perforated framesheet enhances pack structure and allows for lighter overall weight. E-VAP foam technology is used in the back panel, the hip belt, and shoulder straps for the ultimate in breathable comfort. Easily adjustable torso length with interchangeable hip belt; adjustable-angle load lifters; contoured cranial cavity. Side access to main body and sleeping bag compartment; trampoline sleeping bag divider; front, side, and bottom compression straps. Low-profile front pocket with internal mesh divider; front tool loop. Expandable spindrift collar allows you to load another 600 cu. in. of gear, in addition to the pack's stated capacity.


The North Face Outrider 75


The Outrider 75 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$147.63 - $269.00

The North Face Outrider 75 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 28, 2009 at Backcountry Outlet.

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