The North Face Primero 65

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i've been an avid supporter of north face for over…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Design: primero 65
Size: small
Height of Owner: 5 foot 1 inch
Price Paid: a lot

i've been an avid supporter of north face for over 12 years and when i decided to leave my life behind and live out of a back pack for a year i chose the Primero 65 to be my main pack.

I've been in asia since january and this pack has given me nothing but trouble. yes, it fits extremely well, and yes, it's completely water proof. the down falls are the fact that 3 buckles broke within the first month, slowly straps are coming loose, and the 'x-frame' constantly comes out of its holding place.

i finally decided to settle down in Indonesia and now I have to pay to have the pack cleaned and shipped back to the states, not knowing if north face is even going to repair it. even though it's under warranty, they still have the ability to judge if they should repair it or not.

don't get me wrong, i love north face, but this has been an expensive pain in my ass. good luck.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

If a backpack could intuit your every movement, the Women's Primero 65 from The North Face would be the one to do it. Designed specifically for women, an X Radial suspension system works on a pivoting aluminum frame to mimic the natural movement of the human body, meaning that this pack will move with you every step of the way while keeping you in comfort with its EVA foam back panel that shapes to fit your back.

- Mountain Gear

The Primero 60 is a mid-capacity, state-of-the-art, multiday pack for the serious female, outdoor enthusiast.

- SunnySports

Instead of trying to cinch down a men''s pack to fit your frame, slip on The North Face Women''s Primero 65 Backpack. This highly water-resistant pack ensures that you don''t have to sacrifice performance for comfort.


On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Women's Primero 65 Pack (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Women's Primero 65 Pack by The North Face X Radial frame Injection-molded EVA back panel with airflow channels Unique dual-pivot hipbelt evenly spreads load Three-dimensionally contoured E-VAP foam hipbelt Highly water-resistant construction with waterproof sleeping bag compartment Adjustable torso length with interchangeable hipbelt E-VAP shoulder harness Three-point hipbelt closure Removable, floating lid with mesh pocket and key clip Hydration compatible Side access to main body Load lifters with thumb loops Contoured cranial cavity Hydration sleeve Trampoline sleeping bag divider Side and removable bottom compression Waterproof bottom and hood with welded construction Highly water-resistant pack body Lash point on hood Dual-access, stretch woven side water bottle pockets Dual trekking pole loops Front tool loop and daisy chain Two side compression straps with integrated attachment buckles Women-specific fit Zip sleeping bag compartment Optimal load weight range: 35-70 lbs Imported SPECIFICATIONS for Small: Fabric: 630D nylon, 210D nylon ripstop with dual-sided PU coating Fit Range: 14in.-17in. / 36 cm-43 cm Standard Volume: 3650 in3 / 60 liters Ext Volume: 4300 in3 / 70 liters SPECIFICATIONS for Medium: Average Weight: 4 lbs 11 oz / 2130 g Dimensions: 27in. x 13 1/2in. x 9in. / 69 cm x 34 cm x 23 cm Fabric: 630D nylon, 210D nylon ripstop with dual-sided PU coating Fit Range: 16in.-19in. / 41 cm-48 cm Standard Volume: 3950 in3 / 65 liters Ext Volume: 4600 in3 / 75 liters This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

Constructed with an X Radial frame, a revolutionary tubular aluminum innovation that pivots to move with the body s natural movements, and a dual-pivot E-VAP foam hipbelt that evenly spreads the pack s load, this state-of-the-art multi-day pack is intended for the serious outdoor enthusiast. Designed to mirror a woman s frame, this technical 65 liter exploration pack features a highly water-resistant pack body, hydration sleeve, trampoline sleeping bag divider with a separate zippered sleeping bag compartment, and two side compression straps with integrated attachment buckles.

- The North Face

The North Face Primero 65


The Primero 65 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$179.96 - $309.00

The North Face Primero 65 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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