The North Face Youth Terra 55
This is a great 3-5 day backpack for kids, especially…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $99
This is a great 3-5 day backpack for kids, especially Boy Scouts. Has the necessary amount of storage for a kid's pack.
- Opti-fit system
- Great hipbelt
- Good front stretch pocket
- Whistle on chest-strap
- Poor waterbottle pockets
- Opti-fit system
This is a great backpack for Boy Scouts because of the size and fit range. It is priced reasonably($139) I got mine for $99 dollars at sunnysports.com on sale because it was the 2011 version. Note: The only thing that changed from 2011 to 2012 was the color.
But anyway, the capacity is great, it compresses well to fit smaller loads with one problem, the top flap/pocket hangs slightly loose. But the pack is built very solidly and can handle loads well.
The Opti-fit system is a blessing, it will fit your small Boy Scout, but will grow with them as they progress in ranks. The only problem is... the numbers are completely off. I have a 15.75 inch torso but I have to adjust it much larger (17.5) in order to make it fit.
I have used this backpack on several short trips and also on several longer car camping trips. The volume is great but some people consider it small, but the smaller size keeps the weight down and prevents unneeded items from being brought on a trip.
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The North Face Terra 55 Youth Backpack - 2014 Model
It'll feel less like kicking him out of the house if you help him load up The North Face Terra 55 Backpack with a sleeping bag, tent, food, and warm clothes before you boot him out the door. The Terra holds plenty of gear for a weekend scout trip or a camping expedition with his best friend's family, and carries comfortably with an adjustable Optifit suspension that'll let the pack grow with him. There's plenty of padding and ventilation in the back panel and waist belt, too, along with a bottom sleeping bag compartment for easy access.