The North Face Youth Terra 55
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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A scouting favorite this 55-liter exploration pack is specifically engineered for young backpackers Designed to provide both ease and durability on the trail, this light yet sturdy pack features easy-to-use, adjustable, suspension with ample capacity for multi-day trips
Get your scout out of the house for a couple nights when you pack up their gear in The North Face Terra Youth 55 Backpack. Unlike Dad's pack, this pack fits the younger explorer. The soft shoulder straps and hip-belt angle the pack weight to the hiker's legs, helping to prevent sore backs and unhappy campers.
Free Shipping. The North Face Terra Youth 55 Pack DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Terra Youth 55 Pack Youth-specific fit Optifit suspension fit system adapts to a wide range of torso sizes Deluxe vertical mesh channel on back panel provides cooling comfort Cushy shoulder harness is sleek and anatomical Improved, anatomically correct, load-spreading hipbelt is lined with soft tricot Huge zippered side entry to main compartment Improved zippered sleeping-bag-compartment access The SPECS of The North Face Terra Youth 55 Pack Average Weight: 4 lbs 3 oz / 1823 g Volume: 3350 cubic inches / 55 liter Dimension: 26 x 13.5 x 10in. / 66 x 34 x 25 cm 420D nylon, 420D mini-ripstop polyester Suspension: Optifit-X Stays: Aluminum Frame Sheet: Yes Access: Top, Side, Sleeping Bag H20 Compatible: Yes This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
The North Face Terra Youth 55 - A scouting favorite - this 55-liter exploration pack is specifically engineered for young backpackers. Designed to provide both ease and durability on the trail, this light yet sturdy pack features easy-to-use, adjustable, suspension with ample capacity for multi-day trips. FEATURES Youth-specific fit Opti-Fit(TM) suspension fit system adapts to a wide range of torso sizes Deluxe, vertical mesh channel on back panel provides cooling comfort Cushy shoulder harness is sleek and anatomical Improved, anatomically correct, load-spreading hipbelt is lined with soft tricot Huge, zip side-entry to main compartment Vastly improved zip sleeping bag compartment access
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