The North Face Youth Terra 55

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Weight 4 lb 1 oz / 1860 g
Volume 3350 cu in / 55 L
Dimensions 26 in x 13.5 in x 10 in / 66 cm x 34 cm x 25 cm
Fabric 420D Polyester Dobby, 420D Mini Ripstop Polyester



This is a great 3-5 day backpack for kids, especially…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
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 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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Manufacturer's Description

Visit The North Face's Youth Terra 55 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

North Face Terra 55 Youth Backpack The North Face Terra 55 Youth Backpack is designed with a youth specific fit. It has a cushioned shoulder harness, which provides safety as you travel. The improved zippered sleeping bag compartment is easily accessible. It has an OPTIFIT suspension fit system that customizes your fit. The vertical channel promotes air circulation, making you feel cool throughout the day. The padded shoulder harness provides safety. The improved hipbelt, which is lined with a soft air mesh, evenly distributes the weight. The North Face Terra 55 Youth Backpack is ideal for people who love outdoor adventures.

- SunnySports

Free Shipping. The North Face Youth Terra 55 Pack FEATURES of The North Face Youth Terra 55 Pack Optifit suspension fit system ensures comfort Optifit suspension fit system adapts to a wide range of torso sizes Vertical channel provides improved ventilation Padded shoulder harness is sleek and anatomical Improved, anatomically correct, load-spreading hipbelt is lined with soft air mesh Huge zippered side entry to main compartment Improved zippered sleeping bag compartment access SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Youth Terra 55 Pack Weight: 4 lbs 4.2 oz / 1935 g Volume: 3356 cubic inches / 55 liter Dimension: 26 x 12.4 x 12.6in. / 66 x 31.5 x 32 cm Suspension: Optifit Stay: Aluminum Frame Sheet: Yes Access: Top, Side, Sleeping Bag H2O Compatible: Yes 600D polyester, 420D nylon mini-ripstop, 1200D polyester This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

Adequately prepare kids for multi-day adventures on the trails with this fully featured 55-liter youth pack that's engineered with OPTIFIT harness technology that dials in the fit, provides better load control, and adapts with growing torsos.

- The North Face

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.