The North Face Terra 65
By S. Dee Davis
This is another good one if you’re a first-time backpacker. The Terra 65 is a little smaller, and it can be found relatively cheap. The downside is it uses polyester, which isn’t quite as durable, instead of nylon. However, if you’re not quite ready to rumble on the high peaks or bushwhack through a thicket where there aren’t any trails, this pack has plenty of other features to help you have a great first trip. The sleeping bag compartment is separated from the main by a trampoline divider, and comfort is the name of its game with an Opti-Fit frame and mesh fabric on the back area to wick away moisture. All in all, a solid pack. This pack is available for $100 to $160.
Key specifications (for large-sized backpack, comes also in small and medium):
- Capacity: 3950 cubic inches
- Weight: 5 pounds 1 ounces
- Exterior pockets: 6+ main
- Access points: Top/side
- Perfect for a trip to: Anywhere along the southern portion of the Appalachian Trail.
|As an avid golfer and tennis player for most of his life, he enjoys researching the latest in golf and tennis technology as well as analyzing his own game. He has been a writer and reviewer for a dozen years… See more about S. Dee Davis|