The North Face Terra 40L Backpack - Women's
The North FaceTerra 40L Backpack - Women's

Leaner and meaner.

Totally redesigned, The North Face Women's Terra 40 Backpack is leaner and lighter for overnight adventures and minimalist weekends in the backcountry. This pack comfortably supports 45-pound loads, thanks to the ultra-comfortable and anatomically correct shoulder harness. Vertical channels promote air circulation during stifling summer trips and sub-tropic excursions. An anatomically correct, load-spreading hip belt lined with soft air mesh brings a plush feel and better air circulation when you're walking long distances. 

Seven total pockets conveniently stash overnight extras and weekend essentials, two of which are located on the hip belt for easy access. Six lash points clip tools and accessories for greater versatility. In addition, this pack is hydration-compatible (bladder sold separately) for on-trail refreshment.

  • Backpack supports loads up to 45 pounds
  • Anatomically correct shoulder harness
  • Vertical channel promotes air circulation
  • Anatomically correct, load-spreading hip belt
  • Seven total pockets, including two easy-access hip belt pockets
  • Six lash points for clipping tools and accessories
  • Hydration compatible (bladder sold separately)
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

can you suggest a compatible rain cover for the terra 40 (xs) backpack?

Hi Lisa, we have a few compatible rain covers for your pack, give me a call at 801-619-7471 or email me at

Good backpack, but ...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a good backpack, but it could use some more storage pockets. I bought two of these, one for my daughter and one for my wife. They both like them, but the one thing we keep going back to is that we wish it had more pockets. Overall, this backpack is a good backpack. It seems to distribute weight well, even though the shoulder straps(padded area) is a bit short in my opinion. I think it would be more comfortable if it were a bit longer in this padded area. For the serious hiker, this might be a bit lacking, but for casual folks who don't want to put more money into a better backpack, this backpack will more than suffice.

Love this pack!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased this pack a couple months ago and have had a number of opportunities to use it while backpacking in Ireland for a few weeks and on a couple weekend trips. I love this backpack! It's a great size, easily adjustable, has intuitive pocket/storage locations, and fits very well. I haven't had it very long, but with all the use, I have been glad to see that it is holding up beautifully. I am so happy with my purchase.

Does this have a frame? I can't really tell from the descriptions on multiple sites, but figured it would say if it did.

Great Pack!

    this was a gift for a dear friend who climbed Mt.Whitney. In her own words the pack was "incredible! So much room and very durable" So glad i can help her out and provide something to help her on this journey.

    Does this have a frame? I can't really tell from the descriptions on multiple sites, but figured it would say if it did.

    Great weekend pack!

      I was able to pack my sleeping bag in the bottom compartment, TNF Stormbreak 2 tent, along with layers and food for the weekend. Sleeping pad attached easily/comfortably to bottom with rope. Very comfortable on, I am 5'4'' and M/L fit perfectly! Great purchase, highly recommend!

      Can you tell me what sleeping bag you fit in the bottom? I'm looking for an affordable, lighweight sleeping bag that fits well in the bottom compartment. Thanks!

      Is rain cover included?

      No this does not include a rain cover.

      You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or

      Unanswered Question

      Is there a rain cover included?