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Send Junior packing.
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.
- Tough polyester and ripstop nylon fabrics
- Optifit adjustable suspension carries up to 45lbs
- Padded and ventilated waist belt, back panel, and shoulder straps
- Side and top access
- Sleeping bag compartment
- Multiple exterior pockets
- Emergency whistle
- Q & A
Kid's/ Youth/ Women/ Whoever it fits
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
Pay no attention to labels and marketing. This pack fits a 17" - 20" torso and 28" - 40" waist, although, I'm a 25" waist and it fit fine. Ironically, this youth size is bigger than the women's version of the Terra 55, which is 13" - 20" torso and 24" - 36" waist/hips. I liken backpacking packs to ski boots; get one that fits your body correctly and feels good; looks and brand come last. This pack adjusts really well to my body, and the hip belt is heavily padded and comfortable. The compartments and pockets are well designed, and the material is bomber. It's a great backpacking choice, but I also like it for carrying heavy climbing gear longer distances since my climbing packs are minimally comfortable and not padded.
Northface Terra 55 back pack, what size is the sleeping bag compartment? Can it accomadate a 9" x 18" compressed bag?
I AM A SMALL WOMEN. 5'2" WAIST 26
WOULD THIS PACK WORK FOR ME?
What is the size adjustment for shoulder...
What is the size adjustment for shoulder strap to waist belt? 13-18 inches or so?
Best answer I have for you is the fit guide. The torso length (from the c7 vertebra to hip shelf) of this pack is built for a 12 - 16 inch length and with waist will fit up to 28 inches.