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The North Face Banchee Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.60
based on 24 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Banchee - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


99% of the reviewers give the The North Face Banchee a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (90%)
Good (9%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the The North Face Banchee:

Reviewers like these things about the The North Face Banchee

  • Many reviewers recommend The North Face Bancheebackpack to be used in various activities including hiking, and backpacking.
  • Several of those who have tried the bag found it comfortable and secure to wear.
  • According to some users, it includes a lot of pockets which makes storing and organizing things more efficient especially for long day excursions.
  • Other users commented on the improved durabilitiy of the backpack.
  • Testers found its aluminum frame useful in providing freedom in moving and controling the load of the backpack.
  • Other testers found the 210D ripstop nylon fabric of the pack an additional factor to its durability.
  • Reviewers laud its ability to adjust to the user's body structure perfectly.
  • Other reviewers thought that the support to the lumbar region was superb.
  • Users found it easy to access the things found inside the pockets.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack is not waterproof.
  • Another user thought that its side pockets may pose certain problems.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all The North Face Banchee models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity66 l (4028 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3-2.5 oz (0.6-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength18-54 in (46-137 cm)
Width9-34 in (23-86 cm)
Height11.5-22 in (29-56 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Backpacking
School
Hiking
Cycling
Sport



Popular Models


The North Face Banchee 65

67% choose the The North Face Banchee 65

67 %


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity66 l (4028 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)


The North Face Banchee 50

20% choose the The North Face Banchee 50

20 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.2 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height22 in (56 cm)


The North Face Banchee 35

13% choose the The North Face Banchee 35

13 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength54 in (137 cm)
Width34 in (86 cm)
Height21 in (53 cm)




The North Face Banchee 50 vs Banchee 65


The two most popular The North Face Banchee models are the Banchee 50 and the Banchee 65, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 87% of the people interested in the The North Face Banchee bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Banchee 65 which is choosen by 67% (3.4 times as many as the 20% that choose the Banchee 50).

Banchee 50Banchee 65
Most popular

The price of the two bags is more or less the same, but check the deals before you buy.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Banchee 50 is 0.3 kg (10.6 oz) lower than the weight of the Banchee 65.

Banchee 50Banchee 65
Lightest




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these The North Face Banchee features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Hip belt

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Carry-on size
  • Raincover included
  • Harness system
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Sleeping bag compartment

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different The North Face Banchee models (the most popular choice is the Banchee 65).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
6566 l2.5 oz0.04 oz/L



Rankings


vs The North Face Bags

The The North Face Banchee ranks #1 compared with the other The North Face bags.

Top 5% The North Face bag

1The North Face Banchee
4.60
The North Face Banchee
2The North Face Big Shot
4.52
The North Face Big Shot
3The North Face Iron Peak
4.42
The North Face Iron Peak
4The North Face Double Time
4.40
The North Face Double Time
5The North Face Router
4.40
The North Face Router

vs All Bags

The The North Face Banchee ranks #54 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

52Vanquest Envoy
4.61
Vanquest Envoy
53The North Face Banchee
4.60
The North Face Banchee
54Cotopaxi Cusco
4.60
Cotopaxi Cusco
55Eberlestock FAC
4.60
Eberlestock FAC
56Psychi Rope Bag
4.60
Psychi Rope Bag



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the The North Face Banchee vs the The North Face Terra.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


The North Face Banchee vs The North Face Terra


The North Face Banchee
The North Face Banchee

4.60
BEST
Based on 24 reviews
Capacity: 66 l
Weight: 1.3-2.5 oz
Price: $$$


The North Face Terra
The North Face Terra

4.28

Based on 315 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.5-3.15 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Banchee is rated a bit better than the Terra.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 339 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Banchee is 26% lighter than the biggest Terra (2.5 oz vs 3.15 oz).

FeatureBancheeTerra
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hip belt
Hydration compatible
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Red
Green

Only the Banchee is available in these colors:
Orange

Only the Terra is available in these colors:
Black
Brown
Pink
Purple







Selected Reviews


The Big Outside

All in all, this is a terrific all-around pack that’s like getting two backpacks for the price of one.

Posted 17 March 2014 - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019