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The North Face Terra Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.28
based on 315 reviews


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

Check all the pros and cons here.


88% of the reviewers give the The North Face Terra a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (76%)
Good (12%)
Average (4%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (4%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the The North Face Terra

  • Many reviewers commend The North Face Terra backpack for its women-specific harness which provides a comfortable fit.
  • Other reviewers said that the bag has a variety of sizes in order to fit a range of statures.
  • Testers commend the backpack's improved ventilation.
  • Many reviewers thought that the padded shoulder harness of the pack was anatomical and sleek.
  • A lot of users felt comfortable using the backpack due to its anatomically correct, air mesh-lined, and load-spreading hip belt.
  • Other reviewers noted that the bag is durable and it is capable of weight distribution.
  • Testers have discovered that the pack includes an improved zippered sleeping bag compartment which could be accessed quickly.
  • Many of those who have tried the pack said that it has enough pockets and compartments to fit essential equipment and valuables.
  • Many users thought that the bag is not huge. Hence it can fit in a car comfortably.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack should have a rain cover included with it because the bag is not water resistant.
  • Another reviewer felt the need for more extra pockets inside the bag.



Specs


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

Weight iconWeight2.5-3.15 oz (1.1-1.4 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height9-14 in (23-36 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Travel
Cycling
School
Sport



Popular Models


The North Face Terra 65

43% choose the The North Face Terra 65

43 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.6 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


The North Face Terra 50

26% choose the The North Face Terra 50

26 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight3.15 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)


The North Face Terra 55

14% choose the The North Face Terra 55

14 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


The North Face Terra 35

9% choose the The North Face Terra 35

9 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.85 oz (1.3 kg)


The North Face Terra 40

9% choose the The North Face Terra 40

9 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)




The North Face Terra 65 vs Terra 50


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

Popularity and Prices

In total, 69% of the people interested in the The North Face Terra bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Terra 65 which is choosen by 43% (1.7 times as many as the 26% that choose the Terra 50).

Terra 65Terra 50
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Terra 65 is typically around $30 more expensive than the Terra 50, but check the deals before you buy.

Terra 65Terra 50
Cheapest

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Terra 65 is 0.5 kg (19.4 oz) lower than the weight of the Terra 50.

Terra 65Terra 50
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Terra 65 and the Terra 50 has the same length (18 in). Both bags are the same width (9 in), while the height is the same (both 12 in).




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these The North Face Terra features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt
  • Organizer panel
  • Sleeping bag compartment

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Carry-on size

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


Rankings


vs The North Face Bags

The The North Face Terra ranks #15 compared with the other The North Face bags.

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4.28
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4.25
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vs All Bags

The The North Face Terra ranks #428 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 20% bag

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4.28
Patagonia Ironwood
427The North Face Terra
4.28
The North Face Terra
428Chrome Citizen
4.28
Chrome Citizen
429Dakine Hadley
4.28
Dakine Hadley
430Topo Designs Klettersack
4.28
Topo Designs Klettersack



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the The North Face Terra vs 2 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


The North Face Terra vs Osprey Volt


The North Face Terra
The North Face Terra

4.28
BEST
Based on 315 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.5-3.15 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Volt
Osprey Volt

4.25

Based on 151 reviews

Capacity: 60-75 l
Weight: 3.4-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Terra is rated about the same as the Volt.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 466 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Terra is 27% lighter than the biggest Volt (3.15 oz vs 4 oz).

FeatureTerraVolt
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Stretch mesh

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

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




The North Face Terra vs The North Face Banchee


The North Face Terra
The North Face Terra

4.28

Based on 315 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.5-3.15 oz
Price: $$$


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

FeatureTerraBanchee
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
Green
Red

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

Only the Banchee is available in these colors:
Orange







Selected Reviews


Her Packing List

The size of this pack is just right for me, since I wanted something versatile enough to handle week-long trips and multi-month expeditions. I like that it doesn’t come up very high behind my head, even when the brain pouch is full, and that it’s small enough that I can put it on while standing without help.

Posted 22 May 2013 by Caroline Eubanks - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

The bag is a little heavy but comfortable to carry. It has a good carry system with great exterior pockets.

Posted 15 May 2006 by Raymond Estrella - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019