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The North Face Terra Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.13 based on 294 reviews
The North Face Terra
89% of the The North Face Terra reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (77%)
Good (12%)
Average (2%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (5%)

Specs across all Terra models
Weight iconWeight2.5-3.85 oz (1.1-1.7 kg)
Length iconLength7-18 in (18-46 cm)
Width9-13 in (23-33 cm)
Height9-26 in (23-66 cm)

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.

Feature Summary

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

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.


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The The North Face Terra ranks #24 compared with the other The North Face bags.

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The The North Face Terra ranks #611 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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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 January 11, 2019