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Terra Nova Laser Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 57 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Laser - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

75% of the reviewers give the Terra Nova Laser a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (64%)
Good (11%)
Average (0%)
Poor (5%)
Bad (17%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Terra Nova Laser:

Reviewers like these things about the Terra Nova Laser

  • Reviewers said that it is a great backpacking pack for short trips.
  • Several other users said that it holds more gear and is more comfortable.
  • They also said that it sits really snug and low profile.
  • One great feature praised by many users is that the waist belt pockets are great and will take a smart-phone easily.
  • Users said that it fits really well and didn't move about too much.
  • Travelers said that it also didn't overheat their back.
  • Many users mentioned that it looks cool, very light, comfortable.
  • Many other users said that it is big enough to carry stuff you need and too small to carry all unused things.
  • Another great feature mentioned by the users is that you can attach stuff outside of the bag.
  • Most buyers said that it is really light and really big and tough enough.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Users complained that the zipper split and all the pocket elastic had fallen out during the trip.
  • Some other users said that the side pockets for bottles are hard to use when the pack is full and they have no zippers.


Crowdsourced specs across all Terra Nova Laser models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.4-0.8 oz (0.2-0.4 kg)
Length iconLength4-7 in (10-18 cm)
Width10-11 in (25-28 cm)
Height16-20 in (41-51 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Terra Nova Laser 35

100% choose the Terra Nova Laser 35

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Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Terra Nova Laser features:
  • Seam taped
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hip belt

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

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.

2020 l0.7 oz0.03 oz/L


vs Terra Nova Bags

The Terra Nova Laser ranks #1 compared with the other Terra Nova bags.

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Selected Reviews

I Run Far

Though wonderful, it isn’t perfect, but, then again, none of us are and someone still manages to love each of us. If you plan to be a fast Marathon des Sables runner, or you’d like a heckuva day or overnight pack, this is the real deal. Uber-ultralight and well-constructed, I’m proud to call it this year’s new running pack mistress.

Posted 6 September 2010 by Meghan Hicks - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

The outstanding feature of this pack is the lightness. It is super comfortable to carry for long hours.

Posted 16 March 2010 by Arnold Peterson - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is a nicely constructed and engineered pack. It has plenty of space for everything. It has good waist belt pockets and easily accessible bottle pockets.

Posted 6 March 2010 by Carol Crooker - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019