The The North Face Terra 35 is a sturdy rucksack with some interesting features that no doubt will appeal to some, but light on others. You don’t get a rain cover, and the hipbelt doesn’t have any pockets; the back system doesn’t adjust (though it does come in two sizes); there’s no zipped pocket under the lid; and the back system is basic for a ‘sack of this weight. It is however a comfortable rucksack for backpacking, with a well-padded hipbelt that makes it desirable for heavier loads. The capacity is actually 38 litres, despite the name, and there are two large zipped pockets on the front that account for this extra capacity. There is also zipped access to the bottom of the sack – again, good for those who want to use it for heavier loads when backpacking, but perhaps unnecessary for those who don’t.
Overall the The North Face Terra 35 is a solid effort – if light on features and rather heavy on price and weight.
Review by Simon Ingram
Just missed out on being in Trail magazine March 2014