The North Face Cobra 60 provides us the superior design feature of The North Face with an emphasis on the lightweight feature. It can be taken easily in any tough terrain environment expeditions and skiing keeping in mind to go a long distance with more gear, food water etc. It weighs only 3.68 pounds, and it comes with an internal detachable framesheet which can be removed if you are planning a long expedition with more packed load.
Though The North Face Cobra is light in weight, its main feature is that it has got 60 liters/3661 cubic inches of interior space with a top loading main compartment. This backpack is still comfortable , even though it is loaded fully to its capacity. Even with this awesome interior capacity , this backpack provides a perfect load balance and comfort in any difficult terrain.
The North Face Cobra 60 comes in two attractive combination of colors. One combination of TNF Black and summit gold other one in TNF Black and Acrylic orange heather. The color combination looks very attractive.It comes in two sizes, which can be chosen as per your torso length : small/Medium (57 liters) and Large/Extra Large(60 Liters).
If you are looking for a reliable backpack, this backpack provides a lot of features to support your next multiday expedition. It is provided with a stowable helmet carry, wand pockets, oversized crampon pockets, sleek tool keepers with covered tips, rope carry system and points for carrying skiing apparatus etc. The wand pocket is accessible even when the backpack is on and sufficient to keep snacks, gloves, hats etc.
Detachable Top Lid :
The backpack top lid can be detached along with removable framesheet and padding of hipbelt to slash down the weight of the backpack to carry more stuff during a long expedition. The detachable top lid can be carried for any short journey during the expedition. This is detached from the main pack via 4 clips attached to it. The backpack looks so nice even after removing the top lid.
The Detachable framesheet:
A detachable framesheet provides excellent support when you’re taking on long multiday trips which require more stuff to carry. The top lid, the removable extra padding of hipbelt and the framesheet may be removed to slash the basic weight of the backpack during a multiday trip that requires more gear load.
The hipbelt is provided with a removable hipbelt pad. This pad is detachable according to the nature of the expedition. The hipbelt is provided with pockets. The tool loop is also provided on the hipbelt to hang required tools. The North Face Cobra 60, the hipbelt is thickly padded so that one can haul a considerable load comfortably.
It is provided with lots of straps to compress the load, this straps can be removed in case we are heading for a normal hiking.
- It is super lightweight.
- It is Comfortable.
- Lifetime warranty
- Removable Top Lid
- Highly durable
- It has only limited exterior pockets.
- It is not provided with integrated rain cover
The Final Verdict
The North Face Cobra 60 backpack is a well designed with special Cordura 420D nylon fabric and UHMWPE blended 500 D nylon to provide, most durable and comfortable backpack. This Cobra 60 storage capacity, light weight design and versatility will attract anyone to take it for a multiday expedition. This backpack will suit you for multi-day adventures involving different activities such as hiking, mountaineering, backcountry trekking, ski touring, and rock climbing. If you consider all the above mentioned features, The North Face Cobra 60 is the best technical backpack , due to its versatility and gear organizational setup.