The North Face Casimir

Leader of the Pack

North-Face-Casimir-PackWhen carrying just essentials—harness, shoes, chalkbag, and water—for the gym, the multiple compression straps on the side cinched it down to practically nothing to prevent flopping around. Items like hat, gloves, camera, and hand-warming packets were easily accessible in the stretchy side pockets and large pocket on the outside center on outdoor winter excursions. Plus, the gigantic mesh hip-belt pockets were ideal for phone, keys, granola bar, and belay card on gym days. It held a rope between the lid and the body of the pack easily, whether it was a 40-meter indoor rope or a full-length 70-meter cord. Available in men’s (36 liters) and women’s (27 liters), the Casimir sports an adjustable torso-length frame (17 inches to 20 inches), so the one size fits a variety of heights.


Previous Comments

Thanks to Ted, there is one more important question: Does it work for climbing? Meaning being on the wall/ multi pitch routes?

Dominik - 02/20/2013 10:13:22

Generally, North Face Nylon tends to be shoddy. How does the fabric compare to the terra 45 etc?

Stefano - 02/18/2013 7:16:15

What a poor excuse for a review. How does it compare to other packs? Is it durable? How much does it weigh? And, for the love of of a culture not yet completely vain, who cares how well it carries five pounds of stuff to the gym?

Ted Thronson - 02/15/2013 6:48:12