The North Face Catalyst 75 Backpack

The North Face Catalyst 75 is a large 5200 cubic inch daypack that's made out of strong and durable Cordura nylon. It's a top/side loading, internal-frame pack that has a patented Pivotal Suspension System that is designed for natural and unrestricted movement. The pack has a breathable, molded backpanel, hip belt, and shoulder straps with perforated foam to help circulate the air.

The catalyst is hydration-compatible and also comes with a separate sleeping bag compartment, daisy chains, trekking pole loops and X-bungee to clip on extra gear. This pack is also available in small, medium, and large sizes.

Specifics (medium size)

  • Body Fabric - Cordura nylon/nylon
  • Dimensions - 28 x 19 x 9 inches
  • Approximate extended volume - 5200 cubic inches
  • Approximate average standard volume - 4600 cubic inches
  • Average weight - 6 lb. 6 oz.
  • Fits torso - 16-19 inches
  • Fits waist/hips - 31 - 35 inches
  • Number of stays - 5
  • Frame material - Fiberglass/thermoplastic/carbon composite
  • Access/Loading - Top/side
  • Sleeping bag compartment - Yes


  • Pivotal Suspension System is designed for natural, unrestricted movement
  • Flex arms to equally distribute pack load to center of the hips
  • Breathable, molded backpanel with perforated foam circulates air
  • Anatomical shoulder straps and contoured hip belt with perforated foam
  • Adjustable load-lifter straps pull load higher for closer fit and better balance
  • Combination top-loading and full-length side zipper opening to main compartment and sleeping bag compartment
  • Mesh organizer pockets on inside of side zipper
  • Hydration-compatible design with removable reservoir sleeve
  • Removable top-lid pocket
  • Zippered full front pleated pocket
  • Dual side water bottle pockets
  • Bottom compression straps double as lash points for sleeping pad
  • Daisy chains, trekking pole loops and X-bungee to clip on extra gear
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