The North Face Prophet 40

The North Face Prophet 40

The North Face Prophet 40 – my backpack of choice.

The North Face Prophet 40

is a Summit Series™ ski and climbing pack of choice for serious alpine assaults or sustained multi-day vertical journeys. A light, supportive tubular stay gives the pack’s shape integrity and together with a foam-moulded back panel and hip belt means you can carry relatively heavy loads comfortably. Constructed from indestructible Bombastic™ Cordura® nylon (auto airbag) fabric with a double layered reinforced bottom and additional SuperFabric™ reinforcements at axe attachment points to resist snagging.

The North Face® packs utilise innovative E-VAP™ foam in shoulder straps, back panels and hip belts to reduce weight and improve breathability and comfort. The lightweight E-VAP™ perforated foam panels encourage air to circulate, improving both breathability and evaporation, keeping the athlete dryer and more comfortable. Better yet, the wearer won’t get the damp, clammy feeling where the back and pack meet.


  • Light, sleek and uncompromising—perfect for an epic mountain day.
    Exclusive, indestructible
  • Bombastic™ auto-airbag fabric. Simple, supportive, lightweight tubular stay
  • SuperFabric® reinforced tool-attachment zones
  • Generous new hood design with zippered stash pocket
  • Double-layered, reinforced pack bottom
  • E-VAP™ foam-molded back panel and hipbelt
  • Hypalon® reinforcement wings
  • Zippered side stash pocket

Product Specifications

  • Fabric
    315D Cordura® Bombastic™ nylon, 100D cargo chute nylon
  • Sizes
    S/M, M/L
  • Volume:
    S/M: 38 liters ; M/L: 42 liters Access/ Top
  • Avg Weight
    S/M: 2 lbs 8 oz (1130 g); M/L: 2 lbs 10 oz (1190 g)
  • Dimensions
    24″ x 13″ x 9″ (60 cm x 33 cm x 22 cm)


21. February 2013 by Renerio
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