Terra Nova Laser 20L Backpac

The Terra Nova Laser 20L pack is a lightweight frame-less backpack designed with a “lightweight-but-full-of-features” approach for day use or overnight hiking trips.


  • Manufacturer: Terra Nova, UK
  • Model: Laser 20L Backpack
  • Weight: 11.6oz (328g)
  • Measured Weight: 11.4oz (323g)
  • Capacity: 20L

The pack is designed with a single main compartment, accessed by a long, vertical zipper centered in the back of the pack. In addition to the main compartment, there are seven smaller pockets and a couple of extra features:

  • Two small zippered waist belt pockets
  • Two open-top waist belt pockets (for water bottles)
  • Two small mesh “stow” side pockets
  • One zippered “quick-access” pocket in upper right of the main compartment
  • Internal hydration sleeve
  • Two hydration tube ports
  • Sternum strap (removable) with emergency whistle
  • Twin side bungee cords
  • Top lifting handle

Initial Impressions
Picking up the 20L when it’s empty is quite a strange feeling, it weighs almost nothing. Don’t let the weight fool you though, it is deceptively tough for its size and weight. I like that the 20L rolls up very small when it is empty, making it easy to pack as a spare day pack or summit pack on longer hiking trips.

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