I think TNF hit a homerun when they came out with…
13 July 2010
Excerpt: I think TNF hit a homerun when they came out with this bag. But surprisingly few people seem to have it. This bag weighs in about 3lbs 1oz. Has 800 fill down, and my favorite feature of all is the HyVent waterproof shell. This bag is my go to bag year round. At a rated 15F I think that this is a very conservative rating. I have been quite toasty in this bag down to 5F.
I have enjoyed this bag very much. The first place…
10 November 2009
Excerpt: I have enjoyed this bag very much. The first place I went with it was Mt. Rogers VA in January. We experienced every type of weather from sunny to rain to sleet and finally snow. We slept in an open front shelter the second night and when I woke up my GPS thermometer was reading about 25F. Needless to say I was nice and toasty despite being in a rather open shelter. The next trip was to Stone Mountain NC in November during a cold snap.
This is a decidely average tent with some puzzling…
14 June 2004
Excerpt: This is a decidely average tent with some puzzling design flaws. My basis for comparison is a 10-year-old Eureka! and a Sierra Designs Meteor. The tent's two good points are its spaciousness and dual entrances. On the downside, the fly touches the inner in moderate winds, and if it happens to be raining then water leaks in. Using the guy lines does not alleviate this problem.
I was very happy with my first use of this tent. Up…
26 November 1999
Excerpt: I was very happy with my first use of this tent. Up in Ontario's Agawa Canyon my son and I enjoyed a mid-October weekend. I found that it took the rain beautifully and the variability of the exits on both sides was great. I misjudged the condensation potential and should have left the vents more open.
I have experienced some bizarre problems with this…
4 June 1999
Excerpt: I have experienced some bizarre problems with this tent, and as a result I have great doubts over the reliability of the tent design team at North Face. The initial model I purchased looked nice when set up, but no matter how you adjusted the inner and fly, the fly sagged to touch the inner, resulting in leakage. A disaster in strong winds and even in moderate rain. Anything more than a breeze would create severe flapping and possible ripping of the fly.
I have done a total of 11 nights in the backcountry…
7 October 1998
Excerpt: I have done a total of 11 nights in the backcountry with this tent in less than a year in variable weather conditions. The 1st time I used this tent was mid Oct. of '97 in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of N.H. Weight was not a problem. My hiking partner took the fly and poles, I took the rest. 1st night was cool and damp. We zipped it up tighter than a two dollar drum. I fell asleep in total comfort. At 2 a.m.
A versatile tent. Surprisingly strong. Withstood 80+…
26 February 1998
Excerpt: A versatile tent. Surprisingly strong. Withstood 80+ mph shasta winds. Not a bomb shelter but not designed to be. Condensation is excessive. Roomy and airy with two large, full panel doors, this could be a good summer tent, but with fly it is really too heavy and bulky for long distance packing. Put that $365 toward a good $600 tent that suits a more focused need.