Reviews and Problems with The North Face ROADRUNNER 23
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Pro's: Kept me dry in 40mph winds after being set…
15 September 2008
Summary: Pro's: Kept me dry in 40mph winds after being set up in the rain for a week. Survived Hurricane Ike as it passed through central Arkansas with 60mph gusts. In the morning we emerged dry to see other tents flat and collapsed all around us. Tough tent all around. Con's: Ventilation is poor for wet summer camping, it can get pretty muggy inside.
I bought this tent a few years ago and it is a bit…
10 August 2008
Summary: I bought this tent a few years ago and it is a bit different than the current model. I can't remember what year mine is, but I would guess 2004/2005. Specifically, my tent has less mesh and the poles must be fed through sleeves rather than clipped to like the current model. Because of this, my tent is a bit heavier, but functionally about the same.
Been under a 36 hours rainstorm, no leak. But onto…
Pouliot 123, Trailspace.com
11 July 2008
Summary: Been under a 36 hours rainstorm, no leak. But onto the roof configuration a flat triangle which leave water accumulation. Even in cold and humid temperature of the cote nord of Québec this tent is fairly warm. Would appreciate extra floor room.
This is an excellent combination of comfort and weight.…
18 October 2007
Summary: This is an excellent combination of comfort and weight. To start this tent is easy to set up and has 2 large doors on each side. I found this tent to have exactly the right amount of mesh. Plenty for stargazing and not so much that it doesn't keep cold wind out. The extra crossbar helps a lot to make the tent more roomy. My only problem with this tent is it's more expensive than other tents I think are just as good. (Example the Sierra Designs Lighting).
I have used this tent in the summer on campsites and…
29 October 2004
Summary: I have used this tent in the summer on campsites and at the other extreme I have slept on a glacier in it. It is a comfy tent with plenty of room for two people. In the summer it is quite cool thanks to the mesh upper of the inner fly however condensation can be a problem on the outer fly if you have to keep the outer doors closed in the summer. In the winter it is fine for general use and there is plenty of space under the outer fly for your kit to stay dry.
Took this tent up a few miles of the Lost Coast Trail…
17 September 2004
Summary: Took this tent up a few miles of the Lost Coast Trail in Northern California. PROS: Set up and take down was a breeze! Rolled up, it was extremely compact and lightweight. It comfortably slept two people. During a morning downpour, everything inside stayed bone dry. The big roomy vestibules on each side of the tent covered two large packs, shoes, and other gear with room to spare. The big accessory pockets inside kept all of our gadgets up off of the floor.