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The North Face VE 25

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Overall 10
10

Represents a legacy of quality and customer satisfaction…

Ray Russ, Trailspace.com
16 July 2014
  • Summary: Represents a legacy of quality and customer satisfaction that I've maintained for over 35 years.
  • Pros: Almost zombie proof, Fantastic warranty (still), Great customer service (still)
  • Cons: A bit on the heavy side for short hiking trips, Practice set up before taking it out into the wilderness
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Overall 4
4.0

Should be a great tent. Fabulous design with pockets…

Bob, Trailspace.com
5 February 2014
  • Summary: Should be a great tent. Fabulous design with pockets etc in all the right places. But the fly is supplied unsealed and it leaks no matter how hard you try to seal it. TNF does not reply to email queries about this, or indeed about replacement poles. Very disappointed.
  • Pros: Theoretically a great design, Roomy, Easy to erect
  • Cons: It leaks like a sieve, It leaks like a sieve, It leaks like a sieve, Need I say more?
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Overall 10
10

VE25 is a fortress. Been in this tent in wind gusts…

Greg Millet (guest), Trailspace.com
10 October 2013
  • Summary: VE25 is a fortress.
  • Pros: Won't let you down, Dry, Roomy
  • Cons: Little heavy, Takes two people to raise easily
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Overall 10
10

Easy to set up in the dark and fun to use at night…

ScouterGirl, Trailspace.com
24 October 2012
  • Summary: Easy to set up in the dark and fun to use at night due to the glow in the dark parts. Spacious, practical, has plenty of pockets, vents, skylight and double zippers.
  • Pros: Easy to use, Astonishing quality, Many new features, Double zippers, Glow-in-the-dark lines, Mesh and vents in the ceiling, 2 vestibules
  • Cons: Footprint not color coordinated with the shape of the tent, Door opening could have been bigger
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Overall 10
10

I got my special-edition PRO-Peace North Face VE-25…

JuliaZ, Trailspace.com
23 July 2011
  • Excerpt: I got my special-edition PRO-Peace North Face VE-25 in 1986. I lived in it every day for 10 months as I walked across the United States. It has served me faithfully since then and only now is the UV degradation reducing it to a fair-weather friend. In Lincoln, NE, properly staked out, the tent, a friend, and I endured  a thunderstorm that had clocked wind gusts of 114 mph. Mostly, we just weathered lots and lots of rain, some icy cold mornings, and baking sunshine.
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Overall 10
10

This tent is like the shark, crocodile and turtle…

Steepcreeker, Trailspace.com
11 March 2010
  • Excerpt: This tent is like the shark, crocodile and turtle all rolled into one. So perfectly evolved the TNF has been making it for 20 years or something. I've had this for 14 years so I can't remember how much I paid. Been there done that in this brick @#%! house. 60-80 mph winds, heavy snow loads, pouring rain followed by heavy snow. It handles it, quietly so you can sleep. You would never know the wind was doing that until you get out to clear snow!.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sturdy multipoled tent. Good in high winds and snow…

Joe Maguire (guest), Trailspace.com
9 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Sturdy multipoled tent. Good in high winds and snow and feels well put together. However... I originally bought this to take into European mountain ranges in the summer so I (and two mates) can pitch it high up without fear. It was a upgrade from a Roadrunner 33 (2 season) which leaked badly. This had a small drio leak develop at the top where the clip lock in the flysheet clips onto the inner.
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Overall 8
8.0

OK folks, I just read the reviews. I am upset with…

Eric Nourse (guest), Trailspace.com
28 April 2009
  • Excerpt: OK folks, I just read the reviews. I am upset with NF because they are Sell-Outs, but let's face it...college kids have the money. NF can't make money on the mountaineers who buy a tent every 15 years. I have sent all kinds of stuff back to them. They fix it and are great. I have spoken with them about design and tested products for them. I have busted their balls about mitten friendly tents and the ease of setting up in extreme conditions.
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Overall 9
9.0

This is a great tent!! However, it is difficult to…

Trailspace.com
12 March 2009
  • Excerpt: This is a great tent!! However, it is difficult to set up! You better practice before you hit the trails or else you will be cursing all the saints in alphabetical order. Lots of room, for two! buy some silicon spray to keep the zippers working properly overtime.
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Overall 10
10

My VE is over ten years old. Although it's been used…

Tom O'Flanagan (guest), Trailspace.com
9 January 2009
  • Excerpt: My VE is over ten years old. Although it's been used in the Rockies, it has most often been used simply as a camping tent. I love the functionalist aspects of the thing: it goes up fast, is easy to work with and is especially drum-tight and unflappable inside. I find the interior to be both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, a beautiful space to occupy.
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