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Ultra 109 GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Tough trail runners, heavy but protective The North Face Ultra 109 GTX is a very solid, sturdy trail runner with Goretex water proofing.  On the heaviest end of the spectrum for a product sold as a running shoe, the thick sole and solid toe cap will protect your feet from any rocks or roots you might ramble over.  Traction is good on all surfaces.  For the hiker that is considering the switch from a hiking shoe or boot the NF Ultras would be a good shoe to test a transition.  Once on they do… Full review

Assault 2

rated 0.5 of 5 stars You must have not experienced any rain. I did. The tent IS NOT WATERPROOF. All my things inside were soaked. Water poured down inside the tent walls and collected on the floor. I DO NOT RECOMMEND BUYING IT! This is not an all-season tent. It is NOT waterproof. Few hours rain in summer in Scandinavia was enough to get our sleeping mats, bags, clothes completely soaked. DON'T WASTE MONEY ON IT, DON'T BUY IT. Full review

2-Meter Dome

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great tent but a major design flaw. Great tent, except for the large roof vent design. If the fly is on you need to insert an aluminum pole to prop up the chimney. Without this pole a large swimming pool will form on top your tent. However with the pole in your screen must be left open on top the tent to accommodate the pole. Thus bugs can enter. So it's either water or bugs. Major oversight on North Face design. Full review

VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars My TNF VE-25 dates from 1994 and has been set up nearly 550 to 600 times. I noticed that some guys do not appreciate this quality. OK, mine has not been made in the Far East, but in Scotland. Tents have a really hard time when standing on rough ground and suffer if they are build up and are stripped down. Every setup we did is in Iceland and the high north of Norway, Sweden, and Finland. We erected the tent even on barren rocks with no possibility for using the pegs. I changed the sealing of the… Full review

Thunderhead 3D

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A nice lightweight entry level synthetic bag for 3-season camping. I bought this bag for my son and he has used it for the past 3 years. He really enjoyed it but has recently traded in for an upgraded model. I have used this bag a minimum of 5 times myself ranging from spring to fall. We compared notes and this is what we have come up with: Warmth: The bag is rated to 20°F. North Face touts, "Whether you’re camping in a goliath blizzard or huddling against cold, damp air, this awesome 20° bag… Full review

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The North Face Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

One-Piece Jacket, Dial-a-Headlamp, Electrifying Gloves: OR Day 3
A jacket made from one sheet of North Face waterproof-breathable fabric, a Princeton Tec headlamp that switches modes with a dial, and new Outdoor Research gloves that include electric heat. Join us for Day 3 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 25, 2014

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
Here are a few footwear and apparel highlights we spotted from Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Icebreaker, La Sportiva, Icebreaker, Sierra Designs, The North Face, and DownTek. Read more
August 5, 2012

Avalanche airbags explode into spotlight
The number of avalanche airbags available to backcountry skiers and riders has exploded in North America in the past few years. And you've likely noticed that the safety devices are also getting more media attention this winter, not just in the outdoor world. Read more
February 22, 2012

A Photo Tour of Winter Outdoor Retailer
The Outdoor Retailer trade show ended last month, but here's a final post on the show itself highlighting outdoor gear, outdoorsy people, and random sights. Stay tuned for backcountry gear news and information all year round on Trailspace. Read more
February 10, 2012

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Outdoor Retailer Gear Preview: On Snow
Here's our first OR product preview to whet your appetite. Since it's a winter show, we'll start with some backcountry snow gear. Stay tuned for full show coverage starting January 18. Read more
January 12, 2012


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