User Review: The North Face Big Fat Frog 24
Price Paid: $189
I have used my new Big Fat Frog several times now since purchase. I camp at least once a month and replaced my tent of 10 years with the Big Fat Frog.
Pros: The tent is very easy to put up and has stood up to some pretty terrific rain storms. I was completely dry during these storms.
The vestibule area is something special with a terrific amount of room for lots of gear. I have even cooked inside of it during a heavy storm.
The full mesh tent is great without the fly during nice weather. I plan to get the footprint so I can use the fly only setup. Lots and lots of room inside the tent too.
Cons: Advertised as free standing. Tent is indeed free standing but the fly/vestibule requires staking out to be used.
Does not seem to ventilate as well as I hoped. Never suffered condensation though so some ventilation must be taking place.