User Review: The North Face Canyonlands
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150+
Keep coming back to old reliable!
- stays dry from both rain and condensation
- roomy for a 1P
I have had this tent since 2002. It has spent time on the trail in climates as varied as the Namib Desert to the Northwoods of Minnesota. I have trusted this tent with my life in snowstorms, sandstorms, and downpours. It has yet to fail me and will always be my go-to one person (and even two-person if totally necessary in a romantic situation where you don't mind leaving your packs under the vestibule).
I will admit that it takes a little getting used to on the setup side of things. It isn't freestanding, no, but c'mon people, if you're out there alone and backpacking I'm pretty sure you can not only figure it out, but also sacrifice the three extra minutes it will take to adjust it!
I know there are lighter 1P tents out there and you could drop $250+ to drop a pound of weight, but if your budget is tight and you want something dependable, look for this sucker online used. You won't be disappointed.
Note: I have been very careful to waterproof this tent multiple times a year and never pack the rainfly wet.