User Review: The North Face Cirrus
Design: 3 season
Ease of Setup: very easy (even in dark)
Weight: 5 and change
Price Paid: $275
I am very happy with this tent's performance. I camped on an exposed peak shortly after purchasing this tent and was very impressed with how it handled high winds. There were gusts of 50 mph that night, and with the rain fly guyed out the tent was quiet in the wind and I slept like a baby.
I have only slept in this tent alone so far, but think it would be great with my girlfriend. I believe that it might be a little cramped with another full sized man in there (I am 6 foot even with broad shoulders). But, I purchased this tent for myself anyway as all of my friends have their own tents. What really impresses me most about the tent is the tension once set up. This thing is tight as a drum.
Also, I am impressed with the fly design. The velcro lashing points inside the fly adjoin the fly to the tent as if were one unit. Then when guyed out, the fly provides awesome stability in high wind situation (extremely quit to). I have not had a chance to sleep in the rain yet, but i am sure that will not be too far away (I live in the NC mountains).
Possibly the best part about this tent is that i got it on sale for $215.