User Review: The North Face Cirrus
Design: 3 season
Ease of Setup: a breeze
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Price Paid: $370 can.
This is a wonderful little tent. I am 6'2" and have a problem with the length in most tents, I do not like inhaling the side walls of a tent. The floor space in this tent is perfect for 2 therma-rest ultra light long sleeping pads. Headroom is very ample due to the excellent design of this tent, the door is huge for easy entry/exits and the three-pole configuration makes this tent super sturdy due to the continuous pole sleeves that I really liked over the clip system that alot of competitive tents use.
I do want to mention that I returned a Mountain Hardwear Skylight in favor of this tent. In my opinion for $385 can. the Skylight did not impress me when compared to this tent. Considering the price, weight and size is similiar to the Cirrus, the North Face product quality was substantially higher, the tent was easier to set up, alot more sturdy, more headroom, did not sag like the clip tents will, and easily handled 6 inches of wet snow dumped on me while on a high pass in Kananaskis.
The one nice touch that I was originally drawn to about the Mountain Hardwear tent was the clear picture film sewn into the flysheet that gave the tent its name, but it easily fogged up with condensation at night with only myself in the tent, so the stargazing I hoped to do was disappointing at best.
it's named the Skylight.
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