The North Face Dome 8

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This eight-man, four-season quick-pitching abode is made for Alaskan backcountry adventure, a summit assault in the Himalayas, or wherever you need proven shelter from nature’s most brutal conditions. The DAC pole system incorporates a ring-shaped aluminum hub to cut down on the number of poles deployed and reduced weight, yet it doesn’t skimp on stability. The durable 70-denier nylon ripstop canopy and floor, which has a 10,000 mm polyurethane coating, provides a solid barrier to the elements. A 75-denier polyester ripstop fly with 1,500 mm polyurethane coating blocks unwelcome moisture and snow. Three double doors for entry and egress with expedition-sized backpacks. Lift vent technology strategically channels the wind to prevent knocking and movement. A snow skirt around the base helps prevent flurries from blowing in. A removable vestibule can be set up on the sun-facing side using the easy-clip system. The polyurethane port window is cold-tested to -60°F for outside monitoring without going out into the frigid extremes. There are also several easy-to-reach internal pockets on the tent’s wall for stowing essentials.


  • Fly pitch with removable internal hanging canopy
  • Color-coded canopy attachment
  • 3 large double doors
  • Fusion pitch combines pole sleeves and clips
  • High-low venting system with mesh screens and zip closure
  • External snow flaps at base
  • Internal pockets for storing essential gear
  • Hanger hooks for canopy when not used
  • Storage sack with drawstring


Minimum Weight 57 lb 11 oz / 26.183 kg
Packed Weight 35 lb 0 oz / 16 kg
Seasons 4-Season
Sleeping Capacity 8
Doors 3 (Double Doors)
Floor Length 64 in / 163 cm
Floor Width 64 in / 163 cm
Floor Area 128 sq ft / 11.9 sq m
Vestibules 1
Vestibule Area 34 sq ft / 3.1 sq m
Peak Height 83 in / 211 cm

Manufacturer's Description

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For almost four decades, The North Face expedition tents have set the standard for unrivaled performance in merciless environs such as Mt. Everest and Antarctica. Ideal for such pitiless locations, this fast-pitching base camp shelter uses geodesic principals to achieve ultimate durability and efficiency of space. The choice among top mountaineers on major expeditions, this strong, lightweight tent sleeps eight.

- The North Face

Pitch The North Face Dome 8 Tent at your Karakoram or Himalayan base camp. This 4-season, 8-person dome tent features upper vents that work with the inevitable wind rather than against itAAAbecause of the vent flaps, the wind lifts the tent rather than knocking it over. No-stretch KEVLARAA guylines hold this tent securely in place. Pack snow on the Dome 8 base's snow flaps for even greater stabilityAAAwind won't get underneath the tent and flip it up. Three large double doors give you and your seven tent mates plenty of maneuvering room and ventilation. A spacious vestibule provides you with a transition area and covers your gear. You can pitch just this tent's fly when you want a lighter weight shelter.


Free Shipping. The North Face Dome 8 - 8 Person Tent DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Dome 8 - 8 Person Tent Fly pitch with removable internal hanging canopy Color-coded canopy attachment Three large double doors Removable vestibule High-low venting Snow flaps Internal pockets Duffel-style storage sack The SPECS Capacity: 8 Person Total Weight: 57 lbs 11 oz / 26.18 kg Trail Weight: 53 lbs / 24.04 kg Vestibules: 1 Door: 6 Peak Height: 83in. Number of Poles: 9+1 Floor Area: 128 square feet / 11.9 square meter Vestibule Area: 34 square feet / 3.1 square meter Pole Diameter: 14.5 mm, 13.2 mm, 13.0 mm, 11.1 mm Stufsack Size: 31in. x 16in. / 80 x 40 cm Fly Fabric: 210D nylon oxford coated with 1500 mm PU Canopy Fabric: 70D 210T nylon ripstop Mesh Fabric: 20D polyester mesh Floor Fabric: 210D nylon oxford coated with 10000 mm PU OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean. This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

More than a cook shelter, meeting place, or hut-like flop house, The North Face Dome 8 Tent provides four-season Hilton comfort when base-camp calls for stress relieving ambiance. Strong, lightweight, and fast pitching this base-camp tent sleeps eight under its classic geodesic dome design for the ultimate in space efficiency. Setting the standard for performance, the Dome 8 takes on the harshest environs such as Mt. Everest and Antarctica with nearly 40 years of TNF backup technology. Featuring lift venting, fly pitch only capability with removable internal hanging canopy, a color-coded canopy attachment, removable vestibule that clips into place, external snow flaps anchors at the base, internal pockets, and three large double doors - this tent is the perfect refugio. The choice among top mountaineers on major expeditions, this strong, lightweight shelter from The North Face is the ultimate abode.

- Altrec Outdoors

The North Face Dome 8


The North Face Dome 8 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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