User Review: The North Face Expedition 36
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $700
Spouse and myself have proudly owned this tent for six years. We have taken it to every national park west of the Rocky mountains as well as the extremes of Alaska and it has been and continues to be a great tent. It is heavy but pays for itself by withstanding moderate winds, rain, and snow.
- Well built
- Well designed
- Withstands the elements at a base camp on glaciers to warmer camping locations.
- When the sun comes up it gets very warm inside. With its superb construction it is a little heavier than I would like.
Setup with one person is easy in even the most demanding weather conditions once you have some practice. It is a very stable tent in winter weather conditions from Denali to Adak, Alaska, weather conditions most weather conditions.
Plenty of ventilation keeps the interior from accumulating moisture inside the tent. For prolonged treks, the user will find the regular accumulation of moisture or ice on the inside of the rainfly. Drying time depends on the temperature. The rain fly is waterproof and resists a high wind load when installed properly.
The weight of the tent can easily be split up two or three ways. It will easily support three sleepers.
I studied this tent's specs against all other similar tents and even though this one was pricier than most, I was impressed with what I had read about The North Face Expedition 35. Of the eight other tents I own, this one remains my favorite and has never required any repairs. My wife and I flawlessly clean it after each and every use and carefully repack it in its stuff/compression bag.