User Review: The North Face Expedition 36
Design: 4 season, freestanding dome tent.
Ease of Setup: not really bad, but not really great either.
Weight: around 11 lbs
I purchased this tent as a mountaineering base-camp tent, and for winter camping and canoe camping. For these tasks, it seems like an excellent tent.
PROS: extremely luxurious tent for two; comfortable for three. Beautiful design, cheerful colors, extremely weatherproof and stable in high winds. Very liveable: lots of inside pockets, and excellent ventilation. Efficient floor plan and nice large vestibules that are easy to get in and out of.
CONS: Fiddly to set up; lots of poles everywhere, and it's hard to figure out which poles can be connected first. The weight is reasonable for three people, but two people won't be carrying this tent very far without feeling it.
Overall, an excellent tent, and for its intended purposes, and after spending about 20 days in it so far this summer, I'm very happy with it.