The North Face Flint 2
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $35
Roomy and very easy setup.
- Very roomy
- Water pooling on fly
I bought it used for 35 bucks at REI's scratch and dent section and find it to be very comfortable for two people and also lots of room when going solo.
It does have one flaw with the water pooling up on top of the fly right above the zipper door, but a couple taps on underside and problem solved.
I also like the green color, it blends in to the greenish brown of the background. Perfect if you need to poach a spot.
Price Paid: $150
I bought this tent to use solo and it's light enough to do so. It's a roomy option for a solo camper with enough gear room for most trips. It pitches within a couple minutes and stays dry on the bottom without a footprint.
I do have to point out a big flaw in this tent. With the door on the end and the way the fly is configured, water pools above the door on the zipper material and then starts pouring into the interior of the tent. I don't know if this is just from massive condensation of the pool or water soaking through, but it is a big weakness.
I was out in the Rockies this past weekend with a ton of rain and it poured down pretty well. As well, the way the water pools on top, when you open the door, the water falls in the tent. I figured I'd just tap on the side of the fly from the inside to make the water fall down the side and it seemed to work.
If you were to use this tent in potentially wet weather, bring a tarp. It adds weight, but keeps you dry.
4 lb 5 oz / 1.8 kg
4 lb 15 oz / 2.2 kg
87 in / 221 cm
44 in / 112 cm
30 sq ft / 2.8 sq m
6.3 sq ft / .6 sq m
42 in / 107 cm
The Flint 2 is a two-person, two-pole “X-design” tent that will provide three-season shelter protection; plus, it’s nearly the weight of an ultralight tent at a fraction of the cost. The 40-denier nylon canopy with no-see-um mesh offers abundant ventilation, while the 70-denier nylon floor is fully tapped to keep ground moisture out. A 75-denier polyester fly with a polyurethane coating takes the bite out of cold winds and beats back rain and snow. A simple color-coded tent pole system with clips throws up in just minutes, so you can spend more time enjoying your destination. Internal pockets and gear loops for hanging a gear loft (sold separately) help keep your belongings organized.
* Light and simple clip pitch
* Color coded clips and pole for easy set up
* Fully taped nylon floor
* Abundant gear loops
* Fully waterproof guy-out points
* Internal pockets
* Durable steel stakes
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