The North Face Flint 2
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $130
A great beginners tent for one or two campers. More than enough space for one camper plus gear and just enough cozy room for two (without gear). Super easy setup and take down.
- Easy/quick setup
- Reliable rainfly
- Plenty of ventilaton
- No inside storage pockets
- Rainfly too close to entrance
We bought this tent for our first adventures into camping/backpacking this summer. Testing it out at close-by campsites, the Flint 2 quickly presented itself as a great investment. The most noticeable perk was the quick setup. Most of our memories of setting up tents as kids involved headaches and confusing pole arrangements. Right out of the bag with some cool "Ikea-esque" illustrated instructions, we set this guy up in a matter of minutes.
The rainfly hugs the front opening a little tight, but we didn't even need to use it so we rolled it up to the side with some really convenient clips that you can use to wrap it up onto itself so it stays out of the way and off the ground.
Overall, the tent is just as quick and cozy as we thought it would be, with virtually no complaints.
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.
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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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A tent built for two, this abode features a front entrance and a convenient vestibule to stash your gear With color-coded clips and poles, you'll set up camp in no time flat Finished with a water resistant coating
You may not want to recall the last time you and your mate went backpacking. Perhaps it's because your trying to log an extra mile left you both struggling with your complex tent in the dark and getting in an argument that scared the normally fearless carnivores within earshot. The North Face Flint 2 Tent offers the simplicity and low weight you need to enjoy a trip in the great outdoors ... and possibly even mend a tattered relationship.
Free Shipping. The North Face Flint 2 Tent DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Flint 2 Tent Light and simple clip pitch Comprehensive color coding Fully taped, nylon floor Abundant gear loops Fully waterproof guy-out points Internal pockets Durable steel stakes Imported The SPECS of The North Face Flint 2 Tent Capacity: 2 Person Total Weight: 4 lbs 15 oz / 2.24 kg Fastpack Weight: 3 lbs 3 oz / 1.46 kg Vestivules: 1 Peak Height: 41in. Number of Poles: 2 Pole Diameter: 9 mm Doors: 1 Stuffsack Dimension: 22 x 7in. / 55 x 17 cm Trail Weight: 4 lbs 5 oz / 1.97 kg Floor Area: 30 square feet / 2.8 square meter Vestibule Area: 6.3 square feet / 0.6 square meter Fly: 75D 190T polyester taffeta, 2.3 oz/yd2 80 g/m2), 1500 mm PU coating, water-resistant finish Canopy: 50D nylon in.no-see-umin. mesh Floor: 70D 190T nylon taffeta, 2.4 oz/yd2 83 g/m2), 5000 mm PU coating, water-resistant finish 70D 190T nylon coated with 2000 mm PU This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
The North Face Flint 2 - A tent built for two, this abode features a front entrance and a convenient vestibule to stash your gear. With color-coded clips and poles, you'll set up camp in no time flat. Finished with a water resistant coating. FEATURES Light and simple clip pitch Comprehensive color coding Fully taped, nylon floor Abundant gear loops Fully waterproof guy-out points Internal pockets Durable steel stakes Fabricfly: 75D 190T polyester taffeta, 2.3 oz/yd^2 (80 g/m^2), 1500 mm PU coating, water-resistant finish Fabric canopy: 40D nylon "no-see-um" mesh / floor: 70D 190T nylon taffeta, 2.4 oz/yd^2 (83 g/m^2), 5000 mm PU coating, water-resistant finish Trail Weight: 4 lbs 5 oz (1.97 kg) Floor Area: 30 ft^2 (2.8 m^2) Capacity: 2 Source: Imported
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