The North Face Harrier
Price Paid: Don't remember.
I have a North Face Harrier for about 12 years, I didn't use for 7 years. I took it on a trip this weekend. To my surprise the material used for the triangle windows in the outer tent completely disinter-graded. This renders the tent useless.
Despite the age of the tent, I don't think this should be possible with a quality North Face tent. I did store it dry in dark place, not too warm not too hot.
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 3 kg / 6.5 pounds
Price Paid: $300
Not the lightest nor the toughest 4 season tent out there, but an excellent compromise for all round winter use. I have this tent on two multi week expedition ski trips and it performed very well. The side vestibules are great for convenience and space efficiency. I've had mine in winds up to 100km/h (with a snow wall) and 60km/h without. The tent shook a bit with the wind gusts but always held up fine. If you set up the tent with just the fly, poles and groundsheet it can sleep 3 instead of the usual 2.
Price Paid: $219
Rugged tent. Generally easy to pitch. With fly it becomes like a dome and sheds wind well. Too warm for summer use, even with all the venting. Fly is a little short without really staking it out well. Double doors are nice feature. Lightweight but not super roomy for two with gear.
Ease of Setup: Easy pitching
Weight: 3.4 kg
Price Paid: $350
Made out of rugged materials. In summertime fly-pitching only. Not too much room for two persons with gear, but it's enough. Very steady in high winds, excellent ventilation.
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