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The North Face Meso 2

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Not a bad buy, but this tent is more suitable to cold…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

Not a bad buy, but this tent is more suitable to cold conditions where you want to snuggle up in your sleeping bag.

Pros

  • Solid construction
  • Large door
  • Light

Cons

  • Poor ventilation

I live in a warm weather country (Israel) and haven't had a chance to use this tent in the rain. It is made of high quality materials and feels like a sturdy tent. However, it has serious ventilation problems and if the weather isn't cold enough, the interior gets really hot, even at night.

Plus, I am a big person (6'4", 242 lbs) and even though this tent is designed for two persons, I feel a bit claustrophobic in it, and don't have enough room to lay comfortably.

It wasn't a bad buy, but this tent is more suitable to cold conditions where you want to snuggle up in your sleeping bag.

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The distinctive semi-circle shape, three-pole design, and high-low venting set the Meso 2 apart from the rest of the field of two-person, three-season tents. The 40-denier nylon canopy with no-see-um mesh helps air circulation, and 70-denier nylon floor with water-resistant polyurethane coating protects you and your gear from mud and moisture. The color-coded DAC Featherlite NSL poles and clip-pitch technology provide a solid frame in just minutes. A side entrance and vestibule provide a covered entrance and extra storage space. A second side door keeps your guest from crawling over your area. The fly can be pitched separately in the event of a sudden downpour, or just pack the fly and poles only for an ultralight setup. Compatible gear loft and footprint (Sold separately).

Features:

  • Two separate entrances for privacy
  • Large vestibule for stowing boots, backpacks, soaked clothes
  • Easy to assemble, color-coded pole clip pitch
  • High-low venting for temperature
  • Polyurethane port on rainfly
  • Storage pockets, hanging loops for lantern and gear loft
  • Fully taped, nylon bucket floor to prevent soggy bottom
  • DAC Featherlite NSL stakes

The North Face Meso 2

MSRP:
$259.00

The North Face Meso 2 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 31, 2014 at OMCgear.

If you're looking for a new three-season tent, check out the best reviewed current models.

Specs

Minimum Weight 3 lb 13 oz / 1.4 kg
Packed Weight 4 lb 8 oz / 2.0 kg
Seasons 3-Season
Sleeping Capacity 2
Doors 1
Floor Length 85 in / 216 cm
Floor Width 50.5 in / 128 cm
Floor Area sq ft / 2.8 sq m
Vestibules 1
Vestibule Area 9.7 sq ft / 0.9 sq m
Peak Height 36 in / 91 cm