The North Face Meso 2

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).


  • 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


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



I bought this tent for cycling and hiking trips. Used…

Rating: rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: R2400


I bought this tent for cycling and hiking trips. Used it four times and it is coming apart. The mechanism on the flying sheet, to attach it to tent, just falls off.


  • Light travel
  • Perfect for two people hiking or cycling


  • Bad quality
  • Does not take wind very well

Setup: Easy simple and quick

Stability: Not stable in wind

Weather Resistance: Have not used it in the rain. But did not have moisture problems the four times I used it.

Ventilation: Good

Room and Storage: Considering its light weight and reason I purchased it is small but perfect.

Packability: Good

Ease of Use: Easy 

Features: Flying sheets attachments is falling off

Construction and Durability: No, is falling apart after using it four times.

Conditions: Used it two nights for camping. One night hiking (mountain). One night hiking along the sea.


Welcome to Trailspace, Elizabeth. Sorry about the tent. TNF really seems to be a company in decline based on the multitude of negative reviews we see here. Have you tried to contact customer service about a replacement or refund? Their customer service line is (888) 863-1968. Good luck!

21 days ago
elizabeth rossouw

Thank you. Problem is I am from South Africa. So busy working through the shop I purchased it from.

20 days ago

Welcome to Trailspace, Elizabeth! Good luck with customer service for your TNF tent. I hope you'll keep us posted on how it works out.

13 days ago

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

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


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


  • Solid construction
  • Large door
  • Light


  • 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.

The North Face Meso 2


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

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