The North Face Mountain
Design: 4 season narrow dome
Ease of Setup: easy: under 7 minutes in the dark
Weight: 8.5 pounds?
Price Paid: $350 on sale
This review may be premature since I've only used this tent on only one spring trip, but there are no other reviews of this model on this page.
This tent appears to be a replacement model of the Mountain 24, and goes by the simple name of the Mountain Tent.
The tent is very easy to set up, especially considering it has full sleeves. There is no snagging of the poles and one person can easily slip the entire pole through the sleeves, into the eye, without having to move.
I'm 6' 5'' and fit comfortably inside. Its near vertical walls really help, as my head was not "pinched" between the floor and the head wall. In the Mt. Zirkel wilderness we had at least 3 inches of rain overnight, at times at dumping volume. Not a drop of water was found within the
tent in the morning, nor was there any condensation on the mesh to speak of. That really impressed me!
Looking forward to trying this tent out in winter, where I bet it will really shine!
Design: 4 season / mountaineering
Ease of Setup: tricky
Weight: 8 lbs or more
Price Paid: $425 regular
The North Face Mountain Tent is a bomber tent. It can be tricky to set it up as the poles stretch the tent body as tight as a drum and some brute force is needed to get all the poles into their grommets!
This tent has plenty of space, a big vestibule, and tons of points to anchor and guy down the fly. The circular doors are great. The tent is yellow, which actually makes it quite cheery inside. Construction is solid and the tent has withstood heavy rain, heavy snow, and heavy winds.
This is a heavy tent, but it is incredibly solid.
The first time I used it I didn't realize that seam sealant needs to be added to all points where guylines are attached to the fly. Oops!
Design: Freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: Med ease of set up
Price Paid: $400 +
I have used my TNF Mountain from the rains of the Olympics to the snows on Mt. Rainer and everything in between. I have come to love this tent.
If I look real hard the only thing about the tent that I don't like is the way the doors open. They are connected at the bottom. So when cooking in bad weather in the vestibule, it tends to get in the way.
Other than this one little issue, I would highly recommend this tent.
Design: 4 Season/ Winter Mountaineering
Ease of Setup: EAsy to set up in the summer but in the winter getting the poles into the grommets can be quite tricky
Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz.
Price Paid: $425
The best tent that I have ever owned. The double doors make entry and exit easy and the zippers never catch on the fabric around them. Double vestibules provide for easy gear storage and the optional gear loft makes little, hard to find items easily accessible. 12 external guy points provide stability in the wind and it is also a freestanding tent, which makes setup without stakes a possibility.
Design: 4 season/expedition
Ease of Setup: Fair
Weight: almost 9lbs
Price Paid: look for sales
Very bombproof tent. Set up can be tough due to difficulty locking poles into grommets but that's what makes the tent tight and stable. In subzero temps tent frosted up badly (as have all others I have used). I have spent weeks at a time in this tent and it has proven to be very reliable. Rear vestible could be a bit larger.
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