The North Face Northwind
Design: four season
Ease of Setup: Excellent
Price Paid: $800
Impeccable construction, very easy to set up. Some minor drips in heavy rain. I didn't seam seal it (I will be). I have had a couple of trips in it and I am very pleased. The cost is high but so are any of the top quality tents.
Update: September 12, 2001
After posting earlier, things have gone downhill on this tent. After being out in a severe rainstorm the tent leaked very badly. I tested it back at home with a lawn sprinkler and it still leaked so it was not condensation. I did expect some condensation in heavy rain but not running water. The tent is back at North Face and I am waiting for an answer.
Ease of Setup: quick & easy
Weight: 5 lbs
Price Paid: £400
The tent was an upgrade from a 4-season Royal camping Moose-jaw. The tent is fantastic. Was used in the Lake District (Cumbria UK) 3 weeks ago. It rained really hard for 2 days and the tent held up brilliantly. (English weather probably isn't as harsh as where this is made for.)
Very light and comfortable tent. The perfect tent for me.
Can't praise it enough, I love this tent--10/10.
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