The North Face Northwind



Outstanding design, simple to erect. However if it…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: Do not remember


Outstanding design, simple to erect. However if it rains you might as well go and sleep outside!!! The tent was returned to North Face and nothing was done. It was returned to me as it left—pretty disgusting from a company like North Face.


  • The design is outstanding.


  • It just doesn't do what it is supposed to—that is keep you dry.

How can North Face get it so wrong? All they need to do to make the tent a five star+ tent is to make it waterproof, end of story.


The tent was an upgrade from a 4-season Royal camping…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Expedition
Sleeps: 2
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.


Impeccable construction, very easy to set up. Some…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Design: four season
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: Excellent
Weight: 6lbs
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.

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The North Face Northwind


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