The North Face Roadrunner 22
I bought this tent in 2006 before my 52-day trip to Alaska. Let me start by saying I absolutely love this tent.
The tent held up great to both heavy rain and 30 + mph winds. The summer we went up to Alaska was the rainiest summer in over a decade. I want to say that it rained 36 of 44 nights we stayed in the backcountry. We stayed dry the entire time. 2 people can set this tent up in less than 2 minutes and can then pick it up and move it if need be.
Since Alaska I have taken this tent on a 2 week trip to Southwest Utah, multiple overnighters in the Pacific Northwest and multiple overnighters in the Ozark Mountains and I'm still using it today. Reflectors on the guide lines makes it easy to find after dark when doing long day hikes.
- slope of vestibules is tight and makes for a snug fit for your pack.
- Condensation can be a problem. The Vestibules have two zippers so you can open the top of the rain fly to allow ventilation and the way the 3rd pole sits allows the zipper to be opened without threat of rain coming it.
- In tighter areas getting the 2 vestibules fully stretched can cause flapping of the vestibule against packs.
Honestly, I would buy this tent again. Hopefully, when the time comes to buy a new tent this one will still be available. It's a true workhorse of a tent.
Ease of Setup: super easy...just slide in the poles and throw on the fly
I've had this tent for more than a year and love it. It's great in warm weather, where I usually leave the fly off and stargaze through the mesh (which keeps the bugs out!). It's also been through some pretty harsh downpours, and always stays bone-dry. There's plenty of room for two people to sleep comfortably, and I really appreciate the dual entrances so you don't have to climb over your neighbour! Finally, my favourite aspect is the fact that I can set up the whole thing (fly and all), by myself, in the dark, in only about 3 minutes. Love it!
Ease of Setup: very
Weight: very light
i think this tent is a good tent beacose it is small and lighwaght and is a very handy think if you are looking to bye a small tent this is recomended.(very easey to set up)
good for bak pack.
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The North Face Roadrunner 22 is a lightweight, easy-to-use three-season tent for 2 people. The Roadrunner 22 is TNFs most roomy two-person tent for 2005.
Taking you anywhere you want to go, The North Face Roadrunner 22 Tent will become your favorite two-person, three-season tent. You can also pitch the fly alone for ultralight packing. Don't forget to pick up a custom ground sheet, sold separately.
Free Shipping. The North Face Roadrunner 22 Tent (Fall 2006) FREE FOOTPRINT! For a short time only, purchase this tent, add the super cool Footprint (look to the right to see a photo) to your cart and it's yours for free! The Roadrunner Tent by The North Face features Sturdy two-person tent for three-season use. DAC Featherlite aluminum poles Silicone flysheet Continuous pole sleeves Taped, nylon taffeta true bucket floor Freestanding design with two vestibules Brow pole creates additional headroom in vestibules Durable polyurethane windows, cold crack tested to -60degree F Color-coded flysheet attachments High low air circulation through mesh panels and doors Drop doors Multiple guy points Reflective guyline loops and zipper cording Fly-only pitching Internal pockets and hang loops Compatible with TNF #2 Gear Loft Compression stuffsack included Specs Capacity 2 Avg. Weight trail 6 lbs (2.72 kg) total 6 lbs 11 oz (3.02 kg) Poles number 2+1 vestibule pole diameter 8.84 mm Stuffed Size 23in. x 7.5in. (58 cm x 19 cm) Fabric canopy 40 denier, 240T nylon ripstop fly 33 denier, 244T nylon with silicone DWR and 1500 mm PU floor 70 denier, 210T nylon taffeta coated with 5500 mm PU Area 35 ft2 (3.3 m2) Vestibule Area front 9 ft2 (0.8 m2) rear 9 ft2 (0.8 m2)
Ruggedly designed for three-season backpacking and climbing, The North Face Roadrunner 22 Tent features a freestanding architecture with dual D-doors, dual vestibules and 35 square feet of comfortable living space. It features a silicone flysheet that not only resists water penetration better than previous designs, but it also minimizes the effect of UV rays to extend the backcountry life of the tent. While the overhead mesh canopy enhances ventilation and airflow beneath the fly, it's also excellent for bug-free stargazing on warm summer nights. The polyurethane windows in the fly are cold crack tested to -60 , a quality normally found on four-season tents but still welcome in unexpected weather. Integrated internal pockets and hanging loops make it easy to organize your backpacking and mountaineering equipment, but if you need more space consider picking up the compatible TNF #2 Gear Loft.
- Altrec Outdoors