The North Face Roadrunner 33

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Trail Weight 5 lb 15 oz / 2.68 kg
Total Weight 6 lb 7 oz / 2.91 kg
Canopy Fabric 40 Denier, 240T Nylon Ripstop
Fly Fabric 33 Denier, 244T Nylon with Silicone and 1500 mm PU
Floor Fabric 70 Denier, 210T Nylon Taffeta Coated with 5000 mm PU
Vestibule Area 7.6 sq ft / 0.7 sq m (Front), 7.6 sq ft / 0.7 sq m (Rear)
Number of Poles 3
Pole Diameter 9.6 mm, 9.0 mm
Capacity 3
Area 43.6 sq ft / 4 sq m



My wife and I received this tent as a wedding gift…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Three season freestanding modified dome
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: Very easy to set up
Weight: 8 lbs with footprint.
Price Paid: Gift

My wife and I received this tent as a wedding gift three years ago. Our first trip with it was backpacking for four days in Waterton National Park, where it rained constantly for the first three days. This tent played a large part in making the trip worthwhile in spite of the deluge. We were able, with a bit of planning, to set up the tent in the rain without getting the inside too wet. The dual doors and large vestibules on the tent mean that we each get our own "decompression" space, which makes it easy to keep the inside dry.

On another trip in hot weather the mesh of the tent made camping a literal breeze. On our most recent trip to the Skyline trail, after a day of rain, the temperature dropped and snow fell through the night, but again this tent kept us warm and dry and made the weather bearable. Snow loading on the tent could be an issue if the guy lines on the fly aren't staked out, however.

- stays dry in wet weather
- stays cool in hot weather (without fly)
- helps keep you warm in cool weather (with fly)
- easy to set up
- 2 large vestibules/entrances
- good ventilation
- lots of room for tall people
- fairly light

- ... but not the lightest tent for 2 people
- sides of tent tend to stick out from under the fly, prone to wet head/foot areas if not careful

Manufacturer's Description

Visit The North Face's Roadrunner 33 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

It takes more than an ACME product to keep you sheltered on the trail, and The North Face's Roadrunner 33 Tent has the kind of features and functionality that Coyote could only dream of. Even extended-length trips are more cozy and comfortable with extra headroom, easy set-up, and multi-season usability - the entire technical package, without pages of disclaimers.

- Mountain Gear

Ideal for backpacking or camping, this four-wall lodge comfortably sleeps three adults during three-season use. Interior overhead space and vestibule room are dramatically increased (as is airflow) thanks to updated brow poles and all-mesh canopy. In case you're wondering what brow poles are, they're the smaller, orange poles that crossover the frame of the tent.

- The North Face

For biking, backpacking and adventure travel requiring light, compact shelter, the hot-selling North Face Roadrunner 33 tent cannot be beat. The Roadrunner is equipped with DAC Featherlite Poles that provide the strong support North Face demands for their tents while remaining light in weight. Also designed with full zip doors for easy in and out during the night or day, and with The North Face's ultralight clip pitch system, you can put the tent up in windy weather with minimal effort. A great three season tent that provides excellent durability, easy set up and features to make your time in the backcountry more enjoyable.

- RockCreek

You can depend on The North Face to deliver the ideal lightweight 3-Person 3-Season Tent for backpacking and camping. PRODUCT FEATURES: Plenty of air-flow on hot desert nights, and the PU-coated fly and floor will protect you from the unexpected elements All-mesh canopy for sweet air-circulation Lightweight, easy-to-use clip and color-coded pitch system lets you set up camp in no time Fully taped bathtub floor with PU coating to prevent the wet ground from seeping in PU coating on floor and fly protect against sudden rainstorms Stash your extra gear in the two large vestibules and gear attic Stow your headlamps and fragile items in the convenient overhead pockets Sufficient elbow room for three peeps to sleep side by side PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: Intended Use: 3-season backpacking and camping Material: *Canopy: 70D 190T nylon ripstop *Fly: 75D 190T polyester ripstop with 1500mm PU *Floor: 70D 190T nylon with 5000mm PU Freestanding: Yes Poles: 4 Pole Material: DAC Press-Fit Doors: 2 Clip / Sleeve: Both Floor Space: 43.5sq ft Interior Height: 45in Vestibule Space: 18.5sq ft Packed Size: 24 x 7in Ventilation: Mesh walls, ceiling Weight: 6lb 8oz Recommended Use: 3-season, 3-person backpacking or camping tent Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime

- Appalachian Outdoors

The North Face Roadrunner 33


The Roadrunner 33 has been discontinued.


The North Face Roadrunner 33 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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