User Review: The North Face Rock 22
Design: 3 season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: takes about 5 minutes max in calm conditions
Weight: about 5.5 lbs.
Price Paid: $130
Bought this tent 2 years ago. My wife and I (and sometimes our small dog) have used it about 20 times since, for hiking, canoeing, and even car camping. May not be exactly roomy, but what do you expect for a tent this price and weight (it is a 2 person tent after all?) I really like the double vestibules for storing gear and the double doors for bailing out in the middle of the night for nature's call. Zippers are easy to use and still not problem with them.
Always stayed dry, even in pretty heavy O/N rains. Has held up well in 40+mph winds w/o a problem. Used in frosty conditions, but all frost stayed on outside of rainfly and very little condensation on the inside.
May not be the lightest of tents for 2, but really manageable. Was a bit large in the sack for my 5300 cu in. backpack, but cinching it down with about 3 velcro straps made it much more compact.
A commons sense note: if you're in rocky ground, don't pound the stakes into the ground like King Kong- they will bend as with any other tent of this type; either adjust according to the terrain or replace with heavier stakes!
Have the most confidence in this tent of any tent I have ever owned.