User Review: The North Face Rock 22
Design: 3.5 season free standing
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: 6 lbs 11oz
Price Paid: $119
This is a mediocre cheaply priced tent. The weight of the tent is fairly low and it is easy to set up. The best thing about this tent is how big it is for a two-person tent. Two grown men can sleep in it without feeling "too close".
The second best thing about this tent is the lightweight poles. They are almost weightless, and when put together have no seams, so no snags when sliding it through the tent sleaves.
The worst thing about this tent is ventilation. On a normal summer night in central Ontario (Algonquin Park) it is TOO HOT. If it is raining, you are in trouble because you can't open the fly zippers. Also, if you are camping in sub zero temps your breath's condensation will freeze on the inside wall of the fly, which will in turn soak the interior of the tent. It is classed as a 3.5 season tent, probabaly because it keeps you warm in fall temps and too warm in summer temps.
I do not recommend this tent for the price I paid, though I do not feel I paid too much. However, I do recommend the Eureka Apex tents, the one made before 2004 if you can find one.