User Review: The North Face Rock 32
Design: 3 season
Ease of Setup: Easy, rain fly was a little strange
Weight: 6 pounds
Price Paid: $165
The upside of raising kids to enjoy the outdoors is that they appreciate nature and live a fairly healthy life. The downside is that they "borrow" your stuff and you never see it again. So it went when they "borrowed" my Kelty 2 man tent that I had used for more than 10 years with no problems.
My wife for some strange reason declared she too wanted to go camping and hiking and for once she wasn't talking about a pre-dawn sale at Norstroms. So, off to Sports Basement we went after I did some research on-line. The Rock 32 seemed to fit the sort of compromise tent I was looking for, sturdy and well designed with plenty of room for my wife's stuff. With the AAA discount, it was $165 out the door.
We've used it twice and it has been easy to set up, roomy and comfortable. I did take away one star for the weight. I will be taking this on a trip this week to Yosemite and will have a better idea about how it works, I don't anticipate any problems.