User Review: The North Face Rock 32
Design: 3 person dome
Ease of Setup: About 10 mins to get it all set up & staked
Weight: Under 10lbs
Price Paid: $159
I have a different twist for my review. I am a motorcycle rider. I have a KLR650 dual sport bike. I like to go on multi-day rides that take me places that I need to camp overnight often. Sometimes this means areas that there is really no campground. Although weight is not as big as an issue for me as it is for a hiker, I still wanted a tent that was under 10 lbs packed.
In addition, at the end of the day, I need a place to put a lot more gear than a hiker typically carries, such as my large MX boots, heavy bulky off road riding gear along with my touring riding gear and boots, helmet etc, so a tent with ample storage was requirement.
So far this Rock 32 has fit the bill well. I have been caught in a very heavy rain for 2 days and it stayed dry the whole time. Having the large vestibules on both sides really helped to keep the mud out of the tent.
Overall I am very happy with this tent. It sets up easy with just me doing it and has the features I wanted. Plus I got it at a great price at my local Sports Authority store! If you are looking for a rugged, waterproof, roomy and easy to set up tent, this is a good one.
The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is the bag it comes with is kind of small and getting it stuffed back into it is a challenge, so I use a duffel bag I have instead of the bag it came with. Kind of a design issue with every tent I have ever owned, seems the designers do not ever try to pack them back in the bag after they have used them.