User Review: The North Face Stratos
Design: 4 season ?
Ease of Setup: difficult
My wife and I have used this tent now for 4 seasons. I have to say that, although the tent is well constructed, it is much harder to set up than the Sierra Designs tent we have. Once set up, it does withstand some severe weather though.
Last week, I found that the shock cords on the poles are starting to weaken (like an elastic band that doesn't work anymore), to the point where the poles are difficult to insert into each other (a lot of slack cord needing to be finangled into the poles!).
We are looking to replace this tent with another...after only 4 summers of use. Not impressed!
I have a Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight that is 20 years old, and it sets up as good as the day I bought it!