User Review: The North Face Stratos
Design: 3 season freestandig dome (i think)
Ease of Setup: once you've done it once it's all good!
Weight: 10+/- pounds
Price Paid: $300+/-
We have used this tent for 2 adults/2 children (5 & 2) with a queen size air mattress and plenty of room for our stuff...just looking online for a similar tent which would hold our now growing 2 adult/3 child family especially as they are getting older...love this tent and will keep if for our kids to use when they are old enough to be in it on their own.
Never had a problem with rain/leakage/etc...have had the tent since about 1998+/-...and don't see where people are saying there isn't enough air!. The sides both can fold down to expose a massive amount of screen AND you can even take the rain flap off on beautiful/clear/rainfree nights and see all the stars while you sleep.
We have taken this primarily around NE...in the cold wet of Acadia National Park in Maine in May when it always seems to rain each year...to the backyard in Rhode Island...and over to Nova Scotia where we watched the stars! Also have slept very comfortably 4 adults in Vermont! and I think it is actually a 6 person tent if you put your stuff outside the tent (which I don't like to do personally!).
We have also taken it backpacking on a very hot weekend in July in VT (which turned to rain the second we reached the peak to set up) and like others have said it can be divided up between packs if needed and setup I think is easy and should typ. be done in the house or backyard first...why would you ever set up for the first time in the middle of the woods with no stores around you??? Maybe it's just that I lack those male genes?
Anyway...I think this tent is no longer made, but if you see one on ebay def. grab it...there are pictures on www.outdoorreview.com too if you need to see it! We were choosing between this and a Moss tent at the time and didn't want to pay the price for a Moss when this was so similar!