User Review: The North Face VE 25
Ease of Setup: fair to good
Price Paid: gift
I have had five NF tents starting with the original mountain a frame tent in 1972. All have been great quality and price. The VE25 has been very dependable in all weather conditions. Setup is easy except on uneven pitches where poles tend to come out of grommets. I even littered a 105 lb. golden retriver 15 miles on the fly with no damage.
A little heavy for long trips but great for family when you can split the load. NF is always my first choice in gear; they always stand behind their product (but of course you pay for that).