User Review: The North Face VE 25
Design: 4-season, expedition dome
Ease of Setup: moderate
Weight: 9 lbs 4 oz
Price Paid: $645
I have been using these for two years now and boy do they take a lot of punishment. Sleeps three medium sized persons OK, lots of nice pockets inside, strong 7075 poles and an OK vestibule.
Nice taut fly too.
Used it on our last Himalayan trip and it stood up to all weather conditions including two nights at 6300 metres where we were pinned in 100 mph gust in a windstorm.
I know TNF has been criticised for not keeping up with new designs etc where tents are concerned, but this is a classsic case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."