User Review: The North Face Westwind 2
Design: 4-season tunnel
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 6.5 pounds
Price Paid: £220
I've had one for 15 years now and, despite its problems, would consider another. I have used it for solo backpacking in Scotland at all times of year without problems except:
1. condensation when it is cold and still -- I have several times found the foot of my sleeping bag sodden where it touched the sides in sub-zero temperatures.
2. the ground sheet gave out after about 10 years, but the use of a footprint has extended its life.
Update: April 3, 2006
Finally treated myself to a new one after 20 years with the old. I christened it in April last year on the west coast of Scotland with four days wild camping in the Highlands, from sea level up to 3000 ft, and one final wild night alone on a campsite with winds gusting to 60 mph and heavy rain. This was the only time I have ever felt the need to peg out all the guy ropes, but the tent was solid.
The condensation problem is much improved in the new model, but was still present a bit when I used it with my daughter later in the year on a cold night.
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