User Review: The North Face Westwind 2
Design: 4 season expedition tunnel
Ease of Setup: The inner goes up easily but the fly can be tricky to put on for the first few times
Weight: 2.95kg (peanuts)
Price Paid: £243
I love this tent, the weight of it means I can sleep solo with my gear in with me and still have ample space for a piano (should I need one). In hotter climates the double door is incredible, it welcomes every incoming breeze if pitched in the right direction. But it can also withstand outrageous abuse, me and a mate both took our Westwinds into the Welsh mountains when we first bought them to test them out, they were laughing at 70 mph winds and rain. They didn't budge an inch.
The porch adds a lot of room to store equipment, but I like to put my wet gear, boots and daysack in there. I just keep my main rucksack in the tent with me. This is a bonus in colder climates because you don't have to open any doors to access any equiptment, hence you don't get cold.
The right hand zipper for the porch door isn't really apreciated until you open it one cold morning. I think its the TNF Starburst that has the zipper running from the front to the back of the door. This means you need to reach about a meter to open it. The Westwind found a loophole around it.
All in all an incredible tent. Buy one if you find it on sale.