User Review: The North Face Westwind 2
Design: 4-season hoop/tunnel tent, not free-standing/
Ease of Setup: Extremely easy to setup
Weight: Just less than 6 pounds.
Price Paid: $350
We bought our TNF Westwind, brand new, back when we were planning to thru hike the PCT. The tent held up better than we did! After 3 months and 850 miles, our Westwind had proved its merit in rain, snow, super high winds, and at altitude!!
Later, we used it on a backpack of Chitistone Canyon, and also in Denali National Park, up in Alaska, and I do not believe that ANY similar sized tent would have protected us as well as did our Westwind!! For the two weeks that we were in Alaska, we got either rain, or snow, every single day. Our Westwind kept us warm and dry, and we had no problems at all with condensation.
Once, when camped at 10,802 feet, staked out on an ice platform, in super high winds, a seam in our fly finally tore. But, despite the torn seam, our Westwind rode out the storm in style, and again, kept us warm and dry!! TNF replaced our fly, no questions asked!
The proof is in the pudding, Friends, and the TNF Westwind is one of the finest tent designs to ever come down the equipment pike, PERIOD!! We have quite a few tents, and like most of them. But, the Westwind is our favorite, hands down, and we trust our lives to it, in any kind of weather, at altitude, and anywhere we'd care to venture. That's the best compliment we can offer for our Westwind, and its performance has earned that kind of trust!!! Take care, and God Bless!
Every Good Wish,