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I recently bought a new North Face VE25 tent to replace my old venerable VE24 tent. I mostly want to see the VE24 continue to be put to some good camping uses.
I bought the VE24 in the 1980's at the NF factory in Berkeley and I have used it throughout New England, the ADK's, the Rockies and Alaska---and it has never failed me. Not a hot weather tent, IMO. I last used it three years ago at Wonder Lake at Denali National Park for a week. It kept me dry during two days of torrential rain and wind that sent many others fleeing the Wonder Lake campsite on the morning National Park bus with wet gear and wet clothes.
I want to see it get some more use with a "good home". Will sell for $25 plus S/H costs by FedEX Ground to the lower 48 states. (Probably about $20.) Paypal payment preferred.
This tent has had its floor recoated two or three times. Other small repairs made. It's somewhat faded but still in sound condition. Zippers all work. I would not take this onto summit climbs in the Alaska Range, but it still has good life in it and it is a terrific winter tent. The four poles are as new. Fly is in good condition. The VE24 has a main entrance with two smaller tunnel vents that can be used as a 'tight' entrance or for ventilation, a full flysheet that covers the tent to the floor, with 2 short poles that held the fly slightly away from the entrance door.
Old catalog listing for the VE24 is below.