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VE 24

rated 5 of 5 stars Benchmark design, tent making paradigm shift for the time. Bought ours at the North Face factory store in Berkeley, CA, as a second, great discount! Problem was that one of the low side wall panels was turned inside out, big deal, I'll take the discount! Agreed with all the reviewers, awesome tent. My con is how heavy it is! Compared to today's tents, it is a barge, but then again those other lightweight tents are timed for destruction, will not take the wear and beating of the VE24. Beware of the… Full review

VE 24

rated 5 of 5 stars GREAT TENT! Have one of the first ones from the '60s or early '70s—I can't recall. It survived a 200' flight in a windstorm with stuff in it. Busted a pole, but that was it. Urethane starting to break down—starting to smell like cheese or old socks, but still bomb-proof. It's been: rained on, blown away, frozen, cooked in the desert. For two people it's ideal with plenty of room for cold weather gear. Been to: Saline Valley, Arizona, the High Sierras, various Nevada hot springs, Canyon Lands,… Full review

Starfire Extreme

rated 5 of 5 stars 23 years in, and still can't find a comparable tent... I'm looking at this page as it is finally time for a new tent. I got this tent in 1995. It is now 2018. It has followed me faithfully around the globe and in all conditions. Now on its last legs of waterproofness, I have been looking for a new tent... and nothing out there is quite the same. Guess I'll spray the heck out of the rain tarp again and head into the wild with my bomproof vintage AF portable awesome abode. Wish Noth Face didn't start… Full review

Mountain 24

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Had to give a send-off for my North Face Mountain 24 that has been sold to a new owner. Guy was going to camp in Sequoia and was going to buy the North Face Assault 3 that I bought recently and realized I didn't need. I offered him the Mountain 24 instead and she is off to Sequoia! Full review

Terra 40

rated 5 of 5 stars Unbelievable find at a thrift store, $8.99. Brand new. Great pack and now is my favorite pack. Looking at doing segments on the Colorado Trail. If you're looking for a great pack, look no more. Love it for light to ultralight backpacking. Highly recommend this pack. Has everything I've been looking for in a pack. Full review

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The North Face Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

One-Piece Jacket, Dial-a-Headlamp, Electrifying Gloves: OR Day 3
A jacket made from one sheet of North Face waterproof-breathable fabric, a Princeton Tec headlamp that switches modes with a dial, and new Outdoor Research gloves that include electric heat. Join us for Day 3 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 25, 2014

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
Here are a few footwear and apparel highlights we spotted from Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Icebreaker, La Sportiva, Icebreaker, Sierra Designs, The North Face, and DownTek. Read more
August 5, 2012

Avalanche airbags explode into spotlight
The number of avalanche airbags available to backcountry skiers and riders has exploded in North America in the past few years. And you've likely noticed that the safety devices are also getting more media attention this winter, not just in the outdoor world. Read more
February 22, 2012

A Photo Tour of Winter Outdoor Retailer
The Outdoor Retailer trade show ended last month, but here's a final post on the show itself highlighting outdoor gear, outdoorsy people, and random sights. Stay tuned for backcountry gear news and information all year round on Trailspace. Read more
February 10, 2012

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Outdoor Retailer Gear Preview: On Snow
Here's our first OR product preview to whet your appetite. Since it's a winter show, we'll start with some backcountry snow gear. Stay tuned for full show coverage starting January 18. Read more
January 12, 2012


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