The North Face Polaris
Old and still chugging. Have spent a lot of time in…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $395
Old and still chugging.
Have spent a lot of time in this tent, just took it out after 10 years at least for a weekend of winter camping in central New York. Was just as perfect and warm as ever!! If only it was half the weight. Pack weight is about 7 pounds.
camping, winter camping
I believe this particular model has already been discontinued…
Design: convertible , dome
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 6 lb. 14oz.,
Price Paid: $325
I believe this particular model has already been discontinued by TNF (1999, what a suprise). An easy to set up (3 equal sized poles), tough little tent with two doors and two roomy vestibules.
I'll emphasize the "little" size. The manufacturer's specs give the tent 35 sq ft. of floor space. I calculate it to be more like 25. This is barely enough room for me and my partner to sleep (and we ain't big folks). You really need to pull out the corners in staking to get the full size.
I did appreciate its stability in strong winds (50 knots plus) and some serious hailstorms in Montana. Also doors on both sides are a wonderful convenience. Add the features of a truly convertible tent, which vents quite well, and you could have a winner. But, the size just doesn't work. There's more room for your gear than yourself.
This tent is the best tent I have ever owned. I have…
Design: 4 season backpacking dome tent
Ease of Setup: Really easy
Weight: 7 pounds (around)
Price Paid: $325
This tent is the best tent I have ever owned. I have gone on numerous backpacking trips to the Sierras with this tent under heavy snow, wind, and rain and never experienced any problems. I love this tent and it is the best!!!