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Mountain 25 Tent

 
Mountain 25 Tent

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Mountain 25 Tent

Manufacturer: The North Face

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Page By: noahs213

Created/Edited: Jul 8, 2007 / Jan 20, 2008

Object ID: 3529

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Product Description

The rugged Mountain 25 Tent from The North Face offers the same highly wind resistant performance while shaving a couple of pounds off your overall pack weight. With a trail weight of seven pounds, 12 ounces, the Mountain 25 tent is the lightest four-season expedition tent made by The North Face. A brow pole up top creates a lift venting profile that offers excellent cross flow while minimizing humidity. Like many of the best designed mountaineering tents, the Mountain 25 has an integrated polyurethane view window that's cold tested to -60F so you can check on the weather without compromising any of the warmth inside the tent. The guy-out points are numerous enough to weather big blows and the No-Stretch Kevlar guylines with camming adjustments are ideal for pitching in open spaces. The Mountain 25 comes with internal storage pockets for gear, but if you really want to organize (and possibly dry out) your mountaineering and backpacking gear, get the fully-compatible #2 Gear Loft from The North Face. If you're going minimalist, don't forget to buy the Mountain 25 Footprint so you can add a floor to your poles and fly configuration.

Features

-Rugged and lightweight 40-denier 240T nylon ripstop canopy fabric
-Waterproof 75-denier 185T polyester ripstop fly fabric coated with a 1,500-mm. polyurethane finish
-Rugged and waterproof 70-denier 210T nylon taffeta floor fabric coated with a 5,000-mm. polyurethane finish
-4 DAC Featherliteā„¢ NSL aluminum poles plus two smaller poles for the vestibule
-Continuous pole sleeve design for optimum structural rigidity
-True bucket floor design is completely taped for waterproof protection and enhanced integrity
-Dual doors and dual vestibules for easy exits and plenty of out-of-weather storage
-Internal zippered vents with mesh screens and easy adjustment features
Color-coded canopy and flysheet webbing simplifies pitching
-Rugged polyurethane window is cold-crack tested all the way to -60F
-Reflective guyline loops on no-stretch Kevlar guylines with multiple guy-points for optimum stability
-Internal storage pockets and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls
-Fly-only pitching option for summer evenings
-Compatible with The North Face #2 Gear Loft
-Compact compression stuff sack included

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Reviews

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Kenneth.aloneUnbelieveably strong.

Voted 5/5

The tent has been the undisputed high altitude choice for expeditions worldwide for decades. I spent six days in it at 19,600 ft during a surprise storm in the Bolivian Andes.
The tent's ability to withstand 100mph wind and several meters of snow is priceless.
The "gold" colour was intentionally chosen to balance out the offset blue hues caused from being surrounded by snow, ice and cloud cover. Sound's strange but after a week of snow the sunlight shade of gold is more than welcome.
It's better than i thought it would be, truly an outstanding piece of gear.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 8:10 pm

J.J.YEH!

Voted 5/5

Dido to the above post. I have been using this tent for 3 years in all seasons, (yes i know it is overkill and heavy for summer) It is functional and light for its intended use and price. It could do for a slightly different roof venting set up as it has some excessive condensation at times. On a side note I used the warranty when the side of the tent tore where the inside mesh storage is attached to the tent body. (It was from REALLY high sustained winds) North face re-enforced not only the torn panel but all of the panels all the way around. Awesome customer service and an awesome tent!!!!!
Posted Jan 19, 2008 10:31 pm

BombchaserExcellent

Hasn't voted

I have used this tent on several trips, and it performs awsome. Experienced two storms on Mount Whitney with 70-80 mph winds, and one on Mount Shasta with 50-100 mph winds. The tent held up great with only minimal pole bending!
Posted Mar 3, 2008 5:31 pm

mountaineer17Tested on 8000 meter Peaks

Voted 5/5

I used this tent on Gasherbrum II, Aconcagua, Broad Peak, K2, and Shishapangma, and it has held up to the highest winds and strongest blizzards and lasted for more than 10 expeditions. It was one of the only tents remaining after a storm at Camp III on Gasherbrum II thanks to its bomber guyout lines. It understabdably met its demise on Shishapangma where it got buried under 10 feet of snow and was unretrievable. The tent was amazingly still in tact, but the fly was shredded (the fly can easily be replaced). Great tent that I would recommend to anyone.
Posted Oct 22, 2008 6:23 pm

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