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Road Runner 23
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Road Runner 23


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Road Runner 23

Manufacturer: The North Face

Your Opinion: 
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Page By: briand97

Created/Edited: Apr 1, 2004 / Apr 1, 2004

Object ID: 1058

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Lightweight and compact, the Roadrunner 23 tent pitches easily for 3-season use.


**Standard Weight = Tent canopy, fly sheet and poles

*Total Weight = Tent canopy, fly sheet, poles, stakes, stuff sack and accessory sacks

Brow pole creates additional headroom in vestibule

Color-coded canopy and flysheet webbing

Compatible with TNF™ #2 Gear Loft Compression

stuffsack included

Continuous pole sleeves with pole pockets

DAC Featherlite aluminum poles

Dual doors with dual vestibules

Durable polyurethane windows, cold-crack tested to -60 degrees F

Fly-only pitching Freestanding design with two vestibules

High and low air circulation through mesh panels and doors Internal pockets Multiple guy-points

Reflective guy-line loops and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls Taped, nylon taffeta true bucket floor

Roadrunner 2 Tent Pitching Instructions and Care


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briand97Untitled Review

Voted 5/5

This ia my favorite tent by far. not only is it a breeze to set up with it's pocketed poles it is also the most spacious and ventalated tent I've ever seen. Nice high head clearance and even without the gear loft there are tons of pockets to stow your knicknacks.

The vestibules are large and very well designed but the tent door itself could use a tad bit of work (I found it a little too low to the ground for my liking.

Set-up is a breeze and I particularly like the fact that the upper half of the tent is mesh. Perfect for hot spring nights with bugs.
Posted Apr 1, 2004 3:38 pm

chicagotransplantMy 3-season standard

Voted 5/5

This has been my standard 3 season tent for years, I am now on my second one (first was stolen... arrgh) and would buy it again.

It is super easy to set up, and without the fly on I can pick it up by the peak with one finger to move it around until I find the perfect spot on the ground to stake it.

The open mesh design makes it perfect for a beautiful starry night to gaze out at the world sans-fly and feel the cool mountain air. Also has tie downs on the fly to anchor in windy conditions.

Its great in the rain too, I weathered an overnight thunderstorm a few times and awoke dry. When I broke down the tent the ground underneath was dry as well.

This is a great 3-season tent, roomy for two to sleep comfortably and tall enough to sit up in without brushing your head.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 10:22 pm

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