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Spectrum 23
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Spectrum 23


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Spectrum 23

Manufacturer: The North Face

Your Opinion: 
 - 4 Votes


Page By: Sebastian Hamm

Created/Edited: Jul 3, 2007 / Jul 3, 2007

Object ID: 3492

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Product Description

Spectrum 23

Extremely stable, single-walled ultralight tent for two people.


* Extremely stable, single-walled ultralight tent for two people
* DAC Featherlite™ NSL RC aluminum poles using reverse-combi technology
* Two Nano-Knuckle™ swivels
* Fusion pitch with ultralight Microclip™
* Fully seam-sealed canopy
* Fully taped ultralight floor
* Freestanding design with pull-out vestibule
* High-low venting with overhead vents with zip closure
* Ultralight 2.54 cm pole sleeve
* D-shaped door
* Color-coded poles
* Reflective guyline and zipper cording
* Compression stuffsack included


Area : 2.6 m2

Capacity : 2

Fabric : [canopy] 33 denier, 244T nylon with silicone and 1500 mm PU, [floor] 50 denier, 270T nylon taffeta coated with 3000 mm PU

Poles : [number] 3 , [diameter] 10.5 mm, 9.0 mm

Stuffed Size : 50 cm x 16 cm

Vestibule Area : 0.6 m2

Weight : [trail] 1.70 kg , [total] 1.89 kg


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Dan the JonesOn the line.

Voted 4/5

I have been a faithful TNF tent buyer for many years, and when it was time make the purchase I immediately went to TNF again. This tent is roomy enough for two people and the attached vestibule makes it easy to stuff your packs or extra gear for the night. Easy to setup and take down. A few negative things about it though - major problems of condensation on the roof and walls no matter the environment or the number of people, I mean your sleeping bags soaks in the night. Another thing which is more of a personal peeve then a design flaw - the window is screen only and cannot be closed, the majority of my hiking is done in the desert and not being able to stop sand from blowing in can be annoying. I have devised a system of placing a sandwich bag over it the window when it is extremely windy. I really enjoy this tent overall - however I would not reccomend it due to the severe moisture buildup.
Posted Dec 9, 2008 12:37 pm

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