4.3 out of 5
Not as good as it seems
October 31, 2006
I was on a expedition trip to K-2 and we had gale force winds come up and the tent tore apart and the poles buckled , this tent model has a problem with high force winds. I don't know if it is the material this model is made out of but you are taking a serious risk but using this particular model in high wind areas.
The Northface Mountain 25 Tent is an excellent Tent!
February 22, 2006
I had my maiden voyage recently with this tent, and under severe winter conditions (snow, wind, and subzero temps) it held up extremely well. Other campers had problems with their tents blowing down, water problems, etc. But, I slept confortably, dry and safe! Thank you for your prompt service and for production of a very good product!
Disposition of Poles in High Winds
March 21, 2005
Since there is a review below critical of this tent's performance in high winds, I think it worth mentioning that when pitching for windy conditions the poles should be inserted in their terminal holes such that they are at maximum tension, thus giving the criss-crossing pole structure its maximum stability by virtue of enhanced mutual reinforcement. Effective staking also contributes to tent stability in high wind.
June 02, 2003
The tent survived for 3 days out of 7 in Iceland.During high winds I returned to my camp to find the thing shredded and most of the poles turned into pretzels. (totally screwed)It was a long trek back to some shelter. -NEVER- rely on this tent to stay intact. But it did last 3 days...(shrug)
Reliability in High Winds?
March 14, 2005
I used this tent with a ground-sheet about ten times last summer during wet weather and it performed adequately and is constructed well enough to last for many years use in moderate conditions. I do not know how it performs in high winds and am wondering whether stronger poles might be available for such conditions. The tent is not difficult to erect and seems to be well-designed although quieter zippers would be appreciated. This is not a criticism, because none of the manufacturers supply guy lines with their tents as far as I know, but it would also be nice if The North Face would supply guy lines and longer than the standard 6" stakes with the tent. I see no problems with the tent but have not subjected it to extreme conditions. Considering that I bought it on a big sale I have no complaints. I certainly recommend a double-walled tent over a single unless you are tenting in warm, dry conditions.
great all weather tent
November 17, 2003
Easy to set up tent that is comfortable and can withstand all weather...
March 14, 2005
please add this to my review just submitted: An additional significant benefit of this tent is that The North Face is very easy to deal with when it comes to warranty claims. If anything goes wrong with the tent my experience has shown that they will promptly handle it properly with no problems.
March 19, 2006
This tent is great all around. It is sturdy in high winds. has a tough fly, the vestibule is good sized, goes up fast. --good all around--- the ONLY complaint/question I have is the ventilation in colder temps, (0-25 degrees F.) My wife and I camped last weekend at about 6000ft. and a low temp of about 16 degees F. Upon waking in the morning we found the inside walls and ceiling wet, not the norm but, real real wet. I had all the vents open to full so??..............I am at a loss. Other than that flawless!!
North Face Mountain Withstands Gale Winds of Quetico
August 09, 2007
Bought the NF Mountain in June 2007 and took it into Quetico Provencial Park in late July for 12 days. Withstood a torrential rain storm early in the trip, and later, it survived two days of high wind while we were stranded on Lookout Island on Pickeral Lake. Sturdy, roomy, comfortable with lot's of pleasant storage surprises once you start living in it. Buy it if you want a quality tent.
December 04, 2002
i would by this tent if i was you!!!!
April 24, 2003
This tent is great and handles the elements with ease it is a little expenive but is worth it.
January 21, 2008
As a frequent climber of Mount Rainier and other Cascade peaks High winds are the norm, this is my first North Face Tent, it held up great in very high winds and snow.