4.6 out of 5
Excellent tent, very durable
February 27, 2008
A great tent. We bought it 14 years ago in 1994 and we used it a lot, in Holland, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia to Ghana and Mali. It is spacious. The service of TNF is very good, without any costs they repaired one of the sleeves when the tent was damaged in a storm in the Alps in Switzerland, even a zipper was repaired after 8 years or so. The only disadvantage is its weigth, and the improved models are even heavier....
August 08, 2005
it's great--bigger than it looks and you can pee in it.
Best tent ever made, bar none!!!
April 20, 2003
This tent is incredible. My wife and i needed a tent that we could fit ourselves (both of us are 6'3")in and not be pressing against the door and the back of the tent. We also have a dog and he needs to be in the tent as well. The vestibule is big enough for both of our backpacks and the dog's pack which is was a must as well. If you are looking for a really incredible 4 season tent that is slightly larger than a two person this is the tent for you. The extra weight is negligible for the extra space available and the tent's integrity is the best that I have ever seen. We would still be using it if someone who thought he needed it worse than we did didn't steal it. So the only thing that could be added is a tent alarm or something. :) Great job North Face keep it up. Paul
Great but not light
September 25, 2004
I owe this tent for almost one yr and did some serious hiking with it. I camped at the Japanese alps at 9000 Ft, in the snow and with terrible scary gale force winds. The tent is very spacious for two people a bit cramped for three. I enjoy the tent very much and the only improvement is to make the zipper design a bit better. I had several times that the zipper got stuck in the material. Overall good value for money and a nice home particularly when it is cold outside.
Excellent Design As Usual
August 14, 2005
This "new" VE 25 is excellent as a backcountry tent. Entry and exit is easy. Huge amount of room for 2 people and all gear. Side pockets running length of tent and overhead are excellent for all sorts of in-tent and around-camp little items. Vents with/without (selectable) screen in tent peak is excellent for ventiation. Too tight for 3 large adults (6-footer), comfortable for 3 smaller size (5-footer). For 2 people (6-foot, 5-10), it is perfect. We owned a mid-80's version of VE25 that survived almost 20 years of desert, mountains and everything in between on countless backcountry trips. It stood up to strong wind, snow and pouring rain. It was our workhorse. Having tried 4 different tents of equal cost from 2 different manufacturers since 1998, we are glad to be "home" with the Northface VE25 again. This new one seems ready to serve us for the next 20 years, knock on wood.
February 20, 2008
I am leaving in lebanon, and I get my Ve25 tent 6 years ago,and camped during snow storm with 50 cm of snow on the roof,and hot days using only the tent.This tent is excellent for 2 even good for 3, stand high winds and is very waterproof and well ventilated.Easy to mount and dismount.Rough enough to be mounted on a harsh ground.Usually I divided it between two backpackers, this tent is not light but light enough for going everywhere with it.
April 16, 2008
The North Face VE 25 Tent is like a Toyota for us! They are dependable, completely functional pleasing to the eye and gentle on the landscape. Quality sells itself. Thank you for continuing to make a reliable and comfortable haven.
March 11, 2010
I have been using mine since 1987! I cannot destroy this tent. Northwest Territories, High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, a month in the New Mexico dessert, Colorado, numerous treks and pack trips - no failures of any kind to report.
July 30, 2009
the tent broke down after two days.