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Not perfect but the rocky ground made it impossible to get it right, lol.

Not perfect but the rocky ground made it impossible to get it right, lol.

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bounght the tent based on the specs. I have used The North face gear before when I was clinbing years ago so I knew it was good. This tent was not what I thought it would be. In the rain moisture got in the floor, and in a high wind gust a pole snapped and the others bent. I called backcountry ans it was suggested I get the footprint. I was not happy. I called The North Face and the rep I spoke to emailed me a UPS label and send it to them. He said they would try to repair it and if they couldn't they would send me a new one. No company can have a 100% grade on their goods so I can't really say anything negative but the positive is they stand behind their products in a way 99% of companies out there won't, or at least that is my experience. That is the key to their success.

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I'd like to respond to your review. I appreciate the candor. I've owned 3 TNF tents over the years, and 2 for the last 20 years. The Himalayan Hotel (4 person), and the Mountain 25 (2 person). I can't imagine anything breaking these tents. That being said, the tents built in the mid-nineties where superb, and I am not sure if the quality remains. I finally sold my Mountain 25 to a scout. I raised my kids in the Hotel, so now, I use it for car camping (as I am much older). I am glad TNF stood by their product. But, it should not have failed. A Trango 3.1 would not have failed (mountain hardwear). I am looking for a new back-packing tent, and may try Nemo. (But, to be honest, the TNF VE25 has also taken my interest). The Mountain 25 is one awesome tent, but it is small, and meant for 4 season assaults.

Thanks for your comments.