Jeff Graywrote a review of The North Face Phoenix 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season on September 14, 2011
There is much to recommend about the Phoenix 2. It is lightweight, compact and the ideal shape and size for two. In mild conditions or light rain, it does a fine job of keeping you dry. However, in pounding rain or rain driven by a heavy wind, the waterproofing is not up to the job. I recently completed a six-day hike down the West Coast Trail on Vancouver island. It's a rainforest, and rain it did - non stop for 20 hours. We were soon aware of a fine mist coming through the fabric and by morning, we, and all our gear, was soaked through. In those conditions, it needs to be tarped.