rst4822547 wrote a review of The North Face Phoenix 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season on September 26, 2011
I use the Phoenix 2 for motorcycle camping...the poles are packed with my bedroll, so that leaves the footprint and tent about football sized, which packs quite nicely in a saddlebag. Just finished a 3 day, 2 night trip. First night was setup on very wet grass, it had been raining prior to my arrival (tho there was no rain while I was there) By morning, tho the ceiling and walls had a clammy feel to them, there was no actual dripping condensation anywhere in the tent....the vestibules were another matter....they were drippy wet! Both vestibules had the upper vents open. The second night was supposed to be in the dry part of the state (until the storm front came thru) Tent was pitched on dry ground, and thoroughly dry by bedtime....then from about 11pm to 5-6am we had thunder, lightening, rain and wind... Again the high vents were open. Tent was as steady as a rock in the wind gusts, and not a drop of water came inside! When morning came, everything was still dry, the tent walls/ceiling did not feel clammy, and even the vestibules were dry! My friend uses a Eureka Backcountry 2, and I'm setup in 1/3 to 1/2 of the time it takes him....not rushing, it's just that easy!