Make the mountains your year-round home.
Designed to withstand surly winter storms, whipping winds, and downright bone-chilling temperatures, The North Face Mountain 25 Tent is a stout 2-Person 4-Season shelter ideal for everything from winter camping in the Rockies to glacier hunkering in the Chugach. Being the most compact tent in the Summit Series, the Mountain 25 is a great option for self-supported missions with a burly build but a highly manageable trail weight of just under nine pounds, so you don't need a plane or a helicopter to carry it for you.
The Mountain 25 may not be the heaviest expedition-style shelter around, but it's built to withstand the kind of weather you'll inevitably encounter during winter in the mountains. The 40D nylon fly strikes a good balance between strength and weight, is treated with a PU/silicone coating, and has fully taped seams to repel sleet and snow, even when they don't stop for days on end. The untreated main canopy is equipped with dual doors and mesh vents, so you don't wake up to dewy mess halfway through the night.
When the storm carries on longer than you thought possible, you can peek through the polyurethane port window and check on the conditions (hint: they're probably still bad). The North Face crack-tested the window down to -60F, so you won't have to worry about severe arctic temps wreaking havoc on it, although polar bears may still pose a threat. Inside the Mountain 25 are eight pockets to keep everything organized, so you don't lose your mind due to clutter during that three day storm, and multiple internal hanger loops to provide a spot to hang wet and smelly gear before you turn in for the night.
- 40D nylon fly with PU/silicone coating (1500mm)
- 70D nylon floor with PU coating (1000mm)
- DAC aluminum poles
- Two doors
- Mesh vents
- PU port window (cold crack tested to -60F)
- Glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls
- 8 interior pockets
- Internal hanger loops
- 4 snow stakes
- Item #TNF02BB
- Q & A
I wanted to like it, but.....
I just purchased this new 2016 version of the Mt. 25 tent, to have on hand as a backup, or be able to loan it to friends who occasionally backpack with me. It's worth noting, that I already own a 2015 version of the Mt. 25 and a 2014 version of the VE25. Both tents are exceptional and complete bomb shelters. Both are true 4 season tents built to withstand very high winds and very heavy snow loads in the most extreme weather. The high quality and durability of these tents is very apparent right when you just begin to unpack and handle them. So anyway, I set it up the new Mt. 25 right away in my basement to check it out. I was dissapointed by several changes I noticed. First off, I noticed the stuff sack no longer has the 3 built-in cinch straps with the buckles. The new stuff sack has just one strap sewn on length-wise with several loops along it to put straps through and lash to your pack. Not a huge deal, but I like the older stuff sacks better. I was really excited about the new color scheme on the fly, with the contrasting bright yellow and jet-black diamond panels on the 2016 model. Well, the stock photos look great BUT, in reality, the panels on the fly are actually quite muted. The panels are a very pale, mustard color and a darkish-gray color. Not nearly as impressive as in the stock photos. I expected the contrast of the yellow and black to really pop, but they don't. The material the fly is made of is noticeably thinner and seems much more fragile than the flys on my other 2 NF tents mentioned above. In fact, the fly on the new tent is actually translucent and you can see your hands right through it when you hold it. It is very similar to the (lighter weight) material the tent body is made of. The tent body is very similar to my 2015 version of this tent but with some not-so-great changes. The 2 black spacer "sponges" on the outer tent walls that keep the fly from touching the tent body are now gone. The mesh in the ceiling vents and doors is much lighter-duty than on my 2 other NF tents. It would not take much to damage the new mesh at all. The large mesh pockets on the inside of the tent are still great, but I only counted 6 and on the new model and in my older tent there are 8. With all that said, it is indeed a Summit Series NF tent with a lifetime warranty. I guess time will tell if it will hold together as well as the older models. I ended up returning this tent to Backcountry, and they were great, no hassles. I will be purchasing more gear from BC when the need arises. Good people to deal with!
Non stop year long camping in style!!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I've been eyeing this tent for as long as I can remember. 600 bucks for a tent??? Yeeshhh! Well I saved up my pennies, nickels, and dimes and finally pulled the trigger and can call it mine. This thing is a beast of a tent! I was surprised how roomy it was compared to my previous Northface Talus 2. Set up isn't overly complex once you get your orientation to all the parts down. The quality is what you'd expect for such a pricey piece of gear but I know it'll last forever if I take care of it. Overall I'm very satisfied with the purchase and look forward to years of non stop camping! #goatworthy
Is this a new design for 2016? looks amazing :D