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Need a tent that sets up in a flash, doesn’t weigh you down, and gives two hikers plenty of room to stretch out? Look no further than The North Face Rock 22 Bx Tent. The Rock’s classic X design and lightweight fabrics make it ideal for everything from a weeklong backpacking trip to a month-long road trip. Two full doors and vestibules give each person his or her own entry and storage space, while the color-coded materials and pole clips make for a quick pitch when a storm’s coming in.

  • Fly and floor fabric features a PU coating and taped seams to protect you and your gear from wet weather
  • Bathtub floor design keeps seams off the ground to help eliminate seepage
  • Double doors make for easy entry and exit; large vestibule storage space lets you keep wet bags and boots outside of your living space
  • DAC Pressfit poles provide structure and stability without weighing down your pack
  • Poles are made with DAC's Green Anodizing process, which eliminates the chemical polishing stage, reduces the need for hazardous chemicals, and recycles water throughout the rinsing process
  • Color-coded poles and clip attachments help you pitch the tent fast so you can get under cover quickly
  • Steel stakes are ultra-durable
  • Built-in gear loft helps you organize your gear
  • Fast-pitch compatible; just carry the poles, fly, and footprint to save weight (footprint sold separately)
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Great Tent!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased the North Face Rock22 tent for two hundred and fifty dollars in
2011 for an upcoming cross-country bicycle trip that I had been planning for a few months. I needed an upgrade from my single man department store tent. I ended up using this tent just about every night on my six-month bicycle adventure. After all was said and done I was extremely pleased with the results.

This is a two person tent with a fairly large waterproof floor that is eighty-nine inches by fifty-four inches. It sleeps two comfortably or in my case I slept on one side and had plenty of room inside for my gear, keeping it safe from the outside elements. For any gear that couldn't fit in the tent was easily stored under one of the two spacious vestibules. I was very pleased with the simple X style, two pole tent design, and double doors, which made setup and breakdown extremely easy. After a long day of riding nobody wants to struggle with a complicated tent setup. The Rock22 came with six steel tent stakes to secure the tent to the ground in windier conditions. I noticed that after about a month of use some of the stakes were getting rather bent. I would suggest upgrading to thicker aluminum ones like I did. The weight of this tent is fairly light coming in right around 6 pounds. Weight was also a deciding factor in my purchase because of the fact that along with everything else I brought on my trip it would be strapped to my bike while pedaling. The material of the Rock22 consists of strong waterproof nylon ripstop. After six months of use, there was not a single hole in the thing.

I used this tent in all types of weather, from 90-degree nights to torrential downpours to 10-degree snowstorms. On warmer nights I would remove the rain fly and stay comfortable do to the breathable mesh walls letting air flow through while still keeping insects out. When the rain was heavy and (I had set my tent up before it started) I was very pleased with the fact that I stayed completely dry inside. This only being a three-season tent I was a bit worried about the colder weather. When temperatures did dip below freezing I would keep the rain fly on and both vestibule doors closed and would stay surprisingly warm. Also, I noticed that only a very little amount of condensation had accumulated in the mornings on cold nights. Which was very nice compared to other tents I have had in the past that didn’t breath well and would actually drip condensation onto my gear and myself. I really enjoyed the double door feature of this tent. I could easily enter and exit on either side depending my environment and the conditions. Towards the end of my trip, a zipper on one of the doors broke causing me to only be able to use one side for the remainder of my time on the road. Giving what I had been putting this tent through for months I wasn’t too disappointed. The Rock22 comes with two 10-foot 9mm poles for setup and a shorter 5-foot 9mm pole for the rain fly. The aluminum poles breakdown into 2-foot segments making it very easy for me, along with the rolled up tent body to pack away in the nylon cinch-sac included with the purchase of the tent.

All in all, I was very pleased with choosing this tent as my shelter for my trip. Its lightweight durable design made setup/breakdown a breeze. The excellent waterproof breathable fabric kept me dry and comfortable every night, letting me get much-needed sleep to continue on my journey. I highly recommend the North Face Rock22 to anyone looking for a reasonably priced tent that can handle fair to moderate conditions.

-Jason Anderson.

Great Tent!

Will keep you dry

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Good looking, strong tent. Iv had it out with sustained 20mph winds and rain. No leaks and it doesn't move around. Really easy to set up. Vents well, handy net at the top for light.... 2 doors that unzip easily if pitched tight. Good free standing tent. Plenty enough room for one person and gear. Room for two to sleep with not much gear. Vestibule will hold about one 65L pack. I'm 6'1 and if I have my thick mummy bag my feet does touch the end of the tent. I usually sleep at a slight angle and it's fine.
All in all its a nice waterproof tent that can be set up nice and tight so there is no movement when the wind picks up.

Bomb Proof!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great tent! It is not the lightest tent around, but it will certainly keep you out of the elements when you need it to. This is a true two person tent and has a little more interior room than a 2 person backpacking tent. There is ample storage with two vestibules, the attic and four interior pockets. I have used this tent in all conditions from -7 degrees all the way up in to the 90's. It has withstood hail storms, rain storms, a 12inch snow dump at 11,000 feet and has kept me, the GF and all of our gear dry in the process. Condensation does form on the inside when using this tent at colder temps, but I have yet to use a tent where this is not the case. I would absolutely buy this tent again.

Bomb Proof!!!

Oh yeah

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This baby is durable, light, good looking, easy to put up, my go to tent. I love this little thing. It is a bit small for two people but worth it considering how light it is. Really happy with this one.

2P 3S Rock 22 Bx

    A trip to Moab a few weeks ago reminded me that I was in dire need of a new tent. I hopped on BC and was psyched to find that the Rock 22 Bx perfectly fit my needs and was also on sale. It's easy to set up and fits two comfortably. The tent is well constructed and has some great features. It should be perfect for both car camping and some backpacking for years to come.

    An amazing Tent!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I Love this tent. I have taken this tent through many backpacking trips. It has held up great and I expect that to continue. The only thing that I don't like about this tent is that it does not fit 2 large Therm-a-rest Neo air sleeping pads. Both my friend and I have these pads and can't use this tent when we want to go backpacking unless we have a different pad.

    Great Tent!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Spent three days in the Mt.Mitchell area, and this tent held up amazing. Just used a plastic sheeting as a footprint, but the tent held up to some tough rains on our last night, including most of the bottom getting pretty wet. We stayed bone dry on the inside. Plenty of room for two (albeit small: 5'5" and 5'2") people, plus the mess inside. For the price I got it (clearance sale), this was a great buy. I would recommend it to anyone.

    Great Tent!

    Rock 22

      I set it up in my dining room but haven't taken it camping yet. It set up fast and no defects. Looks like it will be a great tent. Fly extends low but is able to open up nicely as a bug/sun shelter because it has 2 vestibules. I bought some lightweight stakes from walmart since I don't think the rod-like stakes that come with the tent will do well in sand where I intend to camp. Roomy inside - easy to stretch out (6' tall) or sit upright.

      Super Convienient

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I used the past season model of this tent, and I love it! Way easy to set up, tons of room for two people and our stuff, and it can cool down nicely with the venting.

      PS - It does great in the desert!


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have had this tent forever. I don't even remember exactly when I got it, but it was over 10 years ago. It's still in great shape. It's really more of a car camping tent--it's not ultralight or super-compressed in it's bag, but if it's spit up between backpacking partners it will do great for trips to the backcountry.

      Crow's Pass Trail

      Early September overnight hike on the Crow's Pass trail in Anchorage, AK. This was at 8 in the morning after a windy wet night. The tent held both me and my buddy (both over 6ft tall) and all our gear inside, and withstood 40-50 mph winds that night. Love this tent!

      Crow's Pass Trail

      Loved it

        I took the rock 22 on my trip out west to Yellowstone and I absolutely loved it. First off the tent takes about 5 mins to set up, maybe a little longer if its your first time attempting it. In Yellowstone my friend and i had a short hike and camped for the night and woke up to 7 inches of snow!! Yeah we were cold but the tent was bone dry. I definitely recommend this tent it held up to the elements for us.

        I'm returning the Rock 22.

          I received the Rock 22 this week and finally got a chance to set it up today. I love the tent, the construction, and the features. It is a quality tent with a great price and terrific features.

          If it's such a great tent, why am I returning it? Well, the dimensions listed for the tent are way off. The length is listed at 89". I'm 6'7" tall (79") and my head and feet pressed against the inner walls. I didn't break out the tape measure to measure it myself, but since I was touching both ends I believe the length is approximately 78" or so.

          I'm still giving this tent a 4 star rating. It's a quality item and should work wonderfully for average sized persons. If you're very tall like I am, you'll want to look elsewhere.

          Awesome all-around tent at a bargain price

            I've had my Rock 22 for six years, and the thing is nukeproof. Mine has sheltered me from Tetons hail, Cascades rain and snow, Sierras wind, and everything in between. It's not the lightest tent, nor is it the most breathable. And while it isn't spectacular in any area, it's good in all of them. I'd highly recommend this tent to anyone looking for a great all-around tent at a great price.

            Awesome all-around tent at a bargain price
            Unanswered Question

            North Face no longer sells/manufactures the footprint for the Rock 22 BX tent , I'm in search of a comparable footprint that might work, anyone have any suggestions?
            Thank you in advance,

            What size would the footprint need to be if I just bought a generic one?

            Hey Andrew

            It's always best to get the exact foot print for the tent as you will get the most functionality from it without any trouble, However, if you cannot find it then the foot print would need to be the size of the floor dimensions which are 89 x 54 in. I hope that this helps.


            this tent is smaller than the The North...

            this tent is smaller than the The North Face Quartz 22 Bx Tent yet it weighs more — why?

            I noticed on the cover, in one picture it...

            I noticed on the cover, in one picture it seems to cover the tent completely (all the way to the ground).. but in another picture it doesn't seem it completely cover the tent. My question is does it come ALL THE WAY DOWN? I have a tent that is VERY similar but doesnt come to the ground.. and Ive woken up in a puddle of water several times.

            Best Answer

            Hello - There are adjustable straps that connect the fly to the tent body (as fabric stretches over time and needs to be tensioned over time...) - and the picture looks like the straps are not pulled in as tight as I would set up the tent. So to answer your question, the tent fly can be pulled in more tightly to the bottom of the tent body. One last thing to point out, if you look at the waterproof floor on the tent, it comes up about 4 or 5 inches on the side of the tent, so this is ultimately how you stay dry and still allow ventilation into your tent.
            Hope this helps-

            Hey Barbara,
            The cover doesn't go all the way to the ground. It does go past where the bath tub floor starts, and as Dave mentioned the bath tub extends about 5 inches up. You can tighten down the fly with the straps but if you tighten them too much you can cause the tent poles to flex. There is suppose to be a small gap between the fly and the ground for ventilation so that the tent doesn't hold condensation.
            hope this helps,

            5lb. 4oz. is the weight for the complete...

            5lb. 4oz. is the weight for the complete tent?????

            Best Answer

            **Weight: 5 lbs 4 oz(trail); 6 lbs 11 oz (total)**
            To get to the 5 lbs 4 oz you need to leave all the extras that the tent comes with at home...such as bags for the tent, poles, and stakes, etc. You can save a little more weight by purchasing lighter stakes (titanium), and custom made poles. It all depends how much effort and money you want to spend to save a few ounces...
            hope this helps