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Camp when the weather's severe, and climb when it's nice.

The North Face VE 25 Tent features top-shelf materials and bomb-proof construction so you and two alpine climbing partners can feel safe and secure any season of the year. Part of The North Face's coveted Summit Series lineup, the VE 25 performs best in heinous, high-alpine storms and can hang tough through the high winds and heaps of snow.

  • Athlete-tested Summit Series designation means that The North Face created this tent for demanding pursuits in challenging environments
  • Super strong nylon fly has a 1500mm PU coating to repel the harshest high-alpine weather
  • Ultra-durable floor built with reinforced nylon to withstand weeks of continuous use; a 10,000mm PU coating provides industry-leading protection against water
  • Bathtub-shaped floor elevates the tent seams off the ground to eliminate seepage; fly and floor also feature fully taped seams for added protection
  • Polyurethane port window lets you check the conditions outside without leaving your bag; window is cold-crack tested to -60° F
  • DAC Featherlite NSL aluminum poles offer a high strength-to-weight ratio and slide easily through tent sleeves
  • Reinforced dome structure withstands the absolute worst mountain weather in any season
  • Dual doors (front and rear) with poled front vestibule allow easy in-out, lots of gear storage, and extra ventilation with the interior door mesh that can be exposed during mild weather
  • Small rear vestibule provides additional gear storage
  • 48sq ft floor area provides enough space to fit three climbers comfortably (or four in a pinch), and its 48in ceiling height allows sitting up and crouching when you get stir-crazy in a three-day Andean storm
  • Entire tent weighs 10lb 13oz for practical hauling in the alpine when you split the weight between climbing companions
  • Zippered vents and convertible mesh doors enable lots of ventilation to fight condensation and mugginess during warmer trips
  • Reflective KEVLAR® guy lines and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls help alert you to your tent’s location
  • Sleeve design, DAC stakes with pull cords, and four fabric snow/rock stakes enable an easy pitch and security in any environments
  • Fast-pitch-compatible with poles, fly and footprint to drastically reduce weight in mild weather (footprint sold separately)
  • Once packed into its included sack, the tent package measures 24in x 9in for lashing to a pack or fitting inside a dry bag
  • Compatible with square gear lofts for more gear storage and for use as a clothing drying rack (sold separately)
  • The North Face Summit Series

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5 5

The Monster.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You will survive in this tent, and comfortably. Not a backpacking tent, even split 3 ways each person is looking at about 4 lbs and it takes up a lot of space. A basecamp/expedition tent for the worst conditions is what you're looking at.

Longs Peak Colorado 9/14/2015

Longs Peak Colorado 9/14/2015

VE25 in action, held up to 70+ mph winds, snow and hail for 2 days at 13,000 feet. The pole in the fly broke in the unrelenting winds, but we stayed warm and dry regardless. Have had this tent for 5 years, used it all over the place, it's fantastic. But be warned; unless you are a glutton for punishment, this is NOT a good backpacking tent. It's far too large and heavy. It is a basecamp tent, plain and simple. And a phenomenal one!

Great Tent!

Great Tent!

Love this tent, worked awesome in less than optimal conditions. Rain, wind, hail. It was able to take it all with zero issues.

Great Tent for all conditions

Great Tent for all conditions

The VE 25 will be able to handle anything you throw it at it. Rain, wind, hail, snow. It will be able to take the abuse mother nature can dish out and hold up without any problems. I got hailed on pretty hard and sustained 40 mph winds and this tent didn't move an inch even with no one inside and staked down. Packs very easy and pitches pretty quickly. The rain fly connecting to the tent is very helpful with the wind. 2 doors is clutch for multiple people. Uinta Camping is always a great time!

5 5

Great winter tent!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Took this up into West Virginia last winter a few times. Definitely a great thing. Was around 0 F a few of the nights, through some snow and wind. Didn't notice any of it. The double wall setup of the tent with a good pad and sleeping bag, was like sleeping in my warm bed at home. Bit heavy. And needs a few extra stakes if you are going to be in a lot of wind. But all in all very well please with this bomb shelter of a tent.

5 5

Cadillac of Cold

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great tent with all the "bells and whistles". It seems well thought out and constructed. Believe it or not, it's an actual three person tent - if you're buying it for two people I would save the money and weight by getting the two person tent. It could comfortably fit three adults. It has great storage and I love the glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls (it's the little details). Also, the duel vestibules are a great way to save precious interior space while keeping gear covered and snow free.

I took this tent out to Mt. Rainier NP last weekend - kept me warm, dry and comfortable.

Cadillac of Cold
5 5


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I stayed up at Tahoe national forest in 20 degree weather and high winds next to a frozen lake, this tent is a tank and didn't move any with the wind and didn't feel any wind come through the tent. Haven't done any hiking with then tent yet, should be interesting since the tent is a bit heavier but it's worth the money! I highly recommend this tent.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We put these tents through the harshest conditions that Denali National Park had to offer. High winds and -40 this tent never faltered. If you need a tent that will stand up to whatever mother nature throws at you then this is the one for you.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tent was recommended to me by a friends dad who had been a raft and kayak guide for about 30 years in AK.. I've had the tent for about 5 years now, and have loved it. I've used it for all seasons, in all weather- serious wind, pounding rain, and -40 temps. At 11ish pounds, it is definitely not a backpacking tent, but when split up, put into the boat/raft, or thrown on a tow behind sled, it is definitely worth the extra weight. The fly attaches to the tent in at least 14 different spots and at the ends of the poles making a sturdy platform for the tie down lines to hold the tent down securely. The fly leaves space between the tent and itself for ample ventage, along with enough material to more than cover the entire tent(no soggy corners). In the summer it is a bit toasty, but the vents on the tent and fly do a decent job of keeping air moving. This is an all around great tent, and has been bombproof for me through some pretty intense showings of weather. Highly recommended.

5 5

Wind proof.

Recently put the VE 25 through some punishing winds in Waterton Lakes National Park. The VE performed beautifully, built like a tank.

How well does it ventilate? Is it a steam...

How well does it ventilate? Is it a steam cooker in the summer?

Best Answer

It does have vents, but being a 4-season tent, is primarily designed to keep out the elements such as wind. "Steam cooker" is one way to put it, but sauna and sweltering hell might also work. Best if used to hunker down in harsher and colder environments, not for late spring and summer camping. Although, in its various incarnations, the system can be tailored to some degree to suit milder conditions. Hope this helped.

I've had it out in the summers in interior AK- sun all night long- and it was definitely toasty. But when you set it up right, you can get a decent breeze going- even in the windless interior. If there is a breeze line the doors up with it and get the vents open on the top. The fly vents even have a little plastic prop that helps to push them up and gets that much more action. Not ideal for warmer temps, but gets the job done and keeps the bugs off!

5 5

Still the Best!

This is the most bomber tent in the world. Take a look at a picture of a high altitude basecamp and count the VE 25s. Seriously this tent has probably seen more death defying gnar then any other ten in the history of tents. This is a great ten for winter camping, or for people who want the most bomber shelter possible in the other three seasons.

Sweet life

Sweet life

This is from 2011 during a trip to climb Stetind, Norway's national mountain.