Kyle Scagnelliwrote a review of The North Face Talus 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season on August 11, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
It's becoming harder and harder to find a tent that includes a footprint and interior gear storage at a good price. I searched for quite a while and ultimately landed on this one.
I was looking for a roomy, 2 person backpacking tent around 5 pounds or so that would work for weekend trips. Everything about his one hit my requirements and I was a huge fan of the mesh interior.
First thing I noticed when I picked it up-Trail Weight: 4 lbs 13 ounces. Not the end of the world but important to note for any of you weight conscious folks.
On the set up, I liked everything until it got the rain fly. The plastic tabs with the keyhole loops on the just were NOT easy to attach to the tent body. Every time I got one on one side the other side would fall off. Another issue was the tent poles all being connected as one structure. Not a huge deal but was a little tricky on the tear down process in my opinion,
Not wanting to deal with this in a bad weather situation, I deliberated for a few days and ultimately decided to return it. I'll likely be going with the Marmot Tungsten 2P based on how the fly attaches on that one and the similar weight.
If you have any questions on this tent or need help picking out the tent for your needs reach out and I'm happy to help!