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The North Face Assault 2 Tent: 2-Person 4-Season


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    • Summit Gold/Asphalt Grey, One Size

    6 Reviews


    Lightning fast summit assaults.

    Designed for high-altitude endeavors, The North Face Assault 2 4-Season 2-Person Tent is now even lighter than previous models, with more ventilation to combat condensation. Great for minimalist mountaineers, the Assault 2 boasts a trail weight of just 3lb 4oz and includes a removable vestibule for light and fast summit bids. The canopy is composed of The North Face's proprietary DryWall fabric, which has the highest tear strength of any of The North Face's fabrics. In addition to it's bombproof strength, DryWall fabric is highly breathable to reduce condensation buildup at high altitudes.

    The Assault 2 has two mesh vents made of a lightweight 20-denier polyester mesh to further increase the overall breathability of the shelter. And with an extra pole between the vents, the tent is even more secure during harsh snowy nights in the alpine. The easy-pitch X-Tent design makes set-up fast and simple in inclement weather, while the seam taped, PU-coated floor prevents moisture from working through the base of the tent and can be fitted with an additional footprint (sold separately).

    • A durable tent for mountaineering objectives
    • Durable DryWall fabric stands up to the elements
    • Breathable mesh eliminates condensation buildup
    • PU-coated floor fights off moisture
    • X-tent design is easy to pitch in just a few minutes
    • Vestibule lets you store your gear at night
    • Lightweight design won't weigh you down
    • Item #TNF03Z2

    Tech Specs

    [canopy] 50D DryWall (polyester), [floor] 40D ripstop nylon, PU coating, silicone finish, [mesh] 20D nylon, [vestibule] 30D ruipstop nylon, PU coating, silicone finish
    Wall Type
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    10sq ft
    Interior Height
    Floor Space
    27.3sq ft
    Packed Size
    7in x 22in
    Trail Weight
    3lb 4oz
    Packed Weight
    4lb 15oz
    Recommended Use
    mountaineering, winter camping
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    Light and roomy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This tent is light, and packs well . The zip open window is a good feature. One problem is in the setup. The poles are tough to get in. It is not easy for one person to set up. Once set up, however, the tent performs well. The vestibule Is nice and roomy.

    North Face, You gotta Fix this

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Wow, where to begin with this tent? At $600, this "expedition" tent is not only unsafe, to bring on an expedition, its never going to keep you or your gear dry, even with a light sprinkle. I read the reviews on North Face, and was skeptical, can the tent really be that bad? Surely it must be user error, and no one knows how to pitch a tent? This is the WORST tent I've ever used. I nearly gave up when setting it up because of how stiff the poles were. Finally after getting someone to help me, I was able to wedge the poles into the grommets. You'd think with that rigid of poles, it would keep the tent taught enough to be DRY, but that doesn't seem to be a function of this tent. You'd be happier sleeping under the stars, and putting your gear in trash bags. This tent saturates in a light sprinkling, and comes up through the floor as well. Terrible tent!

    Lightweight but not overly impressed...

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    For a four season tent, this tent is incredibly light and that would be my biggest pro for this tent. For reference, I used this tent for a cold winter desert trip, not even in the snow. Temps at night were high teens to low 20s. It did its job in the most basic form, but I had more trouble liking it for its price point, condensation, and ease. This tent was very difficult to set up, the poles took a unnecessary amount of pulling to place into the grommets and the same issue was found during take down. I wasnt a big fan of this tent and would lean towards others before pulling this one out.

    Good backpacking tent

      If you're like me and you don't ever want a super heavy pack, but still need shelter, this is a good choice. It is very lightweight and easy to strap on to your pack. Setting it up it is pretty simple and it's easy to pack down back into it's carrier. It felt very sturdy and comfortable and for being so lightweight I think it is a good option.

      Good for a dip

        Unless you’re looking for a comfy paddling pool with an added shade feature... I would definitely not waste your money on this tent. I bought this for ski touring and after the first (and consequently, the last) trip, I won’t take this thing anywhere near the hills again. Even summer camping when it’s a pleasant evening, you’ll end up wetter than a fire hydrant in a dog park after a night of in this piece. This tent is ultra lightweight which is ultimately its downfall, no element protection whatsoever!

        Don't get the price ($588.95)

          Really don't get the price ($588.95) for this tent. I have bought it few years ago for ~300 on sale. Found lots of drawbacks:
          - its really hard to setup and disassemble poles. So hard so that sometimes it is easy to break them, what I did twice and still try to use this tent taking poles segments from vestibule which I don't use since it is doesn't work well anyways.
          - I don't understand why this is 4 seasons tent: when it is rain it leaks like crazy.
          - it is the stinkiest tent I have ever had (really ventilation and fabric sucks)

          From pros - relatively lightweight and stable when set