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The North Face Northstar 4 Tent: 4-Person 4-Season


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  • Golden Oak/Pavement, One Size

Sleep soundly through winter's worst.

Made for trips where swirling winds are a constant and the Northern Lights oscillate overhead at night, The North Face Northstar 4 Tent is an excellent choice for expeditions into cold, unforgiving places. Its true geodesic design provides maximum strength to withstand howling winds and heavy snow, and it offers full stand-up height at its peak, which you know is a nice feature to have if you've ever waited out a storm in a tent for days on end. Since you'll likely be saddled with lots of gear, The North Face outfitted the Northstar with a poled vestibule to offer plenty of storage space and allow you to enter the tent without bringing tons of snow in with you. Ample vents accessible from the inside keep things from getting steamy inside. It also comes with a large duffel-style stuffsack to make it easy to haul to and fro.

  • Sturdy four-season tent for winter expeditions
  • Geodesic design for maximum strength to handle harsh weather
  • Large poled vestibule for dry entry and gear storage
  • Waterproof coating keep snow from soaking through fabrics
  • Multiple vents let release built-up heat and condensation
  • Duffel-style stuff sack for easy transport and storage
  • Item #TNF03ZO

[fly] 75D polyester ripstop with 1500mm PU coating, [canopy] 68D polyester ripstop, [mesh] 40D polyester mesh, [floor] 150D polyester with 3000mm PU coating
4 person
Wall Type
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
Vestibule Space
20.4 sq ft
Floor Dimensions
[diameter] 119in
Floor Space
63.6 sq ft
Trail Weight
12lb 4oz
Packed Weight
13lb 12oz
Recommended Use
mountaineering, winter camping
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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Awesome Tent

I've used it several times

I love using this tent. It has a really cool look to it! Very roomy inside with a bunch of doors that makes it easy to get in and out!

>Rating: 4

Nicest tent I've ever used

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

This is definitely the nicest, largest, heaviest, most bombproof tent I've ever used. The setup can be a bit of a pain due to the size. It's nice to do it with two people. I definitely recommend practicing the first setup at home as opposed to trying in on a windy night at camp. I really liked the large vestibule created by the rainfly for the main entry. I'm surprised they didn't have incorporate at least one more door in the rainfly since the tent itself has 3 doors.

>Rating: 5

Impressive Tent

I've used it several times

I needed a tent that was a true 4 season tent, and a tent that could come close to allowing my tall frame (6’3”) to stand up. This tent fills the bill. I cannot stand upright, but I can stand enough to be able to get dressed comfortably. While it is a 4 season tent, it is possible to open vents and doors to allow for lots of ventilation in warmer weather. It is not difficult for one person to set up; however, it does take a while. There are many stake-out points so getting everything adjusted and staked takes time (as I recall there are 22 stakes). Of course that is a part of what gives it wind stability. In mild weather you can skip the fly which makes it very easy to set up. All in all a great tent.

>Rating: 4

Bomb Shelter

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

This thing is super burly, definitely not a backpacking tent, but split between a few people would make a great base camp tent for mountain adventures. The 3 doorways is a great feature, as well as the vestibule for gear storage and as a mud room. The setup is pretty intuitive with the color coded poles and tabs. I think they should've gone with all clips and no sleeves for the poles but it worked well enough. I definitely recommend this tent for anyone that needs a serious 4 season shelter. Or if you just like to sleep in a dome in the desert.

Can't wait to get get mine and test it out on Mt. Shasta.

>Rating: 4

Great Tent for 3!

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

This tent was great. A little difficult to set up in the dark, I highly recommend you set this up in the daylight first. The headroom was awesome, I am almost 6' and was able to stand up inside with no problem. We hung a lantern in the top and it lit the whole tent no problem. The 3 doors was sweet, each person had a door! It was just big enough for the 3 of us with all of our gear, and we took a ton of gear!

>Rating: 4

Pretty cool!

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

I tested out this tent to see if it was really a 4 man tent and it is. It is a tight fit and would fit 3 people more comfortably but 4 people is totally possible. I took it to the desert so I can not speak to the winter conditions. There are 3 doors which is rad! You can go in to grab what you need and not step on someones sleeping bag. I am 5'4" and could stand in it no problem. There are a lot of different sets of poles so it was a bit difficult to set up in the dark. Take down was a breeze in the daylight.


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