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The North Face Triarch 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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Triarch 2 Tent

Summer backpacking in the desert heat calls for the tried-and-true Triarch 2 Tent by The North Face. With its lightweight no-seem-um mesh construction and Featherlite poles, the Triarch 2 offers spacious room for two with it's vaulted head and foot box and accommodating double doors and vestibule storage space. The tent's partner-accommodating design allows you to crawl over your partner in the middle of the night to grab your gear or go for a leak. And when every cubic inch in your pack is being accounted for, don't bother bringing a lantern because the included gear loft conveniently works as a light diffuser for your headlamp. If the weather calls for clear skies all weekend, leave the body behind and plan on testing out the lightweight fast-pitch capability.

  • Explore the backcountry with this backpacking-specific tent
  • Durable material and mesh can withstand heavy wear and tear
  • Lightweight two-person construction allows for comfortable space
  • Vaulted head and foot box increase internal space
  • Double doors and vestibules makes traveling with a partner easy
  • Included gear loft doubles as a light diffuser for a headlamp
  • Footprint included for fast-pitch planned trips
  • Item #TNF03ZS

Material
[fly] 20D nylon, 1200mm PU coating, [canopy] 20D nylon, 1200mm PU coating, [mesh] 15D nylon mesh, [floor] 30D nylon ripstop
Capacity
2-person
Season
3-season
Wall Type
double-wall
Freestanding
yes
Poles
DAC Featherlite NSL
Number of Doors
2
Number of Vestibules
2
Vestibule Space
26.5ft²
Gear Loft
yes
Floor Dimensions
84 x 50in
Floor Space
27.8ft²
Packed Size
7 x 22in
Fast-pitch Option
yes
Fast-pitch Weight
2lb 9oz
Trail Weight
3lb 4oz
Packed Weight
3lb 12oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, weekend camping
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 1

I would like to give 5 stars but...

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Pre-Use: I researched long and hard on what tent would suit me and my wife for backpacking around South America. The Triarch 2 seems to tick boxes that other well-established tents do not. I really like the included footprint, I really like the overhead pockets for storage and the double vestibules. Its true this tent is small for 2 people, but that's a pay off for less weight. Post Use: The first few nights of camping went well, my other friends had an MSR Hubba Hubba - so we compared the 2, and we were both impressed with the headspace and waterproofing details of the Triarch. However - I noted at the time that the Triarch lacked Guy ropes for wind stability. It has 2 at either end, but looked like it really needed at least 4. AND THEN on night 5, we suffered strong winds all night and after re-adjusting the tent position and checking everything was set up correctly, it didn't take long for the tent to buckle, bending one of the poles. Needless to say, we had a sleepless night, and by the time it was over we had 1 snapped pole and 2 bent poles. The whole tent was now useless. To put the tent in perspective with competition, there were at least 100 tents in the field from various brands - only 2 tents came out broken - The Triarch was easily the most damaged. Now I'm stuck in South America with seemingly no way of getting a warranty replacement or fix as the North Face won't ship anything outside of the USA and Backcountry can't ship to Argentina. I will have to rent a tent in Patagonia which is extremely costly. So this tent has actually cost me money. I wish I could give 5 stars but can honestly only give it 1. I will not be replacing the Triarch with another Triarch, nor another North Face tent. I believe there is a design flaw in the number of guy ropes - and I have now completely lost my confidence in North Face, especially when all other brands stood up to the conditions.

Hey Kathy, So sorry to hear about your bad experience! I am more than happy to do whatever is possible to correct it. I tried calling and emailing you, but if you want to reach directly back out to me when you get a chance, I can see what we can do for you. My email is tbivins@backcountry.com and direct line is +1 801-204-4657. Travis

You submitted the exact same review on The North Face's Website, but there you used the name Jamie not Kathy O. Here is the link in case you forgot. https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/triarch-2-nf0a3bye?from=subCat&variationId=GNE&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=Shopping&utm_term=NF0A3BYEGNEOS1&gclid=CjwKCAjwmJbeBRBCEiwAAY4VVew1m78YDYGrYDod5bvbmVi_Gw6V-cCs29cgYx1QWOoPmfbCK2tbhxoCioMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#hero=0

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Is this already seam sealed?