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The North Face VE 25 Tent: 3-Person 4-Season


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VE 25 Tent

When conditions get so bad that even the rocks go rolling for cover, hole up in The North Face VE 25 3-Person 4-Season Tent. The VE is a full-on expedition shelter designed for long alpine missions, with a super-solid construction that's built to withstand high winds, heavy snow, and serious exposure. Its classic two-wall design provides killer weatherproofing while keeping things breathable and reasonably fresh when the weather clears, and the PU coatings on the fly and floor stop water from seeping through even prolonged exposure to moisture.

So you're not climbing over your companions and driving each other nuts during a long stay, The North Face decked the VE out with dual doors, each boasting a bombproof vestibule. High-low venting keeps some fresh air moving through the VE, so it doesn't smell like ski boots and sweaty socks. A PU port window lets you check on the storm, and reflective guylines make sure you won't trip on your tent when you head outside during a quick break in the weather. The guylines are also made from no-stretch Kevlar, the DAC stakes have pull cords for easy battening of the hatches, and there are also fabric snow stakes for security when you're setting up camp in soft snow.

  • A lightweight expedition tent for cold alpine camping
  • Nylon ripstop fly protects from fierce winter weather
  • Dual doors with a poled front vestibule and rear vestibule
  • PU port window has been cold-crack tested down to temps of -60F
  • DAC stakes and fabric snow stakes make winter set-up easier
  • Reflective no-stretch Kevlar guylines can handle windy weather
  • Glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls come in handy during low-viz
  • Eight interior pockets and hanger loops provide gear storage
  • Item #TNF05BZ

[fly] 40D nylon, 1500mm PU coating, [canopy] 40D uncoated nylon ripstop, [floor] 70D coated nylon, 10000mm PU coating, [mesh] 20D nylon
Wall Type
DAC aluminum
Pole Attachment
clip and sleeve
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
Vestibule Space
[front] 11sq ft, [rear] 5sq ft
fully sealed
Interior Height
Floor Dimensions
104 x 85in, hexagonal
Floor Space
48sq ft
Packed Size
24 x 9in
Fast-pitch Option
yes, footprint sold separately
Fast-pitch Weight
6lb 8.65oz
Trail Weight
9lb 8oz
Packed Weight
10lb 5oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, mountaineering, winter camping
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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 8"
200 lbs

I have used this tent for over twenty years and have had it in every kind of weather you can imagine. It is rock solid and dependable anywhere and any time. I can not stress enough how good this tent is. Set up is quick and many anchor points for those legendary Denali winds. If mine ever dies, I would purchase another VE 25.

that sounds like the best tent anyone could ask for, if you can afford the cost it's a no brainer

How’s that waterproofing after that many years? I’ve had issues with a number of these tents, some coatings failing within a couple of years with proper storage and NF won’t stand behind their “Lifetime Warranty”, nor will state just what the “lifetime” is of a product. Other than that, loved these tents but done with TNF. I should state that they USED to honor the warranty, no questions asked; now, they’re accusatory, vague and doggy; meaning good luck with warranty issues.


Does this tent features a bucket floor?


Hello, is time to change my THF 20 years tent, but now I want to camp on winter an summer, I know 4 season tent is no the best option for summer, but I want to spent money for one tent. Do you think this one is a good option for my this? Thanks