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Brian Murray, 1/6/08
"this tent is extremely nice but with my gear load i have to keep the frame backpack out side . and also i can't get the colors to match up . the fly and the door never match up on my rock . "
"i have used this tent on many occasions, mostly short weekend trips and a couple of backyarders and plan to use it on my next trip wich is a 130 mile thru-hike in the adirondacks. i must say that for the price, i am very impressed. i swore by using ground clothes untill my most recent outing that i did not have one for. well unfortunately it did rain, but even tho i was literally sleeping on a puddle, the inside of the tent did not get even damp! it goes up easy and has enough space for 2 and the fly covers all the way to the bottom yet allows for excellent ventilation. however, it is kind of tight and there is barely any room for gear storage and it only has one vestibule, but to me its not too much to fus over. overall i would reccomend this tent to anyone looking to not spend too much and also to make light travels."
Nick Valladarez, 0/0/00
"I'm a regular backpacker and I've been through many a tent. But this one is different. In the middle of the summer (the rainy season) i was backpacking with my friends, we had just set up our tent when it started raining like there was no tomorrow, all my gear inside. Nothing got a drop of water on it. Ive had several northface tent but this one gave you your bang for your buck and is one of the driest tents i have ever had. plus in the summer it gets real hot as you all know in florida but it had awesome ventalation. It's cheap and a little under priced but the best that i have ever owned. This was my forty seventh backpacking trip and ninth seventeenth tent. P.S. I'm a believer in North Face"
Jason D, 0/0/00
"I had the first opportunity to field test this tent a few weeks ago at InterFuse festival in the Ozarks. It was nearly midnight, and starting to rain by the time our crew had arrived (tired from an 11 hour drive) and I had my tent up and gear stowed in about 5 minutes. The colour coded corners on the tent body and fly make the setup really simple. It rained both nights we were there, and I was nice and dry; not even any condensation since the ventilation is great for a full coverage flysheet. The only drawback is that it's a little cramped on height for tall campers like me (I'm 6'6") The arc of the walls is a little shallow, so the base ends up a little boxed-in."
-Light weight: only 5lbs total; 2lbs. rainfly only
-Cheap: i got mine for $120 at campmor.com
-Sturdy: free standing after setup
-Easy in; Easy out: two doors and with the rainfly two storage areas for gear outside the tent.
-Inside storage: many pockets to fit small, easily lost items. also you can purchase an upper loft storage area.
Now for what i didn't like. Keep in mind none of the following were deal breakers for me.
-I like my space. If you do too, this tent shouldn't be used for two ppl. I can see where it would get a little tight.
-Minor condensation on lower extremities of the tent. Vents are placed there to minimized this. It seemed to work somewhat.
-Rainfly can be tricky to apply...especially at night.
Thats it! Overall, if you are looking for a new tent and you can deal with the above cons, I highly recommend the North Face Rock 22."
"this is a unbelievable tent for the money. i camp mostly in colder weather. I've had this tent in snow and in some pretty heavy winds (50mph+). I've never been wet in it. if you tighten everything down it really is as stable as a "rock" in this price range i don't know of anything better!"
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