The North Face Assault 2 Tent: 2-Person 4-Season
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 the amount of condensation at high altitudes. New to the 2015 model, the Assault 2 now 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 now even more secure for those windy, snowy nights in the alpine. The inside of the tent is fitted with plenty of tabs to run dry lines as well as a gear loft that is sold separately. 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).
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Winter Tents Checklist
||Quality? Thankfully, most
four-season tents are high-quality. You can't go wrong getting a
tent by The North Face, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear or Black Diamond.
||Don't Get Too Big! Due
to the bulk of winter camping gear, many people get "too large" of
a tent. Unless you truly have use for a large tent (due to having
more people), it's better to match the tent's size to the number
||Smaller Tents Stay Warmer. A
smaller tent will stay warmer with the same people in it. Thus, a
tent designed for four people (but which has only two people in it),
will not be as warm as a two-person tent with two people in it. Yes,
it's common sense, but many people forget about it.
||Convertible Tents? There
are a few four-season winter tents that are known as "convertible
tents," working for both three season and four-season uses. These
tents are alright for late fall/early spring use where there exists
a high probability of winter weather. However, convertible tents
are NOT ideal for either intense winter camping OR normal three-season
||If You Camp in Both Winter And Summer. Instead
of getting a convertible tent, it's best to get one dedicated tent
for three-season use and another for dedicated four-season use. It's
not necessarily anymore expensive, either.
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