Wednesday, May 22, 2013

REVIEW - North Face Foundation 4 and 6


The Foundation tent merges thoughtful design and quality materials we have come to expect from The North Face. This family style tent offers a multitude of set up options with the casual camper in mind.

Dual doors and adjustable rain fly will keep your party dry and gives you quick access where you need it. Built in storage make it convenient to stow your phone wallet and keys so you can  forget about them until its time to head back to the rat race. The North face also offers a gear loft for extra storage and custom footprint to protect the underside from moisture and abrasions.





Pros:
  •  We love that it can be set up with one person in a matter of minutes.  Lightweight bungee poles and tent clips make pitching this tent a snap.




  • The adjustable rain fly can be staked down when rain is coming down in sheets. It allows you to create a vestibule to cover your pet carrier or muddy boots. 
  • Two Doors.. its more fun than one. 
  • Multiple mesh pockets. Everyone has a space to store their valuables. When you can see your gear its easy to find in a flash. 
  • A large transparent mesh skylight provides excellent visibility and ventilation.
 
Cons:

  • Lack of large windows on such a casual camping tent make you feel like something is missing... (the view.)
  • After less than 10 camp outs the seam tape on the floors is becoming detached. 

This is one of my favorite weekend adventure tents. I even take it when I go fishing alone. Its easy to set up and so spacious I can set up a hammock and chair inside with room to spare. I would recommend anyone looking for a quality weekend camping tent to consider the Foundation series by The North Face.  
     


Features:

  • Large, family camping-style tent with room for six and a partial fly.
  • Aluminum alloy poles
  • Fusion pitch combines pole sleeves and clips
  • Taped nylon floor
  • Partial fly with color-coded attachment
  • Internal prayer-bound floor seams increase user space with clean angles
  • Dual doors
  • High-low venting with mesh screens and zip closure
  • Stuff sack included

Foundation 6 Specifications:
  • Style: AT1P Capacity: 6  
  • Avg Weight: [Trail] 14 lbs 11 oz (6.67 kg); [Total] 16 lbs 10 oz (7.53 kg)  
  • Fly: 75 denier, 185T polyester taffeta coated with 1200 mm PU Floor: 70 denier, 190T nylon taffeta coated with 2000 mm PU  
  • Vestibule Area: 14 ft2 (1.3 m2)  
  • Poles: [Number] 4; [Diameter] 14.5 mm, 12.0 mm  
  • Fabric: [Canopy] 70 denier, 190T nylon taffeta Area: 79 ft2 (7.3 m2)

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