There are tents and then there are tents,
they’re definitely not all created equals. While that clearance sale tent from
your local sporting goods outlet may do for bivouacking in the backyard, if
you’re serious about what you do, or if you’re scaling an 8,000 meter peak or
facing gale force winter winds, then you want something exactly like The North
Face: Mountain 25.
At 9 lbs. 9 oz. the 2-man 4-season Mountain 25 is the lightest
of North Face’s Expedition tent series but that doesn’t make it a lightweight.
Like the other tents in the line the Mountain 25 meets high standards for
material, components and design.
The tent features Easton 7075-E9 aluminum poles, North Face’s
lightest and strongest alloy design, and continuous pole sleeves for added
structural integrity, as well as 16 guy points for stability in severe
weather. Glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls and reflective guy line loops make
nighttime adjustments easier.
For comfort there are internally adjustable top vents with mesh
screens to keep spindrift melt off of you and your gear. There are also cone
vents in the vestibule which, along with the doors and top vents, let you
control ventilation and air flow for maximum comfort. The polyurethane windows
are cold crack tested to –60F.
The Mountain 25 has a two-man capacity with 52 square foot
floor (with vestibule, 34 square feet without), a sleek wind-resistant
profile, and a fly-only pitch option for warm weather work. If you need a
sturdy 2-man tent and you’re serious about what you do you can’t go far wrong
choosing The North Face: Mountain 25.
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Sport Everest Boot has made some minor changes by adding
more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High
altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to
-75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads.
Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid
shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and
removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive
fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to
increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate
Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated
Expedition footwear for
mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold. NOTE US
SIZES LISTED. See more here.