Tough, durable, sturdy and
strong are attributes that describe your typical climber, add roomy,
water-resistant and color-matched and you’ve got North Face’s most popular
expedition tent, the VE-25.
Often copied but never
duplicated the VE–25 was one of the first expedition tents designed with a
spacious geodesic dome architecture. While the tent materials have improved
over the 20 years since its introduction the VE–25’s keeps-you-dry design
and durability have ensured its continued popularity.
The VE–25 features fully
continuous pole sleeves for structural integrity, a multiple guy point design
for additional stability and is capable of withstanding extreme weather making
it ideal for expeditions and high base camps. A 17 sq. ft. vestibule keeps Old
Man Winter howling outside and gives you room to stow boots and wet gear,
while you and two buddies stay dry in the tent's 48 sq. ft. floor area. Add
internally adjustable top vents with mesh screens (so spindrift melts at the
fly sheet not on you and your gear), durable polyurethane windows, reflective
guy line loops, glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls, a fly-only pitching option for
summer and you've got a versatile 3 man tent designed to stand up to the worst
the weather can throw at you.
Weighing in at 10 lbs 13 oz.
the sturdy North Face: VE-25 keeps 3 men dry at a MSRP of $499.
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