Review: The North Face Canyonlands [ 1-man Shelters And Sun Shades ]

Review: The North Face Canyonlands [ 1-man Shelters And Sun Shades ]
Product Description
Ultralight shelter for a solo backpaker, cyclist or endurance athlete. 40D polyester ripstop fly sheet is ultralight, UV resistant, and stormproof. Nylon ripstop canopy is lightweight and breathable with soothing color and partial translucence for long-term user satisfaction. DAC Featherlite aluminum poles are up to 15% lighter than poles of equal strength and, as there are no inserts, are less susceptible to failure. Single-pole design results in. lightweight tent with impressive headroom and interior space. Fully continuous pole sleeves and pole pockets increase structural integrity and ease pitching. Pole pockets allow quick pitching by one person. PU-coated bathtub floor means waterproof reliability without seam sealing. Reflective guy line loops and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls make it easy to find the tent or adjust it in the dark without knocking it over. High and low venting from mesh canopy and fly sheet cone vents assures airflow and simplifies climate control. Spacious front awning option can be set up using vestibule and trekking poles, trees or paddles. Color-matched canopy and fly sheet webbing ease pitching and ensure correct set-up the first time around. Fly-only pitching with fly sheet, poles and. matched TNF Footprint provide. summer weight-saving shelter option. TNF Gear Loft #2 is compatible to add extra storage space. Compression stuffsack reduces entire tent to the size of. loaf of bread for easy packing.

Retail: $199


Reviewed by: Lee Stites, a Backpacker from Chattanooga, TN, USA
Date Reviewed: 6/20/2002 10:31:39 AM
 

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Great tent! I recently bought this tent to replace an old (10+ years)tent that was showing serious signs of aging (aren't we all). Weight, pack size are fantastic when usable space is taken into account. I agree with other comments about nifty features, especially the easy 1-person set-up closed pole sleeve design, but would like to add that the outer door when guyed out with treking poles is excellent: great ventilation for hot nights, super amount of space for gear storage. Also, don't forget that The North Face actually includes usable tent stakes with their tents, not the filmsy wire crap that others do. I look forward to many years of comfortable backpacking with this tent.

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I also own a Mountain 25 for winter expeditions. Totally bombproof.

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GoLite, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot
 

 
  Reviewed by: Mike Rustad, a BackCountry Skier from Denver, COLORADO USA
Date Reviewed: 8/17/2001 1:46:37 PM
 
 

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This tent is great piece of equipment! Pack size is excellent,light, easy to set up, ROOMY for one person, highly reccomend this tent. I have tried out several other backpacking tents and this one is my choice. Look around for this tent on closeout sales like Campmor or Sierra trading Post, will be close to $100 price tag.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Kevin, a Paddler from Woodstock, VA, USA
Date Reviewed: 7/24/2001 4:41:13 AM
 
 

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I like the tent, read other reviews here and agree with everything thats said, except! I have an original version, not sure how the newer models are different. One other big problem I have found is that you need almost perfectly level ground to set up tent. Can be a big pain in the Ass. Not sure why this is but I think it has something to do with the staking points. Aside from this, outstanding tent.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Palookabutt, a Backpacker from Ft. Collins, CO USA
Date Reviewed: 6/5/2001 9:00:44 AM
 
 

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I got a great deal on this tent since it was last year's model, so from that standpoint it was a GREAT deal. But even at full price ($180) I think it would be well worth the money. TNF seemed to think of everything when they designed this tent, down to a catch pocket for the pole to make for very easy assembly; plus extra guy lines for windy nights. This "1+" person tent has more floor space than some 2-man tents I've been in!

I'm curious to see how the tall planform stands up to winds. The guy lines should help, but I'm skeptical that it'll be very stable above timberline.

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Looked at: Kelty Dart, EMS Shooting Star, REI Flyte-2
 

 
  Reviewed by: Patrick, a Backpacker from Ireland
Date Reviewed: 3/12/2001 9:18:54 AM
 
 

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A great, lightweight tent. Space for one (or two close friends!). Realistically this is a solo tent allowing plenty of room for your gear. Excellent design allows you to erect the tent very quickly (literally a couple of minutes on a slow day). The see-um mesh is most excellent and allows ultra light backpacking as you can leave the flysheet at home when the weather is really good.

Faults include a possible soaking from the tent opening after a damp night (see reviews below) but there is a knack and once learned this is not much of a problem.

Great value for a good backpacker's home from home.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Walt Srogi, a Backpacker from Michigan
Date Reviewed: 2/24/2001 4:53:18 PM
 
 

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Hiking in Michigan and wanting to lighten the load I bought the Canyonlands for solo hikes in the north woods. This tent is a great 3 season tent with plenty of ventilation and the dark color means a good sleep even with a full moon shining down. The only drawback is to remember to raise the fly door on those still, damp nights or in the morning you face a shower from the condensation on the inside of the rain-fly. The tent is factory sealed and is dry in the pounding rain.Overall a good tent for those solo getaways on the weekend.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Rich, a Backpacker from Midwest
Date Reviewed: 11/11/2000 7:11:45 PM
 
 

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I am an avid backpacker and was looking for a solo tent. I chose the TNF Canyonland and have loved it. I am 6'2 and have plenty of room in it. The tent ventilates extremely well and has a nice vestibule. I used the tent most recently on a 5 day trip in Canada. We had a lot of rain and tempatures in the low 30's. I stayed dry and work. Two great features of this tent are the windows and the no-seum mesh. The windows where great to see what was going on outside the tent people and weather wise. The no-seum mesh is great from the standpoint that there is nothing better then being in your tent and opeing the fly, laying in your bag, and watching the sun come up from within your tent, with no obstructions - the same view goes for stars. The only drawback that I had is that the door of the fly is somewhat awkward when wet. Based on how it opens you need to be careful and quick when it is wet. Its a great tent!


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