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The North Face Phoenix 2 Tent

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The North Face single-wall Phoenix 2 tent is a feathery, freestanding 2-person abode with nice space around the head and shoulders.

  • DryWall™ proprietary single-skin fabric has high breathability, high tensile strength, and an incredible Durable Water Repellent finish that won't wet out
  • DryWall is inherently fire resistant which eliminates the need to add fire retardant to its polyurethane coating; this saves weight and increases breathability and strength
  • Double doors and vestibules ease access, provide storage and enhance cross-ventilation options
  • High-low ventilation design harnesses convection and cross flow to help expel moisture vapor and prevent interior condensation; each vestibule has a closeable high vent
  • Additionally, there is an option to create a vent at the bottom of each of the rainfly doors to enhance air circulation
  • Pole twist clips make tent pitching and disassembly simple and fast, while saving weight
  • Light yet strong, DAC Featherlite® NSL poles are anodized without the use of harmful acids
  • Reverse-combi poles change the pole arcs to allow the tent walls to be steeper; tent's livable space is maximized for greater comfort and headroom
  • Clear polyurethane windows, 1 on each side of the tent close to the vestibule doors, let some light in and allow views to the outside
  • Handy interior loops allow you to hang your headlamp and other accessories
  • Phoenix 2 includes stuff sacks, DAC stakes and guyline/tighteners

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The North Face Phoenix 2 Tent Specs
Specification
Description
Best use
Backpacking
3-season
2-person
3 lbs. 10 oz.
1.64 kilograms
Not applicable
4 lbs. 8 oz.
7 x 20 inches
85 x 52 inches
216 x 132 centimeters
30.7 square feet
6.4 + 6.4 square feet
39 inches
99 centimeters
2 doors
3
Aluminum DAC NSL
9.0 / 9.6 millimeters
Coated ripstop polyester/polyester no-see-um mesh
Coated nylon taffeta
Not applicable
Freestanding tent
Seasons
Sleeping capacity
Minimum trail weight
Minimum trail weight - metric
Fly / footprint pitch weight
Packaged weight
Packed size
Floor dimensions
Floor dimensions - metric
Floor area
Vestibule area
Peak height
Peak height - metric
Number of doors
Number of poles
Pole material
Pole diameter
Canopy fabric
Floor fabric
Rainfly fabric
Design type

The North Face Phoenix 2 Tent

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The North Face Phoenix 2 Tentis rated2.5out of5by2.
Rated4out of5byfromSo far, so good.I looked for a small, lightweight tent that would fit in a 36L backpack for solo rides in the fall. This seemed like a good product with enough space for a 6' person. I have used it twice for several days, both times under mild rains (3-4 hours/night), and no water came in. I am however still skeptical of its waterproof property under sustained heavy rains. Condensation, or high humidity, is an issue and one needs to think of the best way to orient the tent to exploit winds to change air (if it is not too cold). Otherwise, expect humid gear. It is still a good compromise for its weight, specially if you have to carry a tent alone.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated1out of5byfromVery DisappointedI went to the Payette National Forest last week to try out my new tent. As I was setting it up, clouds started to roll in. Within an hour it started to rain and continued to for two days. At first the tent held true to it's claims but after about 8 hours of steady rain, I noticed some small drops of water pooling up in the two opposite corners where there are mesh pockets. I checked around the inside of the tent and it was dry everywhere except these two spots. The seam connecting the mesh to the bottom of the tent appeared to wick water from the outside in. This it a terrible flaw in the design of the tent. I used a small towel to clean up the water but as the rain continued, the amount of water leaking in increased. After 24 hours of rain, the tent started to leak through the ceiling right along the taped seams. At first I thought it was condensation but when I would dry off the ceiling, I could see water begin to seep in. My sleeping bag and gear started to get wet from the dripping ceiling. In attempt to keep my stuff dry, I had to use my towel to sop up the water from the ceiling and corners about every two hours. Thank goodness the temperature was mild enough that I did not get cold at night despite my down bag was wet in areas. This tent is a big disappointment and is the first tent I have owned that leaks. If I had gone on a trip with cooler temperatures, I could have been much more miserable than I was. I have attached pictures to show the troubled areas.
Date published: 2013-06-26

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