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This 4-season expedition base camp tent is built to withstand the worst Mother Nature has to offer. The Bastion 4 is part of The North Face Summit Series™ gear.

  • Features

    • Front door has both mesh and fabric panels, providing user-friendly entry/exit and good ventilation; large pole-supported front vestibule with snowflap adds stability
    • Rear door allows entry and exit, and access to items in the rear vestibule; half mesh panel assists ventilation while saving overall weight
    • Color-matched canopy and rainfly webbing allow easy set-up; side-release buckles at pole intersection points ensure a strong connection
    • Fusion Pitch combines continuous pole sleeves with clip construction for easy setup and improved ventilation without sacrificing strength
    • Internal guyout system adds extra stability during high winds and extreme conditions
    • Ground level stakeout points allow side poles to be staked down at ground level on a bivy platform to secure against winds that blow up the slope and underneath the tent
    • Rainfly vestibule features flat-sleeve construction; pole initiation is quick and easy especially in bad weather, and the sleeve sheds weather effectively
    • High-low ventilation design harnesses convection and cross-flow to help expel moisture vapor and prevent interior condensation
    • DAC Featherlite® NSL poles utilize unique inserts to create strong, functional poles that save weight and reduce breakage
    • Rainfly and floor feature a waterproof polyurethane coating for superior protection and durability
    • Taped, seam-tensioned bucket floor offers clean angles and usable space
    • Abundant pockets keep small gear organized
    • No-stretch Kevlar® guylines with self-locking cams hold the fly taut for the severe conditions 4-season tents might encounter
    • Polyurethane vestibule window, cold crack tested to -60� F, improves living conditions by increasing light and views
    • Reflective guylines and zipper pulls help you locate tent or adjust tent setup in the dark
    • Comes with stakes, guylines with cams, 4 fabric snow stakes and compression stuff sack
    • Compatible with The North Face Square Gear Loft, not included
    • This item is part of The North Face Summit Series™, gear designed and tested for use in harsh environments


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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use




    Sleeping Capacity


    Minimum Trail Weight

    13 lbs. 11 oz.

    Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight

    Not applicable

    Packaged Weight

    15 pounds

    Packed Size

    9 x 24 inches

    Floor Dimensions

    96 x 96 inches

    Floor Area

    61.5 square feet

    Vestibule Area

    14.8 + 7.2 square feet

    Peak Height

    54 inches

    Number of Doors

    2 doors

    Number of Poles


    Pole Material

    Aluminum DAC NSL

    Pole Diameter

    9.6 millimeters

    Canopy Fabric

    Coated ripstop polyester

    Floor Fabric

    Coated nylon

    Rainfly Fabric

    Coated ripstop polyester

    Footprint Included


    Design Type


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