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  • Double doors and vestibules
  • Vaulted headroom area and footbox for maximum space
  • Vertical side walls and dry entry
  • Multiple mesh colors provide privacy without extra weight
  • Multiple fly configurations let you tune breathability to the current conditions
  • Ample tabs for hanging headlamps, drying lines or gear lofts
  • DAC poles and stakes provide an unparalleled strength-to-weight ratio
  • Gear loft and footprint included


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Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 2-person
Minimum Trail Weight 3 lbs. 6 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight 2 lbs. 9 oz.
Packaged Weight 3 lbs. 12 oz.
Packed Size 7 x 22 inches
Floor Dimensions 84 x 50 inches
Floor Area 29.2 square feet
Vestibule Area 14 square feet
Peak Height 43 inches
Number of Doors 2 doors
Number of Poles 2
Pole Material Extruded aluminum
Pole Diameter 9 millimeters
Canopy Fabric Durable ripstop nylon
Floor Fabric 75-denier polyester taffeta with 3000mm polyurethane coating
Rainfly Fabric 15-denier durable nylon ripstop with 1200mm polyurethane coating
Footprint Included Yes
Design Type Freestanding
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 7 days in Maine. My initial inspection drew attention to the plastic pole clips possibility of failure, otherwise it all looked good in my basement for pre trip examination. Day one in Maine we were able to set up camp in between rain showers. I crawled in my tent at dusk just before the storm hit. Throughout the night heavy rain pellted my tent. Yet not one drop made it thru the silny construction. 6 more nights on the northern Allagash where rain showers rule and my tent was bone dry every night. Even when I stowed it with a wet fly from the rain it would dry in no time later when it was set up. Another great product from THE North Face.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick, Easy, and Durable This tent was as as easy to put together as it is to open a can of spaghetti O's with an electric can opener. I had it up and functional within 2 minutes, the first time out of the sack. I took it out on a quick weekend trip and it was spacious enough for myself and friend and all of our gear. The fly provide exterior room that we did not use for the weekend trip. We didn't encounter and wind or rain, but based on the durability of the fly, I don't think it will be an issue. i strongly recommend this tent to anyone, whether you are a car camper or in the thick of it. Extremely light weight and can be set up with your eyes clothes. hit the trail runnin!!
Date published: 2015-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So very dissapointed with this tent , and TheNorthFace brand The poles snapped the third time I put the tent up . Its super roomy , pretty light , and it looks great . But apparently the quality of material is garbage . North Face provided 0 compensation for the time, money and inconvenience I had . I thought I was getting a great tent from a great company . I couldnt have been more wrong. The Customer Service team over there has to be the worst I've encountered . The manager from the warranty department is a complete waste of space and was no help at all , Steven was his name . I work with a CFI crew cutting new trails , and setting in steps to summits . I absolutely recommend you to buy any other brand .
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bigger than the footprint This is the rare tent that is actually bigger than the footprint. You cannot overstate the importance of the head and foot walls leaning AWAY from you. This makes the usable space actually bigger than the footprint. Most tent walls are leaning in toward you so you are more cramped than the footprint would suggest. This tent is awesome! Easy to pitch, spacious, and high quality. For weather and wind, I use the guylines and this thing is really a 4 season tent. My favorite!
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maximal Features, Minimal Weight I have yet to use this tent in stormy weather, but thus far I am highly impressed. The design definitely maximizes space inside (lots of head room while sitting, great head & foot room), and is wide enough that two people don't feel overly cramped. Large vestibule space for storing items, and conveniently located and sized pockets inside. This tent really provides excellent features while maintaining its low weight. Sturdy structure, high quality hardware, easy set up, good ventilation. Really, it's just altogether a smart design. This is the best 2p tent I've ever used and is well worth the purchase. On a side note, one of the annoyances that I've had with past tents is getting the zippers stuck on the vestibule / fly entry door (the fly zipper flaps always get in the way). It's not a major problem, but if it's raining or if there are lots of bugs out and I am trying to to a quick entry / exit, it can be pretty annoying to have a jammed zipper. Anyways, this tent's zipper cover flaps are made a little bit wider and are also reinforced with a second layer of material, making them much harder to get jammed while entering / exiting quickly. It's a small feature that really makes a big difference!
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny I've shopped for tents all winter wondering which of the 16 choices to pick, HAPPY to say I got this triarch 2, the hubba hubba was a close contender but the triarch won me over based on the fact that It came with a ground sheet and has built in loft and storage pockets, I think the inside is much more roomy than the MSR also. This is absolutly the most internal space your going to find in a sub 4 pound tent. It is easy to set up too. One thing I noticed was there is not a buckle clip to attach the fly to the tent body easy like other tents, you need to use the pole grommet, the possible plus side to this (though I haven't tried) is that you could set the rainfly up in rain first then pitch the tent from inside. beware that with the ground sheet, stuff sacks and stakes this package weighs 4 1/2 lb., with out these its weight is as listed. I've found this true of all other brands also. Most list just weight for fly, body, poles. (called trail weight) I think this tent is awesome and is the best, definatly the roomiest, lightweight 2 person tent you will find.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from good design, poor quality I used this tent on a few overnight kayak trips. The connecting plastic that holds to poles together cracked off on the third use. It was a little chilly with moderate wind but nothing extreme. The design allows you to store a lot of gear like the duct tape youll eventually need to hold the thing together
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trip on the JMT I used it on the JMT and it worked perfectly. This is not a lot roomy for two person, but with all the gear loft and pockets, it's not that bad. We were able to store our 60 L packs in each vestibule without any trouble. It take like 2 minutes to pitch which is awesome. This tent is light enough for one person even with the foot print. You would probably have too much room for only one person, but who is going to complain about that.
Date published: 2016-11-05
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Can this tent be setup with just the rainfly and the footprint for super light camping or for use at a music festival, etc.?

Asked by: Pembroke74
​Yes, the Triarch 2 can be set up without the tent body.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-26

Are the Triarch 1 and 2 full mesh uppers or nylon panels with mesh here and there?

Asked by: zo nomad
The walls of the Triarch 2 Tent are all mesh. There are two different colors of the mesh to provide a little privacy when camping without the rainfly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-26

The specs for this tent state 2 doors and 14 sq ft of vestibule space. Some of the pictures with the rain fly seem to conflict with the 2 door configuration - are there 2 vestibules (at 7 sq ft each)? How good is the ventilation?

Asked by: Idylia
This tent does have two vestibules. With the rainfly on, the tent will be fairly breathable thanks to the vents on each side of the rainfly. You can also open each side of the vestibule to allow for more airflow.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-26

how many guy lines can be attached to the tent?

Asked by: jake
This tent has 6 guy out points.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

I just received this tent today. Looks like a keeper. The instructions are somewhat sparse. Do I need to seam-seal the fly before using it, or does TNG do that at the factory? Same question for the tent itself. Thanks.

Asked by: Sierra Fan
​The tent floor, body and rainfly are already seam sealed. You will not have to do this prior to using.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-17

This tent appears to be a great value with the included footprint.  Do you know if the footprint is included in the "packaged weight?"

Asked by: JMusky
No it is not!  As I have spent hundred of hours researching what tent to buy and weight I ended up buying this tent. First total weight of the whole package out of store is 4lbs 5 ozs.   The reason for the extra 9 ozs of weight in the total package is that because all companies that say total package weight they never include the weight of the ground sheet if it's included with the tent!   It's just to keep everything general. If your worried about the extra weight of the ground sheet which weighs 8ozs you can buy some polycryo which is ultralight ground sheet.  10 dollars for the exact same size after cutting it down will only weigh 2 ozs.   So with polycryo total weight can be 3 lbs 15ozs.   More weight can be shaved by removing the 3 stuff sacks! I was able to save 100 dollars during a sale.  Even without the sale if I were to buy a tent that weighed 1/2 to 1 pound lighter I would have to spend 300 dollars more.  And have a lot less interior space!   Carry an extra half pound to a full pound of weight and save 300 dollars can't go wrong with the money I saved I can put it towards litghter sleeping pads or sleeping bag and save more weight then money!
Answered by: Infanteer
Date published: 2017-04-06
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