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2 Meter Dome Tent: The North Face 2017

“If you are planning on spending long periods of time in the mountains, this is the dream base camp tent.  This 2-Meter Dome was my living room, bed room, kitchen, and art studio for two months in the Himalayas.  It was so cozy I almost didn’t want to leave.” – Cedar Wright, The North Face® Athlete, Rock Climber. The ultimate eight-person expedition base camp tent, the 2-Meter Dome is extremely durable and efficient in merciless environs such as the Himalayas and Antarctica. Setting the standard for unrivaled performance in major expeditions, this is the tent top mountaineers trust in critical conditions. Part of the Summit Series™ collection- the world’s finest alpine equipment.

FEATURES

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Built on decades of research, rigorous lab and field testing, and loads feedback from TNF athletes, The North Face 2-Meter Dome Tent stands alone as the quintessential mountaineering palace for surviving the world’s most extreme environments. Part of The North Face’s highly coveted Summit Series, this modern expedition tent features a classic hemispheric shape that descends directly from Buckminster Fuller’s original 1975 prototype. Modern materials, serious advances in storm-proofing, and powerful ventilation systems make the 2-Meter Dome the ideal base-camp shelter for surviving an Antarctic deep freeze, braving an arctic winter, or hunkering down during a relentless, weeklong Himalayan storm.

  • Athlete-tested Summit Series designation means that The North Face created this tent for demanding pursuits in challenging environments
  • Super strong, 210D nylon fly has a 1500mm PU coating to repel the harshest high-alpine weather
  • Ultra-durable floor built with super-burly nylon to withstand days and weeks of continuous use; a 10,000mm PU coating provides industry-leading protection against water
  • An impressive 125 square feet of floor space fits up to eight sleeping bags
  • Super strong, lightweight, 11mm Easton aluminum poles slide through sleeves and crisscross multiple times to form an ultra-strong lattice of support
  • Sleeve attachment points distribute pressure from wind and snow accumulation better than a clip design for maximum strength
  • Steep canopy walls and geodesic shape allow you maximum space, fend off voracious winds, and shed snow with ease
  • Chimney vent allows for safe cooking and helps prevent condensation from building up
  • Dual doors allow for cross-ventilation
  • DAC Featherlite NSL poles keep weight down without sacrificing strength or durability
  • Interior canopy hang loops provide a spot to hang a flashlight or electric lantern
  • Square-shaped gear loft sold separately
  • Fast-pitch-compatible (footprint sold separately)
  • The North Face Summit Series
  • Item #TNF2660

An Expedition Expert Tent

This tent stood up to the test on the Baltoro Glacier in Pakistan at 16,300ft this past summer. Phenomenal tent for base camp that is easy to assemble with a group of four plus folks, and resilient to all the elements. Great windows & double door protection (with fly), along with several pockets/sleeves for storing gear. Good floor that is very strong and withstands climbers’ abusive tred. Shape allows for easy snow shedding and size is perfect for hanging out. We fit eight plus folks and extra gear and communications in this tent comfortably. The tent had no issue with hot to cold, and ventilates very well with the 2 doors & 2 windows unzipped. This tent is not wanting in any way, and the designers have covered everything you need in this product.

  • Summit Series™ represents the world’s finest alpine equipment and apparel
  • 2-meter dome tent is the ultimate eight-person expedition base camp tent
  • Hemisphere shape demonstrates the original geodesic dome principle developed by Buckminster Fuller
  • Easton 7075-E9 aluminum poles
  • Pole configuration creates steep walls and maximum user space
  • Two exterior windows and a chimney vent
  • Interior canopy loops
  • Dual doors
  • Fly Fabric: heavy-duty nylon oxford, 1500 mm PU coating
  • Canopy Fabric: heavy-duty nylon oxford, 1500 mm PU coating
  • Floor Fabric: heavy-duty nylon taffeta, 10000 mm PU coating

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

STYLE:

A557

USE:

Expedition

TRAIL WEIGHT:

47 lbs (21.31 kg)

TOTAL WEIGHT:

51 lbs (23.13 kg)

FLOOR AREA:

125 sqft (11.6 sqm)

PEAK HEIGHT:

83 in (211cm)

STUFFSACK SIZE:

32″ x 23″ (81.3 cm x 58.4 cm)

SLEEPING CAPACITY:

8

NUMBER OF DOORS:

3

Author: Kids Talk Radio Science and the Barboza Space Center

Bob Barboza is an educator, STEM and STEAM++ journalist, software designer and founder/director of the Barboza Space Center, Kids Talk Radio, and Super School Software. Contact: Suprschool@aol.com

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