- March 11 2010
I have been using mine since 1987! I cannot destroy this tent. Northwest Territories, High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, a month in the New Mexico dessert, Colorado, numerous treks and pack trips - no failures of any kind to report.
- April 16 2008
The North Face VE 25 Tent is like a Toyota for us! They are dependable, completely functional pleasing to the eye and gentle on the landscape. Quality sells itself. Thank you for continuing to make a reliable and comfortable haven.
- February 27 2008
Excellent tent, very durable
A great tent. We bought it 14 years ago in 1994 and we used it a lot, in Holland, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia to Ghana and Mali. It is spacious. The service of TNF is very good, without any costs they repaired one of the sleeves when the tent was damaged in a storm in the Alps in Switzerland, even a zipper was repaired after 8 years or so. The only disadvantage is its weigth, and the improved models are even heavier....
- February 20 2008
I am leaving in lebanon, and I get my Ve25 tent 6 years ago,and camped during snow storm with 50 cm of snow on the roof,and hot days using only the tent.This tent is excellent for 2 even good for 3, stand high winds and is very waterproof and well ventilated.Easy to mount and dismount.Rough enough to be mounted on a harsh ground.Usually I divided it between two backpackers, this tent is not light but light enough for going everywhere with it.
- August 14 2005
Excellent Design As Usual
This "new" VE 25 is excellent as a backcountry tent. Entry and exit is easy. Huge amount of room for 2 people and all gear. Side pockets running length of tent and overhead are excellent for all sorts of in-tent and around-camp little items. Vents with/without (selectable) screen in tent peak is excellent for ventiation. Too tight for 3 large adults (6-footer), comfortable for 3 smaller size (5-footer). For 2 people (6-foot, 5-10), it is perfect. We owned a mid-80's version of VE25 that survived almost 20 years of desert, mountains and everything in between on countless backcountry trips. It stood up to strong wind, snow and pouring rain. It was our workhorse. Having tried 4 different tents of equal cost from 2 different manufacturers since 1998, we are glad to be "home" with the Northface VE25 again. This new one seems ready to serve us for the next 20 years, knock on wood.