The North Face Mountain 25 tent is a two person, 4 season mountaineering tent built for extreme conditions. It is part of the North Face Summit Series expedition tents and is the smallest tent in the Summit Series line. This tent was specially designed to handle snow and high winds. Some of the features include an internal guyout system for extreme winds, dual doors with a front vestibule and a fully taped nylon bucket floor. The bucket floor is elevated on the corners which keeps the seams off the ground and reduces water seepage. More technical features include Kevlar stretch resistant guylines, 1500mm PU coating on the fly and Fusion Pitch continuous pole sleeves which allow for easy setup without sacrificing structural integrity.
Our reviewers were generally impressed with the North Face Mountain 25. The biggest complaint on this tent was weight. Packaged weight is just under 10 lbs (9 lbs 15 oz) so it is on the heavier side. We also had 2 reviewers say they had some problems with condensation on the fly, one in heavy rain and another when it was sagging due to heavy snow. On the positive side, every reviewer said this tent can easily handle any weather conditions you put it in. Several of our reviewers use this tent exclusively for alpine climbs when the weather might turn sketchy and the tent can hold up to everything they have thrown at it. Great storage space, well ventilated and easy to setup were some of the positive remarks we heard about this tent. Several reviewers commented on all the storage pockets that are available inside, a very nice feature that some manufacturers would skimp on. Overall, if you need a tent that can handle any conditions and can justify a little extra weight, the North Face Mountain 25 may be your tent.
North Face Mountain 25 Specs
Trail weight: 8 lbs 8 oz / 3.86 kg
Fly / footprint pitch weight: 6 lbs 11 oz
Packaged weight: 9 lbs 15 oz
Packaged size: 7″ x 24″
Floor dimensions: 86″ x 54″ / 218 cm x 137 cm
Floor area: 32.3 sq ft
Peak height: 41″ / 104 cm
Number of poles: 5