The North Face Nebula Tents

The North Face Nebula Tents 

DESCRIPTION

2-person, 3-4 season

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 20, 2001]
Johan
Mountaineer

I just recently purchased the Nebula so I have only had the chance to use it twice so far. I did not bother using any seam sealer or anything else to add to it's waterproofness before heading out. It rained very hard and relentlessly for the three days that I was out. I constantly checked all of the seams for leakage and discovered nothing, not even a single drop made it through. The fly remained tight the entire time as well. This tent is very well made!!

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 10, 2001]
Patrick
Climber

I bought the tent more as a car camping tent than anything else, but I am now using it for all my backpacking and climbing trips as well. The tent is large (2+) so my Siberian fits in it with my wife and I easily. It's not that heavy when broken down between the three of us (Haiku carries the poles and Stakes). There must be some inconsistencies in the manufacturing because I have camped several days in the rain, and some tremendous downpours with no leakage or trouble. There is adequate ventilation so there is no condensation. Makes for an excelent 3 seasoner if all the doors and top window are left open.

Similar Products Used:

Sierra designs, Mountain Hardware, and Other TNF tents

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 27, 2001]
Peter Papiewski
Mountaineer

I have traveled through out the Island last summer, carrying with me Nebula North Face Tent. The sealing seemed imperfectly design and started to soak and leak after few hours of heavy rain. We had problem keeping it dry inside due to constantly seeping floor.
It is a poorly design tent with some major problems specially in a seam area. Don't ever purchase a green tent-it has its depressing illumination inside.The zippers require both hands and cause a lot of problems since the floor is not secured by stakes. Not a sufficiently design tent. Seemed heavy for back-packing tent.

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None

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 08, 1999]
Russell
Backpacker

I like this tent--simple as that. I suppose that for $200 more you could get a better tent, but who needs it? This tent is easy to set up (I like the continuous pole sleeves) and very easy to tighten with the guylines. It keeps me dry, and the vestibules are huge!

Similar Products Used:

Quest (I don't know the model)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 25, 2000]
Matt
Backpacker

I think my expectations of this tent may have been a little to high after reading all of the great reviews. I have used the tent twice. The first time was at the beach and the ventilation was superb. I have felt inclined to write my review to inform others of the other occasion that I used the tent. I went last weekend to the highest point in my state (2407 ft) and spent one night. A terrible thunderstorm blew through and I was pounded for about 45 min. I was continually checking the seems for leakage. I found that 2 of the corners and both of the center placed polls leaked down near the floor. The leakage was very minimal and really didn't worry me to much. I fell asleep after the light rain came and woke up to a soggy floor. I wasn't swimming but the floor was wet. I am very disappointed in the tent because of this leakage. I was looking for a good expedition tent or a tent that could withstand multiple days of bad weather and I just don't think this is it. I read one other review by a guy who said he made his own footprint for a similar problem. For close to $400, I shouldn't have to do that (or carry the extra weight!) I like the design, the vents, and the fly was perfect but the water ruined it for me. Note: temp was about 70F, no standing water to speak of (in case you were wondering) no rips, and I used no third party water sealant (yet). Hope that helps.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 18, 2000]
Matt Rice
Backpacker

This tent has worked flawless for me and my girlfriend for over 2 years. I have taken it from the balmy sticky climates of the south to the bitter cold climates of North Dakota. This tent is a must have in your aresonal of shelters. Other amenities include the 3+ season ability, great sealing, good ventalation, and heat retention. This tent will lavish you with extras that you will want in every tent you buy. A great all weather tent that is well worth the money and weight.

Similar Products Used:

Mt Hardware Skyview 2
REI Nitelite
Eureka Timberlite
North Face Pebble

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 18, 2000]
Jeff Sprague
Day Hiker

Great tent, lots of room for two people plus some gear by your feet if it is raining too hard. Had to seal the wall/floor seam after I tryed it in the back yard, this tent doesn't have a true bathtub construct. The floor seeped water from the damp grass but this was solved by buying some cheap 4mm plastic drop cloth and making my own footprint. I had no trouble setting up the tent on my first try and the fly can be easily tightened down by using the tent pole attachment points. By stepping on the stake down tabs between the tent and the pole and pulling up on the slack straps, you can make the fly drum tight. The fly never became lose in the last storm I was in and I didn't even use the extra tie down points.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 19, 2000]
Will Aramony
Backpacker

This tent is wonderful. It is extremely spacious for a two person. It would be a mansion for one. I spent 10 consecutive nights in it, at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimmarron New Mexico this summer. The tent held up great. It rained 9 out of the 10 days, hailed 4 separate times, and the tent was bone dry. It is fairly easy to set up with some practice. It is somewhat heavy, but I'd rather carry the extra weight than have to use another tent. It's worth the price and the weight.

Similar Products Used:

Coleman Peak 1

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 07, 1999]
anthony
Backpacker

North Face Nebula On the first outing the floor leaked sufficiently to wet books, bags and clothes. Poor quality tent. Returned it. I have noticed several North Face products to be inferior. Time for a Harvard Business School study!

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 08, 1999]
J.W.
Backpacker

I find the tent to be a good value for the money. It's dry, sheds a respectable amount of wind, provides good ventilation, and it has plenty of vestibule space for two people. I didn't like backpacking alone with it (weight and setup wise), but with two people, setup and takedown are quick and the weight is easily distributed. If you want a good backpacking tent for two people, you can't go wrong with this tent.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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