The North Face Minibus 23 – Camping Tents: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
The North Face Minibus 23 – Camping Tents: Reviews

   Photo: Shana Novak

The Minibus uses two parallel hoops connected by perpendicular brow poles that make for truly vertical sidewalls and the roomiest two-person interior in our test—five of us were able to comfortably sit in a circle and play cards. And although it resembles the hippie-mobiles of yore, its amenity package is more Winnebago than Westfalia and includes two doors, 23 square feet of vestibule space, a large window for weather checks, glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls, and stash pockets on the vestibule that can be accessed from inside the tent or out. Designed with base camping in mind, it's a bit heavy for two backpackers. But with 35 square feet of floor space, it comfortably sleeps three. 6.2 lbs;

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