Originally Posted by treerootCO
I bought the North Face VE25 and the fabric faded and became thin after one week in the Utah desert. Figured you should know that the 'good' tents lost the quality battle over corporate greed...
I don't doubt that happens and TNF is probably one of the worst sell-out companies. They do still make decent gear sometimes and I bet if you go on the climbing forums people would be bagging on the VE25 for being too heavy or bulky, so these companies can't make everyone happy. There's only so many fabrics out there and my guess is most of these tents are sewn in the same factories in Vietnam and China with mostly the same stuff.