Planning a camping trip on Mt. Washington, home of the fastest wind speeds in the world? Then you should consider hooking up with a North Face Spectrum 3 season tent. Although the Spectrum may not stand up to the 231mph wind gusts on Mt. Washington, it will handle up to 130mph winds. Previous tent records were 100mph.
The Spectrum is the strongest wind tent in the industry and does it by channeling air from the front to the back via its ‘hood scoop’. The hood scoop actually causes the Spectrum to stand up straight instead of flattening it. Unlike other tents whose poles fail, the Spectrum failed only when it was ripped from its moorings with poles intact.
The North Face Spectrum weighs just 3lbs 4oz and should cost $260. Available at North Face some time later this year.
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