The North Face released the Geodome 4 Tent in Korea and Japan a while back, but now they’re bringing this geodesic tent to us in the US. It clocks in at a whopping $2,000 but provides enough space and shelter to keep 4 intrepid adventurers safe and toasty in some of the outdoors’ must unsavory conditions.
Sturdy Geodesic Design
The North Face Geodome 4 is built on the classic geodesic tent design, which North Fave originated back in 1975. Geodesic dome tents are, in turn, designed on the traditional geodesic dome; they are designed to distribute the weight and stress evenly throughout the entire structure, eliminating weak points and increasing how much weight it can handle exponentially.
This comes in particularly handy when mountaineering; high winds, snow and the elements all result in some incredible forces impacting your tent. The geodesic structure distributes these forces more evenly and helps the tent stand up in places where regular tents might struggle.
The Geodome 4 makes excellent use of these principles, using 5 main poles and one center pole to and combining them with a tough, dual-layer, water-resistant fabric (75D and 150D Ripstop Polyester) and PU coating to create a bombproof tent ready to withstand winds up to 60 mph.
Geodome: Spacious Expedition Tent
Geodesic dome design means space – and plenty of it. The Geodome has enough interior room (44 square feet) to sleep four, and it’s tall enough (82”) for most people to stand quite comfortably. Spacious!
There are 5 mesh windows for light and ventilation, and 2 top ventilation windows with quick open functions.
Additionally, the flysheet is fully sealed…and the Geodome 4 stuffs comfortable into a duffel-esque style carrying sack.
At 24+ pounds, this is hardly a light tent… but it’s really not supposed to be. It’s supposed to provide a sturdy basecamp and shelter for serious expeditions…which is why it comes with that $2000 price tag.
(It’s also just for camping out in style…)