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#89742 - 02/13/08 06:12 PM Unknown North Face tent--Thanks, guys!
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Last week i bought a tent at St. Vinnie's that is a North Face teepee type tent. I paid $3.25 and really love it even though it is almost 8 lbs. I have never seen the likes of it, even when i was a Boy Scout in the 70's. Please help me identify it :

http://www.freewebs.com/bigfootpictures/unknownorthfacetent.htm

Thanks, Guys !

Bigfoot


Edited by bigfoot2 (04/25/08 11:53 PM)
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#89743 - 02/13/08 06:46 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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Quote:
Last week i bought a tent at St. Vinnie's that is a North Face teepee type tent. I paid $3.25 and really love it even though it is almost 8 lbs. I have never seen the likes of it, even when i was a Boy Scout in the 70's. Please help me identify it :

http://www.freewebs.com/bigfootpictures/unknownorthfacetent.htm

Thanks, Guys !

Bigfoot


Brumfield wrote:
Now that is too cool! I've used TNF gear for years, but have never seen that one. It appears to have an actual smoke flap, or you could even hook up a stove pipe there with a piece of aluminum flashing to protect the material. That is a real keeper! You are now entering the world of tepee living... Brum

Here's something to look at.. http://www.tipi.com/
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#89744 - 02/13/08 08:44 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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Do you have more photos from other angles? Does the tent have a fly? Best guess is a model called the Grasshopper.

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#89745 - 02/13/08 08:59 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: Brumfield]
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Actualy, the tent has mesh vents at the top. I suppose i could remove it to add a stove.
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#89746 - 02/13/08 09:00 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: alanwenker]
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I took about 20 pics...on the right side of the site you can scroll through them.
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#89747 - 02/13/08 09:06 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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A little clarification:

The tent has a cut off tag on the top . Two words were there but they were cut in half. The top word "QU......."
The bottom word "Na...."

On my web site you will find a scroll bar to scroll through all the pictures i took and you can enlarge them for a close up view.

The tent has one mesh vent at the top, two mesh vents in the rear and a huge open hole like high end snow tents in the front door. Hope this helps.
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#89748 - 02/14/08 06:59 AM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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Hmmm... thanks for posting the extra images. I'll be watching this post pretty closely. You've gotten my curiosity aroused. The two floor vents are interesting. Brum
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#89749 - 02/14/08 08:38 AM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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The extra photos helped. I no longer think the tent is the grasshopper. I'll have to pullo out some catalogs and see what I find. Nice looking rig.

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#89750 - 02/14/08 08:58 AM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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Bigfoot. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Nice tent. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> I am pretty sure its a special production tent made for an expedition. TNF was into producing expedition stuff that never hit the market. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />The tube door is a give away. You said it had floor vents? Those would be "cook" and "potty" holes.
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#89751 - 02/14/08 11:20 AM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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I've seen one of those tents in the late 1970s in Yosemite Valley--although the one I saw had a fly. The color scheme is what TNF used in the 1970s (some of you might remember the classic TNF A-Frame expedition tent--I think it was called either the St. Elias or the Glacier).

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#89752 - 02/14/08 03:09 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: Jimshaw]
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Jim,
You missunderstood me...the tent has a vent at the top, and two in the rear...not floor vents. That would be nice, though........
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#89753 - 02/14/08 05:50 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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I think Jim was referring to what I called "floor vents". In your photo there are two floor-level side wall openings that exit to the outside. They appear to be air venting, or maybe designed as some sort of waste disposal ???

What ever they are, when you get tired of the tent, I want first bid on buying it from you. I have a mesa here that has that tent's name written all over it. It looks like it would root itself to the ground if you watered it. Brum
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#89754 - 02/14/08 06:49 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: Brumfield]
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Brum,
The vents all have a green mesh covering sewn into them...no pass-through. All the vents are closeable with cinch cords.

BF
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#89755 - 02/14/08 08:03 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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Might be a "Dandelion", which was that shape, although I don't remember the vents at the foot. Send North Face an email, maybe they'll know.

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#89756 - 02/15/08 07:14 AM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: Carter]
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I belive Sierra Designs made the glacier. I forgot to pull out my catalogs last night.

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#89757 - 02/15/08 11:11 AM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: Paul]
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"Grasshopper" ? 'Dandelion?".....i think you guys are trying to emasculate my new tent! Why couldn't it be called "the Killer Squid--Mach 5" or something cool and manly? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

BF
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#89758 - 02/15/08 11:35 AM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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I think the full name was actually the Whoop-A$$ Grasshopper, but my memory is terrible at these sorts of details.

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#89759 - 02/15/08 01:33 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: Jimshaw]
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Awesome - would make a great tarp tent design. Is anyone making a walking pole cross-over structure like that in tarp tents? That must be what's coming next! The tent must be from the 70s.


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#89760 - 02/15/08 01:44 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: micale]
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Loc: USA
I say Bigfoot/Matt should ship it to Henry Shires for his persusal...you just never know what Henry comes up with, and he might even return the favor with a 2lb version <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#89761 - 02/15/08 05:11 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: Earthling]
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Great idea, Eugene ! I think the design would make an awesome Tarptent! We could use our trekking poles to support the structure! Let's all write Henery and ask him to make one.

BF
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#89762 - 02/15/08 07:40 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
alanwenker Offline
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My oldest TNF catalog is from 1978 and this tent is not in that catalog. The tent is definately not the Grasshopper which is in the 1978 catalog.

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#89763 - 02/15/08 08:28 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: alanwenker]
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Thanks for checking , Alan. I appreciate it.

BF
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#89764 - 02/15/08 08:43 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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Hey, that is my idea 2 posts above!

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#89765 - 02/15/08 08:52 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: micale]
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Great idea, Micale!!!!!!!! Thanks !!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

BF
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#89766 - 02/15/08 09:27 PM Re: Unknown North Face tent---Help me identify it [Re: bigfoot2]
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I made a tent like that for a client in the 70s. It was not as tall, had a tunnel entrance, and had no poles at all, it depended on a single suspension cord at the peak that you would have to hang from a horizontal cord between 2 trees. You could also pitch it under an overhanging log or the like. It was made of Goretex. The idea was that it was a bivi sac at the worst, and when possible, you could hang it. Walking poles would be a nice addition. I would like to see tunnels entrances make a come back - they are great in the snow and can't wear out.

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