The North Face - Wawona 6 Tent

Category: Tent

First use was in torrential rain. Was worried about lack of rain fly but no need/ stayed bone dry! Large vestibule is nice. Took a small outdoor rug for that area- recommended. The easy standing space is a pleasure, carry bag very functional and footprint high quality. Glad we splurged on this. 4 instead of 5 stars as my husband said set up was a bit tricky and needed 2 people. Still love it.

Excellent tent for family or hunting. Super easy set up. Built in rainfly is legit and survived monsoon downpour the first trip I took with this beast, not a drip or drop inside. vestibule is huge, enough room to store coolers, packs and other gear without getting in the way of entering tent. So many internal pockets! Only knock is the drafty nature of this tent being that there is only the mesh netting zip door separating the inside of the tent and the open-air vestibule. Once staking is complete there is a couple inches of clearance between the ground and the bottom of the vestibule on both sides of the tent. This creates heat loss and wind intrusion. Solid zip door would have easily remedied this. Also more thought could have gone into ceiling zips to allow for star gazing. Overall solid weather-proof tent for the price.

I have slept in this about five nights in three different locations. The vestibule is great and protected my family during a wind storm that made it impossible to eat outside. It is not a huge vestibule but I could fit four camp chairs inside and sit. One of the main reasons I purchased this tent was the one piece design. I did not need to worry about installing an additional rain fly. The tent is supposedly waterproof and can be vented as is.

We camped by the beach the fog and dew made the inside top of tent super wet to touch and drip a little when touched or shook. This is my only complaint. I love everything else about this tent. But it should come with a separate rainfly to keep the wet out. Hopefully I am able to buy one separate to go with tent because I want to keep it.

You can’t beat a spacious car camping tent with garage and vestibule at a $400 price point. It’s a great value. Easy to set up and is constructed well. There are a few drawbacks with this tent, however.

Absolutely perfect tent for all season's, brilliantly sized for family of 4. the large and small vestibule are excellent additions for storage and/or quarters our large dog. Easy to erect with two people in 20min a little longer with one person. I'm 6'0ft tall and I'm able to stand up and walk around inside, Lots of inside storage pockets for quick and convenient access. I've taken it out on about 7 trips in dessert and tropical conditions. Even in really hot conditions with the windows open airflow is good. My only grief is that North Face discontinued the footprint for this tent and I haven't been able to find it ANYWHERE. I resorted to constructing my on footprint out of tarp material, which works great, however I would have preferred to have avoided the hassle of making my on.

I’ve read some. What I’ve reviews on this tent, but I have to say, before buying it you should know what you expect out of it. Since the front and back tent door is all mesh, it should be no surprise it doesnt retain heat like other tents. For a single wall tent this thing is great. I’ve used it for a year and camped in plenty of storms with high wind, and if you set it up in a good spot, use the lines and tie it down, then you should have no problems. Compared to a double wall tent of course it isn’t as “storm proof” and you shouldn’t expect that. This tent is an absolute beast and I love the room you have in it. The vestibule is probably my favorite part. You can put so much stuff under there and access it without trouble during a storm. The single wall and pole design make this thing fast and easy to setup. The poles are beefy and durable. I have no concerns with them at all. If you can’t find a footprint just use google or go to birth faces website. They still have it available. At the end of the day thought you should not expect this to be a 4 season or cold weather tent unless you have the proper gear. It’s a fantastic spring, summer, and early fall tent.

Cons: some reviews I’ve read point out that bugs like to congregate inside the vestibule. This is true. But I think this may just be because they like the color and then get trapped. Can’t fault them for it. I sprayed some Sawyer gear spray in there and they left.

This tent is awesome it will comfortably sleep 6 plus a baby’s crib and two dogs and gear. The quality is great the zippers a superb. Double stitching and windows and vents Wow! You can invite your friends and charge them rent. Drop your apartment and sleep on the road. Go native with this tent!

Really want to try this tent. It can’t find the 6 person footprint anywhere. Why offer a tent without the footprint?

Tent is bad, no protection from elements.



Are there any recommendations for setting up this tent on a smaller pad site (say 10' x 10' or smaller)? I know the vestibule is connected, so is there a workaround?

​We do not offer alternative set up for smaller tent pads. Depending on the height of the actual tent pad, you can always guy out the vestibule garage (maybe prop up the poles) for this model. If you choose not to use the vestibule, you can always roll it up and out of the way.


Given that there's no fly, has anyone experience problems with tree sap compromising the weather resistance of the tent? 

As of July 2018, we have not received any reports about tree sap compromising the weather resistance of this tent. We recommend setting up your tent in an area that is clear of tree sap if possible.


Is this tent on back order or discontinued? I am very interested in getting one.

​As of April 2018, we are out of stock of this item and do not know when it will become available again.


What are the approximate dimensions of the floor, with the vestibule area included? Or would it fit on the permanent tent pads found in so many state park campgrounds?

With the tent fully staked out and both vestibules deployed, the overall length of the tent is approximately 218 inches. The width is 121 inches.

Motorcycle adventurer

What is the overall Length and width of the tent with vestibule? What is the length and width of the sleeping area only? The vestibule is lower than the the sleeping area height can you tell me what the stand-up height in the vestibule is?

The approximate dimensions for this tent are as follows:


If i ordered this item on 9/11/17 and it is on back order, how long will it normally take to be shipped out?

​Please contact us directly at (800) 426-4840 for more information about backorders.


Can one person set this tent up? Due to spinal arthritis, I need to be able to stand up as well as sleep on a cot.

A single person can set this tent up though it might be more challenging for some. Peak height is 80" and there is plenty of room for most cots.


I read that the tent/vestibules roof gets wet and will leak. Is there a rain fly that can be purchased? 

The tent and vestibule are treated with a polyurethane coating and considered waterproof. However, due to the single-wall design, you will need to pay close attention proper ventilation in order to reduce the chances of condensation. We do not carry a rainfly for this tent.


i see other tents have "no see um" mesh. will this tents mesh keep them out? also how does this do in the wind VS other comparable tents like Big agnes deluxe6?

The mesh is considered fine enough to keep no-see-ums out. This tent designed to withstand moderate wind and will perform similarly to other 3-season dome tents we offer.


Does this tent include stakes or do I need to buy them separately?

Yes, this tent does include stakes.

prem thakur

is it possible to cooking inside with Msr?

​We do not recommend cooking inside this tent.


What are the total dimensions of this tent completely set up floor area and vestibule? And can the tent be set up without the vestibule?

The tent floor area plus the vestibule area is 130.8 square feet; the dimensions of the floor size is 9'11" L x 8'5" W with a center height of 6'5". You are not able to set up the tent without the vestibule as it is a part of the tent.


What is the pole material? Aluminum or fiberglass?

​The poles included with this tent are made from aluminum.

Mr B

What is the square footage of the sleeping area inside the tent? And what is the square footage of the sleeping space plus the storage space?

The tent floor area is 86.1 square feet. The floor area plus the vestibule area is 130.8 square feet.


Can one person set up the tent

Yes, one person can set up this tent. We suggest you practice beforehand so that you’re familiar with the setup when you arrive at camp.

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what is the peak height, ?

​The peak height is 77 inches.



​This tent has a floor size of 9'11" L x 8'5" W, and a center height of 6'5".

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