Although The North Triarch 2's floor space didn't really stand out from the other tents we tested (REI's Half Dome 2 Plus boasts nearly eight more square feet of interior space), it felt like one of the roomiest. This can perhaps be attributed to a peak height of 43" and good use of multiple mesh colors on the interior tent, allowing for the illusion of more space while also maintaining privacy. The tent weighs in moderately at 3 lbs. 12 oz. for a trail-ready configuration, but at a packed size of 7" x 22", we'd like to see a smaller packed size for true backcountry travel. It's a comfortable, weather-resistant choice for casual backpacking and car-camping, but other tents in the review stood out as leaders for longer-duration backcountry trips where space is at a premium.
The North Face updated the Triarch 2 since we tested it. See the photo above of the new version, and read on to learn about the overhaul!