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RE: North Face

>>>The North Face tent I bought in 1969 and used it heavily was retired this
>>>   year only because the rain fly disintegrated from sun exposure.  I
>>>  gave it to a seamstress who is building a new fly.  The point is, NF
>>>  used good material.  It's far superior to the Korean stuff that REI's
>>>  cheap line of tents are made of, which feels brittle and smells of
>>> chemicals.
>> Frank,
>> Did you contact NF about replacing the fly??  I've still got my '73
>> Mountain tent and also have gone through the fly disintegration
>> problem (back in '85 tho) and was amazed when I contacted them and
>> learned that they still stocked the fly...
>> **  Keith E. Patterson
>> **  Roanoke, VA  USA
>> **  kep1@roanoke.infi.net
>I didn't check.  NF used to have a great policy about replacing worn or
>damaged stuff.  Notes on rec.backcountry last year said NF has changed
>hands a few times recently.  I don't know current status (or their address).
>--  Frank    reid@indiana.edu