The North Face Geodome 4 took Dr. Buckminster Fuller\u2019s original idea for a geodome tent and beefed it up from a two meter dome to a four meter dome. The idea behind the geodome was to use nature\u2019s strongest shape\u2014a triangle\u2014more fully. Because of its stronger design, the Geodome 4 can withstand winds up to 26 meters\/second. The dome is created with five main poles and one equator pole (compared to the original 2-meter dome\u2019s 12 poles). The surface of the tent is further strengthened by tensioning draw ropes.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDomes aren\u2019t original to this tent, but what is original is the more spherical shape. In tents, including dome tents, which are mainly hemi-sperhical, you have corners that turn into dead space because there isn\u2019t enough room to store anything there. The spherical shape of the Geodome 4 eliminates corners, creating more high areas in the tent rather than a single spot in the middle. Additionally, the Geodome 4 is taller (2.1 meters), allowing occupants to stand inside. The Geodome 4 comfortably sleeps four people with a floor space of 4.12 square meters. The inner tent can also be covered by a bright yellow fly sheet for added protection. The whole tent\u2014poles included\u2014weighs only 11.07kg, making it perfect for long hikes into the back country.\r\n\r\nThe North Face first released the Geodesic Dome Tent in 1984, and it has become the symbolic tent of many North Face expedition teams. Currently, they\u2019re also developing a family-sized dome tent.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.