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    REI Passage 1 Tent

    The REI Passage 1 is a classic, freestanding dome tent with an X-pole design. Passage 1 offers a simple setup and low weight for 1 backpacker. See details

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    The REI Passage 1 is a classic, freestanding dome tent with an X-pole design. Passage 1 offers a simple setup and low weight for 1 backpacker.

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    The REI Passage 1 is a classic, freestanding dome tent with an X-pole design. Passage 1 offers a simple setup and low weight for 1 backpacker.

    • Asymmetrical shape and side entry vestibule maximize interior volume and livable versatility
    • Easy setup using equal-length aluminum poles, quick-attachment clips and color coding
    • Angled poles maximize usable interior volume
    • Seam-sealed polyester fly ensure a waterproof, durable and sag-free shelter
    • Seam-sealed insider floor provides the waterproofness of a bathtub floor and the taut pitch of a cut-in floor, combined with the abrasion resistance of nylon
    • No-Wick welded construction ensures that moisture won’t wick through susceptible areas such as guyout points, pole wraps or zippers in wet conditions
    • Fully adjustable, high-level vents mitigate condensation, drawing cool air under the fly from the lower perimeter and exhausting warm, moist air
    • The REI Passage 1 tent offers multiple interior storage options provided by various combinations of mesh side pockets and hang loops located throughout
    • Packaged in compression storage/carry sack with 5 stakes and 2 guylines and tensioners


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    REI Passage 1 Tent Specs
    Best use
    3 lbs. 11 oz.
    1.67 kilograms
    Not applicable
    4 lbs. 3 oz.
    7.5 x 21 inches
    90 x 36 inches
    229 x 91 centimeters
    20 square feet
    8 square feet
    36 inches
    91 centimeters
    1 door
    7001 aluminum
    8.5 millimeters
    Nylon taffeta / mesh
    Coated nylon taffeta
    Coated polyester taffeta
    Freestanding tent
    Sleeping capacity
    Minimum trail weight
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    Fly / footprint pitch weight
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    Vestibule area
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    Number of doors
    Number of poles
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    Canopy fabric
    Floor fabric
    Rainfly fabric
    Footprint included
    Design type

    REI Passage 1 Tent

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    REI Passage 1 Tent is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 40.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Design. For the price, this tent is a great buy. It's well designed, very easy to set up, and a comfortable sleeping shelter. It holds up well in moderate wind and light rain. If that's what you're looking for, this is the tent. However, here are a few things I personally found slightly less than desirable: There are only 5 stakes included with the Passage 1. 6 stakes would be nice. 8 would be complete. The footprint (sold separately) is a few inches too large all the way around so the anchor points do not line-up properly. That could be problem. It's not as light weight as one might think for its size. I'm used to carrying a REI Half Dome 2 Plus which is essentially 2 lbs heavier than the Passage 1 so I'm not complaining. But, there are other 1 person tents that are even lighter, if the weight is an issue and price isn't a concern. Again, it's not heavy per se but it's not ultra-light. If you're not used to a 1 person tent, it might take some time to get used to. As much solo camping as I do, this is actually my first 1 person tent and, to me, there's a huge difference at 5'9" and 180 lbs. I like having all my gear (a full 55 liter pack) in the tent with me at night. I like being able to move around and spread out in my tent. I can still keep my gear in the Passage 1 but there is hardly enough room to do anything else but sit up. It's not a big deal but I'm still getting used to it. Again, these are just personal quirks I had with the Passage 1. But, overall, I can live with them given the great price and nifty overall design.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very workable tent for one person Given comments about interior length, I ordered the tent anyway, even though I am 6'4" tall. Getting older, I wanted a lighter tent for backpacking, and the similarity of design and set up to the REI Half Dome was a selling point. Love my older Half Dome. This fit the bill quite nicely on my first weekend backpack using it. The lighter weight was noticeable. I actually fit, but just barely. Anyone taller would have a difficult time. I sleep a lot on my side, not stretched out on back, so length of interior floor was just not an issue. I did not have any significant rain but the tent pitched taut and with the pull outs on the end, should not have a problem with contact with the fly and subsequent leakage. I preach minimal gear in tent, sleeping bag, ground pad, flashlight and that's all the room you have. Boots in vestibule, pack outside. This meets that criteria very nicely. Only awkward thing is a single door, and I prefer it on the other side, but I managed to adapt to it quickly. And yes, like everyone says, why only five stakes? Needs at least six, and with pull outs, eight. REI could add $2 to the price, add a couple more stakes and still have a good deal for weight-conscious backpackers.
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tent, great price! I purchased this tent to take on my first backpacking trip to Big Bend NP. I wanted something inexpensive just in case I didn't enjoy backpacking (hey, you never know...). As precipitation in Big Bend isn't really an issue I just packed the tent, footprint and poles in my pack. (In retrospect I should have taken the fly for wind/warmth purposes, but I wanted to see the stars). The tent was easy to set up and very sturdy once staked down. I LOVE the side entrance. And in the evenings, my boyfriend climbed in with me to play cards - we could sit facing each other comfortably sitting indian-style. Being petite at 5'3" tall, I felt that there was plenty of room. All told, this was a great tent and I have no intention of getting a pricier replacement for it in the near future.
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for one person I used this on a walking trip I took from Gardnerville, NV to Seattle, WA. I did everything you're suppose to NOT do in a tent; wore my shoes, ate, drank, even smoked in it. I was pretty rough with it at times, and it held up great for the entire trip. No tears or stuck zippers or loose seams or anything like that. Gripes: (A)I wish there was a door on both sides. (B)I wish these things came with better instructions on how to set up the rain fly. For the life of me I can not figure out how to set it up correctly. After several attempts I figured out a way to jury rig it so that it worked. But there are straps that I have no idea where they go, and I have no idea where the guylines go and what exactly they are suppose to do. I hope REI can make an instructional video on this subject. (C)The compression straps on the sack it comes in need to be placed further towards the bottom. I found that the bulk of the sack, when packed, was near the bottom, but it couldn't be compressed because the lower strap is too close to the middle of the sack, and the upper strap is too close to the opening. None of these gripes are deal-breakers. Overall, great tent. Perfect for one person. Roomy enough with storage pockets on the ceiling and wall, good construction, and very affordable.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tent! I used this tent for a 3 day, 40 mile hike on the Appalachian trail. It rained at night and I stayed completely dry. There was enough room to put my backpack underneath the rain-fly just outside the tent. This kept my backpack from getting wet as well. I am 6ft tall, 195lbs and this tent had plenty of room to put things below my feet (approx. 2ft). The width of the tent was plenty spacious and I did not touch the tent walls during the night. Another reason I purchased this tent is because it packs small and only weighs a little over 3lbs. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It is pretty light weight The tent is great, I am not impressed with the design of the rain fly. Where I used it was quite windy and the fly does not pull taut on one part when it is secured to the ground. So it was a very noisy night. Otherwise, it is a great tent for one person. There is room at my feet for my pack and there is room under the fly for my boots. I would recommend this tent for summer backpacking trips, not winter/fall trips.
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Tent ! I purchased this tent in 2012 for a 9 day float trip on the Kobuk River north of the Arctic Circle. The tent is both compact and lightweight. Set up is very easy and after a few days of setup/take down, it only took 5-10 minutes on average. We experienced all types of weather including 30-40 mph winds, heavy rains and temps of 70-85 degrees and the tent performed flawlessly. Air circulation is excellent.Interior room is also excellent as is vestibule area. I would recommend purchasing a set of MSR Groundhog stakes for varying ground conditions. Build quality/design is outstanding and you won't find a better tent for the price.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good tent at great price The Passage one is, you guessed it, a 1 man tent, meaning you should not expect a roomy backcountry palace. However, I'm 6'2" and fit in it just fine in my bag, can sit up and move around comfortably, and this tent lacks the coffin-like claustrophobia you sometimes get in solo tents (Looking at you, Eureka Solitaire). The side door entry with vestibule makes it easy to get in and out of with no troubles, and the vestibule comfortably fits my 45l bag and a pair of boots. Inside the tent the gear loft and pockets are a good design feature at this pricepoint, glad to have them. My only real gripes with this tent are that it honestly needs to come with 1 more stake and that the rainfly vent is inaccessible from inside the tent. Overall, I would buy this tent any day of the week.
    Date published: 2014-04-11

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