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    REI Half Dome 2 Tent

    Lightweight, weather worthy and strong for 3-season use, the REI Half Dome 2 backpacking tent offers generous headroom, storage and easy access for 2. See details

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    Lightweight, weather worthy and strong for 3-season use, the REI Half Dome 2 backpacking tent offers generous headroom, storage and easy access for 2.

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    Lightweight, weather worthy and strong for 3-season use, the REI Half Dome 2 backpacking tent offers generous headroom, storage and easy access for 2.

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    Lightweight, weather worthy and strong for 3-season use, the REI Half Dome 2 backpacking tent offers generous headroom, storage and easy access for 2.

    • 2 side doors and 2 vestibules offer easy access and personalized storage for each occupant; 4 vents ensure the tent stays well ventilated
    • Rectangular floor plan optimizes usable space and allows comfortable sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder or head-to-toe
    • Color-coded poles and pole clips ensure an easy setup
    • Advanced frame design combines DAC® Pressfit poles with a unique dual-hub architecture to provide area-wide headroom with nearly vertical side and end walls
    • Exclusive Tension Truss architecture leverages bound seams to provide low-weight structural stability and to increase interior volume
    • 4 adjustable, high-level ceiling vents mitigate condensation by drawing cool air under the fly and exhausting warm, moist air
    • Waterproof floor with sealed seams has bathtub curves that stay taut for easy door zipper operation and maximize volume at end walls
    • Multiple storage options include corner pockets, roof pockets and hang loops; additional stuff pockets hold doors out of the way and do double duty as storage
    • Shape and position of tent door zippers allow for smooth, 1-hand operation; vestibule zipper can be opened more or less to fine tune weather protection and ventilation
    • Polyester rainfly holds a consistently taut pitch, is durable and resists UV degradation
    • No-wick welded construction ensures that moisture won't sneak through susceptible areas, such as guy-out points, pole wraps and zippers
    • Includes guylines with tighteners, stakes and pole repair tube; tapered, easy-to-stuff compression stuff sack, pole- and stake bags keep everything organized
    • Save weight and create a minimalist shelter by using just the rainfly, footprint (sold separately), poles and stakes


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    REI Half Dome 2 Tent Specs
    Best use
    5 lbs. 2 oz.
    2.32 kilograms
    3 lbs. 13 oz.
    5 lbs. 10 oz.
    6 x 21 inches
    88 x 52 inches
    223 x 132 centimeters
    31.8 square feet
    7.9 + 7.9 square feet
    40 inches
    101 centimeters
    2 doors
    DAC aluminum
    8.5 / 8.7 / 11.1 millimeters
    40-denier ripstop nylon / 20D nylon mesh
    70-denier nylon taffeta
    75-denier polyester taffeta
    Freestanding tent
    Sleeping capacity
    Minimum trail weight
    Minimum trail weight - metric
    Fly / footprint pitch weight
    Packaged weight
    Packed size
    Floor dimensions
    Floor dimensions - metric
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    Vestibule area
    Peak height
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    Number of doors
    Number of poles
    Pole material
    Pole diameter
    Canopy fabric
    Floor fabric
    Rainfly fabric
    Footprint included
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    REI Half Dome 2 Tent

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    REI Half Dome 2 Tent is rated 4.5672 out of 5 by 67.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spot on!! I cant say enough about this tent. All of the other high quality tents I looked at were above my budget and I think the only real advantage they held was their weight. This tent can set up in under 5 minutes with one person. Its a snap to put up and take down. On a recent trip to Zion we were in 25 degrees weather with 40 mph winds and it hardly moved. I am sold! I could not be happier with this purchase.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value Excellent tent for the money. Light enough to carry on a backpacking trip and is easy to set up. It's enough for 2 large adults in sleeping bags and felt comfortable.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Storms and rain at 10668 feet? No prob! Hiked 16 miles, stayed at South Peak in the Sandias over night, stormy, rain, winds and pure comfort. Perfect size for my wife and I, packs and boots inside... but if you're 6 feet +, I'd have to suggest getting the Half Dome 2 Plus, otherwise, this is a great buy!
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from first impressions I've just used this on my own land but it was very easy to set up and very sturdy in wind. It fits together very well and is sturdy. The materials and finish feel really good. I returned a different tent and chose this one and am very happy with it. There's not too many negative things I can say about this tent. The pole set-up is a little unintuitive but once you know how it fits together it's easy to set up very quickly with just one person. The included tent stakes are fine but if I would upgrade anything about the tent, it would be them, and to include a groundcover. These are small things. If you are thinking about buying this tent, do it. A great value and a great product.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice tent. Used this for 5 nights on the Appalachian Trail. Had two nights of rain/thunderstorms/hail and one night of snow. Was dry inside every night. Super easy to set up. Lots of room inside for me (6'2") and all my gear at night.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scouting was never the same. I got this tent a year ago before going on a Boy Scout High Adventure base called Philmont in New Mexico. Not only was it the best tent I have ever slept in, it was my partner's favorite part of the trip. In hot climates you are able to take the fly covering the main tent door (vestasomething) and roll it up. It let a crossbreeze in and our tent was nice and cool while the sun was beating down on it. When it rained we kept it shut and let the overhead vents on top cool us down. We stayed dry and slept like angels. Although this is not a winter tent, I find it working well in the snow. The snow starts packing around the walls of the tent insulating us while we sleep. I don't know how to describe it but take my word for it - it works well. Some extras you may consider when buying is some better steaks than the bendable round ones all tents come with and the sold separately ground sheet. Although it is a little awkward, it got the job done for me. Not a bad experience yet.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You will not be unhappy with this tent! This tent is great for 1 or 2 people. It sets up easy, is bigger inside than you expect and stands up well to the elements. I've hiked/camped through Montana and Colorado with this tent and while it is a little heavier than others, it travels well by air and foot. Simple to starp to or carry inside your backpack - it's pretty small when broken down. Get the footprint, it's worth it. Nothing bad to say about this tent, very versitile and convenient for hikers. I have recommended this product to several others. Excellent tent!
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tent especially for the price. Great tent. The OutdoorGearLab youtube review, REI addressed one of their complaints (the doors). With all the youtube videos and a quick practice run at home in my backyard, had no issues quickly setting up the tent. The 4 rainfly vents work well, and I can open/close them from inside the tent. The vestibules when zipped open can let some rain in. The stakes are a tad cheap, but.. they are also cheap to replace.
    Date published: 2014-03-30

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