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    REI Taj 3 Tent - 2012 Special Buy

    The REI Taj 3 is a 3-season, 3-person backpacking tent that won't weigh you down. See details

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    The REI Taj 3 is a 3-season, 3-person backpacking tent that won't weigh you down.

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    The REI Taj 3 is a 3-season, 3-person backpacking tent that won't weigh you down.

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    The REI Taj 3 is a 3-season, 3-person backpacking tent that won't weigh you down.

    • Doors are now easier to enter and exit, and enlarged vestibules offer a bit more space for gear storage
    • Combi-pole design offers extra interior space for better livability while inside tent
    • 3-pole clip design is sturdy and combines with the no-see-um mesh doors, window and ceiling panels to provide excellent ventilation and visibility
    • Insider floor seams are engineered to create a clean, taut pitch and maximize floor space; factory seam-taping ensures a waterproof seal
    • Polyester rainfly stays taut even when wet and features 2 built-in vestibules, an upper vent and a clear film window for viewing outside conditions
    • Leak-proof rainfly construction ensures that water won't sneak through susceptible areas such as guyout points and zippers
    • Tent stays organized with the attic (included) and 3 interior pockets
    • Attention to detail shows with the reflective zipper pulls and guylines, ladder-loc tie-downs on rainfly and pole wraps that secure rainfly to tent
    • Footprint (not included) extends the life of your tent by protecting it from abrasive wear and tear
    • Save weight by creating a minimalist shelter using rainfly, footprint (not included) and poles only
    • Comes with guylines and tighteners, stakes, pole repair tube, pole and stake bags and tapered, easy-to-stuff compression stuff sack
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    REI Taj 3 Tent - 2012 Special Buy Specs
    Best use
    7 pounds
    3.17 kilograms
    5 lbs. 4 oz.
    7 lbs. 13 oz.
    8 x 25 inches
    99 x 95 inches
    251 x 241 centimeters
    50 square feet
    5 + 5 square feet
    48 inches
    122 centimeters
    2 doors
    Aluminum DAC Featherlite
    8.84 / 9.8 millimeters
    Nylon ripstop
    Coated nylon taffeta
    Coated polyester taffeta
    Freestanding tent
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    Minimum trail weight
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    Fly / footprint pitch weight
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    Number of poles
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    Floor fabric
    Rainfly fabric
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    REI Taj 3 Tent - 2012 Special Buy is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2006 version We got this tent in 2006- with the intent to use it for 2 people. We're car campers with a small vehicle so we have some comfort gear and some backpacking for space considerations. In the Taj 3 we have room for 2 thermarest-type mattresses, sleeping bags, an addidas duffel bag (for size reference) of clothing, and a 45-lb dog who sleeps at our feet, and there's still room to step in and out of the tent without stepping all over our stuff. I'd say pay attention to how the tent was packed as it does take some figuring to get it to it's smallest size/in the bag just right. The rainfly vestibules will hold your shoes but not much else, we're not much for bad weather camping but we've certainly used it at the beach with heavy fog, and in the Sierras use the rainfly with the doors tied back to keep a little more heat in. We like the velcro that helps hold it in place in wind. We've not regretted the choice. Outside of unpredictable weather, we've had some lovely stargazing in it!
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rock star in the Rain I've had this tent for 2 years now, and have nothing but good things to say about it. When I bought it I was looking for something that was easy to set up on my own, and this tent is great for that. Set up is simple and easily done by one person. Since I bought it I've started sharing it with my boyfriend, and there's enough room for a queen sized air mattress, with just a little room left over on the sides for a couple of backpacks. The pockets on the sides and back are great for small things--it makes it easy to locate my headlamp and glasses. The attic is also great--we used it to store a wet raincoat during a thunderstorm and it kept the coat well above us. What I didn't realize when I bought the tent was how great it would be in the rain. I got rained on once last summer, but just recently it withstood 2 nights of pretty severe thunderstorms. The first night we actually had to leave the campsite to shelter in the bathroom, and there was thunder and lightning along with hail and wind. I wasn't sure my tent was going to be there when I came out, but not only was it there, it was completely dry. The second night we got more rain, thunder, lightning, and wind, and again didn't have a drop of water inside the tent, other than what we brought in with us. The vestibules are small-ish and getting in and out when it's raining is hard to do without bringing in some water, but overall I can't recommend this tent enough for 2 people. It keeps you warm and dry, organized, and has just enough room for an air mattress and some gear.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Outstanding tent, easy to set up, very well constructed.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 2 person tent I've had this for about a year and it has worked well. Color coded poles make it easy to set up once you know how they cross. Used it from 28F to 92F, in fairly heavy rain and no leaks. Easy to pack up and fit into the bag. It can be a little tricky getting in and out, but I'll take the two doors, handy attic and full fly any day.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from REI TAJ 3 I Have the first version of this tent and liked it so well I bought another so if anything happened to it I have a new replacement. Use it mountain Biking, camping at the lake, in improved campgrounds, and every chance I get to get outdoors.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great tent have used the first version of the taj 3 for about 7 years and never had one bit of problem with it. have used it in heavy rain and wet snow and it kept me bone dry. once you set it up a few times, easy to do and doesn't take very long. for the price and quality, can't go wrong.
    Date published: 2014-03-30

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