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    REI Dash 2 Tent

    The lightest 2-person tent REI has ever made, the REI Dash 2 Tent provides a comfortable amount of living space that includes a door and a vestibule for each hiker. See details

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    The lightest 2-person tent REI has ever made, the REI Dash 2 Tent provides a comfortable amount of living space that includes a door and a vestibule for each hiker.

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    The lightest 2-person tent REI has ever made, the REI Dash 2 Tent provides a comfortable amount of living space that includes a door and a vestibule for each hiker.

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    The lightest 2-person tent REI has ever made, the REI Dash 2 Tent provides a comfortable amount of living space that includes a door and a vestibule for each hiker.

    • REI's new 15-denier ripstop nylon in the tent, fly and floor minimizes weight, yet retains strength
    • Large areas of mesh also cut weight while providing plenty of ventilation
    • Unlike many minimalist tents, the Dash 2 has 2 doors and 2 vestibules to provide easy access and covered storage for each person
    • REI-exclusive tension-truss architecture creates stable vertical sidewalls and generous headroom while minimizing pole weight
    • Pole angles and asymmetrical tent shape also enhance living space, allowing both people to sit up
    • A single hubbed pole assembly allows quick, easy setup
    • Pockets and hang loops help organize the interior
    • The REI Dash 2 Tent comes with a tent stuff sack, stakes, guylines and tighteners, as well as a pole-repair tube, a pole bag and a stake bag
    • The REI Dash 2 Footprint is sold separately

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    REI Dash 2 Tent Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    3-season
    2-person
    2 lbs. 7 oz.
    1.1 kilograms
    Not applicable
    2 lbs. 15 oz.
    6 x 20 inches
    90 x 54 (foot width) 42 inches
    228 x 137 (foot width) 106 centimeters
    29 square feet
    5.3 + 5.3 square feet
    40 inches
    101 centimeter
    2 doors
    1 hubbed poleset
    DAC aluminum
    8.5 millimeters
    15-denier ripstop nylon/20-denier mesh
    15-denier ripstop nylon
    15-denier ripstop nylon
    No
    Semi-freestanding tent
    Seasons
    Sleeping capacity
    Minimum trail weight
    Minimum trail weight - metric
    Fly / footprint pitch weight
    Packaged weight
    Packed size
    Floor dimensions
    Floor dimensions - metric
    Floor area
    Vestibule area
    Peak height
    Peak height - metric
    Number of doors
    Number of poles
    Pole material
    Pole diameter
    Canopy fabric
    Floor fabric
    Rainfly fabric
    Footprint included
    Design type

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    REI Dash 2 Tent is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Deceptively heavy When I saw this tent in the store, I was very excited about the specs and had to buy it. I love that it was as roomy as the Big Agnes Copper Spur, but Wade about the same as the Fly Creek. However, after setting it up in my living room and truly thinking through the design, I will be returning it for a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 instead. First the positives. This was by far the easiest tent I've ever set up. It is completely intuitive, the poles spring into shape, and takes less than a minute. Interior height was terrific, as was the room inside. The floorplan is similar to the big Agnes fly Creek, but the addition of a second door makes it much friendlier as a two-man tent. Now for the reasons I'm returning it. 1. Although this tent is marketed as being lighter than its competitors, it really isn't. The weight savings on the body of content is accomplished by using a 15 denier nylon, but it's hard to imagine using that thin a tub on the type of terrain we encounter in Texas without the footprint. The 3-5 oz savings on the tent body is more than offset by the footprint which is significantly heavier than the footprint on my old REI quarterdome and it's competitors. For example, the total weight of this tent plus footprint is greater than the big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 with footprint. Also, the coated tub of the Copper Spur makes it possible to use the tent without a footprint - something I would never do with the Dash 2. 2. The rain fly design curves at the bottom and provides less coverage from the elements than one would expect. The shape and height from the ground on the vestibules would not protect a pack or boots well, especially since you have half the space of its competitor. The rain fly also misses on extra ventilation that is featured in the old quarterdomes and the big Agnes designs. Bottom line is that this might be great if you're camping on soft terrain and you are easy on gear. But if you are spending this much money and want something built to last, the Copper Spur UL2 is a far better choice. Less weight (total weight for real conditions), stronger materials, DAC stakes, and double the vestibule space.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Tent I purchased this tent in February of 2014. I have used it on three two-night backpacking outings so far. The first night was in a wind/rain storm (moderate) and the tent very performed well, no leaks at all. In general the tent is made of strong but very light weight material. I wanted a two person light weight tent specifically for backpacking and wanted to keep the weight to a minimum. It does weigh in as advertised. So far I am very pleased with the quality and performance. I can assemble it in less than 2 minutes without any issue. I did replace the tent stakes to shave off a couple more ounces and get something stronger.
    Date published: 2014-04-14

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