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The REI Quarter Dome 1 Tent uses new ultralight materials and a unique design to create a lightweight 1-person, 3-season backpacking tent that's roomy, well ventilated and strong.

REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent

Using new ultralight materials and a unique pole design, this lightweight 2-person, 3-season backpacking tent is roomy, well ventilated and strong, and offers 2 vestibules for covered storage.
  • $299.00

Item # 862423

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  • Our new 15-denier ripstop nylon in the tent and fly minimizes weight, yet retains strength; floor uses a lightweight yet robust 30-denier ripstop nylon
  • 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
  • Doors on fly and tent are aligned for easy entry and exit
  • Hubbed pole assembly simplifies setup
  • A large zippered roof vent helps control condensation
  • Pockets and hang loops help organize the interior
  • Includes a stuff sack, stakes, guylines and tighteners, as well as a pole-repair tube, a pole bag and a stake bag
  • Fly/footprint minimalist pitch option lets you leave the tent at home and use the fly, poles and footprint (sold separately) as a lightweight shelter
  • The REI Quarter Dome 2 Footprint is sold separately


REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent

Specification Description
Best use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping capacity 2-person
Minimum trail weight 3 lbs. 1 oz.
Minimum trail weight - metric 1.38 kilograms
Fly / footprint pitch weight 2 lbs. 6 oz.
Packaged weight 3 lbs. 9 oz.
Packed size 7.25 x 20 inches
Floor dimensions 90 x 54 (foot width) 44 inches
Floor dimensions - metric 228 x 137 (foot width) 111 centimeters
Floor area 28.7 square feet
Vestibule area 6.7 + 6.7 square feet
Peak height 40 inches
Peak height - metric 101 centimeters
Number of doors 2 doors
Number of poles 1 hubbed poleset
Pole material DAC aluminum NSL
Pole diameter 8.05 / 8.5 millimeters
Canopy fabric 15-denier ripstop nylon/20-denier nylon mesh
Floor fabric 30-denier ripstop nylon
Rainfly fabric 15-denier ripstop nylon
Footprint included No
Design type Freestanding

REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent

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Rated 4out of5
by fromSimple and Light Bought this tent for hiking and on the recommendation of one of the staff at our local REI. It's real easy to set up (I have no problem setting it up myself). It only weighs three and a half pounds, so it's not a lot of weight to carry on long trips. My only issue is that it requires you to use all five stakes to be more structurally sound. Then there's two additional stakes for the fly to be effective.
Date published: 2014-10-03
Rated 5out of5
by fromAwesome tent! Very light, worked out great. The only issue i had was that I forgot to keep the vent open and there was a bit of condensation in the morning.
Date published: 2014-10-17
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat Lightweight tent Great Lightweight tent that has 2 doors and great ventilation and great pockets. Easy to setup and love the option of using the poles and fly with no tent body. not that I would but nice option. Rei knocked it out the park this time. Only complaints are long pocket near the head has no division and footprint is a lil heavy could be lighter to go w a nice light tent like this
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 4out of5
by fromNicely done About a year ago I bought an MSR carbon reflex 2, mostly because of its 3lb weight. I had some misgivings about it, not free standing, inside pockets were unusable because of bad opening angle, tent corners were flattened and cramped. All the fittings were plastic to conserve weight and though there were no failures they made me nervous. Worst though was when a pole failed and MSR told me to mail it to them and they'd decide whether to send me a replacement, leaving me tentless. That was the last straw and enough to send me looking through the store and finding this Quarter Dome 2. Same weight and floor space, but the all 4 corners are near vertical where the tent body connects, the pocket storage inside is awesome (may need a velcro in the middle on the lower pocket), its freestanding, has metal grommets and pole tips. Minor issues: I'll supply my own pegs, need a 3rd guy line and none are reflective, and the directions are laminated to the stuffbag which seems to add 2-3 oz of weight so I'll supply my own stuffbag. Note I haven't camped in it yet but its design is superior to the MSR Hubba Hubba and Carbon Reflex in my opinion. I used a North Face Tadpole for many years and this is just as rigid but far lighter. I'm very critical and have never bought anything that I thought was perfect. This tent after I replace the parts I've mentioned I think would be 5 stars.
Date published: 2014-02-28
Rated 5out of5
by fromi stayed dry I have used this tent on a couple overnight trips. The first one was clear and warm and the second trip.was cold wet and windy. Heavy rain and wind and the tent held up great! Other people had their tents flood and blow over and collapse. I stayed dry and the tent stayed up. What else can I ask for?
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat lightweight tent! This tent is a big improvement over the Quarter Dome T2 that I purchased in 2010. The lighter weight and increased length make this a much better option for backpacking and camping someone that's a hair under 6 ft. The only concern I have is the flimsiness of the stuff bag. Other than that, I can't complain. Nice job REI!
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 4out of5
by fromMotocycle Camping Puchased this tent to use motorcycle camping, because of it's light weight and size. First night I pitched the tent, it went through an hour long thunderstorm and then 4 solid hours of rain. Everything stayed dry, as I expected, but this was nice to confirm. I'm 6'2" and fit in the tent ok, another few inches in length would be nice. I did get some condensation in the tent, but was in the Ozarks during a summer rainstorm with over 90% humidity. No condensation fell from the rainfly, so I stayed dry. The main reason I selected this tent was pack size, and couldn't be more happy. For any motorcycle campers, this tent fits in the lid of my Jesse panniers. The tent bag is loose, so when packed the tent can conform to the shape of the lid, and the poles are just short enough to fit diagonal in the lid. Great packed size for motorcycle luggage. One vestibule kept my boots dry, while I used the other access in and out of the tent. Also, the the vent in the rainfly that can be accessed internally, is a great design.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 5out of5
by fromTHE best lightweight tent I had bought the BA Fly Creek 2 for a trip with my girlfriend and we both loved it (we used to to squeeze into a large 1 man tent). The Quarter Dome beats the Fly Creek in all categories except for weight, which is a measly 1 lb more. So IMO if you are looking for lightest possible, yet spacious 2 man tent get this one. The QD's vertical walls, way more head room, 2 side doors, 2 vestibules, and slightly sturdier materials are for worth the extra 50% in weight. Again, if ultralight is your goal and you don't mind paying the extra $200, get the Fly Creek. Set-up for the tent body is incredibly simple (2 minutes even without directions). The rain fly is simple too, but has a few more bells and whistles which I haven't experimented with yet. The stuff sack it comes with makes it look very large, but you can compress it down a lot more. Final words: This isn't one of those 2 man tents that should be used for 1 person unless you 6'4" 250+. It truely fits 2 6' people comfortably and has PLENTY of head room for 2 people to sit up/change in. For the current sale price of $200, you can't go wrong with this highly spacious, 2 door 2 vestibule tent!
Date published: 2014-05-17

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