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The REI Base Camp 4 Tent combines mountaineering-inspired geodesic-dome architecture and rugged materials to create a roomy and robust campground shelter.

REI Base Camp 4 Tent

This tent combines mountaineering-inspired geodesic dome architecture and rugged materials to create a roomy and robust campground shelter for 4 people.
  • $369.00

Item # 862432

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  • Wide-mouth door orientation gives all sleepers equal access to the 2 doors—no need to crawl over a tentmate to get in and out
  • Large doors have solid fabric for privacy and mesh for ventilation; doors tuck into roof pockets
  • 2 roof vents help control condensation; zippered access allows campers to adjust the vents from inside the tent
  • Color coding and equal-length poles simplify setup
  • Large pole-supported vestibule and a smaller stake-out vestibule provide covered storage front and rear
  • Coated 150-denier polyester oxford floor is abrasion- and puncture-resistant
  • Full-coverage polyester rainfly is resistant to stretching and UV rays
  • Multiple pockets and hang loops help organize the interior
  • Includes a convenient backpack-style storage sack, stakes, guylines and tighteners, as well as a pole-repair tube, a pole bag and a stake bag
  • The REI Base Camp 4 Footprint is sold separately


REI Base Camp 4 Tent

Specification Description
Best use Family & car camping
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping capacity 4-person
Minimum trail weight 14 lbs. 3 oz.
Minimum trail weight - metric 6.4 kilograms
Packaged weight 17 lbs. 1 oz.
Packed size 25 x 16.5 x 9.5 inches
Floor dimensions 8 ft. 4 in. x 7 ft. 2 in.
Floor dimensions - metric 254 x 218 centimeters
Floor area 60 square feet
Vestibule area 23 + 17.5 square feet
Peak height 5 feet
Peak height - metric 152 centimeters
Number of doors 2 doors
Number of poles 5
Pole material Aluminum
Pole diameter 11 / 10.3 / 10.2 millimeters
Canopy fabric 75-denier nylon / 40-denier mesh
Floor fabric 150-denier polyester
Rainfly fabric 75-denier polyester
Footprint included No
Design type Freestanding

REI Base Camp 4 Tent

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Rated 3out of5
by fromEh, might as well spring for the 6 I've always been a small tent person, and the quarter dome t3 that I've had for years has served me well. It is small enough to pack up and stick in my backpack to go on longer trips, is pretty lightweight, and just big enough for fit a queen-sized air mattress if you are car camping. A couple of years ago, I went to a festival where it poured down rain almost the entire weekend to the point where the music was cancelled and we were left with nothing to do but hang out in our tent. Our tent was small and spending a lot of time in it was not super enjoyable. Our friends had brought the base camp 6 and we had the best time hanging out in their tent. they had two whole blow up mattresses in it and a whole gaggle of us hung out in it waiting out the rain playing cards, even standing up and dancing with a little portable Bluetooth speaker. After that experience, I realized that in certain scenarios it makes sense to have a larger tent if you don't need it to be compact. So when it came time to register for my wedding, I registered for the Base Camp 4, thinking that that was what they had used that weekend. It wasn't. We waited a long time to use it for the first time because we don't typically car camp, so we aren't able to return it. The base camp 4 feels only slightly bigger than the quarter dome t3, but weighs a THREE times more. The tent bag is nearly the size of a backpacking backpack itself. The ceiling is 14" higher, but at 5', it isn't big enough to stand up or not feel cramped. Basically, if you are looking for a big tent to spread out in, this isn't it. If you are looking for a small tent, this isn't it either. I just wish I could trade it out for the larger model, because I feel like I'm stuck with an awkward sized tent. As far at the set up and break-down, the tent is easy to assemble and seemed to be on par with REI quality. The double vestibule makes it nice for stashing stuff and letting each person have their own entrance.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5out of5
by fromone of the best buy We use on a camp with high wind and rain they keep the scout dry and safe from the wind that the best buy
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 3out of5
by frombase of this tent is not water proof overall design of this tent is good, except: 1) tent is made in China, and production quality really need to upgrade. Sewing around the edge is sloppy, zippers get stuck frequently. 2) bottom of the tent really need to use waterproof fabric (Unfortunately, REI did not do so). Of course, many ppl believe ground sheet is water proof, so the bottom of the tent do not need to use the more expensive waterproof fabric. Under global warming, nowadays campers need to always prepare for extreme weathers. Because REI base camp tent do not have waterproof bottom, whenever my family's caming trip encounter heavy afternoon thunder showers, our sleeping pads (inside the tent) get soaking wet. Such situation isn't rare, we have 6 soaking wet sleeping pad experiences just this 2014 summer (yellowstone twice, glacial national park twice, 1 in seattle, 1 in oregon). When I made the purchase, I had high hope(even wishes to bring 3 base camp tents home). In the end, I have to return this tent because basecamp tent stands no chance under heavy rain fall. I hope REI can produce a tent with waterproof tent bottom next time.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5out of5
by fromExcellent Product!!! We couldn't be happier with Base Camp 4. It's easy to setup, the perfect size for our queen-sized air mattress, and stayed dry during torrential downpours. After 6 hours of rainfall, we were camped in 2-inches of standing water but there wasn't a single drop in the tent. Thanks REI!
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5out of5
by fromBuilt well and likely to last Recently purchased and have just put it to the test of an outdoor trip. Experienced 30- to 35-mph winds and several down pours during the 9-day trip. Sheds water like a duck and was quite stable in the winds. The seams are well-reinforced. The "vestibule/fly" is a worthy feature. The "50-in" interior height seemed to accommodate my 6' height well enough that I could stand (with only having to tilt my head a bit). Plenty of room for one or two persons plus gear. Adding a few more inches to the height (recommend total of at least 60 inches) would enhance this product to "nearly perfect".
Date published: 2014-07-06
Rated 5out of5
by fromVery capable tent I've had this tent for five or six years now. I use it when I go car camping or expedition rafting. The tent goes up pretty easily, even if you are doing it yourself. I have had bad experiences with tents and wind, so I always, always, always stake out my tent. The supplied tent stakes have held up well under winds gusting to 30 mph. I have used it in heavy rain and stayed bone dry all night long. The design keeps the tent dry, but I have found condensation under the fly several times, even with the vents open. No big deal since I'm not using this as a 4 season tent. After a lot of heavy use, I've noticed the tape is finally starting to peel off the seams. Don't take that as a complaint! This tent has had a lot of use and I feel like I got more than my money's worth. We put a queen sized air mattress in it and still have room for a few other items. The fly creates a nice vestibule with a "garage" in the back for storing bags and other loose items you don't want to blow away or get soaked.
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 5out of5
by fromNice Tent I've had this tent for years and it's still very sturdy. I camp in the desert so I get very little rain, but I do get a lot of wind. I use the guy lines for added stability for when the wind picks up and I've never had a problem. This is definitely a very high quality tent that will last for years easily, you can't go wrong.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 5out of5
by fromA luxury tent for 2 We graduated from the QuarterDome to this. QuaterDome is great for backpacking, light, good in wet and windy weather. If you have capacity for space and weight, Basecamp4 provides much more comfortable camping for 2. Plenty of standing for me, 5'2". Very doable for my husband, 6'2". With a full-size air mattress, you still have plenty of room for moving around each other in the tent, and room for storing gears in the front and back entrances. Basecamp4 takes 2 to set up. One person, if you are good at it and handy and in calm day. This tent withstands wind very well. It also kept us dry in northwest raining weather. We added comfort by laying a "packing" padding to the floor.
Date published: 2014-10-26

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