I’d normally just walk into an REI store and ask this, but given the COVID19 I’m hoping you can help me out online.
Looking for a car camping tent for 2 adults. 3 season is fine. Might use it a hand full of times per year. Considering the following. Any thoughts on the best option?
- REI Co-op Half Dome 3 Plus Tent
- REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Plus Tent - do I need the extra space over the HD 3?
- REI Co-op Base Camp 4 Tent - is it worth the price increase for my purposes?
- REI Co-op Camp Dome 4 Tent - Good price as discontinued. Am I going to miss not having vestibules?
- Kelty Discovery 4 Tent - low cost, will it hold up?
Any thoughts much appreciated.
@skx013k2 we would love to give you advice on this! But before we can, a few questions that will help us narrow down your choices:
Once we hear back, we'll get you a few great recommendations!
Also, if you have a recommendation for sleeping pads to go with the above that would be great. Comfort over portability. 6 ft male and 5’6” female - both average size.
@skx013k2 great information, and super helpful to give you some recommendations!
Let's start with a few tents:
Let us know if these recommendations raise any additional questions. And we'll respond again with sleeping pad recommendations next!
@skx013k2 on to ground pads! This will be a little more nuanced because there are a lot of personal preferences when it comes to what's comfortable for sleeping on the ground! We'll provide some suggestions and offer a few resources, and then be open for more dialogue if additional questions arise!
First, you might read this article on picking a ground pad to try to narrow down what "kind" of pad you'd prefer. Filled with air? Or self-inflating? Horizontal or vertical baffles? These are personal preferences and neither is better or worse than the other!
A few recommendations for ground pads, assuming you are sleeping on the ground:
Let us know if you'd like information/advice on cots and/or pads to use with cots!