Wow, Just another reason to be disappointed with the direction REI has taken.  We just pulled out our Quarter Dome after having it stored for a few years and discovered the taped seams are all flaking.  The REI of old would have stood behind any product that carried their name not just discontinued it never acknowledging it  was flawed and leaving their customers to fend for themselves salvaging an expensive purchase.  I'll never buy another REI branded  piece of equipment. I'm just glad that this community shared some remedies.