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  • New 2017 pole architecture improves liveable interior space so that you can sit up comfortably, and increases head and shoulder room by 49% with 27% more room in the footbox
  • New 2017 dual-stake vestibule is 46% larger, easily sheltering all your gear from the elements
  • Vertical sidewalls create spacious elbow room and provide a no-drip entryway
  • Large door on fly vestibule and tent body adds ease to the entry and can be hung out of the way when unzipped
  • 15-denier ripstop nylon in the fly minimizes weight while retaining strength; floor and canopy utilize a lightweight and robust 20-denier ripstop nylon
  • Hubbed and shock-corded pole assembly combines with strategic color coding to simplify setup
  • Roof vent with internal zippered access helps control condensation
  • Adjustable stakeout points make stake placement easy and allow for quick vestibule tensioning
  • Reflective stake loops and guylines help minimize nighttime trip hazard
  • A variety of 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

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 1-person
Minimum Trail Weight 2 lbs. 7 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight 1 lbs. 12.8 oz.
Packaged Weight 2 lbs. 14 oz.
Packed Size 6 x 18.5 inches
Floor Dimensions 88 x 35/27 (L x W head/foot) inches
Floor Area 18.9 square feet
Vestibule Area 9.8 square feet
Peak Height 42 inches
Number of Doors 1 door
Number of Poles 1
Pole Material Aluminum
Pole Diameter Unavailable
Canopy Fabric Nylon
Floor Fabric Nylon
Rainfly Fabric Nylon
Ultralight Yes
Design Type Freestanding
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect 1 man tent At 6'3", 215lbs & 41 years of age I had several criteria that a 1 man tent needed to fill. 1st can I sit up and get dressed in comfortably. Passed, this tent has 1 large large door and is tall enough that I can sit up without hitting my head. 2nd can I lay down in the tent without touching all sides. Passed I use the REI radiant long sleeping bag and a long self inflatable pad both dry after a light rainstorm. 3rd does it have a large enough vestibule for my gear. Passed, this tent has plenty of space. At 2.7lbs, this UL 1 man tent is huge! It also has plenty of small pockets for flashlights and other small gear and plenty of ventilation.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Upgrade from QDT1 I bought this as an update to my trusty old QDT1, which is showing its age. I saw that they updated the pole system to be more like the QD2 (I have the 2015 version, my main tent at the moment), which solved my main gripe about the QDT1. As cool as the asymmetrical pole system was on that, you would need to stake it down to get the full interior volume going and not have the foot well collapse on you. Another unexpected upgrade is the inclusion of DAC stakes, from the hooked aluminum rods that were included in the QDT1. Will fit an Exped Synpad 9LW in there although a bit snug.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for solo backpacking! The tent set up was simple and much roomier than expected. The 2 lbs 7 oz weight is perfect for long hikes and has lots of head room. The new door design is excellent update and the tent is completely freestanding.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Shelf Tent Purchased to replace older version of Quarter Dome 1. The upgrades to this year's version are well thought out and worth the purchase. Great product!
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lightweight Tent Bought to replace a bivvy. This is very light weight, super easy to set up, and has plenty of room both inside the tent and vestibule. It also has some extras. In all, it's a really great, light tent that you won't be disappointed with. • The poles are super light, but the two bent poles (on head side) means that they protrude slightly when you pack them up. It's not really a big deal, and only noticeable when you're trying to put them into the bag. The tent itself is really light and compressible. The rain fly is much lighter than I had expected. There's really no reason not to carry the fly along considering how light it is. • Set up is as easy as laying the tent out, matching pole colors to tent colors, and hooking the tent to the poles. Easily set up by one person. Rainfly fits snugly, and has plenty of optional anchor points. Anchors aren't required but would make everything that much more fit for bad weather. It took me less than a minute to set it up the first time. • I'm 155lbs, 5'10" and have plenty of room inside. The walls are steep, even without staking the tent down, so the whole space is useable. If you're my size and have a small dog (30lbs or less), then you could both fit in there. With the rain fly on, I can fit my 60L pack in the vestibule without issue. You can also easily crouch through the one-sided opening. • A few pockets inside by the head and the top means you have plenty of space for your gadgets. There are loops at all the anchor points, so you can hook even more stuff up. There's a zipper at the top of the tent to reach the vent on the rainfly. If it's sunny, you can also use this as a quick reach into your tent to get to those top pockets.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Light and Well Thought Out I've had an REI Half Dome for years and loved it. I wanted something lighter that didn't cost a fortunes, so gave this a try, and am glad I did, I love it. It's got many small features that make it great for backpacking. Little gear trays and pockets for example. And it's light and packs down small. I ditch the back and just put the individual parts in my backpack, and it barely takes up any room. It weighs just over 2lbs, which is incredible. Very happy with it.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from light but roomy I bought this tent for solo bike touring. Thus far I've used it on one month-long trip in Spain. It's amazingly roomy, so I don't get any of the claustrophobic feeling I've gotten with other one-person tents. There's plenty of room to sit up, and it's wide enough at the head end to sit cross-legged. The vestibule is roomy enough for several panniers, and I very much like that the fly zip is on the side of the vestibule, allowing you to get in and out while still keeping stuff mostly protected from the rain. Set-up is quick and easy, with everything nicely color-coded. I do wish there were a way to attach the ground cloth to the tent body -- as it is, the pole ends need to fit into two grommets (if using the ground cloth), where only one should be necessary. I'll probably sew the tent and ground cloth corner-straps together. I like the fly-vent feature, to reduce condensation, and the roof pockets, handy for a headlamp or other small items. The side pockets unfortunately are angled such that things don't stay in them well. I couldn't get a water bottle to stay upright in the pockets. I have two main complaints. First, because it's tall and narrow, the tent is not very stable in the wind, especially a cross-wind. Assiduous staking helps this, of course, but the design is inherently vulnerable to wind. Second, I don't understand the color choice. Seems to me a tent color should either be highly visible (e.g., yellow or orange) for safety, or camouflaged (like the Half Dome's army green color) for stealth camping. The gray of this fly is neither, and becomes pretty much invisible in fog or snow, exactly when you want it to be visible. But overall I like the tent a lot. For the weight, size, and price, it's a lot of tent.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Cycling I bought this tent for self contained cycling. It is light weight and with the fly, provides enough room to keep your gear dry. It is light weight and costs less than other light weight tents. Additionally, it is easy to erect and take down. I recommend it highly for bicycle camping.
Date published: 2017-04-10
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Is a ground cover required under the tent?

Asked by: tpg3
ALWAYS use a footprint under your tent, especially an ultralight like this one. The fabrics used in these lightweight designs are simply not heavy enough to withstand much abrasion or resist punctures. I even use a footprint under heavier tents as well, because I use them hard and often on unforgiving surfaces. The extra weight is worth not having to replace a tent every year.
Answered by: Canyonman
Date published: 2017-03-27

Does the material rip or puncture easily?

Asked by: swagdog7329
This tent has 15-denier ripstop nylon in the fly and 20-denier ripstop nylon in the floor and canopy. These are both very durable materials so they should not rip or puncture easily.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-28

If I wish to store this tent in a stuff bag, how big (in Liters) should it be?

Asked by: fkrasovitzky
Any 18 liter stuff sack is a good choice. https://www.rei.com/c/stuff-sacks
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-28

Thickness of materials please.

Asked by: Rhys
The denier for the fabrics on this tent are as follows: Rainfly- 15 denier Floor- 20 denier Canopy- 20 denier No-see-um mesh- 20 denier
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-30

Can you set up the fly,poles,and optional footprint first and then set the tent up under the fly as if you were in the rain to keep the tent dry?

Asked by: Wolfe423
A dry set-up is possible with this tent. You may however be looking at a longer set-up time compared to the normal assembly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13

Is the quarter dome 1 seam sealed? If not, does it require seam sealedto be 100% waterproof?

Asked by: Ailanthus
Yes, the rainfly and floor are factory seam taped.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-02

Is the tent waterproof?

Asked by: paula
​Yes, this tent is seam sealed and waterproof.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-18

Does the 2014 quarter dome 1 footprint fit this 2017 redesigned tent?

Asked by: deborah
The footprint for this tent does not fit the older model of the Quarter Dome 1.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-28
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