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  • Updated pole architecture increases head and shoulder room by 28% and footbox room by 23%, offering a generous living space where 2 adults can relax and hang out
  • Dual-stake vestibules (one on each side) are 60% larger than the prior version and easily shelter all your gear from the weather
  • Vertical sidewalls create spacious elbow room and provide a no-drip entryway
  • 15-denier ripstop nylon in the fly minimizes weight while retaining strength; floor and canopy utilize a lightweight and robust 20-denier ripstop nylon
  • 2 large doors on fly vestibule and tent body add ease to the entry and can be hung out of the way when unzipped
  • Hubbed and shockcorded 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
  • REI Quarter Dome 2 Footprint is sold separately


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Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 2-person
Minimum Trail Weight 3 lbs. 5 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight 2 lbs. 4.8 oz.
Packaged Weight 3 lbs. 12 oz.
Packed Size 7 x 18.5 inches
Floor Dimensions 88 x 52/42 (L x W head/foot) inches
Floor Area 28.7 square feet
Vestibule Area 21.5 square feet
Peak Height 42 inches
Number of Doors 2 doors
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 4 out of 5 by from Almost a 5 star Overall this is a great tent! Used this tent for the first time during a torrential downpour and greatly appreciated the easy setup. Extremely comfortable for one with plenty of room to move around. The only flaw I found was that it only comes with 9 stakes, instead of 10 that are needed. Read about this in other reviews, and do not understand why one stake would be left out. The one stake I was missing allowed the rain fly to touch the tent, therefore my feet got wet from the condensation at night. To use the guy lines you need to purchase 3 additional stakes. REI how about including 4 more stakes from the get go?
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Tent I bought this tent about a month ago and took it on one camp out so far. I am impressed by the design. Easy to get into and out of. I am 6'2" tall 220 lbs and my son is 5'10" 200 lbs and we had plenty of room. Spacious at the shoulders and feet. One sleep pad was extra wide and one was normal width. No problem. Did I say it was easy to get into and out of? Door and vestibule are angled just right that when nature calls in the middle of the night, it is easy to get into my shoes and then back into the tent with minimal effort. Very easy to put up and take down. Feels very light and I'm looking forward to taking it on an 11 day trip in June. The vestibule is very spacious big enough for a pack and my shoes. Hope that helps.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and Dry Bought this to supplement out family tent and had it a week after we purchased it. Spent the weekend in the heavy rain on Mount Hood. During the day when out and about we were soaked to the core but when it was time to return to the tent everything inside was dry kept us sheltered though the rainy night. It's ok for two adults who are very comfortable with each other but probably better for a single adult who wants a little extra room or maybe a pair of young siblings/friends. It was easy to setup and I really liked the new pole design with the metal connecting points. Our older half dome has the plastic connectors and while its held up well over the years the metal connectors seem like a better design.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roomy lightweight backpacking tent Very well designed tent. I was nervous because I am 6'2" tall and 220 lbs and my tent mate was almost the same size but it was very roomy. We did not have any problems bumping into each other. The foot of the tent is tapered down but there was plenty of room. Getting in and out was easy. The angle of the door openings and the vestibule makes It easy to put your shoes on and stand up even in the middle of the night. The vestibule was roomy enough for my back pack and my shoes. Set up and tear down was simple. Overall very satisfied. Can't wait to try it out this summer on longer trips. At 2 pounds lighter than my half dome that's going to make a huge difference. The only thing I would suggest is it needs 10stakes not 9. Would definitely recommend this tent.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An ultralight that has some shortcomings. The photos below are my first outdoor test setup. (with wind gusts of 14-21 mph) Good; - light - Includes 9 "V" style stakes - Rainfly Gray - Can squeeze in 2 men or a comfortably fit a man and a woman - Vestibule can hold a 75L bag without touching rainfly OR impede the doorways Bad; - Didn't include a 10th stake, (meaning you can't utilize the 2nd factory installed guy lines) - Quality of seam in corners, ( 2 of 4 corners already have wear <see photo>, The stitching in the corners are too close to the edge. This is a major problem; Keep in mind this is most likely a manufacturing defect.) - Tent poles are quite silly, ( They are ALL connected with pole cable. There are two ways to put it away; A} keep the "rings" on the ends of the poles, which stretches out the cable faster. <or> B} Leave it connected to one of the poles, but it can be awkward to roll/ put in the bag.)
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from dimensions do not quite fit I bought a quarter dome 2 tent and footprint, 3 weeks ago. The foot of the tent and footprint do not really match : tent 40 inches wide, 43 inches between the rings on the straps. footprint 39 inches wide, 49 inches between the rings. The structure stretches the tent quite hard I find, and I will have to make the tent straps longer to get the two sets of rings to match and the fly sit properly. Otherwise, very nice tent, easy enough to set up even in strong winds, maybe some sand will get in through the lower interior side wall panel but less than in most tents, and visibility is good with vestibules open.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, easy to setup, improved headroom I just picked up the newly designed Quarter Dome 2 REI tent, and set it up in my living room here this afternoon (I live in MN, and so the ground is currently frozen). I've used the Half Dome 2 in the past on backcountry hunting trips, and so I'm somewhat comparing this new Quarter Dome to it. My main priority was low weight, good headroom, and large vestibules. The Quarter Dome is fairly light coming in at 3lbs 5ozs, and is super easy to setup given the color coded poles and grommets, and has increased vestibule area over the previous model, and has increased headroom, and appears to easily support my 6' 2" frame and my REI 1.5 Air Rail Pad that is the Long and Wide version. The rain fly is super easy to install as well given the color-code and built-in buckle style snaps down by the tent grommets. The only concern is that the material feels very thin, so Users been to be careful to not puncture it... but I guess this is what REI needed to do to make it as light weight as it is. Overall... I like the improvements, and look forward to living in it on my upcoming backcountry camping and hunting trips.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than previous model, but still needs tweaks Bought this tent for a 1 week climbing trip in the Ozarks just a few weeks ago. Temps were between the 40s at night and 70s during the day, with half of the week in constant rain. Overall, this version of the QD is superior to the last. However, with the Copper Spur UL HV 2, the NEMO Dagger, MSR Hubba Hubba, and the Marmot 2P lightweight models, there is a lot of competition in the 2.5-4lb 2 person, roomy tents. Bellow I will address my likes, dislikes, and a few comparisons to the other models to help the viewer digest what might be best for them. First off, the tent has a near* perfect level of roomy for the weight and freestanding. I am 6'2", 200lbs, and my girlfriend is 5'2 (and proportional in weight), and we had plenty of room side by side and with storage overhead and towards the feet for extra dry bags. -Caveat for room and storage: would have liked 2 triangle storage pockets at the footbox. Also, the screens sag a little bit towards the center---and once I looked it over, I will attach 2 hooks to the inside of the rainfly that can attach to the two loops on the screen that hold the rolled up door (similar to what NEMO does with their Hornet 2p). That will add 2-4 inches of additional headroom at either side for almost no weight penalty. Other than that, interior space and peak height or great, but with a few minor mods---gear storage and interior volume could be more optimized. Settup: I'll preface this section with the statement that I hate hub and spoke single-pole style tents. They're more obnoxious to set up solo, but they do optimize strength (if done well). A great way NEMO has worked around this was to put Jake's feet on one end of the tent to ease settup. The QD would really benefit from this as well, so if Jake's feet were added to the awkward 2x5 spoke hub, that would be a great addition. As such, the strength from a 2x5 spoke, single center pole structure isn't great. It lacks behind both the MSR, Marmot, and Copper Spur pole structure, but both of those have much lower peak heights. If you're under 6ft, spend the extra $$$ and go with the Copper Spur, in my opinion. Lastly, the pole structure does not go out far enough away from the tent on the door side. When you open that vestibule up in the rain---it comes pouring in off the vestibule (and got our pads wet every time). Didn't like that---an extra 2" of pole on either end, or an easy mod to the door height would help this. The vestibules: AMAZING. Really easy in/out, tons of storage (we put a cooler and a tote in just one, and 2 climbing gear packs with ropes and trad gear + boots in the other (and that only filled half of that vestibule). We loved them, with the caveat that when opened up to egress during rain that some of that rain would get into the tent. Livability: the inside of the tent (including the large vestibules) really feel like your are in a 4 person tent with screen around a 2 person footprint. We left the screen doors open and sat sideways, or closed them in wind and sat opposite lengthwise with plenty of headroom for both myself and my girlfriend. We spent a solid day in the rain in it---breathed really well, very roomy, held up to wind---but did wave around a bit in the strongest storm. I wouldn't hesitate to live out a few solid rainstorms here. Did something break? Yes. The string-tab that helped hold the vent open on the rainfly delaminated (this is just the support string, and not the rigid tab that props the vent open). Don't know how, or when, but when we packed it up, it was broken. Doesn't seem super I'll pull it off and chop it up to make the hooks to hold the screen to the rain-fly just above either door to optimize some more interior space. Lastly, the footprint wasn't as tight as I liked. The sagging due to rain left mud all over both the bottom of the tent and both sides of the footprint, and reduced its ability to stay snug to the tent with just the pole tension---I'll try and bunch the footprint tabs and sew about 1cm out of all of them which should make it perfect. The skinny: with a few mods, this tent would sweep the competition pretty handedly (and I will try and post pictures of mine once I do them). They're minor, but could really refine both its interior volume, footprint rigidity, ease of single person settup, and gear storage. Its lightweight, yet roomy interior makes it great for those 6 ft and over people, and its 1P model is extremely liveable as well. If you are under 6ft---I think you have better options with the Copper Spur HV UL 2...and its pole structure (for me) was easier to set up, and seemed stronger in winds. If you can get past the more difficult enter/exit from NEMO's Dagger 2, then I think that would be just as liveable with a better settup, but less internal gear storage options built in. However, the QD2's massive vestibule, with easy access doors and already-supplied gear storage makes it my choice for 3 season mountain summits, climbing basecamps at the crag, and long weekend hikes. All in all, I really like it. I'll post some photos of my easy mods and hope others can use them to make this tent superior in its weight:volume category. But, like I said....under 6ft? Look at the Copper Spur HV UL2. Josh
Date published: 2017-04-18
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Love the tent so far, I will officially take it camping next week. Should I buy the footprint? Is it worth it? I don't want to spend $50 if I don't have to, but I definitely don't want to ruin a $350 tent floor simply because I didn't buy the footprint.

Asked by: Price B
Yes, it is worth it. The protection is not just from punctures and abrasions but also moisture. My Quarterdome footprint sometimes gets wet from dew or rain, but the tent floor does not. I have also had small critters (e.g. lizards and toads) go under the footprint and you don't want them either chewing their way into the tent or creeping you out by moving underneath you while you're sleeping. (They seem to like the area between the footprint and the ground but not the area between the tent floor and the footprint.) My footprint goes down each and every time I pitch my Quarterdome, and in seven years' regular use (mine is a 2010 model) in everything from desert sand to graveled tent pads to grass with hidden sticks and pokey things, the floor is still in great shape.
Answered by: crlaf
Date published: 2017-06-25

What does packaged weight mean with a tent? What does it include?

Asked by: maryb
Packaged weight means everything the tent came with: stakes, guy lines, fly, and tent body.&nbsp;
Answered by: Ryanlovesrockandice
Date published: 2017-05-29

What is the best way to store this tent?&nbsp;

Asked by: PeterMeltao
This tent is best stored loosely in a dark and dry space like a closet, basement, or garage. If you don&rsquo;t have space to store loosely, you can roll it up and keep it in the stuff sack (also in a dark and dry environment).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-22

Can this tent be used in snowy conditions? I am going camping and it is supposed to snow 2-3 inches. Will the tent hold?

Asked by: Steve
Yes, definitely. I have the older version and it held up fine when it snowed over a foot overnight. It stayed warm enough inside that the snow as melting off the sides.
Answered by: cheese
Date published: 2017-03-22

Does the footprint from the previous model of the Quarter Dome fit the Quarter Dome 2?

Asked by: aroland
The footprint for the previous model is not compatible with this model. The compatible footprint for this tent can be found via the link below.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

Does the new quarter dome 2 tent contain a flame retardant, or any other chemicals, known to the state of California to cause cancer?&nbsp;

Asked by: elm11
To meet the flammability standard in California (CPAI-84), this tent is treated with a flame retardant chemical additive. The warning label is added to comply with California&rsquo;s Proposition 65. This proposition requires that any products that contain a chemical known to the state of California to potentially cause cancer or reproductive harm are required to be labeled with a warning to consumers.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-19

Hello, I bought the REI Quarter Dome 2 about 2 years ago and since then have had a pole break and another severely bent. Where can I find replacement poles for it? Thanks!

Asked by: ecbf
REI uses Tent Pole Technologies to make replacement poles. They should be able to make a replacement pole that will fit your tent properly. They can be contacted at (800) 266-9527 or at the following link:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-25

when will this be available in stores. I see that it is not even in the Seattle flagship store yet???

Asked by: Mtndrmr
As of March 2017, this tent is in stock in a number of our REI stores. Store inventory can be looked up using the Find in Store button on the product page.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-22
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