REI Co-op Half Dome 2 Tent

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The new REI Half Dome 2 is a lightweight, weather-worthy backpacking tent for 2 that maximizes livability, access and storage—and the price is unbeatable!

  • Features

    • Backpacker 2010 Editors' Choice Gold Award winner: "'Half Dome remains the epitome of functional, affordable design,' remarked the same testers who used it 8 years ago"
    • The Half Dome tent brings together the successful design philosophy that made the original Half Dome so popular and adds insightful technological updates
    • 2 side doors and 2 vestibules offer easy access and personalized storage for each occupant; 2 vents ensure the tent stays well ventilated
    • Frame design combines multidiameter Combi poles and unique dual-hub architecture to create nearly vertical side and end walls; the result is spacious area-wide headroom
    • Rectangular floor plan optimizes usable space and allows comfortable sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder or head-to-toe
    • DAC Featherlite® NSL poles and engineered plastic hubs combine to offer a high-performance pole set that is strong, durable and lightweight
    • Color-coded poles and pole clips ensure an easy setup
    • Exclusive Tension Truss architecture leverages bound seams to provide low-weight structural stability and to increase interior volume
    • Fully adjustable ceiling vents mitigate condensation by drawing cool air under the fly and exhausting warm, moist air
    • Hybrid floor combines sealed seams and bathtub curves to create a waterproof, taut floor; tautness enhances door-zipper operation and maximizes volume at end walls
    • Multiple storage options include corner pockets, roof pockets and hang loops
    • Location and shape of tent door zippers allow smooth, 1-handed operation; use the door pockets to hold doors out of the way or for storage
    • Vestibule zipper opening aligns with tent door for no-hassle operation, entry and exit
    • UV-resistant polyester rainfly will not stretch or expand when wet, ensuring a consistently taut pitch
    • No-wick welded construction ensures that moisture won't sneak through susceptible areas, such as guy-out points, pole wraps and zippers
    • Mood-elevating colors create a pleasant interior even when the weather outside is uninviting
    • Save weight and create a lightweight setup by using just the rainfly, poles and footprint (sold separately)
    • Comes with guylines and tighteners, stakes, pole repair tube, pole and stake bags, and tapered, easy-to-fill compression stuff sack
    • Want a little extra room in your tent? Check out the Half Dome 2 Plus which offers an extended floor plan; it's 10 in. longer and 4 in. wider


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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use




    Sleeping Capacity


    Minimum Trail Weight

    5 pounds

    Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight

    3 lbs. 13 oz.

    Packaged Weight

    5 lbs. 8 oz.

    Packed Size

    6 x 21 inches

    Floor Dimensions

    88 x 52 inches

    Floor Area

    31.8 square feet

    Vestibule Area

    7.9 + 7.9 square feet

    Peak Height

    40 inches

    Number of Doors

    2 doors

    Number of Poles


    Pole Material

    Aluminum DAC NSL

    Pole Diameter

    8.5 / 9.0 millimeters

    Canopy Fabric

    Ripstop nylon/mesh

    Floor Fabric

    Coated nylon taffeta

    Rainfly Fabric

    Coated polyester taffeta

    Footprint Included


    Design Type


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