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  • Sized a bit smaller than tent floor to prevent pooling of water between tent and ground sheet during wet weather
  • Footprint will add 9 - 14 oz. to your pack depending on tent model


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Best Use Backpacking
Material(s) Polyester
Dimensions 84 x 48 inches
Weight 9 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protects tent floor! My foot print are going on 8? years of hard use and abuse. It's been used from the Rockies to Alaska and it still looks brand new. For the first time in 8? years, I finally had to reseal the footprint to keep it from soaking up water during down pours(think tundra with rain forest like rainfall for months on end). This footprint has saved my tent floor from jagged rocks, branches and the like. Also a nice indicator that my tent floor should be redone as well as they are both coated the same. I'd imagine I would have had to reseal my tent floor many more times if I did not have this foot print. Excellent product!
Date published: 2011-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect fit, small size, light weight I have always just used tarps to throw under my tents when car camping. This method is fine, but requires more space and weight, so when backpacking or kayak/canoe camping every ounce and cubic inch matter. This is the first footprint I have ever bought but it is worth it. Yes the price is a little much for a thin piece of fabric (why I only gave 4 stars), but it fits perfects, is color-coded (not that it needs to be), and packs up light and small. I just roll it up with my tent and stuff it all in the tent sack. Can't tell the difference. Get it during the Anniversary sale and save some money!
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! This footprint is indeed well designed for the Half Dome 2. Setup instructions specify that the tent pole ends should be placed through the footprint grommets before the rainfly grommets, and if you're not using the rainfly you can even put them on before the tent grommets. Then the footprint will stay under the tent at all times. It is over-sized so that the tent poles only apply tension on the tent fabric, not the footprint, so that the bottom of the tent stays taut.
Date published: 2012-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it's supposed to If you place the grommet on top of the tent grommet the footprint stays attached to the tent no matter what. Then with the rain fly grommet under everything and cinched down, it makes the tent one movable piece. The foot print does exactly what it was made for. Extends the life of the tent and even works as a minimalist shelter (which I really need to test). Beyond all that it's great and something I'm very glad I purchased.
Date published: 2010-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs minor rework After purchasing the footprint for the REI Half Dome 2 and having some difficulty in attaching the footprint to the poles, I took the tent and the matching footprint back to REI for advice. A REI associate and I measured the dimensions of the tent and the footprint and set up the tent and attached the matching footprint in the store. My footprint and a new one off the shelf both measured the same and had the same grommet spacing. It was found that the foot print was the right size but the location of the grommets do not allow a secure installation which makes installation difficult in even a slight wind and allows the footprint to migrate under the tent...possibly allowing collection of water under the floor of the tent. The associate said he would call the manufacturer this week and see what they recommend. Barring getting rid of the footprint all together, I would most likely try to install additional grommets closer on the attaching straps with a grommet repair and installation kit avail in store. REI associate said that I could return the footprint even if I tried to modify it and it didn't work. Will see what the manufacturer says first......
Date published: 2011-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lightweight; does the job! i used to carry around a heavy plastic sheet as ground tarp for my half dome 2, but after that was finally destroyed I picked this up. It's great! it gives me adequate protection for the tent, it is easy to setup, and it is very light and compactable - much better than what i had before. i used it on thanksgiving weekend in the adirondacks in wet snow and i did not have any water leakage into the tent. i did not have any problem with sizing or setup.
Date published: 2012-12-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Fit The design of this footprint if poor to say the least. As mentioned by previous reviews the alignment of the grommets is too long and too wide allowing so much play that the footprint doesn't stay in place under the tent thus defeating the purpose of a footprint. I chatted with an on-line specialist and was also forwarded onto REI's QA group. They basically told me that there is nothing wrong with the design and to express my concerns on the review section of this item. I was sadly disappointed that REI wouldn't own up to their design flaw and propose a solution. I'm considering returning both the Half Dome 2 Tent along with the footprint which it too bad because I really like the tent and the REI products. Come on REI - I expected better than that. Please let me know once you fix this problem.
Date published: 2011-07-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Half Dome 2 Foot Print This is not easy to set up with the tent because this footprint's attachment points, the grommets, are poorly placed on the footprint's webbing. In both length and width it is approximately 6" too long. Consequently the footprint is forever falling off the ends of the tent poles while your are trying to set up the tent or fine tune it's location. This is especially problematic when trying to pitch the tent in a wind. As you pick up one corner to place the grommet on the pole, the wind gets under the tent lifting it, allowing the other corners to fall off. The solution to the problem would be to move the grommets in toward the footprint's fabric. Bottom line; it performs it's intended function, but is unnecessarily difficult to install and keep installed.
Date published: 2010-05-05
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Is the footprint and the tent floor dimensions suppose to be the exact same? 

Asked by: Danee
The footprint is intended to be slightly smaller than the tent floor so that the footprint does not catch any water under your tent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-11

Several of the reviews mention the size of the footprint on both the standard and plus models being too large. Is it possible to use the Half Dome footprint with the Half Dome Plus? Or is the size difference enough that it wouldn't work?

Asked by: gap136
The footprint for the Half Dome 2 is too small and not compatible with the Half Dome 2 Plus Tent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-11

Does it matter which side of the footprint is in contact with the ground? That is, should a particular side be facing up or down? Does it matter either way?

Asked by: blaubner
The footprint should have the shiny side up.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-10

Do you ever sell just the footprint, poles and rainfly?. How much?

Asked by: Keith
We are unable to sell just the footprint, poles, and rainfly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10

Has the misplaced grommet situation been addressed on the footprint, so that it connects properly to the tent poles?

Asked by: Hiker Dug
We recommend ordering the REI Half Dome 2 Footprint with confidence. In the unlikely situation that a defective footprint should arrive, we will replace it or give you a refund.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-19

will this product be available again?

Asked by: Tlori
Yes, we will have stock later this winter.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can you throw this in the washer?  I removed grommets and webbing and use this as a groundsheet for backpacking without a tent, but it gets really dirty.  Scrubbing takes several times of washing, drying and inspecting.

Asked by: Chips51
We would not recommend washing the Half Dome 2 Footprint in a washing machine. This could shred the polyester taffeta.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-21

Will this footprint fit on the half dome 2 tent from 2013

Asked by: jess bush
​If your Half Dome 2 Tent was purchased in 2013, this footprint will fit.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-23
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