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  • Wide-mouth door orientation gives all sleepers equal access to the 2 doors—no need to crawl over a tentmate to get in and out
  • Large doors have solid fabric for privacy and mesh for ventilation; doors tuck into roof pockets
  • 2 roof vents help control condensation; zippered access allows campers to adjust the vents from inside the tent
  • Color coding and equal-length poles simplify setup
  • Large pole-supported vestibule and a smaller stake-out vestibule provide covered storage front and rear
  • Coated 150-denier polyester oxford floor is abrasion- and puncture-resistant
  • Full-coverage polyester rainfly is resistant to stretching and UV rays
  • Multiple pockets and hang loops help organize the interior
  • Includes a convenient backpack-style storage sack, stakes, guylines and tighteners, as well as a pole-repair tube, a pole bag and a stake bag
  • The REI Base Camp 4 Footprint is sold separately


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Best Use Camping
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 4-person
Minimum Trail Weight 14 lbs. 3 oz.
Packaged Weight 17 lbs. 1 oz.
Packed Size 25 x 16.5 x 9.5 inches
Floor Dimensions 8 ft. 4 in. x 7 ft. 2 in.
Floor Area 60 square feet
Vestibule Area 23 + 17.5 square feet
Peak Height 5 feet
Number of Doors 2 doors
Number of Poles 5
Pole Material Aluminum
Pole Diameter 11 / 10.3 / 10.2 millimeters
Canopy Fabric 75-denier nylon / 40-denier mesh
Floor Fabric 150-denier polyester
Rainfly Fabric 75-denier polyester
Design Type Freestanding

How to set up your REI Co-op Base Camp tent for the first (or fifty-first) time. Watch the video above.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A luxury tent for 2 We graduated from the QuarterDome to this. QuaterDome is great for backpacking, light, good in wet and windy weather. If you have capacity for space and weight, Basecamp4 provides much more comfortable camping for 2. Plenty of standing for me, 5'2". Very doable for my husband, 6'2". With a full-size air mattress, you still have plenty of room for moving around each other in the tent, and room for storing gears in the front and back entrances. Basecamp4 takes 2 to set up. One person, if you are good at it and handy and in calm day. This tent withstands wind very well. It also kept us dry in northwest raining weather. We added comfort by laying a "packing" padding to the floor.
Date published: 2014-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What, are you reviewing the same tent? I have owned this tent for over 10 years and I simply don't understand the negative reviews on this tent. It is not a backpacking tent, it is not a 4 season tent, it does have a bathtub floor and in my opinion every tent sold you have to subtract one person from what they claim. This tent has withstood massive storms and stayed dry, huge winds and stayed up, it has housed two adults, one teenager and two dogs with plenty of room for our gear. I have had zero issues with condensation but I put the tent up correctly with the vents popped open on the top. I rate this tent the absolute best tent I have ever owned. but. you don't backpack with it. reading the specs would tell you that.
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built well and likely to last Recently purchased and have just put it to the test of an outdoor trip. Experienced 30- to 35-mph winds and several down pours during the 9-day trip. Sheds water like a duck and was quite stable in the winds. The seams are well-reinforced. The "vestibule/fly" is a worthy feature. The "50-in" interior height seemed to accommodate my 6' height well enough that I could stand (with only having to tilt my head a bit). Plenty of room for one or two persons plus gear. Adding a few more inches to the height (recommend total of at least 60 inches) would enhance this product to "nearly perfect".
Date published: 2014-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not for those warm nights I love this tent, except for one problem: the doors do not have any more mesh than what you see in the product images. Great for privacy, but if it's a warm night, you're not going to be getting any cooling breeze, at all. I seem to recall an earlier model of this tent had little privacy since the doors were almost all mesh, and for this model they've gone too far the other way. Why design the doors so that only one-fourth of them can be mesh? Since you can unzip them to mesh that much, why not allow them to unzip to mesh half way, or three-fourths?
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from compare base camp 4 and base camp 6 I have used an base camp 6 for wilderness river floats for the past 12 years. After a total of 5 months in Alaska the base 6 has withstood up to 50 mph winds and the prime failure is the main door zipper. Reverse the tent under the rain fly and it is good to keep going. Dry till corner tab pulled in a wind. Used the foot print at all set ups. Very pleased. NOW due to weight constraints on float planes and advancing age will try the Base camp 4. Concerns are the change of rain fly attachment to grommets rather than prior clips which worked well. These grommets are harder to efficiently put in place. The zippers are a bit frail and would favor heavier dutyones. The advertised floor space measures a bit short when the tent is actually up limiting layout of two >6 ft bodies.
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but not great. This tent straddles the line between a good basecamp tent and a car camping tent (kind of awkwardly). I have had mountaineering tents and I have had backpacking tents, but this is my first car camping tent. For car camping I would have expected it to be a little easier to pitch. I would have also liked to have seen a bit heavier zipper on the doors - they seem to be kind of stressed. It has some nice features, but I am not sure that internal guy points make sense in this tent... One thing I was hoping this tent could double as was a sun shade. Pitching it with just the fly and the ground cloth might have been nice (see my attached photos), but the fly was missing five pieces of velcro, and the ground cloth needed two more grommets to have made this work. With both doors open it would have made a really nice shelter...
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very capable tent I've had this tent for five or six years now. I use it when I go car camping or expedition rafting. The tent goes up pretty easily, even if you are doing it yourself. I have had bad experiences with tents and wind, so I always, always, always stake out my tent. The supplied tent stakes have held up well under winds gusting to 30 mph. I have used it in heavy rain and stayed bone dry all night long. The design keeps the tent dry, but I have found condensation under the fly several times, even with the vents open. No big deal since I'm not using this as a 4 season tent. After a lot of heavy use, I've noticed the tape is finally starting to peel off the seams. Don't take that as a complaint! This tent has had a lot of use and I feel like I got more than my money's worth. We put a queen sized air mattress in it and still have room for a few other items. The fly creates a nice vestibule with a "garage" in the back for storing bags and other loose items you don't want to blow away or get soaked.
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product!!! We couldn't be happier with Base Camp 4. It's easy to setup, the perfect size for our queen-sized air mattress, and stayed dry during torrential downpours. After 6 hours of rainfall, we were camped in 2-inches of standing water but there wasn't a single drop in the tent. Thanks REI!
Date published: 2014-06-09
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Is it possible to pitch this tent with just the fly and the footprint ground cloth (without the tent body)?

Asked by: gavaletz
Answered by: gavaletz
Date published: 2015-09-20

will this 4P tent ADEQUATELY fit two cots (one on each side of tent) without pushing against the tent walls and block the egress? also will it leave enough space between the cots for some maneuverability?

Asked by: aaronreydad
We have camped with 2 cots in this tent. They didn't push the walls... I can't recall if we had them next to each other in the middle, though. I think we had space between them. My husband uses a wheelchair and crawling in a tent with the bed on the floor is difficult for him - with the cots he could just transfer from his chair to the cot.
Answered by: Maggie
Date published: 2017-05-20

Can this tent be easily set up by one person? I camp alone a lot

Asked by: Tucker
I have all 3 sizes and can easily put each up solo... just get your own routine and practice, it's very simple...
Answered by: Aksotar
Date published: 2017-04-04

What's the difference between this and the Kingdom 4 Tent? Pros and cons of one vs the other?

Asked by: aZhu
The Kingdom and Base Camp series of tents vary in a couple of different ways. Kingdom tents are taller (i.e. they have a higher maximum internal height), have a slightly larger footprint and are heavier than their Base Camp counterparts. The Kingdom tents also feature a central divider which can create two spaces within the tent. Only Kingdom tents can use the optional 'gear garage' to add a large 60sqft vestibule to one side of the tent. In contrast, the Base Camp models are a bit more rugged, are better designed for windy situations and come standard with two attached vestibules.
Answered by: expat
Date published: 2016-11-07

What is the country of manufacture

Asked by: robegg
The tent is manufactured in China.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does this tent have a bathtub bottom?

Asked by: 1234
​This tent does not have a bathtub bottom.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-07

Is there a way to replace the doors? I have a screen that has been ripped and sewed back together. Looking to see if there is some way that it can be replaced.

Asked by: sjmack
The mesh may be able to be repaired or replaced without complete replacement of the doors on your Base Camp tent. REI recommends Rainy Pass Repairs, Inc., located in Seattle. They provide a repair service for all gear items. Instructions are found at the following link, or call 1-888-747-7867 for more information. You can also contact your local REI store to see if they have a recommendation in your area.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can you email the set up instructions?

Asked by: Arnwa
We would be more than happy to e-mail you set-up instructions for the Base Camp 4. Please contact us via the link below. Please do not post your e-mail address in the Q&A.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-07
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