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Half Dome 2

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Huge flaws from the first use—the floor seems to soak up any ground moisture, even on nights when it didn't rain, and the zippers broke very quickly. When I contacted customer service I received automated replies. I'm a seasoned traveller, hiker, and cyclist and in my opinion there are much better tents out there than this one. I purchased this tent a couple of years ago, thinking after all the great reviews, and with REI's hefty reputation at its back, that it would be a good tent. The tent leaked… Full review

Quarter Dome 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have the 2016 version of this tent. I think it is fantastic. It is easy to set up and everything goes together nicely. I would recommend it for backpacking. I have only been in nice weather with the tent, but it seems like it would hold up nicely. It does vent, but I had some condensation issues around my feet where I was touching the side of the tent. (I'm 6'3.) I have only used this tent for one season. So far so good. I am 6'3" and I use it by myself. I think it would be very tight to put two… Full review

Chrysalis UL Tent

rated 2.5 of 5 stars This oddly shaped tent, somewhat reminiscent of the Flatiron Building in New York, might look interesting but it's not practical. Setup: It looks intuitive and is intuitive but the asymmetrical pole configuration makes you question whether you're doing something wrong during the setup.  The tent relies on a circular try-pole hub. The engineering of the hub is not that great in my opinion. If you fail to completely insert the pole through two holes in the hub, it adds too great of stress to the… Full review

Trekker Wonderland

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this pack for many years on extended trips of up to nine days. It has seen many cross-country hikes in very rough terrain. It has always performed well and is comfortable until I get up to 60+ lbs of weight, but over 60 lbs what pack is comfortable? Zippers are still functioning well as is the rest of the pack. I am very sad to see that you can no longer buy a new one. Fits well and is comfortable. Full review

Flash Carbon Trekking Poles

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Poles absolutely make hiking easier. These are my first poles and I really find them useful on the trail. They adjust easily to your height needs by telescoping in and out, which can be important going up and down steep slopes as you might want to change the length. The poles take a lot of pressure as I not only use them to help propel myself forward, but on more than one occasion they prevented a fall on slippery rocks. On one particularly rocky downhill climb one of the baskets came off in the… Full review

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