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Dash 2 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars I found this to be a great very light, low cost tent that is great for the solo hike and can fit two in a pinch. I purchased this tent on closeout from REI to use on my solo section hiking of the JMT. I only recall paying about $140 for the tent, which I thought was great given it is under 3 lbs. The final weight of the tent was only 44 ounces or about 2.76 lbs. My final weight only included the tent, the fly, 6 stakes, poles, the pole stuff sack and a Tyvex ground sheet that I had made. I didn't… Full review

Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I do not know how they can make a tent like this for the price. If it ain't broke don't fix it! I wanted the Half Dome for awhile and when the Half Dome 2 Plus was about 150$ I had to get it. I bought the footprint which makes things like setting up so much easier and is a great tarp to lie on or sleep under.  I did not use the fly at first and was amazed how easy the setup was and how it pushed the two door walls out. I was used to walls sloping inward to drip rain in the door, but if used with… Full review

Half Dome 4

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The REi Half Dome 4 is a well engineered, high performing piece of equipment. Review of the 2013 REI Half Dome 4 In 2013, REI released an updated model of its popular Half Dome tent that sports several improvements over the earlier models. The most obvious improvement is a totally redesigned door. Moving away from the two straight zipper door that always left just a little gap for insects and dust to get in, the 2013 model now sports a single arched zipper. I think that this door design makes for… Full review

Chrysalis UL Tent

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This tent is a very lightweight tent and great option for people seeking a cheap lightweight tent for their expeditions. The REI Chrysalis is a very minimalist tent and does not offer much from but is still comfortable to sleep in I love the REI Chrysalis. This tent is ultralight and almost comparable to Big Agnes tents that are almost double or triple its price. Weighing in at only 3 lb it is a great option for all backpackers. There is not much interior space but you can make it work and feel… Full review

Igneo Sleeping Bag

rated 4.5 of 5 stars So far so good. This bag has held up and kept me warm for a year, even when camping in shoulder seasons in Alaska and the Sierra. I carry it on all kinds of backpacking trips and I have no issues with it. I like the packed size and weight. It fits me well (5'7" broadish shoulders). It's warm but not sweaty. Zipper has been reliable. I was shopping Western Mountaineering and Feathered Friends, ready to drop the big money, when a friend who worked at REI showed me this one and told me when it was… Full review

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