User Review: REI Half Dome 2 Plus
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160
Floor size is 98 x 56 inches. This tent is an excellent choice for taller people. I am 6'2" and have plenty of length. It is a breeze to set up, a breeze to take down, and has enough tie down points to withstand some pretty high wind. Excellent ventilation — never have a problem with condensation in the Pacific Northwest.
- Sized large enough for tall people
- Free-standing, quick setup and take-down
- Well ventilated
- Two separate zippers on the doors, necessary due to the shape.
- Small gap at corner of doors where zippers come together
I have used this tent for about 20 nights. No problems. Just used it in some serious wind, estimated at gusts of 30 knots. Tent caved in on the upwind side some, but sprang right back out when the gust passed. No broken poles.
It is a little bulky, so definitely is best for either car camping, rafting, or kayak camping. But for kayak camping a smaller/less bulky tent would be better. I cannot recommend it for backpacking: too bulky and too heavy.
It has six small storage pockets, 3 on each side, and two net "attic" areas for fairly small items. Cannot easily hang clothes from the attic though.
Plenty of headroom for a 6' 2" tall person.
All parts are color coded for easy set-up: black on one end and orange on the other end.
Stakes that come with the tent are a little wimpy. I mainly use better ones.
Takes 12 stakes to full pin it down: 4 on the tent corners, 2 on the doors, 2 on each end of the fly, and 4 additional tie-down points on the corners about 1/2 way up the fly.