User Review: REI Half Dome 2 Plus (2002)
Design: freestanding tent w/ a stakeable fly
Ease of Setup: Tent: very easy, Fly: moderate
Weight: 5lb 12oz
Price Paid: $150
Well, what can I say, I have this tent and I also have a $375 Dana Design Arja. Seven out of 10 times I take the Half Dome. It is very light, packs small, durable, stands up to high winds on the rim of the Great Canyon, completely waterproof, and warm enough for most weather. The ventilation is great in the summer time and the fly door even rolls up and clips to one of the poles. The tent is very easy to set up, even in a sandstorm. The fly takes a little thinking to figure out which end is the front. Inside, the tent has a mesh attic that is very convenient to keep some light gear, as well as a large pocket next to each door. The 2 door and 2 vestubule design is great for 2 people--no need to crowd your gear in one small vestubule.
Overall from the past year's use I would guve it a 9 out of 10 score.