User Review: REI Half Dome 2
Price Paid: $34 REI Used Lot Sale
I bought this tent at an REI used lot sale. Paid $34. The poles were bent so I turned them in for repair and REI gave me a new set free of charge. What a Deal.
I used this tent up at Mt Whitney at 12,000 feet for 2 nights in November. I got blasted by wind one night and the next morning. The tent held up fine. Very durable.
There are extra loops to attach tent line to hold down the tent and reinforce it. I reinforced the tent witn the tent lines and left one vestible down and put rocks on the fly on two sides to block of all the wind and I was fine though the night. I had a +10 degree REI bag and that kept me warm and I was able to cook food, store my boots out of the other vestible.
The tent is the right size for myself and all my gear. Two would be cramped. I like the storage pockets on the inside and I know it is not a 4-season tent but I would use this in winter plannning accordingly for light or no new snow fall. I have a 4-season tent but the stability and light weight I think it can handle some winter abuse.
I did not get any condensation in the tent.
I like to fold the tent and fly and stuff it in the tent bag but I only use half the bag and fold the extra material over. The tent fits inside my pack and takes up very little room. I use an Osprey Variant 52 lg. so it is not a huge pack. I like that I can use just the fly and footprint also.
I would take this to any 14er any season with clear skys. Great tent and I have confidence with it on my next winter trip.