REI Half Dome 4 HC
Our first outing in this tents included a night of…
Design: Three season free standing dome
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: 8.5lbs with ground cloth
Price Paid: 235
Our first outing in this tents included a night of 2" of rain. This was near crek in the eastern mountians of georgia. The tent performed well with some condensation on the inside from 2 adults and a child forming. It had vents at the top which we di not use during the night but could have. I really like this tent for it's size, packability, room and waterproofness. It lists 11sq ft of vestibule, this is misleading as the vetibules are minimal. Still, forthe price and optionds this is a good tent.
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REI's most popular 4-person backpacking tent, the Half Dome HC, provides a spacious interior and a simple, fast setup. Hub/combi (HC) pole design combines variable-diameter poles and a center hub/pole attachment. Variable pole diameters cause poles to flex in such a way that creates greater interior space around shoulders and head. Hub and poles never need to be separated and hub/pole design adds stability at their connection point. Quick and easy setup; simply hook center of tent to hub, attach poles at tent corners and clip tent to poles. DAC Featherlite® poles offer a high strength-to-weight ratio and use extruded construction instead of glued inserts to reduce chance of breakage. 9-section shockcorded poles break down to fit easily in your backpack. 2 doors and vestibules for super-convenient entry/exit and separate storage areas. Insider floor seams are engineered to create a nice, clean taut pitch and maximize floor space; factory seam-taping ensure a waterproof seal. Large D-shaped doors with no-see-um mesh panels and no-see-um mesh front and rear windows allow cross-ventilation, preventing condensation. Tent stays organized with the attic (included) and interior pockets. Full-coverage, factory-sealed, UV-resistant, taut polyester rainfly protects the tent; two roof vents allow excellent airflow to prevent condensation. Nicely placed clear film window in rainfly is the perfect size to view the weather conditions from inside tent. Leak-proof rainfly construction ensures that water won't sneak through susceptible areas such as guy-out points and zippers in wet conditions. Attention to detail shows in the reflective guy points and adjustable cleat-lock tie-downs on the rainfly. Footprint (sold separately) extends the life of your tent by protecting it from abrasive wear and tear. Save weight by creating a minimalist shelter using rainfly, footprint (sold separately) and poles only.