User Review: REI Mountain 2
Ease of Setup: easy but slow
Price Paid: $199
This tent is fantastic. The vestibule is THE reason to own this tent. I can store all gear and even cook in the vestibule. I can change out of wet dirty clothes in the vestibule. My dog sleeps in the vestibule too.
I have owned this tent 2 years now and it still looks new. Just used it for 18 days in Maine. Always dry inside. If you stake the tent out correctly and tighten everything up it is balloon tight. A wind driven rain is no match for this tent. Climb into vestibule zip door closed, change into dry clothes, enter your bone dry sleeping area. It is nice and cozy inside when all hell is breaking loose outside. When there is a cold rain climb inside and light a candle. The inside will be 15 degree warmer, I'm not kidding.
The only downside is the tent is heavy for backpacking, but split between 2 people it is fine. The tent is not for hot WX, but I have used it when temps are warm and it is fine due to the chimney vents.
My only regret is not buying the 3 man version. It only weighs a pound more with a lot more room.