User Review: REI Quarter Dome T3
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200 off ebay
Superb tent for two larger guys. Bit too tight for three grown men.
- Sturdy in wind
- Easy to pitch
- Good room for 2 grown men
- Lighter is always better
Easy to pitch when you follow the color coordination system. Can pitch in the dark in minutes.
It pitches very taut. Stable in wind when pegged down. Sheds water very well.
I bought this tent for when another guy and myself go out on a trip. I don't like sleeping such that I cuddle with another dude. The Hubba Hubba design is a great design with 2 doors and 2 vestibules, but it's too narrow for me to sleep comfortably with another guy. With my wife it is fine, since i don't mind rubbing up against her.
So that's why I bought T3... to give some space between 2 users. Also, it works when I take out my 2 daughters. They're in grade school, and the 3 of us fit just fine in there. Three adults would be too tight to sleep comfortably.
I really like this tent for what it is. A roomy 2-person tent. The weight is acceptable at 4lbs 7 oz. It is a good dependable shelter in inclement weather. I've been in some downpours and it's kept me dry and allowed me to sleep easy. When staked out properly it'll handle some very nasty winds too.
I've not had any major condensation problems or dripping. The vents on the fly help greatly in this regard.
I recommend this tent for anyone who wants a bit more room than what a standard tiny 2 person tent allows, but who still wants to keep weight as low as possible.