User Review: REI Quarter Dome
Price Paid: $200
Bought the tent recently, and have done a single three-day backpack with it. I bought the tent because it works both as a large one-person, and a tight two-person tent. I shared the tent with my son, who is 13-years-old, and only 5' tall. The only other person I would share it with is my wife, who is 5' 4". It is a narrow tent for two people, and would be desperation time for two large guys. The vestibule area only has room for small items, such as boots, but not a fullsize backpack, which is fine with me. The vestibule serves as kind of a scoop for diverting wind into the tent.
Nice feature: rain fly attaches to tent with velcro, so that you can leave it attached to the tent, which we did - speeds set up time. Tent sets up in a few minutes - 1 person or 2. Tent packs small. Tent has lots of headroom, due to bent poles at head of tent. Two large side doors is a key feature, allowing each person to go in or out on their own side. Lighter than just about any two-man tent I could find, at about 4 pounds.
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