User Review: REI Quarter Dome
Ease of Setup: The easiest tent ive ever set up
Weight: My Packed Weight 3lbs 14oz
Price Paid: $239
I purchased this tent for a summer trip to Yellowstone and Zion. I planned on most of the time using the tent by myself, and ocasionally sharing it with a guy similar in size to me (about 5'8"). I was very impressed with the amount of room in this tent considering my pack weight for the tent was less than 4 pounds (I use titanum stakes). The vestibules held my 3700ci pack with no problem. The amount of overhang also allowed me to sit with the vestibule open during light rain, this was nice because it allowed a really nice breeze to flow thru the tent when I would normally would have been closed up under the fly. The other feature that I really liked was the fact that I could attach the fly to the tent and never take the two apart saving time.
My only complaints about the tent was that some condensation did build up on the points where the velcro held open the vents and it driped onto the mesh and then on me. Also that the to get the fly really tight you had to sinch the buckles down so much that it bent the tent poles in about 1 1/2 inches. Really no big deal for sleeping but did limit the amount of headroom.