User Review: REI Taj 3
Design: 3 season tapered floor freestanding
Ease of Setup: Easy set up with practice
Price Paid: $169 (on sale)
An amazing tent! I have owned the Taj 3 for two seasons now and now that spring is here again I am itching to get back out there and in it again. Primary use is extended trips into the BWCA (canoeing) for a week to two weeks. It has worked very well and has held up to the beating of BWCA travel and still looks new.
This tent sets up very easily...with practice. This is not a tent that you can set up quickly if you have never set it up before. The pole placement is kind of counterintuitive. Most tents that I have used place the poles in opposite corners and cross once. Here they are set on the same side and overlap themselves. Once you have set the tent up a few times it will become second nature and one person can set it up in under two minutes if you are in a rush.
Despite what REI says, this is a 2.5 person tent. It will hold 3 adults but everyone's feet will be touching because of the floor design. It is perfect for 2 and will accomodate a child in the middle easily.