It has been through rain and high winds and has been sturdy and kept me dry. I cannot recommend it for backpacking: too bulky and too heavy. The seams are seam taped. The REI Half Dome 2 Plus tent is roomy and easy to put up. Rainfly coating turned to dust in still being in the original packaging. I don't hold this against the tent or bag. +6 Ultralight & ultra-packable for 2 mission-driven backpackers, climbers & more. Wish REI had kept their service plan as we bought these based on what we were told at the store! Ease of use: The tear drop doors open well without snags or difficult to navigate angles. Beware of those seams on any piece of gear. +28 If you're in a storm that can be a tremendous thing to have on your side for a dry place to sleep!!! 2015 model:REI keeps innovating this tried and tested model. It also has the best repair kit I have ever seen with a tent! Stuffing them saves time and you have less bumpy stuff protruding when you go to roll up your tent for packing. Price Paid: $169, Brancher It's rained on us pretty much every time we go out so this tent has been tested in some pretty wet conditions and has held up pretty well. It comes with inside corner pockets and a gear loft. Lots of ventilation and big vestibules and best of all...2 doors...a MUST for me. Plenty of headroom for a 6' 2" tall person. The poles are all connected so you have one piece to deal with. I've broken these kind before by not inserting the pole all the way in and then stressing the pole as you bend it. I purchased the footprint for this tent and between the footprint and the bathtub floor, I have never had any water seep into the tent. or review a different product, Go Time! Well, what can I say, I have this tent and I also have a $375 Dana Design Arja. Just a great tent. Totally my fault! A critical note here is that I have the 2012, 2-Vent version of this product. It has a spacious interior and a thoughtful design with good ventilation and interior storage. I slept a total of 2 hours that night. The rain fly took a few tries to get taut, but it was my first time pitching it. I sometimes wonder what the threshold is for weight to durability. Thanks for the review of your tent. Ease of Setup: Tent: very easy, Fly: moderate All parts are color coded for easy set-up: black on one end and orange on the other end. Stakes that come with the tent are a little wimpy. Temps well below freezing, chill below 0. The cross pole at the top results in a near vertical wall. The water dripped onto my sleeping pad and pooled in the pad's depressions. There are built-in ceiling pockets,as well as two sets of wall pockets. Weight, floor, entrances, structure and more other filters Weight, floor, entrances, structure and more other filters For a greener planet, we empower your outdoor choice. BRAND REP Once it is up, a big weight is lifted off my shoulders and I can enjoy what is around knowing I will be happy in my Half Dome. Easy setup and take-down. Price Paid: $200. Seven out of 10 times I take the Half Dome. I still haven't figured out how to completely eliminate the slight flapping in a wind. It feels like your own cabin, spacious and homey. Easy to assemble with many anchor points for when the weather gets rough. It is the same as REI's current Halfdome 2 HC, but you can get these on eBay or garage sales for much less. Love the design otherwise. It has a mesh attic and plenty of pockets to store small things. The screen wall extends to about 6 inches above the floor. Thermarest air pad under one of the vestibules to show sizePackability: The tent packs down well for its size. No broken poles. The "Plus" space is definitely a plus and there are six storage pockets around the tent so that you can keep things organized and easy to find. Source: bought it new Rodney Beckwith Lots of room inside, but still has a pack weight that is acceptable. After the sun came up and I was able to take my gloves off for a minute the problem was an east fix. It's really no wonder. It has six small storage pockets, 3 on each side, and two net "attic" areas for fairly small items. Price Paid: Couple hundred, ric_bob I will be trying the tent a few times to see if it's still usable with the bent poles. Required fields are marked *. I've been backpacking for over 15 years and this is one of the best (and cheapest) tents I've ever had. I prefer clips. The inside of the bag was soaked by morning. Two tall backpacking people and gear will fit in tent. Browse REI's top-rated tents and shelters and more. carlalalala Bought it new and did not use it for a couple of years. Lightweight, spacious tent with a great price. For lightweight backpacking, I use a Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2, which weighs just over 2 pounds.