It’s a spacious interior and a thoughtful design with great ventilation and interior storage. It includes two large vestibules that may accommodate a lot of gear and four kick-stand vents in the top. It is fairly heavy and the fly is vulnerable to sagging, therefore it may not be your long-distance back country all-star. It earns a Best Buy Award for the reason that it signifies luxury and is among the best values.
We also like the cable locks on the vestibule doors. This tent also does have a setup option, but that requires you to get a separate footprint. We’re not crazy about this installment, and we talk about the follies of all. 1 bummer is that with enough stakes, this tent does not come for some reason. There are eight included, so by the time you use one at each of the four tent corners, and two on each vestibule door, there are no more to use on the head and foot ends of the fly to pull it away in the tent body.
REI Half Dome 2 Plus Review
The Half Dome 2 Plus has plenty of mesh for venting. If we are being honest, the nylon privacy panels around the base don’t come up quite enough to do much of anything. The rain stays out, although its four kick-stand vents in the top of the fly keep the air flowing in the tent.
The Half Dome 2 Plus is roomy, making it an excellent choice for car camping. This would also be a fantastic solution for the backpacker (as well as their buddy ) who chooses a couple of short trips each year, a couple with a small child or pet, or individuals who only like to sprawl. While maintaining an affordable price it scores highly in many of our performance metrics.
By and large, this tent kept us dry in wet weather. But by virtue of big and relatively flat the canopy is, water pools on the roof of the Half Dome 2 Plus if the kickstand vents are available. We like how low to the ground the fly could be tensioned, but it also is not uniform. The vestibules are a lot lower than the foot and head ends of the fly, meaning that splashback is greater in these regions. We do appreciate the flexibility of this fly. It may be tied back in a variety of configurations that allows you to equilibrium venting and weather protection, based on cold it is or how hard it’s raining. We would not want to carry this one on our backs for extended periods, but dividing it up with a different individual for backpacking trips could be fairly reasonable, and it comes with a budget price tag. We’d also strongly consider this version for adventures where equipment weight is less of an issue, like canoeing, kayaking, or even bike.
The excess length creates an important difference for tall people when it comes to reducing contact between sleeping bag and the endings of a wet tent. The peak height is also exceedingly generous to get a two-person. The rod architecture and side walls facilitate this creature’s dream. At 44″ inches, it is no problem for 2 six-foot campers to sit up at the exact same time without either individual running short on shoulder or head area. We would prefer D-shaped doorways, but both teardrop doors make entering and exiting the tent a breeze. Being able to stow them in the canopy pockets out of this way is an added bonus.
On relaxation, the Half Dome 2 Plus rises above the competition. Room to spread it all out, and its ample interior space allows to fit indoors. Its 92″ span and 56″ width are equally several inches greater than the majority of other models offer. There are also equipment loops if you happen to want to hang a lantern overhead through the night to read or play cards. There’s loads of room here for any equipment that you would wish to keep accessible both inside and out the tent. Two hubs in the top join all 3 poles, one across the top and down the sides in an H arrangement. So you know where to clip on what its hooks and the cross pole are. Everything else is pretty standard for installation As soon as you’ve the rod ends inserted into the corner grommets.