|REI HALF DOME 2|
There was a large display of tents near the front door (I immediately knew I was going to walk out of there with one.) I perused the store as I usually did... contemplated buying a new sleeping bag, a new backpack, or as many pairs of Smart Wool socks that I could afford...
I spoke with an extremely helpful staff member who excitedly told me all about the great backpacking tents available - and that my 20% coupon would go far on that type of purchase.
The employees at REI are always extremely helpful and seem generally glad to be at work - so big old props to REI for being awesome.
I walked out with a new tent and tent footprint for an unbelievable price - I give you the REI half dome review...
I've never been a 'pro' at tent assembly and thought it'd be a good idea to carefully read all of the directions before assuming that I could just 'figure it out.' I checked that all pieces were present, glanced at the clock, and got to work setting up the tent in my living room.
|ASSEMBLED HALF DOME WITHOUT FLY|
This may seem like a simple thing - but meant the world to me as I continued to setup the tent in my living room. While taking my time, and re-reading the instructions as I went along, I had the tent up in under 20 minutes without any help! (no I did not drive stakes into my floor, not sure the landlords would have appreciated that much.)
My favorite feature of the half dome 2 are the dual vestibules. For those not in the know - this means that there are entrances on either side of the tent. If you're sharing this 2 person tent (yes it is actually big enough for two adults and some gear) with another person - you can exit or enter the tent without climbing over the other person.
|HALF DOME 2 WITH FLY|
We had a little bit of rain - and it was a little chilly - but the half dome kept us dry all night!
The REI half dome performed as advertised (if not better) and easily earns KevinsPocket's FishingHat rating.
|FIELD TESTED - POCKET APPROVED|