Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) Quarter Dome T1

A tent with all the bells and whistles you'd want--large vestibules, super sturdy, and great ventilation.
Price $199.00

Specs

Capacity 1
Number of Poles 3
Pole Material aluminum
Diameter of Poles (mm) 8.5
Floor Space (sq ft) 14.6
Layout rectangular

 

Length (inches) 80
Width (inches) 26
Interior Height (inches) 37
Vestibule Type standard
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 6.2
Weight 2 lbs, 12 oz

Unplanned but effective test: When one of our crew was camped beneath a tree in Yosemite last winter, a howling storm caused it to drop a heavy load of snow and even branches onto this three-person tent. The damage: nada. Credit the 75-denier polyester fly, which is just one ingredient in this tent’s all-around tough-on-the-elements performance. “Even in whipping 40-mph winds—and with no guy outs—the tent didn’t bend,” our tester says. Stability is enhanced by full-length pole sleeves, which ensure even tension for the four DAC 9mm Featherlite poles (though the structure is solid, the mesh sleeves tended to snag). Thanks to a large, zippered vent, condensation remained low even when humidity spiked to 70 percent outside.

The dual vestibules are 16 square feet each, providing plenty of space for a trio’s gear, and carbon-fiber corner struts enhance headroom. “I could easily sit at the front entrance in the rain and cook without hitting my head,” says our 6’1” tester. Inside, the 53-square-foot interior—brightened by dual windows—proved plenty big. Bonus: Slip a headlamp into one of the corner Light Pockets, and it lights up the white canopy like a lantern.

Downside: weight.

$530

10 lbs. 5 oz



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The tent has 1 pole assembly comprised of 3 poles joined by 2 hubs.