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Pros: Spacious, easy to sit up, lots of excellent pockets, strong pole design is stable in winds, excellent value.
Cons: Heavy for backpacking, rain can hit inner tent when vestibule door is open, very low quality stakes.
Best Uses: Mostly car camping and occasional backpacking.
The REI Half Dome 2 Plus is the larger version of the REI Half Dome 2 for which we did a full review and wins our Best Buy Award for backpacking tents. The Plus version is 10 inches longer, 4 inches wider, weighs 1 lb 2 oz more and costs $40 more than the standard version. The Plus can be a great option for people over 6 ft. 3 in. tall or anyone that wants lots of space inside, perhaps for a dog.
Check our REI Half Dome 2 review for specifics on how the tent performs and see our Best Backpacking Tent Review to compare the 24 tents we've tested. The photos below show the standard version of the tent.
— Max Neale
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Most recent review: January 16, 2013
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