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Pros: Lightweight, strong, spacious, good value.
Cons: Poor quality stakes, weaker vestibule guy cord.
Best Uses: Three-season anything.
REI has gone to great lengths to slim down the Quarter Dome, and it now weights almost 1.5 pounds lighter than the old T2. The tent and fly are constructed of feather-light 15-denier ripstop nylon and light 8.5 mm diameter DAC aluminum NSL poles. The new Quarter Dome is also larger than the T2; The Quarter Dome T2 dimensions are 84" x 51". The Quarter Dome 2 is 90" x 54". REI has also added a large zippered roof vent to help control condensation.
We'll be checking this new lighter version of the Quarter Dome out soon and let you know what we think. Will the light weight sacrifice durability or will it be a great new all-around backpacking pleasure? For now, see our backpacking tent review to see how over 20 different models stack up against each other.
— Jessica Haist
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Most recent review: August 29, 2014
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