Below we compare the 2015 Half Dome to other tents of that year. We have a more updated review of the Half Dome Plus, it's slightly larger sibling. We also have a regularly updated backpacking tent review.
This is a well designed two-door tent that only costs $199. The Half Dome doesn't use the lastest and greatest ultralight materials, and it teases us with low quality stakes and guyline, but though it may fall short in some areas, it emerges as a clear winner among all of the sub $200 tents we've tested. The Half Dome is reasonably spacious, highly weather resistant, and more pleasant to pitch and to spend time in than the other budget tents we've tested. Whether you're looking for your first tent to get started with camping and backpacking, or you're a seasoned outdoor veteran looking for a good value, the Half Dome 2 is our highest rated tent that costs less than $200. More importantly, it outperforms some tents that cost twice as much. For even more bang for your buck, check out our Best Buy Award winner the Half Dome 2 Plus which offers a higher space-to-weight ratio.
The Half Dome 2 is now available in new colors! Keep reading to find out more.