The Passage is REI's budget model for people who are looking for an entry level tent. It is roomy and comfortable, as well as easy to set up. We would hesitate to take it anywhere with strong winds as its poles are notoriously weak. In general, we encourage you to spend the extra money for the REI Half Dome 2 Plus for a much higher quality tent. That said, the Passage is might be your perfect tent if you backpack infrequently and mainly want a roomy, easy to pitch tent at a great price.
REI updated the Passage 2. Keep reading for side by side comparison photos and info on the new model!