I’ve constantly been thrilled with the high quality and value of REI branded products. REI appears to have an excellent sense of what their customers desire and also need, and also are generally able to supply a premium quality product at a great value.
Rei Half Dome 3 Plus is a terrific camping tent for the value. It is very uncomplicated as well as very easy to set up as well as quite spacious on the inside. I especially like the added ceiling height. It feels downright lavish space-wise compared to a few of the even more structured backpacking tents. There is adequate area for storage space, not simply in the vestibules; however, additionally, all of the interior storage space pockets to tuck points away.
REI Half Dome 3 Plus Camping Tent Review
We’ve spent a year using the REI Half Dome 3 Plus and have determined that it’s a strong mid-weight breathable camping tent ideal for novice backpackers or summer season campers on a spending plan.
1. Floor Construction
When it comes to weight, not all outdoors tents coincide. Want a heavier-duty flooring? It can cost extra pounds of excess weight, making a tarp-style camping tent flooring ideal suited for auto outdoor camping rather than backpacking. The good news is, the REI Half Dome 3 Plus also was created with both a sturdy and also lightweight 70-denier taffeta nylon– well suited for backpacking.
Because 70-denier is developed tougher than a lot of light-weight outdoors tents, the floor will withstand a little more misuse both from rocks and water. That’s a good thing since there does not seem any extra water-proof layer on the flooring. Pro-tip: We suggest always utilizing an impact to prevent slits and slits with this style of floor building and construction.
2. Air circulation
The half-dome does extremely well with airflow and breathability. With an all-mesh upper two-thirds, rainfly rooftop air vents, as well as double fly door openings for cross ventilation, there are plenty of possibilities for keeping the tent cabin cool on a warm summer season day. Searching for warmth rather? Close the rainfly to trap in warm.
Establishing this outdoor tent up is a breeze with the centre and also spoke colour-coded pole system, as well as with double wide-opening doors, the REI Half Dome 3 Plus maintains campers from troubling each other in the middle of the evening when nature calls. When connected, the rainfly develops an awesome vestibule on both sides for keeping packs, boots, etc
4. Pole system
Pole system One of the wonderful features of light-weight outdoors tents is the way the posts affix to the dome of the tent. Much heavier tents (like the Coleman Sundome) tend to utilize a textile sleeve while the REI Half Dome 3 Plus makes use of a hook add-on system that lowers weight and also normally makes it quicker and easier to set up. The shade-coded poles and also hooks are a great touch, making setup much more intuitive. Take care with the hub and also spoke style of the posts (ensure to remove poles from the centres before damaging them down) as irregular breaking down of the posts can bring about quick bungee wear within the substantial spider-like post system
Worth Priced at under $300, this camping tent is less than the Marmot Tungsten 3P UL Outdoor tents (one of our favourite tent) and packs most of the very same functions right into a 6-pound package making this a wonderful alternative for a backpacking beginner or summer season camper on a budget.