How many Poles does a standard dome tent have?

Dome. Together with tunnel tents, dome tents are one of the most common types of tents around. They are made up of two flexible poles that cross at the top of the dome and bend to be anchored to the floor on each of the four dome corners.

Are REI Co op tents good?

Our Verdict. The REI Passage 2 is an excellent choice in the world of budget backpacking tents. It wins our award for best overall, thanks to its comfort and ease of setup.

When should you use dome tents?

These tents are perfect for campsites as their size means they are heavy to carry around for any length of time. Additionally, they are best used when pitched facing into winds as if they are hit by heavy gusts side on, there is a risk they may collapse.

Is the REI Half Dome waterproof?

Poor site selection combined with a rare high desert storm created a large puddle perfect for testing the Half Dome 2’s waterproof floor.

What is the difference between dome and tent?

Tent fabric isn’t under pressure, so it can be thinner. This means that a collision or poke is more likely to damage a tent than a dome. An obvious difference, but air-supported structures can be much larger that tents. While tents can get pretty big, generally speaking, domes are much larger than typical tents.

What does minimum trail weight mean Rei?

Minimum trail weight: This is the weight of the tent body, rainfly and poles only—the bare essentials. You will probably pack more tent-related gear (e.g., stakes, footprint), but this is the best spec for comparison.

What is a good weight for a 2 person backpacking tent?

Two-Person Backpacking Tents with Poles

Tent Weight Packed Size
Marmot Superalloy 2 2 lbs. 11.3 oz. 18 x 6 in.
Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Bikepack 2 lbs. 15 oz. 13 x 6.5 in.
Sea to Summit Alto TR2 2 lbs. 15.3 oz. 20.5 x 4.7 in.
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 3 lbs. 2 oz. 19.5 x 6 in.

Are REI tents waterproof?

All of REI tent’s (and probably everyone else), have rain flys which are WATERPROOF, not breathable.

When should you use a dome tent?

How heavy should your tent be for backpacking?

Generally speaking, a tent should weigh approximately 2.5 pounds per person. Remember that when backpacking with multiple people, you can split the weight by dividing the tent, rain fly, and poles.

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