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Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
REI Quarter Dome T2 Question on 10/09/2011 09:39:02 MDT Print View

I see that REI does not currently show the Quarter Dome T2 on their website.

Do you think they are planning a replacement for this tent?

windsor ak
(windsor) - M

Locale: MN
REI 2012 Products on 10/09/2011 12:59:35 MDT Print View

Based on Will Rietveld's and Janet Reichl's summer market report it sounds like there will be.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/orsm_2011_shelters_sleep_gear.html

Also REI's website has info available regarding the 2012 products, including basic specs
http://www.rei.com/springmedia
http://www.rei.com/pdf/features/gearapparel/Spring-2012-lookbook.pdf

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: REI 2012 Products on 10/09/2011 13:12:57 MDT Print View

Adrian,

Thanks for the info.

Looks like the quarter dome will have a more solid nylon around the bottom than the current model.

Daryl

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
T2 on 10/09/2011 21:51:24 MDT Print View

It'll be interesting to see how the new quarterdome works out. The current (I guess previous now) T2 was a good tent. Good weight, reasonable space for 2, pitches nicely, good waterproof floor etc.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: T2 on 10/10/2011 09:57:54 MDT Print View

They clearanced out all of the T2's and T2 Plus tents, doing the same with the T3's. A friend of mine picked up a T2 for ~$150 after tax and shipping... great deal on the tent.

The new model should have a slightly larger footprint for the same weight. I read this somewhere not too long ago, possibly on REI's site.


edit: based on Adrian's link it looks like the solo is the one that got a bigger footprint.

Edited by JacobD on 10/10/2011 10:01:21 MDT.

Troy Pratten
(TJGator) - F

Locale: The Middle of Big 12-3+1 Country
I was just in the St. Louis REI on 10/11/2011 15:07:28 MDT Print View

and noticed that T2 was on a big clearance toward the front of the store, but I didn't see any tents in the bin under the sign. Certainly gave the appearance of a closeout sale.

I got a T3 as a wedding gift earlier this year. Very nice tent. If you can find one on closeout clearance, it's highly recommended.

Edited by TJGator on 10/11/2011 15:08:58 MDT.