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Title: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: bdann on June 30, 2008, 03:20:18 PM
Have had my eye on it for a while...it was on sale this weekend...so here it is:
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/camp%20gear/IMGP1427.jpg)

It is very light, very small, but surprisingly roomy inside.  It can also be setup with just the footprint, poles, and rainfly (no tent). 

with the fly..
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/camp%20gear/IMGP1430.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/camp%20gear/IMGP1431.jpg)

fly/footprint only...
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/camp%20gear/IMGP1433.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/camp%20gear/IMGP1434.jpg)

Pretty cool huh?  (yes, i know I need to mow my yard!  :icon_frown: )

Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: SHANEA on June 30, 2008, 03:25:20 PM
Nice.

My hiking buddy has one of those and I have spent several nights in that tent.  It is surprisingly roomy and it will keep you dry. 

Ok, now when are you going to "field test" it at Big Bend?
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: bdann on June 30, 2008, 03:41:22 PM
Ok, now when are you going to "field test" it at Big Bend?

Not sure, currently shooting for early November.  KDANN is in Hawaii again, we'll probably go when he gets back. 

I am heading to Caprock in late July, so I'll get to try it out there. 
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: xseption on June 30, 2008, 03:57:20 PM

Not sure, currently shooting for early November.  KDANN is in Hawaii again, we'll probably go when he gets back. 

I am heading to Caprock in late July, so I'll get to try it out there. 

Whatcha lookin' to see at Caprock?

~ edd
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: bdann on June 30, 2008, 04:08:40 PM

Not sure, currently shooting for early November.  KDANN is in Hawaii again, we'll probably go when he gets back. 

I am heading to Caprock in late July, so I'll get to try it out there. 

Whatcha lookin' to see at Caprock?

~ edd

Red rocks, juniper, perhaps some cacti, and the occasional cottonwood.  We're gonna do a couple of the loop trails and enjoy the silence. 
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: xseption on June 30, 2008, 04:11:34 PM
I was out near there (Childress) for a nature photographer seminar given by Russell Graves. Had a blast, but did not get to see Caprock Canyons. I did stay at Copper Breaks State Park which had some pretty views.

What part of the park is your favorite? I hope to visit soon ...

~ edd
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: chisos_muse on June 30, 2008, 07:52:11 PM
Brian, very cool and thaks for the display's :icon_cool:...... but where the heck did you find the time to do all this with the lil youngin? :eusa_think:
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: homerboy2u on June 30, 2008, 07:57:22 PM
He can find time, if Mom is willing to go the extra mile for Daddy....Nice tent Brian, looks real cool.
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: bdann on June 30, 2008, 10:12:36 PM
Brian, very cool and thaks for the display's :icon_cool:...... but where the heck did you find the time to do all this with the lil youngin? :eusa_think:

I found the time somewhere between lunch and a 2pm conference call, or something like that.  I dunno, not like I spent all day taking photos of a tent. 
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: Burn Ban on June 30, 2008, 10:28:23 PM
i love this tent, and can't wait to get my own. 

congratulations
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: chisos_muse on July 01, 2008, 07:14:06 AM
Oh....I see. Y'all have a baby that actually SLEEPS! :icon_wink:
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: KDann on July 01, 2008, 11:54:31 PM
Thats a nice tent. Looking forward to trying it out in October/November.  :icon_smile:
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: Al on July 02, 2008, 12:36:29 AM
That setup is very nice.  Light and very well designed.

Al
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: Al on July 02, 2008, 12:45:34 AM
P.S. I was going to carry only the rain fly and there was any chance of rain, I'd want to be able to set it so the fly touches the the ground so water wouldn't splash under it onto my stuff and me.

Al
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: dkerr24 on July 02, 2008, 03:36:53 PM
Nice looking 1 man tent.  I may have to mail order one... I need something a bit lighter than the REI Camp Dome 2 that I currently use.

I read a few reviews... many complained it was not designed for taller folks...  Most sleeping bags end up around 6' in length when fluffed up.
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: bdann on July 02, 2008, 04:09:30 PM
My brother crawled inside the one that was setup in the REI store and he liked it.  His comment was, "this is cool, you should buy two of them".  He's about 6' tall.  The specs on the tent show 81" long, so he might have a different opinion after spending a night inside.  .75' wiggle room isn't much!

Sale ends July 6th...footprint is on sale too. 

The Quarter Dome T2 is cool too, but considerably more expensive.  I might have to get one though in a couple of years when my son starts joining me on backpacking trips!

In my opinion, the best thing about the T1 (as compared to other 1 person tents) is that you can sit up in it and have plenty of headroom.  ....a huge advantage over my Eureka Solitaire 1 man "tube" style tent.
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: stingrey on July 07, 2008, 07:20:03 AM
This tent is an awesome tent! I wanted to buy one so bad, too, but the upcoming outings have already eaten into my dwindling budget so I held off. Let us know how it does for you once you test it out!
Title: Re: new tent - REI Quarter Dome T1
Post by: bdann on July 28, 2008, 12:31:55 PM
I used this tent over the weekend at Caprock Cayons SP, it worked just fine as expected.  It doesn't feel cramped at all inside and it's great to be able to sit up in a one man tent.  The real test will come when it get used in the rain...