as opposed to just buying an inexpensive tarp. © 2020 Recreational Equipment, Inc. All rights reserved.,, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. No reason to make things any more complicated than necessary. Like others have said, it isn't necessary. Unfortunately. Inventory shows it in a few stores, and they may or may not actually exist – Albuquerque, Boulder, Overland Park, Paradise Valley, Redmond, San Diego, and Sandy show the item. If you can't get one through REI, you can sometimes find them secondhand. Hi,  I just bought the half dome 4 plus on sale. Inventory shows it in a few stores, and they may or may not actually exist – Albuquerque, Boulder, Overland Park, Paradise Valley, Redmond, San Diego, and Sandy show the item. Sill available at REI outlet. If yes, how can I acquire one?

The climate crisis is the greatest threat to the future of life outdoors. Gear Trade is a dedicated site - though with an extremely long turn around time - for buying and selling gear. If I remember, I'll check when I get in today, to see if it's showing at any other stores. I camped in this tent one night in my backyard at 19 degrees to test my gear for cold weather camping. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, I had somebody call our store a day or two ago looking for one, as inventory showed that we had one, but I failed to find it among our on-hands. Unfortunately. Edit: it appears you may be looking for item number 8648110001, REI Quarter Dome T2 Plus Footprint Special Buy, $23.73. Rule of thumb was if it says 1/2 there probably aren't any, but in your case it might be worth seeing if they can locate it if they have one in the computer. The footprint for the T2 Plus is not available at warehouses, so it is no longer listed online. If you'd like to make one with a tarp, the dimensions of the footprint is 88 X 88 inches and you can find grommets here. It seems they're all sold out online and not carried in stores anymore. Some people just throw a sheet down and let it be. Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by paalak, Jul 29, 2011. Says the footprint must be purchased separately, but I can't find it on the site. that footprint is really the only one that is made specific for that tent. Rather than just a solid backpacking tent, this new version is a true do it all tent. Outdoor gear rei half dome 2 co op plus review footprint alternative dimensions amazon -

Rei Half Dome 2. That's for the T2, the OP has the T2 Plus, which is a slightly-larger tent, so the footprint is a larger size. Also the rainfly has been cleaner. Brittany Howell Outdoor Gear April 25th, 2020 - 01:04:17. Essentially brand new REI Half Dome 2 Plus tent with footprint. The QDT2 is ~84"x51" which means you probably want the foot print to be about 78"x45", a bolt of silnylon is about 59" wide so you wouldn't even need to do a center stitch.

Its a nice option if weather is questionable and you may/may not want to sleep out, and you end up being able to save 2-3 lbs. Learn more and join us, Earn a $100 REI Gift Card when you apply, get approved and make any purchase within 60 days of card approval.Details, Mon–Fri, 5am–10pm PT Sat–Sun, 6am–9pm PT. Still try asking for one at a store. Seems that the sealing on the seams is flaking off. It's not necessary, but helpful if you want to do a minimal pitch (can't remember if the T2 was capable of that), and is nice to have over a tarp or one you make out of Tyvek (or similar), as it's already the dimensions you need, and is quite lightweight. I use a doubled piece, got it free from a construction site because it was too small for their use. It provides an extra layer between the tent floor and the ground, reducing abrasion and blocking moisture. Same issue on my end (2006 Half Dome 2 HC). A footprint isn't necessary for any tent, but is useful for every tent. you want it about 1/2 to 1 inch less than the dimensions of your tent floor (measure the dimensions yourself, manufacturer measurements aren't always accurate and there's a lot of designed variation as well as user-created variation). Just another WordPress site. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the CampingGear community, A helpful community that aims to help users make informed decisions about camping gear including sleeping systems, clothing, cooksets, and packs.... and to show off our stuff Ebay's on obvious option, but reddit and facebook both have gear-swapping communities. You could also try contacting the REI warranty department directly and see if they can help you out. Hope that helps and that you get to enjoy your new tent soon! Most outfitters can have items ordered in, even if they aren't normally carried. We’re committing... At REI, we believe that a life outdoors is a life well lived. Edit: it appears you may be looking for item number 8648110001, REI Quarter Dome T2 Plus Footprint Special Buy, $23.73. ). For years I used to always use homemade tarps for groundcloths, but when I bought my MSR hubba hubba I also got the groundcloth made for it by msr and am glad i did. REI Half Dome 2 Plus W/Footprint Today we will be reviewing REI’s Half Dome 2 Plus Tent. Please let me know if there are any other resources available for breathing more life into these tents. I just bought the REI Halfdome 2 Plus tent and I'm wondering whether it's worth paying an extra $30 for the footprint they make or if I could just use a plastic tarp cut to size or something like that. Old 2-person Half Dome (left-rear) next to 2018 Half Dome 2 Plus (front-right) But the 2018 Half Dome 2 Plus had more than enough room. I recently scored an REI Quarter Dome T2 Plus from REI Outlet and have two questions. Just that it packs smaller? There is a very very very small chance there is one hiding in a store somewhere, but it would be worth calling ahead to your local store to check if they have any listed. They are incredibly easy to make if you have even the most basic sewing machine available to you for about an hour. The main thing is that you don't want it sticking out from under your tent because if it rains it will funnel all that moisture down under the tent and trap it there against the floor. View all REI Co-op Tent Footprints. This is a well designed two-door tent that only costs $199.

Imported. What is the advantage of the footprint? On the other hand, if you're careful and will be using it in places with soft ground and vegetation, then the footprint mostly just becomes extra weight and cost since damage to the floor is probably negligible. A search produces a "no match" message.

---, Press J to jump to the feed. Alternatively you could make one. that footprint is really the only one that is made specific for that tent. Realistically its about $20 in materials and the only tools required would be a sewing machine, scissors, grommets+punch and a hammer. 1) It's cut to fit exactly and loops/hooks on to the bottom of the tent to hold it in place. We've been sharing our passion for the outdoors since 1938.Read our story, Join the REI Co-op community to get an annual dividend, access exclusives and give back.

If you're rough on your tents or plan to use it in areas with highly abrasive soils/rocks (ex: the southwest), then the footprint is probably worth the investment because it will extend the life of your tent. I never used it again and have decided to move it to someone else that will get more use out of it.

If you don't see it online, it's no longer available at the warehouses. Ideally, you should cut the sheet before leaving home. It’s big enough for car camping, tough enough for the worth weather and light enough to schlep wherever and however you want to get there. I plan to read John's other threads on how to clean the fly, retreat with water repellent, and reseal the seams. Home / Outdoor Gear / Rei Half Dome 2.

Most hiking foums do as well. Lifetime membership is just $20. Has this been discontinued? Phone them up and ask for the camping dept, see if they can verify they have it, and if so tell them you'd like to buy and have it shipped to you. Order it online, and ship to store for free, or pay to have it shipped to your house. The REI Co-Op Half Dome 2 Plus is a legend in the backpacking world for a reason, so if you are on the fence on whether or not to splash out the extra money on the Half Dome 2 Plus or go for something even cheaper, my advice is to spend the extra money and get the tent that will keep you stoked in the mountains for many years to come. A peice of housewrap used in home construction makes a lightweight ground cloth for moisture protection. About REI Co-op. Hi @BethE, we are currently sold out of the footprint, but looks like we expect to get more in stock in the Fall! REI no longer makes the Half Dome 2, but now offers the Half Dome 2 Plus, which wins our current Best Buy Award for Backpacking Tents. Any piece of synthetic material between your tent and the ground is sufficient. Re: REI Half Dome 4 Plus footprint Hi @BethE , we are currently sold out of the footprint, but looks like we expect to get more in stock in the Fall! (with additional footprint) When we are looking for a new tent we look for a few different qualities: durability, ease to set up/take down, size and weight I will begin with durability. When the Outlet launched, all outlet items were pulled from stores and it essentially stays that way. REI-Outlet items are exclusive to the Outlet. What are good alternatives? Unfortunately you probably won't find it in store anywhere. REI Co-op’s upgrade to the iconic Half Dome 2 Plus takes it to a new place. A tent's footprint doesn't necessarily have to be the footprint from the manufacturer. However the main advantage to having the proper footprint for modern tents is that most will give you the option to pitch the tent with just the footprint + poles + fly.

They're talking about ordering tyvek, cutting to the shape of their tent, putting their own grommets in, etc. REI and the REI Co-op logo are trademarks of Recreational Equipment, Inc. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. If you can find a footprint with the same dimensions, it should work just as well.

Buying the one that fits perfectly is about as simple as it gets.

You can also make your own from a sheet of plastic - plastic tablecloths are a popular and inexpensive footprint material. Sized a bit smaller than tent floor to prevent pooling of water between tent and ground sheet during wet weather. Footprint is compatible with the 2018 Half Dome 2 Plus tent.