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Taj 3
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Taj 3


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Taj 3

Manufacturer: REI

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 - 3 Votes


Page By: GreenNerve

Created/Edited: Feb 10, 2003 / Feb 10, 2003

Object ID: 666

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Modernized dome shape has a lower profile yet provides comfortable headroom; two doors with vestibules offer an accommodating environment
DAC Featherlite® aluminum poles (8.8mm) lightest weight for the most strength
Three-pole clip design is sturdy, and combined with the no-see-um mesh doors, window and ceiling panels provide excellent ventilation and visibility
New, Insider floor seams are engineered to create a nice, clean taut pitch and maximize floor space; factory seam-taping ensures a waterproof seal
Polyester rainfly stays taut even when wet and features two built-in vestibules, an upper vent and a clear film window for viewing outside conditions
New, leak-proof rainfly construction ensures that water won't sneak through susceptible areas such as guy-out points and zippers in wet conditions
Tent stays organized with the attic (included) and three interior pockets
Attention to detail shows with the reflective zipper pulls and guylines, ladder-loc tie-downs on rainfly and pole wraps that secure rainfly to tent
Comes with guylines and tighteners, stakes, pole repair tube, pole and stake bags and tapered, easy-to-stuff compression stuff sack



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GreenNerveUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Roomy, high ceiling, can sit upright with room to spare. Having 2 doors is useful. Vestibules are small, but I’ve raised a corner of the fly with my ice axe and left the zipper open 10 inches to make a cooking space in a storm. Slightly heavy, but sturdy - for a 3 season tent. Sleeps 3 no problem, gross overkill for 1. Good tent.
Confusing to set up the first couple times.
Posted Feb 10, 2003 2:05 pm

chrismarksReliable and Roomy, but heavy

Voted 5/5

The Cadillac of backcountry tents. You won't get great milage, but its sturdy, reliable and luxurious.

The weight is a big problem (packed ends up being almost 10lbs) but there is plenty of room inside and pockets everywhere and storage space. The vestibules are a touch small but there is enough room to drag the packs into the tent and just leave the boots by the door. I'd never take this on a multi-day high-mileage trip but its great for sneaking off by an alpine lake for a weekend and bagging some peaks and is equally at home car camping. Storms are no match for this tent.

Full review plus photos on my blog: http://www.backcountrybliss.net/2010/04/gear-review-rei-taj-3-3-season-tent.html
Posted Aug 27, 2010 2:24 pm

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