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REI Taj 3 Tent - Special Buy

REI Taj 3 Tent - Special Buy

Product Description

Offering luxurious living quarters, the REI Taj 3 is a three-season, three-person backpacking tent that won't weigh you down. Doors are easy to enter and exit, and vestibules offer ample space for gear storage. Sturdy combi-pole design offers a roomy inte

Product Details

Approx. Price:
$229.00 (Click Price to View Any Changes)
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Brand:
Rei
SKU:
767270
Manufacture ID:
731430

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neverfales  
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02/11/2010 03:07AM
Have used this tent on two 8-day BWCA trips that each saw plenty of rain and wind. No problems at all. Roomy inside with built-in gear loft and good space for two big guys. Small vestibules are big enough to cover boots, small bags and a few extras. Light weight and easy to pitch. Low profile is good for high winds. Purchased optional foot print for second trip and use it with cut-to-fit Tyvek as "innie" ground pad. Highly recommended.
shoreviewswede  
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06/01/2010 01:55PM
It's hard to summarize what I like about this tent; how about... all of the little things work so well. The gear loft is nice, plenty of pockets, full rainfly, easy to pitch (fly, tent and footprint and poles are all color coded), good floor plan, zippers work well...


My Taj 3 is great.


For a con, I'd say it isn't a true backpacking tent; I can backpack it, but it isn't all THAT compact.
shoreviewswede  
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06/01/2010 01:55PM
It's hard to summarize what I like about this tent; how about... all of the little things work so well. The gear loft is nice, plenty of pockets, full rainfly, easy to pitch (fly, tent and footprint and poles are all color coded), good floor plan, zippers work well...


My Taj 3 is great.


For a con, I'd say it isn't a true backpacking tent; I can backpack it, but it isn't all THAT compact.
serenityseeker  
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06/11/2010 10:45PM
I love my Taj 3. Perfect tent for me. small, but tons of little features that make it worthwhile. It also kept me warm on some chilly nights, but seems to have great ventilation when you open it all up. I love it. Not sure I would want 3 people in it, but that is the case with every tent. You can fit that many in, but you really wouldn't want to. simple to set up once you get the hang of it. quick to dry when wet. just a great tent. buy one now if you want one b/c I'm pretty sure they are discontinued.
bojibob  
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12/12/2010 10:39AM
I'm another TAJ Disciple. This is excellent Bomb Proof tent that will last you years if cared for. I also purchased the foot print and recommend that as well.
NDCanoe  
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03/16/2011 12:43PM
Have had my Taj 3 for 2 seasons now. Like any 3 person tent, it only fits two people. I use mine solo when car camping and it's large enough for a full size blow up mattress. PROS: 2 doors with ample vestibule for boots, skylight, adjustible ventilation (although must be done from outside), color coded stakes & grommet tabs, does not leak. CONS: Difficult to set up first few times, a bit heavy for backpacking. Recommend labelling the grommet tabs with a sharpie.


I used with Taj 3 footprint which keeps the condensation off the tent floor.
HansSolo  
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01/13/2013 12:45AM
Love this tent!


Although it's rated as a three-person tent, it's really a roomy two-person tent with elbow room. A good, two person, one dog tent.Truly one of the better designs currently available IMHO. That's due in part because of the two door design, included gear loft, and it's solid self-supporting design. The vestibules are somewhat small, but adequate for boots and other small items.


I'm not sure why REI only seems to distribute this tent through the REI Outlet though. It gives the impression that the tent is a close-out or refurbished. But it has been available for years and is currently still available. The tent has also increased in price since I purchased mine for approx. $163.00 and some change.


The tent is easy to set-up once you've done it once or twice. (Nice that REI includes a set-up diagram on the storage bag and color coded poles and grommet holes.) That's not to say it's difficult to set-up, but it's a little different than many other tents I've rigged.


I can't say this is a particularly good tent for backpacking, because of it's bulk and weight, but it's a great canoe camping shelter for river trips or for jamming in a #3 or #4 Duluth Pack.


Although Cliff Jacobson loathes "foot prints", (because they can pool water under the tent), I purchased one after owning the tent for awhile. For some reason, the brown, tent floor material seems stiffer than the nylon used for other tents, and subsequently seems more prone for small punctures. The "foot print" seems to elevate that problem.


Highly recommended for Quetico-Superior Canoe country camping.