REI Quarter Dome SL 2 Review (Tent)
Nov 15, 2019 at 5:46 am #3618900Nicholas RameyBPL Member
@nicholas-rameyNov 16, 2019 at 1:05 am #3619018Paul HatfieldBPL Member
I didn’t read the article, but does anyone else feel that the style and content of the video are not up to Backpacking Light’s standards for gear reviews?Nov 16, 2019 at 2:17 am #3619026Bill in RoswellBPL Member
@roadscrape88-2Locale: Roswell, GA, USA
If this were Reddit, the above comment would get a down vote. Nick’s first review and he will get better in time.
Now for my original comment. Nice article Nick. You covered the main points. One addition would have been trying it for a night with two adults, typically a backpacking trip. Personally I know a 2 person is 1+ and a 3 person tent lives 2 comfortably. You test the tent in the weather that counts, the hottest Sept. on record!
Bill in Roswell GANov 16, 2019 at 3:51 am #3619033Jenny ABPL Member
@jenniferaLocale: Front Range
Good video, covered the salient points that most shoppers looking for a tent in this category would want to know. Looks OK for 1 to 1-1/2 people, but the dragon crowds things :>)Nov 16, 2019 at 6:25 am #3619049Ryan JordanAdmin
@ryanLocale: Central Rockies
Hey Paul – I understand where you’re coming from. Nick wrote:
This actually brings up a good point that Andrew (our gear editor) and I have been trying to sort out for some time – it has to do with making sure readers know that some reviews are:
- Comprehensive (based on lots of field experience in a wide range of conditions)
- Not comprehensive (some experience with the product, but not in a wide range of conditions)
- Based on no or very limited (e.g., 1 or 2 nights) experience in the field.
I think for #3 we’ll be posting these in the blog category of the site and not labeling them as “reviews”, so that seems easy to me.
This one falls in the #2 category.
We reserve our product review ratings for gear that falls in category #1, but it’s not obvious to a reader where a review falls – #1 or #2?
We’ve dabbled in the past with calling these types of reviews “First Looks” or “Spotlite” or “Flash Reviews”, and none of those really resonated with folks either.
Open to suggestions!Nov 16, 2019 at 11:14 pm #3619119JakeBPL Member
@jake_cLocale: Eastern OH
Nice review. I’m looking for something similar for my 5 yo son and I to use walk in camping. I would definitely be interested in a follow up after a few nights in the rain/wind.
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