REI Hobitat 4 Tent Review: REI Makes The Best Tents

by Ryan

I use an REI Hobitat 4 Tent for my camping needs.

It has always served me well and I have never had any issue with it other than having to replace a pole that I broke from misuse, which was not a manufacturing issue and cannot be blamed on the product.

I found the REI Hobitat 4 tent to hold up very well in extremely wet and rainy conditions, although on most occasions I add an additional rain fly to the top of the tent that is not manufactured by REI.

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It has enough room for my family and the dog to sleep comfortably with all of our camping gear and most food supplies.

I do not bring my REI Hobitat 4 on backpacking trips because it is on the heavier and larger side of my camping tents, so I usually pack a couple smaller, more “portable” tents for when I'm backpacking.

I also cannot justify use of this tent for cold weather camping, as it does not have the cold resistant material I would need and does not insulate well.

I once took this cold weather camping on one of its first uses out of the box and we almost froze in the night!

I wasn’t expecting the material to let in as much cold as I thought, although it was not originally designed to be a cold weather tent, so I can forgive them for this oversight.

Overall, REI makes some of the best tents for camping and the REI Hobitat 4 is a great 4 person tent for your family.

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