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Kelty-redtail-1800.33874318
7.0* out of 10

Kelty Redtail 1800

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Overall 6
6.0

As a more expensive Kelty tent it is a step up from…

Jim and Beamer, Trailspace.com
3 December 2012
  • Summary: As a more expensive Kelty tent it is a step up from the Trail Domes that I have had the misfortune of having when the winds were storming. It has plenty of headroom and lots of space, but the problems and lack of quality control outweigh the benefits. There are better ways to do it than to use a hula hoop. No, I would not recommend it because there are other offerings that do what Kelty has failed to produce.
  • Pros: It is a better tent than the Trail Dome., Provides sufficient headroom to 6 feet; good for a 4-person tent., Ties to keep the poles from moving from the fly in high winds., DAC DA-17 aluminum poles are used.
  • Cons: Quality control is lacking., Flimsy flooring with ArcEdge instead of bathtub design., Hula Hoop is not ready to be used yet, needs thinking., Lacks privacy unless the vestibule is closed., Hard to complete set-up with pole and underside ties., Stakes mediocre and insufficent for all guy-outs.
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Overall 9
9.0

Camping on the Northern California coast can test…

MattK@GearGuide, Trailspace.com
13 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Camping on the Northern California coast can test even the best tent. Gusty winds, blowing sand and cold, damp fog are but a few of the challenges. We chose to put the Kelty Hula House 4 through its paces on a trip to Bodega Bay and encountered all those factors. Luckily for us, the Hula House was more than up to the task.
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