Summary: I took this tent on a three month road trip across most of North America. It held up in the wind in the Grand Canyon (60mph that night!!), the hail at Yellowstone National Park, the rain in Denali National Park, the 106 degree weather in the Badlands and the freezing cold weather in the deserts of New Mexico. One night a little rain water seeped into the bottom of the tent, granted it was a torrential downpour and we were basically in a puddle..
Summary: This tent is great. We have used this for 2 camping trips, a total of 10 nights so far. We, slept 3, including a queen size mattress. It sets up very quickly and is very light. We did have some rain, but absolutely no leaks. The bottom is pretty thin, so I am glad we bought the footprint. I will use this for backpacking with my son.
I bought this tent for both car camping and occasional…
13 August 2009
Summary: I bought this tent for both car camping and occasional backpacking. I typically sleep alone or with my girlfriend. I'm a bigger guy, 6 feet 270 lbs. Unless we're dealing with kids, I'd prefer not to have more than three people in this tent, and that's pushin it in my opinion. I used this tent for the first time this past weekend and I must say I was delighted to use it.
Summary: My husband and I purchased this tent and we really like it. It is light enough for back backing. It says it can fit four people but I would say 2 comfortably and 3 snug. It is really easy to set, it takes about 5 minutes.
Summary: I do not recommend this tent for camping anyplace where you might encounter blowing sand or dust. Unlike many dome tents, the mesh windows in this tent are NOT equipped with zip-up panels - so there is no way to "batten down the hatches" and keep the dust out during a blow. Kelty probably decided to go this route to keep weight down, and to cut manufacturing costs enabling them to keep the tent priced low. Stowed, the tent is light and compact.
Summary: I live in Aspen/Snowmass and go camping a lot. For two people... it's AWESOME! For 3 people it's great... even with gear. You can forget about 4 people... but isn't that why you buy a 4 person tent... to sleep 3 comfortable:-)? Anyway... super easy assembly. I recommend putting a tarp underneath the tent to keep it in good condition and keep it dry. Holds up in wind... rain... etc. The rain fly is great and gives you that extra space you need. No complaints...
Summary: Add me to the 5 star list. First run was for backpacking weekend, we love it. 4 inner pockets, top loop for flashlight/small lantern. Easily to set up & easy to pack up! No insects came in, no rain problems, no condensation inside, no complaints here.
Summary: A few days of reading reviews on 3 season, 3-4 person tents led me to the Kelty Grand Mesa 4. After having received it today, I couldn't be happier. The most important factors for me were durability, lightweight construction and ease of set up. Though I haven't had the opportunity to test it outside, I was able to set it up indoors alone very easily and in well under ten minutes. It was equally easy to break down and put away.
I went on a backpacking trip with 3 people, what a…
28 January 2009
Summary: I went on a backpacking trip with 3 people, what a great tent. When I came back bought one for my son. There was three of us in this tent for 1 week in the middle of October and this tent worked great for size and weight. I am 6'2", 235 lbs, plus another 6'1", 220 lbs and 5'9" 160 lbs, worked great for three people and gear. I am not easliy impressed but this tent from Kelty worked flawless.