I'm copying my review from backcountry.com, since…
21 January 2011
Summary: I'm copying my review from backcountry.com, since I don't want to type it out again: I got this tent about two months ago, and I've used it 3 times with great satisfaction. I work for a conservation corps, for twice a month for 8 days my tent is my home. I researched tents for 4 months when picking my most recent tent, and I decided on the Gunnison 2.1. For me, dual doors tents are a must-have. If you ever go backpacking with a friend or partner, one door just sucks.
I have had this tent for about 4 years, and it has…
12 October 2010
Summary: I have had this tent for about 4 years, and it has been an outstanding tent for the price. It is rated as a 2 man, but being a fairly large person I have always used it as a one man. I use it frequently for backpacking trips with my son and his Boy Scout troop, and I have never had any problems. The tent has been through torrential rain storms, cold temperatures and light to moderate snow and it has always kept me dry.
I've had this tent for four years and it still holds…
Ian Heindel, Trailspace.com
28 September 2010
Summary: I've had this tent for four years and it still holds up great. I bought it to use as a river guide in Alaska. Camping on river banks and sand bars it took all the punishment I dished out. It was the perfect size for me and my gear to live comfortably. And when necessary I let double up with someone else when their tent fail and still had room. I did this for two years. My dad, who is a scoutmaster, has used it many times since.
Great tent, if you are looking for a relatively cheap…
Artie Hyde, Trailspace.com
27 September 2010
Summary: Great tent, if you are looking for a relatively cheap tent mixed with the great Kelty quality, look no further. Obviously made for smaller groups of campers or just yourself, the lightweight Gunnison 2 tent is a great choice for any outdoor trip. Equipped with a fly, it'll keep you dry and warm in extreme weather. I've had this tent for 3 years now and still have no need to look elsewhere, great product.
I took this tent on a 4-day trip on Oregon's section…
13 September 2010
Summary: I took this tent on a 4-day trip on Oregon's section of the Pacific Crest Trail and it held up well until the last day. In the process of shopping, I looked at Marmot's Limelight and Titan 2 tents, and Mountain Hardwear's Drifter 2 tent. They were all in the same general price range and pretty similar construction. I liked the overall Kelty tent design better (because it has "windows" and vents), and I happened to find a good deal on it.
This tent is relatively lightweight (especially broken…
16 July 2010
Summary: This tent is relatively lightweight (especially broken up between two people) with a great amount of room for two people - we're married and enjoy being close, yet still had plenty of space between us as we slept and below our feet for gear. The vestibules are handy and spacious. The set up is quick and easy due to the external hooks. We awoke surprised by the lack of condensation on the tent though we were in a humid area.
I've used my Gunnison 2.1 for two years now in spring,…
5 August 2009
Summary: I've used my Gunnison 2.1 for two years now in spring, summer and fall. It fits a 25x78x2.5 inch pad with room to spare for all my stuff. It has never leaked a drop despite some decent storms. It has received no special care other than hosing it off when dirty and always storing dry. It fits me (about 6 feet 2 inches) unlike many other 2 person tents.
Great lightweight tent for the price! Super easy to…
5 April 2009
Summary: Great lightweight tent for the price! Super easy to set up, my six year old daughter can do it by herself in minutes while I hunt for firewood! Plenty of room for the two of us. Also plenty of room for two adults. The two vestibules are a plus. We've used them to shelter some of our gear as well as our two dogs (one in each vestibule) from a downpour one night in Pisgah National Forest. Never have had any leaking issues.
I've used this tent 60+ times during a stint with…
24 December 2008
Summary: I've used this tent 60+ times during a stint with the Montana Conservation Corps, mainly on 8 day hitches. Though I'm yet to share it, it has ample room inside for gear, and the vestibules are huge and a great addition. I never woke up wet even after several days of straight rain and sleet. Super easy to set-up and breakdown, which is great when the weather isn't cooperating. Only thing I can say is I don't really care for the colors.