I bought this tent for easy setup and take down, no…
7 June 2013
Summary: I bought this tent for easy setup and take down, no tricks. Made to sleep four adults cozy, or three adults roomy. High quality brand name tent with no defects. Probably not the lightest tent available, but very reliable for a three-season backpacker.
Pros: Easy to set up and take down, Lots of headroom, storage pockets, gear loft incl.
Great car camping tent for a family of 3. We can use…
2 August 2010
Excerpt: Great car camping tent for a family of 3. We can use our large 25" wide sleeping pads and still have room for duffel bags inside the tent. Two vestibules for storing your shoes so they stay dry. Nice high ceilings add to the comfort and utility of this tent. Even though this is a "4-person" tent, it would be too cozy for 4 in my opinion, but it still has more room than most 4 person tents in the backpacking category, and you could manage pretty well.
We (wife, self and two boys) have used this tent 5…
12 December 2009
Excerpt: We (wife, self and two boys) have used this tent 5 or 6 times now. I have had no problems with it at all. It's not real heavy for a 4 person tent and sets up easy. Okay, like ALL backpacking tents I have ever used or seen it's a bit tight for 4 but it does work and since we are all family it doesn't matter. My bag does touch the side of the tent but we have had a couple of rainy nights and never had water in the tent so the fly does it's job.
Bought used on eBay 2005 or 2006 model. Listing advertised…
17 November 2009
Excerpt: Bought used on eBay 2005 or 2006 model. Listing advertised there were ember holes in tent and rain fly. I think there were 2 holes and easy to fill in, so it was a steal for me. Love this tent. Has a lot of room/space, but the kicker is the dual door and dual vestibule (both 16X2ft.sq.) feature. Has a hook in center to hang a lantern/light from and zipper pockets on sides for personal belongings quick access (wallet, maps, electronics, etc).
This is an adequate 3-season tent, but it has a serious…
29 July 2008
Excerpt: This is an adequate 3-season tent, but it has a serious flaw in the way the rainfly attaches to the four bottom corners of the tent. The problem is that the poorly-designed, flimsy clips that hold the fly corners down - don't hold. They don't even have a chance. I'm surprised that Kelty would ship a tent with such a flaw. The clips couldn't have been tested. The buyer will have to replace the clips with something that will work...Fastex clips for example.