Summary: Better than a stick.....or me holding up the tarp all week! Great for jousting during down time at camp (not recommended.....but did occur to me, because, you know, it IS down time).I have four so that I can vary the configuration of the tarp depending on the wind/weather conditions. They held up to 45 mph gusts and the tension from stake-out lines holding them.
I'll keep this short and sweet since the other reviews…
8 March 2011
Summary: I'll keep this short and sweet since the other reviews covered everything. Pros: -Very very easy to set up -held up in 40 mile per hour winds and rain, no leaks and I didn't coat it with anything Cons: -it's pretty small I actually didn't even notice the zippper/rain fly issue mentioned. Maybe I'm too aloof lol. I'll definitely pay attention next time it's set up. I'd recommend it for 1-2 people.
I used this tent for the first time this week camping…
16 July 2008
Summary: I used this tent for the first time this week camping at a state park in northwestern Maine. The tent is just roomy enough for a queen size air mattress and some gear. It sets up easily with 2 lightweight aluminum poles and 2 fiberglass brow ridge poles. The fly went on easily and has plenty of guy-out points if wind is a concern -- a good thing as this is a high-profile tent I at 5'6" can nearly stand in. It is a pleasing dark blue with light gray.
I purchased my Kelty Trail Dome 4 last year and have…
28 April 2008
Summary: I purchased my Kelty Trail Dome 4 last year and have camped and backpacked with it in a variety of weather conditions and temps. The tent is roomy enough for 4 kids and their stuff, but it is ideal for two adults and their backpacks. I seam sealed the tent when I first bought it and have had no problems with leaks or drips. The tent stands up well against strong and/or gusting wind, assuming you anchor it and the fly properly.
I bought this tent on sale at Gander Mountain. I couldn't…
11 July 2005
Summary: I bought this tent on sale at Gander Mountain. I couldn't resist a Kelty tent for this price. I've used it twice. Once in light rain--no leaks. It is very roomy for two people. It can hold two cots with plenty of space for gear underneath. The 57" height is great. I just wish it had a vestibule to cook in during the rain. The only downside is the tight front door zipper. You have to be very careful or it will break.
I purchased this tent for 2-3 adults of my family…
27 April 2005
Summary: I purchased this tent for 2-3 adults of my family to car camp in. I have used this tent one time for four days in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park one April-2005 weekend. During that stay, I experienced an unbelievable contrast of weather. From 70 degree temperatures and extremely high winds from a squall line thunderstorm, to a light dusting of snow with cold (30 degree F temperatures), to sunshine and the 50s. We got it all in those four days!