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Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great tarp for a decent price and weight. Would recommend. The only reason I give this product four stars is because it has stretched out over time. It's seen its fair share of rain storms, and after setting it up numerous times over the last year it has begun to stretch. This could be user error though, maybe I had it a little too taut. But it has kept me dry more times than I can count and it's a decent weight. There are also a ton of eyelets so you can tie it up a million different… Full review

Mantra 6

rated 5 of 5 stars I love my Mantra 6 and have taken it camping for more than seven seasons now. Most impressed this last weekend when in gale force winds of 30+ mph, the mantra stood firm! Other tents were crushed, but those tent poles that can be hard to set up were a dream come true in the wind. Held like a champ! Love it! This tent is big, sturdy, and I can almost stand up in it at 5'.  Love the design with the open vestibule. It's rock solid in weather and easily sleeps 4 campers plus a lot of stuff. Love love… Full review

Tuck 20 / EN 22

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, comfortable bag that performs as rated, with convenient features usually associated with more expensive gear. I paid $89 for the Kelty Tuck. At that price, I really wasn't expecting much. I do most of my camping in North Carolina, though, so even though I was spending two weeks in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of New Mexico, I really couldn't justify spending $200 for a 20-degree bag. So I bought cheap and prepared to suffer. So, first thing, the EN temperature rating is pretty accurate. Full review

Vortex 2

rated 5 of 5 stars 20+ years old and still my favorite tent! Still going strong! I've had this tent for over 20 years and used it in all kinds of weather and it has never failed me...not once. I have never had to repair it and it has never leaked. After 20 plus years, I am just now needing to reseal one small section of the seam.   I can set it up by myself in just two minutes. It is just as easy to take down and roll up and stuff back into its sack. This tent has sheltered at various times over the years, two adults,… Full review

Red Cloud 90

rated 1 of 5 stars Least rugged pack I've ever witnessed. Internal frame will wear through the weakest of nylon and stick out the bottom. Great for a bad back — puts all the weight on the hips — until the pack fails. This is the least rugged pack I've ever owned. I bought this after two back surgeries, so I'm carrying the least in my entire life. The biggest problem is that the internal frame rests on their thinnest nylon, totally not reinforced — even a little. So if you hike a bit, the rubbing action makes… Full review

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Kelty Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

James McEnaney Wins Kelty Gunnison 3.2 Tent
Congratulations, James McEnaney! For sharing your review of your Lowe Alpine Airzone 35, you've won a Gunnison 3.2 tent, thanks to Kelty (worth $250). Read more
June 24, 2013

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win a Kelty Tent
We're giving away a Gunnison 3.2 tent to one lucky reviewer next week, thanks to Kelty. Review your outdoor gear by Sunday, June 23, to be entered to win a new tent ($250 value). Read more
June 16, 2013

Review Your Outdoor Gear to Win 3-Person Kelty Tent
Have you shared your review yet? Review your outdoor gear by Sunday, June 23, and you're entered to win a Gunnison 3.2 three-season, freestanding tent, thanks to Kelty. Read more
June 9, 2013

Win a Kelty Gunnison 3.2 Tent by Reviewing Your Gear
Review your outdoor gear now through June 23 and you could win a Gunnison 3.2 three-season tent, thanks to Kelty ($250 value). The Gunnison could be sheltering you and two friends in the backcountry this summer, thanks to your gear review. Read more
June 3, 2013

A Flood of Water-Repellent Down for Sleeping Bags
Down that keeps you warm, even when wet? A flood of hydrophobic DownTek, DriDown, and Q.Shield Down insulation promises to repel water while maintaining loft, insulation, and breathability, even when wet. Read more
July 24, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Kelty lights, vintage packs, pads
Kelty introduces its first ever line of lights for spring 2011, along with vintage-inspired day packs, and new sleeping pads. Scott Kaier showed us the goods. Read more
August 4, 2010


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