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Red Cloud

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Comfortable shoulder straps, lots of space and pockets to store all your hiking needs. Have had issues with the side pocket zippers failing. Full review

Trekker 4300

rated 5 of 5 stars I got my first Kelty in 1968, and still use it for day hikes. In addition to the 'orginal' Kelty, I have the Trekker 4300 and the Tioga 5500.  Use depending on the length of the hike. Love all three.  Most of my hiking is in the desert SW and Grand Canyon. The externals allow greater airflow. Load is balanced over the hips—the long hike up from the bottom of Grand Canyon goes much easier with the 'over-the-hips' weight distribution. I still do an annual Rim-2-Rim at the Canyon—and of course… Full review


rated 3 of 5 stars Good for short distance hikes. Seems a little rickety for lack of a better word. When on long hikes becomes very uncomfortable. I don't know, maybe it's because I'm such a large person (6'2" 280 lbs) but this thing is rough on a back. When we hike I normally carry a fairly heavy pack, so I know it's not the forty pounds my son weighs. If only hiking a few miles it's great. I certainly wouldn't go more than that. Absolutely couldn't beat the price as it was a baby shower gift. Full review

Eden 4

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a nice roomy tent that has been used in all four seasons. It has been a good value. Setup is simple if you follow the directions. The poles have a unique configuration which requires they be installed in a particular order for optimum stability. The tent is quite stable in all but the strongest winds. Lots of mesh keeps condensation away. I spent a week at scout camp in sun, wind, and rain. No complaints about this tent's weather resistance. The sidewalls are near perpendicular to the floor… Full review

Domolite 4

rated 3 of 5 stars No longer made; good room for two guys and lots of stuff. Kind of heavy with the f'glas poles; alum poles make it much better. OEM was all f'glas poles. Not so good in rain over many hours without attention to guy lines. I owned this tent for over 10 years and it has mostly serviced well. The fly split when taking down and Kelty won't replace because it cannot be repaired. They gave me a half off coupon against a new one. They no longer make this tent. Three problems: If you have an extended rainstorm… Full review

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Win a Kelty Gunnison 3.2 Tent by Reviewing Your Gear
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