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Vortex 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent for bicycle touring. I purchased an early version of this tent around 1998 for about $200 new, and in 2011 found a used Webforce version in mint condition on Ebay for $50. All of my camping has been bicycle touring. The tents were used on trips on the West Coast through Oregon and California (six trips altogether), the Erie Canal in New York, The GAP-C&O Canal in Maryland, several multi-week trips through Pennsylvania, and two trips to New Zealand. Absolutely fantastic tent. Never… Full review

Yukon 48

rated 3 of 5 stars Great, durable backpack, used from Cub Scouts to present (I'm 30). I've had this pack since I was 12, and save for a couple squirrel holes internally (my bad. [cub scout]), it's held up amazingly. I've recently gotten into lightening my load (considerably), and took a seam ripper to it (it's from 1997, and I couldn't stand getting rid of it) to fit my new lightweight approach. It now sits just over 3 lbs, and functions as an extremely comfortable (and rugged...(can't do the Cuben/sil-nylon, as I… Full review

Salida 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars One-person, free standing, three-season, double walled bathtub style backpacking tent. To start, I have over 600 miles of backpacking in with this particular tent. I have had the pleasure of setting it up at 5000' feet, as a base camp, in the rain, in the snow, in an open field, in the thicket, and on top of just about every kind of ground you can find from snow, rocks, and roots to leaves, mud and sand. To this day, there are no tears, or wearing anywhere that I can see. It is important to note… Full review

Yukon 3200

rated 4 of 5 stars I've had this pack for 15 years now. It's been on week-long canoe trips, overnight whitewaters and getting ready for an A/T thru hike. Awesome pack for the money. It's small for an external frame, but it keeps the weight down and with today's ultrlight super small equipment it's a lot of room. I was about 5' 10" and 150 lbs when I bought this pack for Scouts. I am now 6' 3" and 200 lbs and still find it comfortable to use. When I first got it it was nice because I could carry luxuries on a 2- to… Full review

Cosmic Down 21

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This bag packs small and keeps you warm. While it isn't the warmest bag on the market, it is a great option for the backpacker on a budget. In the balance of price and quality, the scales are tipped to quality. I bought the Kelty Cosmic Down 21 on sale a couple of months ago. It was on sale because Kelty just rolled out the new Kelty Cosmic Down, so I decided to go for it. So far, I've been pretty happy with it, and the pros definitely outweigh the cons to me. I've used the bag in the Smokies on… 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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