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Gunnison 1.3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great solo tent. Bought the Kelty Salida 1 originally, but exchanged it for the Gunnison 1.3 due to the Salida's lack of fly vents. Have used it in a very heavy rainstorm while canoe camping and it held up great. Was warm in it in 30 degree weather in Harriman State Park in a 35 degree bag. The square bag is different (shorter pole sections), but it fits nicely in the middle of a pack. Can be packed small with practice. Full review

Noah's Tarp 9

rated 3 of 5 stars This tarp is an excellent beginners tarp, although you will need to replace the guylines and stakes. This tarp is an excellent tarp for a beginner just getting into backpacking, or for anybody that prefers durability over light weight. Sil-nylon tarps of the same size can be half the weight, but I have ripped them in rough backcountry settings. For the casual camper who is unlikely to use this tarp over anything but a picnic table, weight is not an issue, and the price of this tarp cannot be beat. Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great sunshade. As usual Kelty makes a fine product. I got the small from Sierra Trading Post and with Deal Flyer discount cost me about $65 (a great price).  I bought it for car camping/beach camping. Camp at Hither Hills State Park, Montauk, yearly, and the lack of trees doesn't allow a tarp to be hung. The stakes should be upgraded (I went with Kelty No-Bendiums), you'll want a u topped stake as opposed to the x top stake that comes with the shade. Haven't set it up on sand (only sandy hard… Full review

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

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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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