User Review: Kelty Crestone 1
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70
Love this tent. Bulletproof. Affordable.
- Very light
- Not free standing
This tent is probably my favorite backcountry piece of gear I own.
It is very easy to set up. It is NOT freestanding and you need to make sure it is anchored down at the anchor points with tent stakes. First thing I did was ditch the stakes it came with and bought some good, solid MSR Groundhog stakes. Once the tent is anchored down it is very stable. I have been through many storms and high winds with this thing and it has held steady.
This tent is very weather resistant with the rain vestibule on. I have been through very heavy rainstorms and stayed completely dry. Part of that is knowing how and where to set up a tent during inclement weather. I have also been through blizzards in the winter with this tent and it did well. It breathes well and easily handles the weight of a few inches of wet snow.
This 1-man tent is not very roomy. I am 6'2" tall and 220 and I fit pretty tight in it but it has plenty of room for me, my sleeping pad, sleeping bag and clothes. Getting dressed in this tent is a bit of a chore but thats the price you pay for packing light.
I typically put my backpack and gear under the rain vestibule. The vestibule has enough room for a good sized backpack and some boots.
I have used this tent a few times a year for the last 5 years and it is still like new. It has held up very well. I don't think you can beat the construction & durability for the price.
This is a great tent and I highly recommend it if you can get your hands on one.