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Kelty Domolite 4

4 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Good, 3-season tent with lots of room. This is an…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $40+ shipping


Good, 3-season tent with lots of room.


  • Roomy
  • Headroom
  • Ventilation
  • 2-Doors


  • Fiberglass poles
  • Pole supports: sleeves, not clips


This is an older-model tent.

The mesh sides/ceiling are great for star gazing and ventilation.

It has a very sturdy construction with the 3-pole design.

The rainfly is only three-quarter, but good enough to weather a storm.

Set up is not too difficult, but the large size of this tent means a couple extra minutes walking around it.

Packability is not advisable for lengthy trips.  It's heavy.

It's very roomy and easily allows for 2 people + a lot of gear comfortably.  Three adults will fit just fine but will limit the amount of gear. Headroom is more than adequate.

The (2) doors are a nice option, particularly with them having the mesh/privacy zipper options.


Excellent tent in all weather, real easy setup, great…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift


Excellent tent in all weather, real easy setup, great ventilation.


  • Excellent in all types of weather


  • Can't remember how to set up vestibule

Excellent tent in all weather, easy setup,ventilation is superb, very roomy, haven't used vestibule but one time and need help in remembering how to do it.


I purchased this test after reading some lit. on KELTY.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: 3 SEASON
Sleeps: 3-4
Ease of Setup: 3 MINUTES BY MYSELF
Weight: 10LBS
Price Paid: $260

I purchased this test after reading some lit. on KELTY. Let me tell you, This tent has been up to its eyes in water and has some bad wind... I still havent gotten wet or thrown out of this thing yet. I purchased the vest. on clearance for $29, what a buy... The vest has a partial floor for some gear to keep dry. It's a great tent if you're not worried about the extra weight. I strongly recommend this bomb shell.


We've owned this tent for over ten years now and use…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Design: three season free standing tent
Sleeps: 4
Ease of Setup: average - pole sleeves take a little extra work
Weight: about 12 pounds with two optional vestibules and footprint
Price Paid: around $300

We've owned this tent for over ten years now and use it mostly for canoe camping. It's been through some tough weather with no problems.

I have the optional vestibules for both sides which gives it lots of storage. Weather protection from the fly isn't too good without the vestibules attached if you're in windy raining conditions. The pole sleeves may not be as handy as some clip tents but they're reliable and don't bulk up when rolling up for storage.

We've backpacked it on some shorter trips. When you average out the 12 pounds (with both vestibules) over 4 hikers that's only 3 lbs per person which is pretty average. You can't go wrong with a Kelty - certainly durable.

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Kelty Domolite 4


The Domolite 4 has been discontinued.

reviewers paid:
$40.00 - $300.00

The Kelty Domolite 4 is not available from the stores we monitor.

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