Kelty Eve 2
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
Very lightweight. Good headroom. Very easy to assemble. Floor space average -- good for smaller backpackers sharing a tent, or larger backpackers who don't mind being cozy. Ceiling entirely mesh (w/o rainfly), so provides good ventilation and view of stars if used w/o rainfly.
- Very lightweight
- Ease of assembly
- Inside canopy entirely mesh to a few inches above the floor.
- Mesh bag in which footprint comes is heavier than necessary.
- Would not recommend for people over 6' tall, as slope of wall will touch your head when sleeping if you are on the taller side.
- No windows for seeing out when using rainfly.
Very easy to set up -- took about 2-3 minutes once I got the hang of it. Footprint, tent, and fly all easily clip together at corners. Stakes very durable but light. Pitches tautly when using stakes.
Handles rain and moisture well. Stays well-ventilated with easy-to-open/close vents in rainfly situated above doors. Floor space cozy for two regular-sized users, fine for those on the smaller side. Vestibules created by rainfly not large enough to store pack, but big enough for smaller items such as boots. Four pockets on interior for small gear storage, as well as mesh "shelf" that will hang above your head if you want more storage at the expense of headroom.
Best feature of this tent, to me, is how light it is. Is lighter than my solo backpacking tent, which itself is very light. Packs small, including poles. I also very much like the ventilation, as most of my backpacking is in warmer weather. Couldn't be happier with it.
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With two vestibules and two doors, the Eve features an extremely lightweight, freestanding design, with a spacious interior.
Set out on your next trip with the versatile Kelty Eve 2 Tent. With two vestibules, two doors, and a spacious interior, you'll make your one bedroom apartment jealous. The 3-pole design is easy and fast to setup and break down, so moving camp is no big deal. Taped floor seams keep unwanted moisture from creeping in. And at just around four pounds you won't have to kill yourself hauling it around.
For 2010 Kelty welcomes you to experience the convenience and versatility found with the Eve 2 Tent. With two vestibules and two doors, this tent features a lightweight, freestanding design, with a spacious interior. At just around 4 lbs, this is a great tent for 3-season backcountry adventure.
- Altrec Outdoors
The Kelty Eve 2 is a very light, compact 2 person backpacking tent. It has 2 doors for easy entry or exit and 2 storage vestibules for keeping that extra or wet stuff outside the tent. The super sturdy DAC shockcorded frame provides a unique spreader bar or ridge pole at the top of the tent to pull out the sides of the tent to create a comfortable living space. The all mesh body is great for ventilation and stargazing possibilities. The full coverage RipStop fly creates a weather free zone inside the tent and assures you of a dry night every time. The freestanding, all clip design is incredibly fast to set up or take down.Sleeps 2Main fly and floor seams are factory taped to keep the rain outFull coverage ripstop nylon fly with taped seams completely protects the tent from the weather2 'D' style doors with attached storage vestibules with 8.75 sq.ft. each of additional storageThe Kelty Arc Edge floor is durable, tough and keeps the seams high above the floor and safe from the weatherShockcorded DAC NSL FeatherLite aluminum poles provide the best strength to weight ratio of any pole because they have thinner walls and a bigger overall diameter - They also are made by a GREENER process than most other poles that reduces and minimizes waste in the manufacturing processRoomy interior due to spreader ridge pole that flares out the sides of the tent and creates more vestibule spaceFreestanding design is fast and easy to set upAll mesh body and roof is great for stargazingExternal fly vents help with ventilation and can reduce condensationNoiseless zipper pulls will be appreciated on a windy night1 clear poly window with welded seams in the vestibule, won't leak or tear and provides light and a view for convenienceFly attaches with side release bucklesEasy color coded set up is fast and easy every timeSet up is with simple and easy with all clipsLarge mesh panels on the tent walls and ceiling means great ventilationGuyouts points on the fly and very light guyline adjusters help stabilize the tent in windy weatherMultiple mesh storage pockets help with overall interior organizationAll carry sacks and stakes includedIncludes convenient flashlight loop on the ceilingFire retardantImport