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Kelty Eve 2

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Very lightweight. Good headroom. Very easy to assemble.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200

Summary

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.

Pros

  • Very lightweight
  • Ease of assembly
  • Durability
  • Inside canopy entirely mesh to a few inches above the floor.

Cons

  • 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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Kelty Eve 2

previously retailed for:
$199.97 - $279.95

The Kelty Eve 2 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 12, 2011 at SunnySports.

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Specs

Season 3
Number of Doors 2
Number of Vestibules 2
Capacity 2 Person
Minimum Weight 3 lb 15 oz / 1.8 kg
Packaged Weight 4 lb 9 oz / 2.1 kg
Floor Area 29 sq ft / 2.7 sq m
Vestibule Area 8.75 sq ft + 8.75 sq ft / 0.8 sq m + 0.8 sq m
Width 50 in / 127 cm
Length 84 in / 213 cm
Number of Poles 3
Pole Type DAC Featherlite NSL
Wall Material 33D Nylon
Floor Material 68D Polyester
Fly Material 30D Nylon
Height 38 in / 97 cm
Packed Dimensions 7.5 x 22 in / 19 x 56 cm