Kelty Gunnison 1.1
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: around $120
Bought this to replace an old Coleman single person tent I've had since the mid-90s. This is last year's model that I bought from the Kelty "On Sale" website at about $120 I think. Not the lightest, but reasonable. Setup is very fast.
- Fast setup (couple of minutes)
- Long enough for my 6'3" frame
- Stand alone design makes it easy to move around
- Vestibule is a good size for backpack and boots
- Not the lightest at about 4.5 - 5 lbs (w/footprint)
- A bit narrow
I've yet to put this to the test in the field. I bought this tent a couple of months ago as a replacement for an old bivey style Coleman I've had since the mid-90s. I've set it up in my yard along with the new Kelty 2.5i Recluse sleeping pad and "rested" in it for a while. It is a bit narrow but is long enough to handle my 6'3" body so I expect it to work out nicely.
Compared to the bivey style of the Coleman this one is spacious and I can actually sit up in it (with my head lightly touching the top). For this reason, I'll not use the cargo net that comes with it or I'll figure out a way to configure it for easy attach/detach. Update: I installed four of those little Nite Ize clips to each tie strap so I can quickly hook it up at night so stow my glasses, my book, etc. while sleeping.
For the price, I cannot complain about the extra pound of weight vs the 3 lbs but twice the price options. I will replace the cheap stakes with the MSR shorties which may be slightly lighter but definitely stronger. I look forward to putting this tent to the test over the summer and I'll come back and update this once I've used it some.
Update Oct '13: I used the tent several times this summer and really enjoy it. The weather was never really bad so I didn't have to spend much time in it other than to sleep but if I had to weather a long storm in it, I think I'd get a bit stir crazy. I brought along a small tarp to extend the vestibule and so I'd have some extra elbow room if I needed cover but didn't want to be in the tent.
The vestibule itself is a nice size. My 88L backpack easily fit under one side which left the other side available for my boots, a light, etc. Now that I've used it, I added half a star. Nice little tent!
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A backcountry staple, the Kelty Gunnison 1.2 is a free-standing 3-season shelter that offers a quick 2-pole set-up and a spacious interior for room to spare. Gear loft included!
Key Features of the Kelty Gunnison 1.2 TentFreestanding designColor-coded clip constructionMaterial: 68D polyesterTaped floor and fly seamsMesh wall panelsArcEdge floorKelty Gunnison 1.2 TentThe Kelty Gunnison 1.2 Tent is the ideal choice for a serious camping or hiking enthusiast. Its color-coded clip construction makes it highly visible under any condition and very easy to set up. This tent is made from 68D polyester, making it durable and lightweight. The mesh wall panels increase air circulation and facilitate ?breathability, for a cooler environment. Its ArcEdge technology keeps the seams high off the ground, and the taped fly and floor seams, make the shelter completely waterproof. The Jake's Foot anchor system uses a ball and socket mechanism, locking the main poles to the anchors, firmly and securely. This tent is fully loaded with an interior gear loft and storage pockets, for your convenience. When it's just you out there in the wild, there's no better choice than the Kelty Gunnison 1.2 Tent.
The Kelty Gunnison 1.2 tent has a simple 2-pole design that makes it easy to set up in any weather, at any time. Its roomy interior provides all the comfort you need. Gunnison 1.2 includes a handy gear loft to ensure you keep track of those small items that can get lost in the shuffle. For added comfort and convenience, the Gunnison tent fly comes with integrated vents and a welded window. Swivel-hub polesets, color-coded clip construction and Jake's Feet(R) pole anchors make setup logical, fast and secure. DAC Pressfit(R) poles feature a securely fixed, pressed-in ferrule, ensuring the poles will remain strong and reliable. Freestanding design makes it easy to move the tent around to find the ideal spot. Catenary floor/wall design keeps seams off the ground and watertight; taped seams ensure weather protection. Polyester rainfly won't sag when wet; adjustable webbing/side-release buckles attach rainfly to tent. Mesh panels and rainfly vents provide airflow for good moisture evaporation. Kelty Gunnison 1.2 tent features include a welded rainfly window for views outside, internal storage pocket, a gear loft, noiseless zipper pulls and multiple guyout points.
Free Shipping. Kelty Gunnison 1 Person Tent DECENT FEATURES of the Kelty Gunnison 1 Person Tent Freestanding design Color coded clip construction Taped floor seams Gear-loft included ArcEdge Floor Mesh wall panels Internal storage pockets Jake's Foot pole attachment Noiseless zipper pullsFLY Taped seams Jakes Foot fly attachment Fly vents Welded clear windows Noiseless zipper pulls Guyout points The SPECS of the Kelty Gunnison 1 Person Tent Seasons: 3 Number of Doors: 1(1 Person), 2(2,3,4 Person) Number of Vestibules: 1(1 Person), 2 (2,3,4 Person) Number of Poles: 2 Hubbed Pole Type: DCA Pressfit Wall materia l: 68D Polyester, Dye Free Canopy, 40D No See-Um Mesh Floor: 70D Nylon, 1800 mm Fly: 75D Polyester, 1800 mm Capacity: 1 person Minimum Weight: 3 lbs 7 oz / 1.56 kg Packaged Weight: 4 lbs 3 oz / 1.9 kg Floor Area: 18 square feet / 1.7 square meter Vestibule Area: 8 square feet / 0.74 square meter Dimension: 91 x 29 x 38in. / 231 x 74 x 97 cm Packed Dimension: 6 x 20in. / 15 x 531 cm