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Kelty Gunnison 2.1 Pro

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This review is for the Kelty Gunnison Pro 2.1.  I've…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $175

This review is for the Kelty Gunnison Pro 2.1.  I've only used it once, but am very impressed so far. 

According to my scale, the tent/stakes/guy lines/etc. weigh in at 5.9 lbs. which is actually less than what they advertise.  In the real world, it is plenty light to throw in a backpack for the day.  This tent is very easy to set-up but you have to make sure that the center hub is facing the correct way before you clip into the corners.  I screwed that up twice and I've only assembled it the same number of times.  They may want to color-code it like the corners to draw attention to it. 

Once assembled, it provided plenty of space inside for 2 people + gear.  I love having the two doors and two vestibules to keep stuff organized.  It also came with a handy mesh loft which attached to some loops inside the tent. 

Personally, I like the bright orange rain fly.  It helps set your tent apart from the rest and makes the inside a neat orange color at first light. I also thought the windows were a bit of gimmick, but having now spent a night in the tent, I kinda like 'em.  The materials are of very high quality and it appears that everything is built to last. 

My kids still use my 12-year old Kelty and it works great so I don't anticipate this one giving me any problems. 

I looked at several other tents from MSR, L.L. Bean, Marmot, etc. and none of them could do what this one does.  Also, you should note that this is a 4-season tent.  I have yet to try it out in the snow, but plan on doing so this winter. 

All things considered, this is a great at a great price — don't think about buying it — just do it — you will be pleasantly surprised!!

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Kelty Gunnison 2.1 Pro

MSRP:
$249.95

The Kelty Gunnison 2.1 Pro is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 7, 2013 at Campmor.

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Specs

Tent Footprint
Seasons 3 - -
Number of Doors 2 - -
Number of Vestibules 2 - -
Capacity 2 - -
Minimum Weight 5 lb 4 oz / 2.4 kg - -
Packaged Weight 6 lb 2 oz / 2.8 kg - -
Floor Area 37 sq ft / 3.4 sq m - -
Vestibule Area 10.2 sq ft + 10.2 sq ft / 0.9 sq m + 0.9 sq m - -
Width 58 in / 147 cm - -
Length 92 in / 234 cm - -
Height 40 in / 102 cm - -
Packed Diameter 7 in / 25 cm - -
Packed Length 25 in / 64 cm - -
Number of poles 2 - -
Pole type Hubbed + One Combination DAC Featherlite NSL Poles - -
Wall Material 70D Dye Free Polyester Taffeta - -
Floor Material 75D Polyester Fusion Welded 2000 mm PU - -
Fly material 75D Polyester Fusion Welded 2000 mm PU - -
Price $249.95 USD - -
Weight - - 9 oz
Attachment - - Grommet
DWR - - 1800 mm
Floor Material - - 68D Polyester