Kelty Gunnison 2.1 Pro
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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CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO The Kelty Gunnison Pro 2.1 is a very nice 2 person tent. Chock full of features like two doors and two 10 sq.ft vestibules for extra storage space on each side of the tent. All the fly and floor seams on this tent are sonically welded at the factory so there are no stitch holes to leak. The DAC NSL shockcorded alumnum poles are not only strong but have the best strength to weight ratio of any aluminum pole on the market today. The DAC aluminum frame is also hubbed for making set up and take down as easy as can be. The full coverage polyester fly ensures a dry sleep even on the worst nights. There is one clear welded window on the fly that will not rip, tear or leak that will provide light and allow you to see out of the tent without opening the vestibule door.Sleeps 2Main fly and floor seams are factory welded for the ultimate in reliabilityFull coverage fly with welded seams completely protects the tent from the weather2 'D' style doors with attached storage vestibules with 10 sq.ft. each of additional storageThe bathtub floor wraps up the sides to protect from the elements and the seams are sonically welded at the factoryShockcorded 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 processThe shockcorded aluminum frame features a Swivel hub for convenience and ease of set upFreestanding hubbed design is very simple and quick to set upExternal 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 clips and a 2 pole hubbed frameLarge mesh panels on the tent walls means great ventilationGuyouts points on the fly help stabilize the tent in windy weatherMultiple mesh storage pockets help with overall interior organizationGear loft includedAll carry sacks and stakes includedIncludes convenient flashlight loop on the ceilingFire retardantImport.
With more room and two doors, the redesigned Kelty Gunnison 2.1 Tent with improved features is a freestanding, color-coded clip construction shelter that offers quick, two-pole setup and spacious quarters for a couple or a crowd. It includes internal strorage pockets for organization and a combination of hubbed, high -quality DAC Feather lite poles. Great for car camping and family backpacking.
- Altrec Outdoors
Kelty Gunnison Pro 2.1 Camping Tent -The Gunnison 2.1 Pro camping tent by Kelty is a free-standing 3-season shelter that offers a quick 2-pole set-up and a spacious interior with room to spare. The Fusion welded floor seams are off the ground, inverted, and taped to ensure water stays on the outside. DAC FeatherLite NSL aluminum poles with Swivel Hub and Jake's Foot attachments speed set up and improve stability. There's plenty of mesh for ventilation, and plenty of room for storage in the vestibules. The rain fly vents as well, and also offers a clear window for stargazing. The Gunnison 2.1 Pro 2-person camping tent by Kelty will save you space without without sacrificing your comfort.