User Review: Kelty Gunnison 2
Design: 3-season cross-pole
Ease of Setup: my 6 year old son can do it
Weight: under 6 pounds
Price Paid: $125
Engineered using the traditional cross-pole design, Kelty makes the most of it in their Gunnison 2 iteration. Their adaptation on the theme includes a very well ventilated main tent body and a full coverage fly. There are nice details abound, such as the subtly shaped poles, the adjustable fly/roof vents, and the included gear loft. The tent itself is free-standing, but you will need to support the vestibules with well anchored stakes.
At 4'10" wide on the inside, this tent is probably the smallest you would want to spend any time in with 2 full size humans, and the height also represents a reasonable minimum. The camper's price for 2 doors, 2 vestibules, and a livable size is not measured in dollars, but in pounds. Tipping the scales at around 6 pounds (including the purpose-built footprint, bought separately) you would be hard pressed to find a better all-around value in a 2 person tent at any price. Look for mine on Mt Shasta.