User Review: Kelty Gunnison 2
Design: Three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: My five year old can handle it, no problem
Weight: Under 5 pounds
Price Paid: $120
Very nice tent for the $$$!!!
Strong aluminum poles, stable and extremely simple design, well ventilated and light weight make this a great buy. I like having the 2 vestibules too. I usually take this tent with my 5-year-old daughter on short overnights to 3 night jaunts into the woods around Pisgah National Forest, or for solo hikes along the AT.
We have plenty of room for ourselves and all our gear. Our two big dogs have even enjoyed the protection of the vestibules on one particularly rainy night, they stayed cozy and dry right beside us!
The fly has two nice windows, which lets you still check out the stars at night with it on. I've never had any leaks either. As far as ease of use goes, my daughter is in charge of setting up the tent when we make camp, she only needs a little help staking down the rain fly, other than that she's got it!
I do wish the snaps on the vestibule doors were a little easier to deal with, they snap on the outside which is difficult to secure sometimes, and the straps to hold the vestibule doors open are placed a little low on the side of the tent, so it doesn't do much to keep it open without having to stuff it under the pole. Other than that, I don't have anything bad to say about this tent.