User Review: Kelty Gunnison 2
Design: Three Season/Freestanding Dome
Ease of Setup: Very Easy
Weight: 5 pounds
Price Paid: $150
I have had this tent for about 4 years, and it has been an outstanding tent for the price. It is rated as a 2 man, but being a fairly large person I have always used it as a one man.
I use it frequently for backpacking trips with my son and his Boy Scout troop, and I have never had any problems. The tent has been through torrential rain storms, cold temperatures and light to moderate snow and it has always kept me dry.
There is one thing about this tent which I will not call a “complaint,” rather I will refer to it as “could have been done better.” Unless you have extraordinarily long arms, the zippers and closure snaps on the vestibules are almost impossible for someone to fully close without brushing up against the inside of the vestibule. (During wet weather this is a little inconvenient..)
Since I almost always use this tent as a solo, I have always been able to work around the problem by using one vestibule strictly for gear, and leaving that outside door closed all the time. I then use the other vestibule for getting in and out of the tent, and I only close this one as far as my arm can reach. Not a big deal, just a little inconvenient.
It’s definitely a great tent for the price.