User Review: Kelty Gunnison 2
Price Paid: $170
I'm copying my review from backcountry.com, since I don't want to type it out again:
I got this tent about two months ago, and I've used it 3 times with great satisfaction.
I work for a conservation corps, for twice a month for 8 days my tent is my home. I researched tents for 4 months when picking my most recent tent, and I decided on the Gunnison 2.1.
For me, dual doors tents are a must-have. If you ever go backpacking with a friend or partner, one door just sucks. Someone is always walking over someone's things, and dirt is just getting everywhere. Not only does the Gunny have two doors, but it also had two very large vestibules. The vestibule space is enough to hold my 4500cu in. backpack and my boots.
When I use this for work, I keep my backpack in the tent with me, and also my daypack. When used by two people, there is enough room for people, sleeping pads and bags, pillows, and a small daypack/bag for each person.
The tent also comes with a gear loft.
I recommend getting the footprint too, because the floor doesn't seem super durable.
I like the arched floor by the doors, because not only does it keep any possible sheet flow water out, but it also keeps you from kicking dirt into the tent when you are crawling in.
The vents up top are awesome, I've never had this tent get condensation on the inside.
All in all, a very great roomy tent, doesn't weigh a lot. The setup is a breeze with the one pole on a central hub.
If you want a 2 person backpacking tent for under 200 dollars and under 6 pounds, look no further.