User Review: Kelty Gunnison 2
Design: Three season 2 pole dome
Ease of Setup: Extremely Easy
Price Paid: $139
I have had many 3-season tents however this one is my favorite. I used this tent on a 2-day hiking trip on a 15.8 mile section of the Pinhoti trail in northwest Georgia. The temperature was 72f with clear skies and by night with a low in the 40s. It was just after a rain so the travel was slow and muddy.
I originally bought this tent because of the double entry feature, much to my surprise it was a better idea than I had originally anticipated. The double vestibule works well when hiking with a buddy. He kept his gear dry on his side and was able to come and go from the tent with out disturbing me and likewise. Set up was made very easy with the post 2 grommet assembly design that had locking pole tips that made it very convenient for the poles to attach. The new clip design made it fast to set up and allowed it to have better ventilation than a sleeve design. I like this far better over a sleeve design. I like this tent and would rate it an even tie with the Eureka Zeus 2 EXO tent. This tent has a 2 negative drawbacks, one is the side release buckles that hold the fly back to allow entry are delicate and easy to break. I replaced mine with snaps the instant I bought it. The second disappointment was that the rain fly is not easy to fold up as it does not square off. To fix this I added a small stuff sack just for the rain fly. With these improvements it is now the best 2-man I have had the pleasure of owning. I highly recommend this tent.