Kelty Gunnison 3.1
Needed a smaller tent for two and gear for a Scout…
Design: Three season freestanding
Ease of Setup: Very easy
Price Paid: $220
Needed a smaller tent for two and gear for a Scout outing. Tent arrived on departure day, no time to play around with it.
Overall, very good tent. First pitch was in the dark, clear skies, no moon. Tent was very easy to pitch, connected aluminum pole design is very convenient, and the retainers at the tent corners make a positive connection. I highly recommend extending one pole completely and anchoring it at opposite corners, then the other pole. This lets you pitch in a fairly tight area, and in a crowded Scout camp, keeps your poles from getting stepped on. With full clip construction, (no pole pockets), the rest of the pitch is a breeze. Literally, 10 minute pitch in the dark, including stakes and rainfly.
Two doors, two vestibules is nice, it keeps gear dry and readily at hand but not in the way. You also don't have to climb over anyone to get out.
Like most tents, the 3 person capacity is a bit overstated, unless you are intentionally traveling REALLY light, so that is not a knock on this tent.
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Free Shipping. Kelty Gunnison 3.1 Tent DECENT FEATURES of the Kelty Gunnison 3.1 Person Tent BODY Freestanding Color-coded clip construction Arc Edge floor Taped floor seams Jake's Foot stakeouts Mesh panels Internal storage pockets Gear-loft loops FLY Taped seams Jakes foot fly attachment Fly vents Welded Clear window Noiseless zipper pulls Guy out points The SPECS Seasons: 3 Number of Doors: 3 Number of Vestibules: 3 Number of Poles: 2 Pole Type: DAC Featherlite NSL + swivel hub / Press Fit Wall Material: 70D Polyester, Dye Free Floor Material: 70D Nylon, 1800 mm Fly Material: 75D Polyester 1800 mm Capacity: 3 Person Minimum Weight: 5 lbs 14 oz / 2.7 kg Packaged Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz / 2.9 kg Floor Area: 48 square feet / 4.5 square meter Vestibule Area: 12 + 12 square feet / 1.1 + 1.1 square meter Dimension: (L x W x H): 92 x 75 x 46in. / 234 x 191 x 117 cm Packed Dimension: 8 x 28in. / 20 x 71 cm
Weighing in at just 6-pounds, Kelty's Gunnison 3.2 Tent is a lightweight, easy to pitch option for backcountry overnights. Fully featured, this shelter comes with a vented fly with windows, tons of mesh, and an included gear loft.
Do it with style in 2011! An addition to our already highly popular series, the Gunnison 3.1, is a spacious, value-packed and affordable three-person, three-season tent. Rated by Backpacker Magazine as 'Best All-Around' tent for 2009, it's no wonder why: 48 square feet of interior space, two vestibules & doors and under seven pounds, it's a terrific buy!
- Rocky Mountain Trail
With more room and two doors, the redesigned Kelty Gunnison 3.1 Tent with improved features is a freestanding, color-coded clip construction shelter that offers quick, two-pole setup and spacious quarters for a couple or a crowd. It includes internal stroage pockets for organization and a combination of hubbed, high quality DAC Feather lite poles. Great for car camping and family backpacking.
- Altrec Outdoors