User Review: Kelty Gunnison 3.1
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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