Kelty Gunnison 3.2

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This a great all around tent for dual service car…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $180

Summary

This a great all around tent for dual service car camping and backpacking. It held up well in strong wind, in hard rain and in hail the size of jawbreakers.

Pros

  • Long enough for my 6'2" and growing son.
  • Super easy setup.
  • Two doors. Nuff said.
  • Sturdy and dry in challenging weather.

Cons

  • Weird little windows inhibit views
  • Zippers require two hands.
  • Vestibules could be bigger.

We bought this to backpack with, but it has become the go-to tent on our arsenal. It's good sized and roomy for two large people and gear. It has pretty good headroom and splits easily to share weight backpacking.

On three different trips it experienced pretty harsh weather and held up like a champ. It is well ventilated, but stays dry inside. I love the two doors, so we don't have to crawl over each other. The vestibules are adequate, but a bit larger would be nice for room to cook in harsh weather. 

The zippers on the door are a little wimpy. It would be nice if it were a more beefy zipper — to be able to zip the door shut with one hand. Somehow it won't turn the corner without holding the backside. Of course, larger vesitbules and more beefy zippers add weight, so these are small things to us.

On a silly note, it fits into the stuff sack with room to spare. My pet peeve is when they short you on an inch or two of fabric and you have to wrestle the dang thing into the sack every time. I'm glad we chose it and plan to use the heck out of it for many years.

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Free Shipping. Kelty Gunnison 3 Person Tent FEATURES of the Kelty Gunnison 3 Person Tent Freestanding design Color coded clip construction Taped floor seams Gear-loft included ArcEdge Floor Mesh wall panels Internal storage pockets Jake's Foot pole attachment Noiseless zipper pulls Taped seams Jakes Foot fly attachment Fly vents Welded clear windows Noiseless zipper pulls Guyout points SPECIFICATIONS of the Kelty Gunnison 3 Person Tent Season: 3 Number of Door: 2 Number of Vestibule: 2 Number of Pole: 2 hubbed Pole Type: DAC Pressfit Capacity: 2 person Minimum Weight: 4 lbs 15 oz / 2.24 kg Packaged Weight: 6 lbs 1 oz / 2.75 kg Floor Area: 37 square feet / 3.4 square meter Vestibule Area: 10 + 10 square feet / 0.9 + 0.9 square meter Dimension: 93 x 57 x 40in. / 236 x 145 x 102 cm Packed Dimension: 8 x 22in. / 20 x 56 cm Wall Material: 68D Polyester, Dye Free Canopy, 40D no see-um mesh Floor Material: 70D Nylon, 1800 mm Fly Material: 75D Polyester, 1800mm

- Moosejaw

Fully-featured with plenty of room for 2, this shelter offers abundant mesh and fly vents for excellent ventilation, two doors and two vestibules for convenience, and an included gear loft for extra storage.

- Ramsey Outdoor

Take along not one but two backcountry buddies with the accommodating Kelty Gunnison 3. 2 Tent. A smart and simple design lets you quickly set up this three-person, three-season freestanding home with just two poles and provides lightweight, ample sleeping roomno more squeezing into a two-person tent to save weight. The weather-resistant floor and fly and well-ventilated body keep your trio comfy and rested on the trail, and two doors and vestibules give you plenty of personal space. From warm summer nights in the desert to brisk fall backpacking trips to wet treks in the cloud forest, take along the third wheel, because the more is always merrier.

- Backcountry.com

Weighing in at just 6-pounds, the Gunnison 3 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.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

Kelty Gunnison 3.2 Tent - The Gunnison 3.2 tent from Kelty continues to be a backcountry staple for good reason. This freestanding shelter offers quick set-up and a spacious interior. The ArcEdge raised and taped floor seams ensure water stays on the outside. DAC Pressfit aluminum poles with Jake's foot attachment speed set up and improve stability. There's plenty of mesh and dual doors for ventilation, and room for storage with the gear loft, internal pockets, and vestibules. Rainfly vents keep air moving, and the welded window lets you check the weather for the comfort of your sleeping bag. The Kelty Gunnison 3.2 tent is a lightweight, easy to pitch option for backcountry overnights.

- Outdoorplay