User Review: Kelty Gunnison 4.1
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150, going out of business sale
I bought this tent for easy setup and take down, no tricks. Made to sleep four adults cozy, or three adults roomy. High quality brand name tent with no defects. Probably not the lightest tent available, but very reliable for a three-season backpacker.
- Easy to set up and take down
- Lots of headroom, storage pockets, gear loft incl.
- Maybe a little heavy for backpacking
This tent is very easy to set up and take down. There is always a choice to be made, how will you repack the tent for travel or backpack. I had to buy the footprint from a different company. When I got the footprint, I attached it to the tent body and left it that way.
I have used this Kelty Gunnison tent over 25 nights and mostly for backpacking. For all my backpacking trips, the tent parts were divided up between other hikers. Each person always carried the same part of the tent and shared other group gear to even up packing weight.
On a ten-day excursion, after several nights of backpacking and setting up and breaking camp every day, other group members challenged me/ us to a tent setting up race. Because my tent mates and I were familiar with our easy to use Kelty, we set up full tent with fly in about 45 seconds.
This tent was very rugged and dry in multiple rainstorms. Every zipper, clip, loop, pole section, and grommet has been perfect. Very stable in moderate wind.
Still no sign of wear on any parts after one year of heavy use.
I live and use this tent in the Rocky Mountain West. No problem with condensation in the summertime.