User Review: Kelty Hula House 4
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Camping on the Northern California coast can test even the best tent. Gusty winds, blowing sand and cold, damp fog are but a few of the challenges. We chose to put the Kelty Hula House 4 through its paces on a trip to Bodega Bay and encountered all those factors. Luckily for us, the Hula House was more than up to the task.
The Kelty Hula House 4 withstood winds blowing consistently above 15 miles per hour and gusting above 25 thanks to the solid construction and roughly 14 stake and guy-out points. The combination of mesh interior and nylon exterior walls effectively eliminated condensation. The interior was so spacious and comfortable, it brought a smile to my face every evening as we bedded down.
The Hula House also proved more than able to withstand driving rain one week later. On a trip into the Santa Cruz mountains the tent weathered a late season storm with no leaks. Several other tents from manufacturers that will remain nameless failed completely.
I have no hesitation in recommending this tent. You can find a more complete review and photos at GearGuide.