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Kelty Salida 4

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0
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Great tent, easy to set up, stable, well-designed.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

Great tent, easy to set up, stable, well-designed.

Pros

  • Open, lots of windows/mesh
  • Easy setup
  • Roomy

Cons

  • Fly is a little difficult to set up correctly

Used this on a camping trip to rugged desert mountain country. Held up very well. Was cold at night ~30 degrees, and without rain fly, obviously was cold with so much open windows and mesh, but held up well in wind and no moisture in morning. Roomy, easy to move around inside, and plenty of gear pockets.

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If you're looking for a larger tent, this one is near-perfect…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Bikewagon)

Summary

If you're looking for a larger tent, this one is near-perfect for casual campers. Backpackers may wish to keep looking. But whoever you are, it's good value for the price.

Pros

  • Easy to set up
  • Light
  • Weatherproof

Cons

  • Only one door
  • Humid with the rainfly on

I got this tent about a year ago. For the size, this is a really easy tent for even one person to set up. Things are color-coded and the first time I ever used the tent was in the desert in the middle of the night with headlamps. It seems to be made with quality materials and good design.

Nothing too special about this tent, but definitely get a footprint for it. When fully set up, the tent is very stable and feels like a sturdy shelter, even when very windy outside. Sometimes you will get a little more condensation when the rainfly is on. This might be because the rainfly isn't as breathable as it could be. But it definitely keeps rainwater out.

This was pretty roomy for me and my girlfriend plus our gear. I think it would be tight for more than 3 medium-large sized people plus gear. But the tent packs pretty well and is quite light.

If you only go camping a few times a year, this is a great option. There are more versatile choices on the market, but you will likely pay a lot more for those. Something to consider for those on a budget.

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Kelty Salida 4

currently retails for:
$248.90 - $249.95
MSRP: $219.95

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Specs

Seasons 3
Number of Doors 1
Number of Vestibules 1
Capacity 4
Minimum Weight 6 lb 8 oz / 2.95 kg
Packaged Weight 7 lb 3 oz / 3.26 kg
Floor Area 54.5 sq ft / 5.07 sq m
Vestibule Area 11 sq ft / 1.02 sq m
Width 80 in / 203.20 cm
Length 98 in / 248.90 cm
Height 57 in / 144.78 cm
Packed Diameter 8 in / 20.32 cm
Packed Length 26 in / 66.04 cm
Number of Poles 2
Pole Type DAC Pressfit
Wall Material 68D Polyester
Floor Material 68D Nylon 1800 mm
Fly Material 75D Polyester 1800 mm