Kelty Salida 4

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


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



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

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


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


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


  • 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.


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)


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.


  • Easy to set up
  • Light
  • Weatherproof


  • 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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Manufacturer's Description

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Free Shipping. Kelty Salida 4 Person Tent FEATURES of the Kelty Salida 4 Person Tent Freestanding design Color coded clip construction Taped floor seams Gear-loft loops ArcEdge Floor Mesh wall panels Internal storage pockets Noiseless zipper pulls Taped seams Side-release tent/fly connection Noiseless zipper pulls Guyout points SPECIFICATIONS of the Kelty Salida 4 Person Tent Season: 3 Capacity: 4 person Number of Door: 1 Number of Vestibule: 1 Number of Pole: 2 Minimum Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz / 3.0 kg Packaged Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz / 3.3 kg Floor Area: 54.5 square feet / 5.1 square meter Vestibule Area: 11 square feet / 1.0 square meter Dimension: 98 x 80 x 57in. / 249 x 203 x 145 cm Packed Dimension: 8 x 26in. / 20 x 66 cm Pole Type: DAC Pressfit Wall Material: 68D Polyester Floor Material: 68D Nylon, 1800 mm Fly Material: 75D Polyester 1800 mm

- Moosejaw

Designed for 3-season use, the Salida is a great all-around lightweight backpacking tent. With over 10 square feet of vestibule space and a spacious interior, this tent is guaranteed to offer a comfortable backcountry escape. In order to familiarize yourself with your new tent, Kelty recommend you "test pitch" before your fi rst camping trip. For additional information please visit Happy Trails! Salida 4 Pitching Instructions: Step 1: Find an even piece of ground, lay out the tent body and stake the corners. Assemble the poles and lay them corner to corner crossing near the center of the tent. Step 2: Insert the pole tip into the grommet on one corner of each pole. From the opposite corner, flex the pole and insert the tip into the grommet. Step 3: Attach the center clips to the top pole at the center where the poles cross. Work your way around the tent attaching all of the clips to the poles. Step 4: Drape the rain fly over the tent body. Make sure that the zipper in the fl y lines up with the tent body door. Attach the rain fly side release buckles at the stake loop. Stake out the tent vestibule and guyout as needed.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

Kelty Salida 4 CampingTent - The Salida 4-Person Camp Tent from Kelty is a great all-around lightweight backpacking tent. With over 11 square feet of vestibule space and a spacious interior that sleeps four, the Salida 4 tent is guaranteed to offer a comfortable backcountry escape, and is a "must have" for the price! The Salida 4 tent is well-ventilated and sturdy, thanks to mesh wall panels and a solid two-pole support system. The 68 denier ripstop nylon floor is durable, tough, and resists rips and abrasion, while the double-wall dome fly keeps campers dry no matter how wet the weather. Internal storage pockets and noiseless zipper pulls finish off this great tent. Kelty's Salida 4-Person Tent is the perfect balance of weight, space, and price and will have you backpack camping in comfort and style.

- Outdoorplay

Pack up the family, and hit the trail with the lightweight Kelty Salida 4-Person 3-Season Tent. This spacious tent has more than enough room for four people, and a good-sized vestibule area allows you to store and protect your extra gear from the weather. Thanks to the Salida's floor and fly taped seams, you stay dry and cozy if it turns into a rainy day. The Salida's combination of room, simplicity, and value even earned it 2011 Editors' Choice recognition from Backpacker Magazine.