User Review: Kelty Trail Dome 4
Design: 3-Season Dome Tent
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: 8 lbs 7 oz
Price Paid: $110
I purchased my Kelty Trail Dome 4 last year and have camped and backpacked with it in a variety of weather conditions and temps. The tent is roomy enough for 4 kids and their stuff, but it is ideal for two adults and their backpacks.
I seam sealed the tent when I first bought it and have had no problems with leaks or drips. The tent stands up well against strong and/or gusting wind, assuming you anchor it and the fly properly. One person can easily set up the tent in under 10 minutes.
The only issue with the tent is the difficulty in using the front door zipper when using the tent fly (see Rex's review below). There are two small poles that support the tent fly, and the front one causes a lot of stress on the zipper. I knew this would be a problem when I bought the tent thanks to Rex's review. Instead of using string to remedy the problem, I use two adjustable straps that go around the main poles to ease the tension on the zipper. This works great, and the straps are easy to put on, adjust, and take off.
Overall, I have been pleased with the quality and durability of my Kelty Trail Dome 4.