Kelty Villa 4
I got this tent mainly for car camping. I was first…
Price Paid: $129
I got this tent mainly for car camping. I was first attracted by the unique design and full coverage rain fly with spacious vestibules.
The tent has plenty of interior storage pockets, a mesh ceiling loft, and an outside storage shelf in the vestibule. The tent is tall enough to stand in stooped over, and floor space is roomy enough for about 3 and a half people, maybe more if you get creative.
The tent seems to be of good quality as with most Kelty tents. However, the tent body and rain fly are taut in some areas and loose in others. The entrance areas (especially the fly) are very taut and I half expected the zippers to bust, but I'm always careful when opening and closing them and they haven't failed yet.
The fly is a little loose on the sides, and in the center at the top front. This hasn't been a big problem so far and the tent appears storm worthy, but it hasen't been through any bad storms yet.
The tent can be erected by one person, but it can be difficult. Two is better.
I got a great deal on this tent for $129 online. It's a good tent at that price, but not worth the full retail price some stores were asking when the tent first came out, which was around $300.
Overall a good tent if you want a roomy tent without going too big, and providing you can get it at a reduced price.
I purchased this tent at a killer deal on closeout.
Design: 3.5 season dome
Ease of Setup: Not great but I've put up worse
Price Paid: $149.99 w/ free shipping
I purchased this tent at a killer deal on closeout. I read some bad reviews about the fly but purchased anyway. Conclusion? No problems with the fly as long as you used all the guy strings and stakes - and pull it TIGHT!
Enough room for 2 adults and 2 kids without being too big. Could be used as a backcounty tent if you split it up and each carry a section. However it's not for tight spots.
It's not the easiest tent to put together (I would hate to have to raise it quickly in a wind or rain storm) but it's not too bad. Quality is very good and it even came with a small gear loft. Excellent aluminum poles are included.
Purchase price gets this 4 stars and at $149.99 it's a steal. At full price or slightly on sale there are better tents out there.