User Review: Kelty Zen (Old Style)
Design: Three season non freestanding
Ease of Setup: Easy setup
Weight: Approx 4 pounds
Price Paid: $119
I've used this tent since 1999 or 2000 on several kayak trips (six days on the Au Sable in Michigan), National Parks (Isle Royale twice, Glacier just last month) and it has always been great. Kayaking I used it as a solo tent with plenty of room for gear. Backpacking I love the light weight and both my wife and I shared the tent with no problems. We are both under 5'8" though.
The only negative I have about the Zen is the fact that is is not free standing. The last few nights in Glacier we had some pretty rocky sites and the stakes would only go into the ground a few inches. Luckily we didn't have any wind so it was no problem. Overall a great little tent.