I have a chance to get a 'new' Kelty Vortex at a very attractive price. Here's the rub: the Vortex that's available is a 1999 Vortex, but has been hanging around the shop for a couple of years. No box, but has never been used.
The shop owner told me the tent would have suffered no ill effects such as aging, cracking, or brittleness from being three years old and sitting on a shelf....
1. Are there any significant differences between the '99 Vortexes and the ones today (2002)?
2. Would a '99 have suffered any damage or weakness like dryrot, etc, from hanging around in storage for that period of time?
Thanks! I would appreciate any comments from this forum.