Kelty Canyon Ridge

rated 4.5 of 5 stars

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Price Reviewers Paid: $120.00-$180.00


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

A fantastic 3-season. I've had mine for about 11 years and it takes high winds and hail wonderfully. This put the Eureka Timberlite to shame. I've had a lot of luck with Kelty tents in the past, and this is no exception.

I have three issues with it, but all are fairly small.

1) Although my 6'0" frame fits in it well, my 6'3" brother has wakes up with dew on the head and foot of his sleeping bag.

2) The rear window is only a screen. A nylon cover would keep out the wind and not add much weight.

3) The vestibule is poorly designed. A puddle of water accumulates at the base.

Design: three season freestanding A-frame
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: ~6 lbs.
Price Paid: $180

my tent has stood up to four feet of snow in the Winds, three weeks of basecamping in Yosemite, a blizzard in the Three Sisters, and countless miles on the AT. Though I believe I may have pushed the acceptible limits of my tent, it has held up beautifully. It handles snow loads well, stays warm in the winter, and I have never gotten wet in it. The back window is only mesh, and it would be nice to be able to close it, and the old style vestibule has a tendency to droop in strange places, though this problem may have been fixed in the '96 model. After 5 years with my tent, I don't think I could have bought a better 3 season home.

Design: 3
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: 90 seconds
Weight: 6?
Price Paid: @120 w/vestibule

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