Kelty Mantra 5

rated 5.0 of 5 stars (3)

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photo: Kelty Mantra 5 three-season tent


Price Historic Range: $213.69-$400.00
Reviewers Paid: $200.00-$275.00


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

We purchased this tent before heading out to Yellowstone and the Tetons last summer with our 4- and 6-year-old girls. We did put it up in the yard once before the trip to make sure we had everything...It was so easy! And once up and staked down, it is amazingly strong. We had a chance to test this out in the Tetons at Colter Bay. We had just set it up and a little shower came up.....Two hours later and most of it with dime size or larger hail, we came out dry and happy. The tent was so sturdy and tight, the kids didn't even get scared of the thunder or hail. Love it!!!!

Design: GREAT!!!
Sleeps: 5
Ease of Setup: Easy to Moderate
Weight: 14 lbs
Price Paid: $275

this is the tent our family of 4 spent 9 days in while car-camping in yellowstone. to say that we were very comfortable every nite would be an understatement. this tent offers plenty of room for 4 (with backpacks stacked). every nite we sat up and played cards. plenty of room to stretch out.

this tent is tricky to set up the first time. our first nite (at midnight) was in a south dakota brisk wind. which made setting up kinda a drag. but the second and 3rd nite were no problem (even in a fairly strong wind). once inside there was no hint of a breeze. pretty wind-proof.

luckily for us we were car-camping. this thing is heavy. not something i'd want to carry too far. this is a family tent for family excursions.


Design: 3 season free standing tent
Sleeps: 4
Ease of Setup: easy the second nite
Weight: a bunch

My daughter received a Kelty Mantra 5 from Santa three years ago. She's 8 now, and for the past three years she's really enjoyed camping out! The Mantra 5 is exceptionally well designed, has many special features, and is a very high quality tent. It has never leaked a single drop of water, despite camping in blowing rains, even snow! We've camped in the mountains of North Carolina, at the coast of North Carolina, and in the Florida Keys. The tent is absolutely the best!

The Mantra 5 has a very strong, aircraft type frame, formed by three multi-sectioned aluminum tubes. The tent has a space ship like profile, which allows for the wind to pass by, rather than take the tent with it! The tent fly covers the tent body, thus keeping condensation from getting inside the tent body. The tent has two doors, with a vestibule outside each door. The vestibules are located between the tent fly and the tent body. These are handy for storage! Ventilation between the tent fly and tent body is significant, due to large panels of screen mesh in the tent body. The tent fly has vents too, which allow for the tent to stay much cooler on hot days! The "bucket type” floor is designed to keep water out, and it does!

Inside the tent body there are four large storage pockets, which are built into the walls. The tent is $200 or more, and well worth it! If you're going to buy a tent, look at a Kelty!

Design: Dome
Sleeps: 5
Price Paid: $200

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