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Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Person Tent

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Grey/Putty
2 Person
  • polyester
  • 2-person backpacking tent with 29 square feet of living space
  • 6-square-foot vestibule for gear storage; mesh wall panels
  • High-quality DAC press-fit poles and color-coded clip construction
  • Internal storage pockets and gear loft loops; noiseless zipper pulls
  • 44-inch peak height; footprint measures 82 x 58 inches
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Product Description


Kelty Grand Mesa 2

The Grand Mesa is a feature-rich backpacking tent ideal for the budget conscious shopper. Freestanding design, color-coded clip construction and under five pounds, will ensure for many hassle-free nights under the stars.

The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 is a light 2 person end entry backpacking tent. It has a front vestibule for storage of gear and lots of mesh for great ventilation. An easy all clip set up is fast and reliable. Standard features include aluminum poles, for rugged durability and light weight, factory taped seams for out of the box worry free weather protection and a full coverage non-stretch, UV resistant polyester fly.

  • Freestanding design
  • Internal storage pockets
  • Noiseless zipper pulls
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About Grand Mesa 2

Seasons: 3

Number of doors: 1

Number of vestibules: 1

Capacity: 2

Number of poles: 2

Packaged weight: 4 lb 10 oz / 2.10 kg

Length: 82 in / 208.3 cm

Width: 58/44 in / 147.32/111.67 cm

Height: 44 in / 111.76 cm

Packed diameter: 7 in / 17.78 cm

Packed Length: 20 in / 50.8 cm

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Additional Features

Lots of mesh helps keep condensation to a minimum. Freestanding design is very simple and quick to set up with side release buckles to easily attach the fly to body. Noiseless zipper pulls will be appreciated on a windy night. Post and grommet type assembly with locking pole tips for convenience. Fly attaches with side release buckles.

Easy color coded set up is fast and easy every time. Set up is with simple and easy with all clips and a 2 pole frame. Large mesh panels on the tent walls means great ventilation. Guyouts points on the fly help stabilize the tent in windy weather. Multiple mesh storage pockets help with overall interior organization. All carry sacks and stakes included. Includes convenient flashlight loop on the ceiling. Fire retardant.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 6 x 6 inches ; 5.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004OYSZMI
  • Item model number: Kelty
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,867 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Very easy to set up.
CA Mom
There is enough room inside for 2 people to sleep comfortably, although you will be shoulder-to-shoulder, so you had better know the person well.
Adam Clarke
So I love the tent; great pack size and weight.
Matthew Vahle

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

56 of 56 people found the following review helpful By LadyDiBella on June 7, 2011
Color Name: Grey/PuttySize Name: 2 Person Verified Purchase
As a first-time backpacker/camper, I bought this tent based on customer reviews for last year's model. I have to say, I could not be more pleased with how easy this tent was to set up. I set this tent up in 5-10 minutes after a very quick skim of the instructions -- and I had never set a tent up in my life. It's literally two poles and a few color-coded clips and, voila! I was one of the first out of 20 in camp to have my tent up, and this includes a few veteran campers.

I didn't read the instructions on how to attach the rain fly, thinking I wouldn't need it on my trip; however, with a 30% chance of rain, I had to set this up with no instructions. This, too, was very intuitive for a beginner.

I found this tent to be very light and didn't add much weight to my backpack at about 4lbs, 10oz packed. The 2 gear pockets and hooks were great for storing my stuff, and the zippers were smooth and pretty quiet. My tent was smaller than a few others' 2-person tents, but I am 5' 1", so room was not an issue for me. I think most people know that 2-person tents fit 2 snugly anyway.

Just as the reviews of last year's model stated, the stakes leave a bit to be desired. They bend quite easily, but I was glad they were included. It should be a while before I have to replace them.

It ended up not raining that night, so I'll update my review once I camp with this in inclement weather. Overall verdict -- Great tent!
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful By flournnoi on December 31, 2011
I bought this tent for conservation work, which means that I spend about 50% of my time living in it. I bought it because it had excellent reviews, was simple, was economical but not the cheapest quality. I have been extremely satisfied with it--love it-- and if I had to buy another tent, I would turn around and buy the exact same model. Many of the people I work with have expensive one person or backcountry tents. I find it difficult to spend alot of money on equipment that I fear may be destroyed quickly because of the sheer amount of use and abuse it gets. While they spend $200-250 I have gotten along extremely happily on a tent that cost only $90.

The thing that has made me happiest is that it is not heavy for it's size. Although it is technically not a backcountry tent, it more than suffices for the purpose because it is light. If you were to compare similar tents and their weights, I believe it would be difficult to find a more durable tent for the cost without it being heavier. The tent is very breathable (can be difficult to find in a cheaper one person tent). This was also an important reason why I bought it. When looking for a tent I kept finding breathability problems, but this product continually got good reviews on that issue and has not disappointed me. I am currently desert camping during the winter doing conservation work. Cooler temperatures can result in quite a bit of condensation in your tent. I never wake up feeling icky with moisture.

There are 2 caveats and really they're not a big deal because they are understood aspects of this type of product. This is a three season tent. Although it has served perfectly well for me in sub-freezing temps, I have not camped in heavy snow with it.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Adam Clarke on July 26, 2012
Color Name: Grey/PuttySize Name: 2 Person Verified Purchase
First, let me state that I've been camping since the late 70s, and I've used a variety of tents, so I'm not just blowing smoke with this review. This comes from a lot of experience, but also be aware that my needs and style may be different than yours, and your mileage may vary. That being said, I am EXTREMELY impressed with the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 and its capabilities. This makes a fantastic low-cost solution for 3-season lightweight backpacking. A word of caution, however: just like every other manufacturer, Kelty is optimistic in their weight specifications. Trail weight is definitely more than 4 pounds. With everything it comes with from the factory, it was close to 5 pounds. Still not a huge amount of weight, but be aware that it will weigh about 2/3 of a pound more than specified. For us backpackers, every ounce counts. I removed the stuff sacks for poles and stakes/guy lines, upgraded the cheap factory stakes (a MUST), changed the guylines to reflective ones (a no-brainer) and got rid of the stuff sacks for the poles and accessories. Fully packed into the main stuff sack with poles, guy lines and stakes, this tent weighed in at 4lbs 10oz. I'm planning on making a footprint for it, which will add weight, but the tent will last a lot longer, and it will help to keep me and my stuff dry. As for the quality of the tent itself, it is top notch. All seams are factory sealed, and the quality of materials and construction is excellent. The vestibule is a bit on the smallish side (to be expected), but the useable interior space is tremendous, so I will simply bring my gear inside. There are 2 mesh pockets inside to hold small items, and loops in the ceiling to hold a light and hang a gear loft if required.Read more ›
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Robbie on September 6, 2011
Color Name: Grey/PuttySize Name: 2 Person Verified Purchase
When you first get it, the floor feels like paper. It's a little scary. I made an 8mil plastic footprint for it and took this tent to the desert for a week, then two weeks straight in the high sierra mountains. Some spots had such rocky floor that it completely punctured my 8mil plastic, making me terrified for the remainder of the night with nothing to protect my floor. The point is, this floor may seem thin but it is quite strong! I had to make a new plastic footprint but the tent endured the beating with nary a scratch on it. I see myself getting several more rugged mountain trips out of this tent before it is retired. Also the corners of the tent have pretty coarse stitching and seem like they might not be rainworthy, but a quick piece of seam tape on each gave me 3 weeks of waterproof living in some pretty nasty flash storms. Plus, the rain fly is generously sized and covers the majority of the lower area anyways. I'm 6'4 and I actually have to sleep a little bit diagonal in this tent for maximum comfort, but it DOES work out fine that way and I really wouldn't recommend two sleep in it anyway. This will fit one person and their gear comfortably.
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