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Kelty Salida 2 Person Tent

by Kelty
4.7 out of 5 stars 169 customer reviews

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  • Winner of the 2011 Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice Awards
  • Dimensions: 88 by 55 by 43 inches (L x W x H)
  • Poles: 2 DAC Pressfit aluminum
  • Freestanding design
  • Taped seams on ripstop nylon floor and rainproof dome fly
  • Mesh wall panels provide adequate ventilation with minimal condensation
  • Floor area measures 30.5 square feet with an additional 10-foot vestibule
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FEATURES of the Kelty Salida 2 Person Tent Freestanding design Color coded clip construction Taped floor seams Gear-loft loops ArcEdge Floor Mesh wall panels Internal storage pockets Noiseless zipper pulls Taped seams Side-release tent/fly connection Noiseless zipper pulls Guyout points SPECIFICATIONS of the Kelty Salida 2 Person Tent Season: 3 Capacity: 2 person Number of Door: 1 Number of Vestibule: 1 Number of Pole: 2 Minimum Weight: 3 lbs 12 oz / 1.7 kg Packaged Weight: 4 lbs 8 oz / 2.0 kg Floor Area: 30.5 square feet / 2.8 square meter Vestibule Area: 10 square feet / 0.9 square meter Dimension: 88 x 55 x 43" / 224 x 140 x 109 cm Packed Dimension: 7 x 22" / 18 x 56 cm Pole Type: DAC Pressfit Wall Material: 68D Polyester Floor Material: 68D Nylon, 1800 mm Fly Material: 75D Polyester 1800 mm

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  • ASIN: B00BJLFKZE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,790 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Size: 2 Person Verified Purchase
I just got the tent system in the mail and set it up. It's a brilliant and simple design that comfortably fits two people with a little room to spare.

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Inside the tent are loops on the roof for an included mesh gear loft. There's also a center loop if you wanted to hang a lamp.

All four corners have small pockets to hold some of your gear. You can see one of them in the main photo for this product. All four corners are the same.

There are fasteners to hold the main door open as well as both doors of the vestibule. With all doors open, you get a nice panoramic view of the outdoors through the front of the tent. However, with the rainfly on, you won't be able to see out in any other direction.

You can use the tent without the rain fly when weather permits. It will likely be my preferred way of using the tent. The large mesh upper allows for someone inside to feel like they're sleeping under the stars while being protected from bugs and debris falling from trees. If you needed to throw the rain fly on in a pinch, you could do it in less than 30 seconds thanks to the clip in fastening system for the rain fly. Furthermore, the rain fly can easily be tightened to the base with simple adjustment straps.

The tent is slightly wider on one end than the other lengthwise. I'm assuming this was designed in for users to sleep with their heads at the wider end and their feet and the narrower end. I only noticed this while folding up the tent. This feature really speaks to the fine details Kelty paid attention to in making the Salida 2 a very user friendly and versatile tent.
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Size: 2 Person
I've beeen looking for a 2 man backpacking 3 season tent under 4lbs for about 6 months.
I was actually narrowing it down to the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 (2010) and the Teton 2. Both are very similar in size and weight with the only difefrence being the door locations.
Mesa has door on small side while Teton has door on wide side. But Teton didnt have a complete fly.
Not only does the Salida have a wide door and large vestibule but it has more screen than the rest. A complete fly. Gear loft. Better color. Lighter. Need I say more.
I got it for $114 on ebay.
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Size: 2 Person Verified Purchase
This seems like a great little tent, taking it out for the first time next week, but I'm confident that it will work well from the reviews. Only down side is that it is only 3 lbs 12 ozs WITHOUT the rain fly, which is a somewhat critical element of a tent. With the rain fly, it is 4 lbs 8 ozs. Still not bad, but not as great as it seems.

Update: Took this tent on the John Muir Trail in the Sierras for 3 weeks. It stood up to the abuse of the trail quite well including rain and hale (good thing we took the rain fly.) We used the tent without a ground tarp to save on weight, which worked fine and we didn't have any water issues. We could have taken many fewer stakes to cut weight, unless you are going somewhere really windy, two stakes to hold out the fly is probably enough, we rarely used more.
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Size: 2 Person Verified Purchase
As a backpacker. The weight I carry while hiking is always an issue. I like a tent,(as opposed to a hammock or a tarp) especially a stand alone tent, that dosn't have to be staked out. The tent also needs to be lightweight, and affordable. After doing extensive research online. I found the Kelty Salida 2 tent. Although a little heavier than some high tech models. It was also much more affordable. As with most things in life, their are often trade offs. I did not want to spent $400 plus for a tent, to save a mere lb or 2. The Salida weighs in at just over 4 lbs. and is a 2 man tent. Which I prefer, so that I can stow my gear in my tent with me. Also, if the weather turns bad, and I have to spend many hours hungered down. I want the extra space. This makes an ideal tent for one person. It has one vestibule, instead of 2, which saves some weight. Quick and easy to set up, and appears to be well made, which you would expect from a mfg like Kelty. I have only set it up in the back yard for now. However, its a keeper, and it will be going to the appalachian trail with me this fall.
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Size: 2 Person Verified Purchase
My new Salida 2 got a workout on the first use this weekend with the Boy Scouts. My Webelos son was a guest of the troop and slept in one of their tents, while my younger son & I slept in in the Salida. It rained all day & night Saturday, into Sunday morning. Not everyone else slept wet, but most did. The troop tents are complicated to set up correctly and, consequently, only two of their tents didn't let at least some rain in. The Salida 2 was a breeze to set up. Malcolm & I were comfortable & dry. There was not much room for our gear, but we didn't bring much. If two adults were using the tent there would be virtually no room for gear inside. The design of the rain fly is good, but not perfect. If the wind had been blowing the opposite direction rain may have entered from the back. The fly is pulled away from the tent and reaches the ground on the front & sides, but not on the back. I had to use some twine to pull the fly away from the rear of the tent, and there were several inches of space between the fly & ground. As with the Kelty Crestone 1, air circulated well without allowing in rain.
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