Kelty Salida 2 Person Tent
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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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|Item Dimensions||55 x 43 x 80 inches|
|Number Of Doors||1|
|Pole Material Type||aluminum|
|Shipping Weight||5.5 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Here are the details for the ultralighters that will want to know specifics and what they can trim down...
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Took this backcountry hiking for a week on the Appalachian Trail in July, and stayed dry though many rainstorms. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
This tent is good quality and easy to set up. Condensation can build on the inside of the tent, but it isn't too much of an issue. Read morePublished 28 days ago by colostatemeg
It's nice and light. Very easy to set up, there are a total of five pieces required, and that's assuming you're putting on the rain fly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Am
This has worked for the past two years with heavy use. Only small dampness during a hurricane. The price is a bit high though.Published 1 month ago by N. Creek
I seriously love this tent. Super quick and easy to set up (which is fantastic when it's bad weather), nice and cozy inside. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cedar Gonzalez
Let me start off by saying I bought this tent 4 years ago now. I have used it on multiple backpacking trips and a few camping trips. It is a wonderful tent. Read morePublished 3 months ago by LastRed
This little tent is all you need. It's lightweight, easy to set up and dismantle. Love it.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer