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Nice Tent for the price - But...
on July 12, 2009
I do not recommend this tent for camping anyplace where you might encounter blowing sand or dust. Unlike many dome tents, the mesh windows in this tent are NOT equipped with zip-up panels - so there is no way to "batten down the hatches" and keep the dust out during a blow. Kelty probably decided to go this route to keep weight down, and to cut manufacturing costs enabling them to keep the tent priced low.
Stowed, the tent is light and compact. It is a joy to set up and take down - very quick and easy, and it feels spacious and airy even when the rain-fly is in place. I also like the large entry port - I don't have to crawl to get in or out like I do with some dome tents. It'll keep you dry and keep the bugs out, but the lack of a way to seal the mesh windows render it of limited use for someone like me who likes to camp in the desert sometimes.