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      • A quote from the 2011 Backpacker Editors’ Choice awards:
      • “Tents tend to seesaw between weight and price: As one goes up, the other goes down. The light-load, low-cost Salida 2 turns that equation on its head”
      • With over 10 ft. of vestibule space and a spacious interior, this tent offers a comfortable backcountry escape
      • Freestanding design with color-coded clip construction is easy to set up and maneuver around
      • Mesh walls encourage good cross-ventilation
      • DAC® Pressfit aluminum poles offer durability and longevity
      • Polyester rainfly won't sag when wet; adjustable webbing/side-release buckles attach rainfly to tent
      • ArcEdge™ catenary floor/wall design keeps seams off the ground and watertight; taped seams ensure weather protection
      • Kelty Salida 2 tent features internal storage pockets, gear loft loops, noiseless zipper pulls and multiple guyout points
      • Includes stuff sacks, guyline/tighteners and stakes


      Kelty Salida 2 Tent

      Specification Description
      Best use Backpacking
      Seasons 3-season
      Sleeping capacity 2-person
      Minimum trail weight 3 lbs. 12 oz.
      Fly / footprint pitch weight Not applicable
      Packaged weight 4 lbs. 8 oz.
      Packed size 7 x 22 inches
      Floor dimensions 88 x 55 inches
      Floor area 30.5 square feet
      Vestibule area 10 square feet
      Peak height 43 inches
      Number of doors 1 door
      Number of poles 2
      Pole material Alumiinum DAC Pressfit
      Pole diameter 9 millimeters
      Canopy fabric Polyester
      Floor fabric Coated nylon
      Rainfly fabric Coated polyester
      Footprint included No
      Design type Freestanding

      Kelty Salida 2 Tent

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      Rated 4out of5
      by fromSolid purchase I love the tent, two dudes with enough room at our feet for the blind dog I take hiking with me, but the width is minimalist. I have the footprint, which I recommend getting, but I did notice some moisture along the bottom edges.
      Date published: 2013-06-26
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat tent for the price Great tent for the price. Quick and easy to assemble. One door so that's a small downside if you are going to use it for 2 people. Also as a novice it was a little difficult for me to get the rainfly away from the actual tent to keep it from rubbing against the hooks on the poles. Really like the vestibule the rainfly creates though. Used it a couple of times on the AT and liked it.
      Date published: 2014-05-03
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromgood tent After learning that this tent is was award winner, I had to check it out. I have to admit, for the price, this tent is hard to beat. It is lightweight and really easy to set up. The single door isn't that much of an issue but the mesh walls seemed really thin compared to the quarter domes' and it didn't feel as stable when rocking it by hand. I am planning a yearlong trip to Africa so I decided to return this one and go with the quarterdome even though the QD is about $100 more. If I just needed the tent for local, multiday use, then I would have kept the Kelty. Overall it's a good tent lots of winning features, especially for the money, but I don't feel too comfortable with it for long term backpacking, especially in a foreign country.
      Date published: 2011-04-04
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromSturdy and Roomy As a scout leader I needed a lightweight solo tent for myself on backpacking trips. After much research I decided on this one mainly due to the review in this year's Backpacker Magazine gear guide. Took it on a trip to Eastern WA last weekend and it rocked. Set it up in the dark by headlamp with ease. Due to an issue with my 11 year old's tent he had to bunk with me at the last minute and it was surprising roomy for the two of us. We squeezed both our packs (55L and 65L) in the vestibule and sleep nice and comfy. It was a little difficult to climb over the bags to get in and out during the night. Since it was a dry weekend we left the bags outside during the day to make access easier. I am 6'1" and had plenty of length. No condensation issues either. I am mainly going to use this as a 1 person tent so I can keep my pack inside, but it was nice to know how it worked for two. If I was getting a tent for primarily two person use I would go with a dual vestibule design. The next day we had a huge windstorm that flattened and/or broke other tents in our party, but this one held its' own. The poles flexed a little but they did not break or flatten out. Weighs 4lbs 6oz and packs easily inside my 65L pack. The only complaints so far are the cheep stakes, I bent 6 out of the 10 the first time. Also the guy lines are black, so it was a major trip hazard. After the first person tripped I tied flagging tape to the lines. I am going to swap out the stakes and get some orange line for the guys before my next trip. All in all I am very happy with my purchase.
      Date published: 2011-04-17
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromso far so good Took this tent out to Mt Langley for a 3 night backpacking trip. I bought 2 person tent so I could have extra room for myself. Overall the tent was great, altho the wind was making it kind of hard for me to sleep on the second night. next run will be 5 nights in Escalante, AZ
      Date published: 2011-09-13
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromValue Light i got this product merely on the recommendation by backpacker's editors choice award. all i need is a 2 person tent and its real easy to set up, less than 5 minutes. It fit me at 6 ft, but not too tight.. CON: the only thing i dont like about it is that it collected condensation. Don't put your cell phone in side pocket.
      Date published: 2012-03-24
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat tent, easy to set up. It is an award winner for a reason. Very lightweight. So easy to set up, it's impossible to get in a fight with your significant other! The only downfall I have experienced is how much condensation it collects. I still highly recommend this tent.
      Date published: 2012-04-19
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat, lightweight tent! Great tent, would certainly work for two people but I used just for myself and all my gear which worked quite well. The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is because of the bottom, it's really thin and definitely requires using a footprint, not a big deal but good to know. It takes me less than 5 minutes to put this tent up which was important with some rainy nights. Overall, great - use for two people with little gear but light enough to use as a one person!
      Date published: 2012-08-13

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