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Kelty Tailgater IPA Shelter

Cool Grey/Putty
Cool Grey/Putty

This product is no longer available, but don't go just yet.


  • Tailgater IPA shelter sets up in a snap for portable sun and rain protection at the campsite or tailgate party; it's the perfect road trip companion
  • Closable mesh side windows add some privacy while an open back allows easy access; noiseless zipper pulls offer peace of mind
  • Color-coded clip construction makes setup simple
  • Main poles are wrapped fiberglass and ridge pole is DAC® Hybrid steel (steel tube with aluminum ferrule), offering a good mix of flexibility and rigidity
  • Taped seams ensure excellent weather protection
  • Internal storage pockets keeps small stuff organized
  • Guyout points help secure the Kelty Tailgater IPA shelter in windy weather; guylines have their own storage pocket so they don't get lost
  • Envelope-style carry bag holds canopy on 1 side and poles/stakes on the other; stakes and guylines are included
  • Please note: Tailgater IPA works with vehicles with a factory or aftermarket roof rack and with back doors that open either up (hatchback) or up/down (tailgate)
  • Please note: if using the Tailgater IPA shelter in a parking lot, you will need sandbags, not included


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Best Use Camping
Seasons 3-season
Weight 7 lbs. 14 oz.
Packaged weight 8 lbs. 10 oz.
Packed size 8 x 26 inches
Floor dimensions 6 ft. 10 in. x 6 ft. 8 in.
Floor area 46 square feet
Peak height Varies
Number of doors 1 door
Number of poles 3
Pole material (Main) fiberglass / (ridge pole) DAC hybrid steel
Pole diameter 14 millimeters
Canopy fabric 68D polyester
Design type Non-freestanding
Weight - metric 3.57 kilograms
Peak height - metric Varies
Floor dimensions - metric 210 x 203 centimeters

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