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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful tent, very easy to set up I am new to camping. I ordered this tent (and the footprint separately) to go camping at a state park during the summer. When it arrived, it did not take me any time at all to test pitch it in my den. I set everything up, including the rainfly. The design of the tent and the poles are very intuitive. The height of the tent allows me to sit up very comfortably. The interior accommodates my sleeping bag and my gear but I don't think it would be roomy enough for two people and their gears, even though this is a 2-person tent. I also really like the packaging. Everything is kept neatly in a square bag. Kelty makes a great product. I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Tent While a little complex to set-up, I found this to be a well built tent. During the night of first use in Wyoming a 3-hr long thunderstorm popped up. Only about 2 teaspoons of water managed to enter the tent even though the rainwater had collected around the base of the tent to a depth of 1-1½ inches. Tent shrugged off 20 mph wind gusts. The mesh walls result in condensation collecting on the rain fly and not in the tent. And yes, if the rain fly is folded back for a night of star gazing, it can be pulled down fairly easily and secured.
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not for the tall This was a tent I was really looking forward to due to its features and high review. Sadly I had to return it only because of my height. I am 6 3' and my head and feet were touching even when not in my bag which made for a less than comfortable night. That being said the design was very nice. The setup is simple and fast. The other problems people had werent a problem for me. Getting the tent back in its square case was easy if you attempt to put it back the way it comes from the factory and it fit nicely in my pack. I returned/exchanged this tent for an REI quarter dome 3 which has the length I need and space for myself and the girlfriend to move around a bit and have some items inside with us plus it was a bit lighter.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent backpacking tent Overall, I am pretty darn satisfied with the performance of the tent. For backpacking, it's square packed design makes it super easy to throw into your pack in a "tetris-like" fashion with the other gear. It can definitely be rolled up tighter and smaller if more room is necessary. It's light and the poles are 10000x better and stronger than those old fiberglass poles that had a tendency to break. These are DAC pressfit aluminum poles that pack small with a lifetime warranty separate from Kelty. Very easy and quick to setup. Durability: I am really impressed. This past weekend was already my 20th night in the tent. Probably 6 of those days/nights were in severe storms...not the best camping right now in MN. With the guy lines out and fly taught....the tent didn't budge. The fly didn't flap in the wind once. All the water stayed outside the tent. I did initially have concerns over where the mesh is really low thinking water would get in...but my head and feet stayed dry. Condensation was never a problem due to the mesh design and excellent ventilation. I would recommend putting down a footprint/tarp of some sort to protect the floor. It does seem thinner than my previous tent..but hence material needs to be sacrificed for weight. Also, the large vestibules kept our packs dry as well in the storms. When necessary, I was able to attach my ENO tarp to the tent and make an even larger vestibule for an eating area...I do believe Kelty has one to sell specifically for this tent. This is my 3rd tent over the years (one being REI dome 3p-also an excellent choice) and my previous backpacking tent was a Eureka...which broke/tore after 2 summers, bad condensation, etc...I'll save it for another review.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As Advertised Once again, a Backpacker mag selection wins. I cribbed some of the last review because I felt pretty much the same as they. For backpacking, it's square packed design makes it super easy to throw into your pack in a "tetris-like" fashion with the other gear. It's light and the poles are 10000x better and stronger than those old fiberglass poles that had a tendency to break. Very easy and quick to setup. My daughter and I were in the very wet southern Appalachians in June. While on Grandfather Mtn. NC, most of the time it was rainy. All the water stayed outside the tent despite my doubts about what looks like flimsy mesh. No problem. The large vestibules kept the gear dry. Because of the weather we didn't get to the stargazer option. Maybe next time. One downer. I'm 6'2" and like every other tent on the market it's too short by about 6 inches. Love it!
Date published: 2014-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fool Proof High Quality Tent This tent is easily one of the best I've ever used. The poles are even color coded to the side of the tent they go to, it makes setting up even easier. It breaks down very small into a square bag, and it's super light, which makes it great for backpacking. I'm a tall guy (6'5") and my feet do touch the edge when I'm inside, but it's never bothered me. If you're any taller than me (and not too busy playing professional basketball to camp) you may feel a bit cramped.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best tent I've owned. I purchased the Kelty TN2 in spring of 2014. I've spent numerous nights in it over the past year and figured it was due for a review. This two-person tent has performed flawlessly. I sat and tried to think of things to dislike this tent and very little comes to mind. First off: this is not an ultralight tent in the vein of MSR/Big Agnes' offerings. With that being said, it is quite lightweight, weighing in at a hair over 4lbs. I feel the extra weight is justified with the comfort, durability, ease of pitch, and design features this tent packs. Oh, and that price! Two hundred and fifty clams for a lightweight and durable tent from a brand known for quality. I love the boxy design of the stuff sack and shortened poles. It packs easily in my 55L bag leaving plenty of room for other gear. If I needed to save some interior pack space I can always toss the body and rainfly in a stuff sack and lash it to the outside of my pack. Pitching the TN2 is fast, thanks in part to the cross-pole design found on many other tents and the color-coded head and foot areas marked on the poles, tent fly, and tent body. I generally get the tent up and fully staked in under ten minutes of casual work, less if someone helps me. The interior is roomy with a tall ceiling and steep walls. It might get a little cramped with two large adult males, but the dual vestibules do help with this both in terms of outside gear storage and for not waking your sleeping partner when you have to go to the bathroom at night. Only bummer is no gear loft is available, but there are two fabric loops on the ceiling and I can connect headlamps to them pretty easily. Storage pockets by your head are small but adequate for holding glasses, headlamps, contact cases, etc. What really throws this tent into five-star territory is the rainfly. To be honest, when I first purchased the tent I thought the stargazing fly was a gimmick and was buying it based on its cost, weight/packed size, and heavy use of mesh to keep it cool inside while camping in Southern California. I learned how awesome sleeping under the stars is on my first trip out with the Kelty TN2. The attached photo shows the view I woke up to everyday while staying at Onion Valley in the Sierras last summer. The stargazing fly is fast to setup, dead-simple, and in warmer climates like my local area it also plays double duty by saving me from sleeping in a hot tent at night. The only issue I've had with the tent body occurred when I was camping in a dusty/sandy area during a daytime windstorm. The tent felt rock solid in the wind but some sand did make its way inside over the course of three days. Not a big deal and you're going to get those issues with any tent that utilizes a lot of mesh. I've had zero condensation issues. The dual vestibules are roomy and having two doors is a luxury after spending years in a one-door Marmot Limelight. The TN2 is inexpensive, relatively lightweight, packs small, is roomy, and has a ton of features. I could purchase a more expensive ultralight tent but I don't see the need for the style of backpacking I do and I really enjoy the comfort of the TN2. The floor is durable but I still purchased a ground cloth due to the hard and rough ground of So. California. If you're in an area with softer ground it probably won't be needed. Kelty nailed it with this one.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lived up to expectations Honestly bought this on impulse after seeng it won backpacker magazine tent of the year or something. Since I bought it I have been through tuolumne and Yosemite , big pine lakes, cottonwood lakes , and up at chicken springs lake. It worked very well in rain along rafferty trail in tuolumnee and was cool watching the storm from the clear window . We experienced 40+ mph winds at big pine lakes and while its a bit breezy inside it holds up well in high winds. My favorite thing about this tent is how it never builds any condensation inside . I run hot and sweat oftenly while sleeping so this is s huge deal to me and if your a guy you can relate I'm sure. It's verty light and packs down verty small. It's a thin material and I use a footprint because in skeptical of tears but it has continued to impress me with not one rip or tear yet.
Date published: 2016-05-29
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Questions & Answers

Does the pole placement inadvertently create a potential water basin at the top of the rainfly?

Asked by: Micah Todd
Yes it does. Experienced first hand
Answered by: Rainydays
Date published: 2018-01-11

How does this tent perform in colder temperatures ? 

Asked by: ErronJ
The TraiLogic TN2 is a 3-season tent. While the tent can be used in colder temperatures, it will not trap heat the way a 4-season mountaineering tent will. The TraiLogic is also not designed to handle snow loads.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-04

Are there stakes included? If so, how many?

Asked by: jsscloera
This tent comes with 10 aluminum stakes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-04

In Florida we have a lot of mosquitos and see ums? Is this a no see ums tent? Can small insects get through the mesh? Thanks.

Asked by: RBobbyZ
Yes, the TraiLogic TN2 is constructed with No See-Um Mesh.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-03

Are there any pockets inside the tent to help store / organize small things?

Asked by: BrownBackpacker
Yes, there are internal storage pockets. More about tent features:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-31

What is the weight of each stake?

Asked by: Laura M
This tent comes with 10 stakes; each stake weighs approximately 12 grams.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-08-08

Can this tent be set up with just fly, poles, and footprint?

Asked by: MS scout mom
Kelty did not design the TN2 to be used with just the rainfly, poles and footprint. The body of the tent would have to be included in the set-up as well.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-03

Is a footprint or ground cover necessary with this tent?

Asked by: Katie
Protection for under the tent is not necessary, it is recommended. A footprint or tarp will help prolong the life of your tent floor.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-09-21
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