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  • Stargazing Fly rolls back for unobstructed nighttime views and deploys easily for coverage—without exiting the tent—if the weather changes
  • Freestanding tent body features 2 doors, a color-coded clip design, taped floor seams, mesh wall panels, internal storage pockets and DAC Jake's Foot mini pole attachments
  • Rainfly features 2 vestibules, taped seams, DAC Jake's Foot attachments, airflow vents, welded clear windows, noiseless zipper pulls and guyout points
  • The Kelty TraiLogic TN3 tent comes with aluminum DAC® Pressfit poles that feature a securely fixed, pressed-in ferrule, ensuring the poles will remain strong and reliable


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Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 3-person
Minimum Trail Weight 5 lbs. 3 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight Not applicable
Packaged Weight 5 lbs. 8 oz.
Packed Size 14 x 11 x 3.5 inches
Floor Dimensions 85 x 70 (foot width) 63 inches
Floor Area 39.5 square feet
Vestibule Area 11 + 11 square feet
Peak Height 43 inches
Number of Doors 2 doors
Number of Poles 3
Pole Material DAC aluminum pressfit
Pole Diameter 8.5 millimeters
Canopy Fabric 15-denier no-see-um mesh
Floor Fabric 45-denier nylon
Rainfly Fabric 40-denier coated nylon
Design Type Freestanding
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great superlight tent - but black guylines??? Took this baby to the French Pyrenees this summer and got the brunt of wild weather from torrential thunderstorms, hale, cold weather, high heat & it handled everything absolutely well. I even packed it up in the rain to head to the next camp site and I was still able to set up and take down quickly plus stuff everything back into its square pack. CONS: (1) mine only had 10 great pegs when it needs 12 (2) black guy lines?! we call it the guillotine. It's not visible AT ALL!!!
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good design but small I bought this tent for three main reasons: its light weight, its star-gazing feature and the fact that it packs down so small. Bonus features include two entry doors and vestibules and other small features not in mind at the time of purchase. Pros: It actually fits back into the carry bag it comes with. Doesn't need to be staked down. It is light weight. The zipper doors are a one-handed operation. The stargazing is perfect, just as advertized. Comes with cell phone pouches and two loops for small lanterns. Cons: The 3P is big enough for two adult males. I bought it intentionally for two people to have some elbow room, but was rather shocked at its small size; not much elbow room, but that was ok. The problem is that I am 6'1" and my head and feet both touched the walls of the tent. Also, the rainfly was kind of, not bad, but kind of hard to figure out. Overall, I like the tent and would recommend it to others once they are aware of the small size. Definitely would NOT recommend the 2P!
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I wanted to love it... My husband and I are avid backpackers who live in Colorado. We're always taking off on trips into the Rockies and we decided to purchase this tent as an upgrade from our former North Face 2man tent. I loved so many of the features of this tent. The stargazing capabilities, the versatility of the rainfly, the head room, the way it conveniently works with the other TrailLogic components. We were so excited to try it out! Sadly, after 2 backpacking trips (one in the mountains and one in the canyons of Zion) we found that the flaws of this tent outweighed the benefits. One of the primary issues is that it is incredibly hard to ensure the rainfly is super tight, which creates too much flex in the material which will begin flapping with even the slightest breeze. We staked it out (including guylines) as tight as possible and were still kept up at night from all the flapping of the material. My husband affectionately named it the Thunder Dome because of how incredibly loud it is in the wind. The other problem is that this tent is made almost completely out of mesh. It's almost like mosquito netting. Because it is mesh, it lets in very fine particles of dust and dirt. After a few hours, all your gear is covered in a thin layer of dirt. If it's windy or if you're in a sandy area, like the desert, be prepared for even more dirt. It gets everywhere. The netting is also not terribly durable. We had a hole poked in the tent within one day. The final issue was how the tent packs into a "cube." The cube was very difficult to work with. You have to be very meticulous with how you're rolling the tent or else it won't fit in the cube. We wound up having to repack the tent at least 3 times before it would fit in the cube. And even then, it was far from perfect.
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice tent . Have used this tent several times now and I love it . Primarily bought it for a 7 day heavy pack trip in the eastern Sierra's and was not disappointed , plenty of room to sleep with all my gear and my pup . My only wish is that I wish it was a tad bit longer , I am 6'1 and had to sleep diagonally . Easy setup , zippers worked flawlessly and loved the convertible rain fly . I will be using this for many years to come .
Date published: 2015-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tent, easily packed I bought this in California, and used it camping on the central coast. Setup was easy, takedown easy, and the fly simply brilliant. Not only can you see the sky, but the airflow is obviously greatly improved over normal rainflys.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tent Ever! BELIVE THE HYPE! I am from Colorado Springs and have used it here and all over the country in the summer that I have used it. I have put this "bad larry" through the wringer. I have used this tent in tons of places from Shenandoah Valley, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, The Crags on Pikes Peak, Badlands and Petoskey State Park. This tent is easy to set up, hold up to the elements and is as tough as it is cool looking.
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Held up to rain, hail, and high winds My wife and I recently purchased this from an REI in Colorado Springs after a week-long trip at Mueller SP. We initially packed in our Coleman 6 person dome tent (we have four children) but was looking for something more compact and lightweight. We left our children at home, so space wasn't an issue. We spent about an hour sitting in the tent at the store (thanks to our associate that helped us that day). We examined all of the intricate details from the shock poles to the rain-fly, mesh netting through zippers – all seemed to be OK. We purchased the tent but couldn't find a footprint that day (we returned a couple of days later and bought a footprint). Set up was easy. Our campsite at Mueller SP was situated around 9,500 feet elevation. The campsite offered a pea-gravel floor but we opted to install a tarp footprint to prevent any damage. The tent’s size is comfortable for two people; we were able to fit a pre-cut all weather carpet inside as a sub-floor and also installed a three-fold gym mat for comfort. Additionally, we brought along an electric space heater/fan to compliment the 40-50f degree temps. We slept in our mummy bags and everything was nice except for the weather – it rained and hailed on us three of the five nights. We set up a tarp over the windward side of the tent (to minimize rain/hail exposure. The tent held up extremely well against rain, hail, and high winds. It was pretty loud, but we always sleep with ear plugs (so it didn't bother us). The ONLY thing I miss about our RV and dome tent is the headroom and exit space. Otherwise, we love this tent and will entertain sending the kids to Grandma more often. Advantages: Easy set-up, two exits, decent headroom, versatility in design for three seasons, compact and lightweight, durable enough for rain, hail, and high winds, comfortable for two people. Temps were around 40-50f at night - we rarely used the space heater and slept comfortably in our 30f degree mummy bags. Disadvantages: Tear-down is decent but re-packing is nearly impossible. The rain flies are difficult to zip down (while staked down) and crawling out of this tent is a chore (I'm 40 years old and exhibiting signs of "old age"). Also, the rain fly zipper (once zipped) is difficult to reach when crawling out - we tied a length of 550 cord to the zipper pull to assist with opening. In summary, we are overall pleased with the tent. I'll have to make some modifications to personalize it.
Date published: 2014-07-14
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The specs say that the tent's packed size is 14x11x3.5 - do the poles really get down that small?

Asked by: Gaz the Ubermick
The packed size of 14 x 11 x 3.5 inches is correct. The poles are fairly short when folded up.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-13

Is there a warranty with this product?

Asked by: Coloray13
The Kelty TraiLogic TN3 Tent and everything REI sells comes with a one year warranty, here is a link to more information:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does this tent come with stakes?

Asked by: EntropyMagnet
Yes, the TN3 comes with 6 tent stakes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does this tent come with a footprint?

Asked by: HikeToFish
The footprint is sold separately here:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20
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