Kelty is a giant in manufacturing outdoor gear and especially world famous for their high-end backpacks. They are also pioneers in producing quality tents and sleeping bags. Kelty company was founded by Asher Dick Kelty and the headquarters of the company are based in Colorado. Dick Kelty was one of a kind backpack designer. Literally he was one the first designers to come up with a design for an external frame backpack specifically targeting the civilian use. He designed this special backpack and was well received by the market.
Kelty Tents are very popular among the campers for decades for their backpacks, sleeping bags including best family tents. The highlights of Kelty tents are they are durable, stable, weatherproof and designed with high-quality material.
Kelty Gunnison tent is one of the proud productions from Kelty. The Gunnison model was awarded an award from the BackPacker Magazine and was also named as “great buy” from the Outdoor Life.
The tent is large enough for 4 people to sleep, perfectly for 2 Adults and 2 Kids. But if you really want to stay comfortable, it is recommended to use this as a 2 – 3 person tent. With your camping gear and other stuff, you will be glad to have some extra space.
Setting up is simple and takes approximately 10- 15 minutes. Taking the tent down takes a little bit more time and if you want to carefully fold it up to the correct size.
There are twin doors in the tent providing you with easy access for entering and exiting the tent. There’re a large 15 ‘6” square foot vestibules outside either large side entry door or these are convenient to use as a storage place for extra gear.
Kelty Gunnison tent is a 3 season tent. The tent comes with a rainfly and total weather protection coverage. Therefore, this tent holds up to bad weather excellent. I have read some reviews from campers saying that the tent was holding up even to heavy rain storms very good and they could stay dry in the tent.
What I see as the best highlights of Kelty Gunnison is that it Is a fairly light tent, that is an ideal as a backpacking tent. It packs down small enough so you can easily carry on with a bike for example.
The only minus point of the tent is that you have to position the rainfly perfectly in the center, otherwise it will not cover the entire tent and there’s a chance that water can come in. So when you are setting the tent up if you keep that in mind, there will be no problems.
Kelty tents are received very good by the campers in general. Kelty Gunnison 4.3 is rated as excellent in Amazon.
Tent Family Tent Specifications
Sleeping Area: 100 x 82 inches
Weight: 7 lbs 7 Oz
Doors: Twin Door
Seasons: 3 Seasons
Best Use: Backpacking