Kelty Gunnison 2.1

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The Kelty Gunnison 2.1 is a great tent to consider. It is well made and it is going to stand up to the wind and the rain. You can use this particular tent all year long due to the versatility that it offers. Plus, you won’t have to hassle with it because you can set it up and take it down in no time at all.

This particular tent offers enough room for two people. There are only two poles for this free standing tent. They are NSL poles with swivel hubs. If you are backpacking or riding a motorcycle it won’t take up much room. It is also light weight so that is a nice feature if you will be carrying it around on your back all day long. It is just over 5 pounds in overall weight.

The Kelty Gunnison 2.1 tent offers a clip style of construction and mesh wall panels. The construction of the clips are color coded. As a result it is very easy to get it set up without any problems. Even if you have struggled to put up other tents in the past, this is an entirely new concept that you will be very appreciative of.

Unlike other tents, the Kelty Gunnison 2.1 is going to easily fold up for you to put away too. You aren’t going to be left perplexed and trying to get it down to that small size that it was again. This is important because if you have limited carrying room you have to work with something that can be compact.

They have internal storage pockets so you can have more room and stay organized. All of the seams are taped and the floor is heavy duty with an arch edge to it. This means you can walk on it and sleep on it without any risk of tearing it. Plus, if you have to camp on rugged terrain you don’t have to worry about rocks or other sharp items poking holes in it.

The walls are made out of 70D polyester and the floor is made from 18 millimeter PU nylon. The fly material is 75D and also 18 millimeter PU polyester. As you can see, the best overall construction and materials have gone into the design of the Kelty Gunnison 2.1 tent.

This particular tent is best for the spring and fall months due to how light it is. This may not offer you enough protection from the elements in the winter months. It offers two doors and quiet zippers so you can get in and out without disturbing the other person. There is a peak height of 40 inches so you can stand up in it without any problems.

The MSRP for the Kelty Gunnison 2.1 is $189 but there are several places online where you can buy it for $129. Therefore, if you do decide this is the right tent for you it is best to shop around and see what deals you can get. If you order online though make sure you take the time to compare prices with the shipping included as that can make a big difference.

The rating for the Kelty Gunnison 2.1 tent is 3.5. While it is light weight and easy to set up it doesn’t have all the space you would want. Two people are going to have to be very cozy in it to make it work. Still, if you have limited space or you are carrying the tent on your back it is quite practical. This particular tent comes with a lifetime warranty though that is a very nice benefit.