Kelty Salida Tents
Kelty Salida Tents
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Whether you're backpacking by yourself or camping with a small group, the Kelty Salida tents are versatile enough for many an outdoor adventure. The 78d polyester fly and 68d nylon floor keep water and wind at bay, and are also abrasion-and-tear resistant ... Read More

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So, I’m in the market for a small freestanding lightweight tent that doesn’t cost Big Agnes prices. Almost 4lbs for a one man is pretty heavy, compared to my primary go-to Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo, which is 1.5lbs and I adore, but I’m doing an off-trail traverse this summer and need something smaller and more versatile for various ground conditions. Looks very similar to my old North Face Storm Break tent. Just wish it was a biiiit lighter ...
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May 3, 2019
KurtW
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Jun 23, 2019
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I agree that it is a little bit heavy for a single person. That said, as an entry level tent for under $100 shipped, I think that it is a good value. I will use it as a single person tent when I am hiking fewer miles in a day. I split the weight with my kids on longer trips when I take one along. When I want to section hike and will be putting in many more miles per day, I go with something less substantial. I am still more willing to carry a little extra weight, or just use a tarp shelter than shell down the big bucks for a real nice tent. It helps that most of my backpacking is in Arizona and I enjoy nice weather.
Jun 23, 2019
T.Warren
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Mar 9, 2019
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I received an email from Massdrop about this drop, then clip to see that it has ended. I already bought this tent through Massdrop 3 years ago, but was going to let friends know about it. What gives?
Mar 9, 2019
C.rad
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Mar 5, 2019
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Why would you buy this one with only one entrance over the Mountainsmith Genesse 4 or Alps Lynx 4 tent that both have better vestibules, more total Sq. Ft and cheaper?
Mar 5, 2019
snap4ward
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Mar 5, 2019
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The Overview does not mention this is the recent redesigned version of this tent. It is not the same tent as seen on many of the online reviews and not the same tent as you see at Sierra. That is the old version.
Mar 5, 2019
Tofu
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May 5, 2019
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I can't find anything about the redesign, when was it and what changed?
May 5, 2019
DanReilly
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Mar 4, 2019
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I have had this tent for 3 years and it has withstood several severe storms in the adirondack high peaks. The basement didnt leak and neither did the fly. This is a great deal.
Mar 4, 2019
DeerUNIT
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Jan 10, 2019
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This was just on sale on Kelty's website for $79 for the Christmas season, but good deal on the footprint. I'd really like to see Massdrop deals be a bit better or more dynamic than just a standard retail discount.
Jan 10, 2019
G-Deuce
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Jun 16, 2018
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Purchased two of these in the single version for my sons (11 & 13) who are in scouting. That way they can carry their own gear and not have to worry about a tentmate on a trek. They have camped in them for two years now in the varying weather that South Carolina can throw at them. They have worked well for the price. Not as light as my Hubba, but easily gets the job done. Much of their gear has come from Massdrop. they can get better when they get older, but as they keep growing and learning how to take care of gear, these foot the bill. My major complaint is actually the storage bag. designed like most, for store display rather than real use, it is a square about 14 inches on a side and two inches tall. Anyone have a pack designed to carry a tent that way?
Jun 16, 2018
kwillson
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Oct 3, 2018
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I repackaged it into a 5L stuff sack (poles and stakes in a separate bag). It fits in my pack much better this way.
Oct 3, 2018
N8-P
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Nov 20, 2018
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I use the storage bag when I have section hiked with my osprey without the brain on my pack. I find it easy to compress the tent into all nooks and crannies. It allows you to use all the space in your pack. Works much better than a compression bag that would result in a cylinder shape with triangles of emptiness around it.
Nov 20, 2018
gaso
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Apr 18, 2018
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HI. I just like to see the price of the tent that you promise when sign up. But you did not show any price so I`m not sure if I even want it .
Apr 18, 2018
Bakker96
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Feb 4, 2018
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Possible to buy just the footprint?
Feb 4, 2018
Ranza
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Feb 6, 2018
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You can buy the footprint on their site if you want https://www.kelty.com/salida-2-footprint/
Feb 6, 2018
Raiyanation
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Dec 20, 2017
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Man I was so tempted to get this as it was one of the top items on my wishlist, but I think I might pass on this drop as I read that there is a big condensation problem if used with the rainfly and you didnt stake out the guylines! Anyone else here who has had it before and can comment on the condensation issues?
Dec 20, 2017
that'll be a problem with just about any two-layer tent. The difference here is that there are no top vents (which can definitely help) and only one door/vestibule (less options for ventilation). But even in tents with more venting, you'll still get moisture if the inner touches the fly.
Oct 4, 2018
Valgal
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Jan 14, 2019
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I got this tent for $40 at an REI basement sale. The reason someone brought it back after one use was "not waterproof". I'm pretty sure they just didn't stake out the fly. The tent itself is freestanding (which I *love*), but if you put the fly on, you have to stake out the fly so it doesn't touch the tent. Even if it doesn't rain, condensation will get in.
Jan 14, 2019
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