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Best value 2011!

1st analysis.
Just got this tent off ebay for $114.
Shopped around for a 2 man (using it solo but wanted more room) 3 season for last 6 months.
Price range was $100-$150.
I liked the Kelty Grand Mesa but wanted the door on the wide side. If I'm stuck in there due to weather I want to look outside while laying on my side vs on my stomach. also easier to access pack in the vestibule. I looked at the Teton 2 also but didn;t like the incomplete fly. The Gunnison was a little out of my price range.
Kelty nailed it with the Salida. Best of both worlds, more screen, weighs less.
Same size as the rest.
Upon initial set up I am very pleased with the quality of the tent. Easy to set up. I actually let a seven year old with no prior tent pitching experience do it and he intuitively pitched in in a few minutes.
I'm glad I waited until 2011 and glad Kelty put out just the product I was looking for.
If they let me design my own tent this is exactly what I would have done.

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Looks like the 7 year old has set the standard. If anyone else has trouble setting this up we know there will be a few chuckles from others here. Good for the little man. :)