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Main tent for over 5 years now.

I have owned and used this tent as my backcountry tent since around 2007 and love it.Have taken it on many trips and it has comfortable made it through late spring snow storms in the Wind River range, heavy wind storms in the Sawtooths, and pouring rain storms in the Cascades all with no problems.I do recommend getting the optional footprint for this tent as it will also fit in the same carrying bag and prolong the life of this tent.As other reviewers have mentioned; if you are planning on having 2 people use this then you had better be well acquainted because it will be a snug fit.I am 6'2" and there is plenty of room for myself and all my gear inside and the small vestibule is nice for leaving wet and muddy shoes and jackets in and makes a nice wind break for cooking on my campstove when you roll one side up.For 1 person lightweight tent you can't find a better tent in this price range.Holds up well to wind and rain with good ventilation.Setup and take-down are a cinch with only two poles to worry about.Have used it for approximately 120-140 nights worth of camping and it is still holding up with no leaks or holes.

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Thanks for this review. Did you ever seam seal the tent? I ask because Kelty seems to recommend seam sealing it for extra waterproofing, but I was wondering if you found that to be necessary or not.