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Room for the whole village.
Maine's national park isn't exactly an empty place, but you can get some measure of solace by setting the kids, their friends, and their friends' friends, up in the cavernous Kelty Acadia 8 Eight-Person Three-Season Tent. At 20 pounds, it's not what you'll want to take on your next group backpacking trip, but the spacious design, easy three-pole setup, and dual-door design make it perfect for large groups that are setting up shop within walking distance of the car or back porch.
The walls are made of breathable and bug-beating mesh panels, while the PU-coated and seam-sealed fly is fully waterproof and easy to put on and take off. Setting up an eight-person tent could be catastrophically difficult, but Kelty made it super easy by designing the Acadia to use just three poles—two for the body and one for some extra headroom—with a combination of sturdy and easy-to-use clips and pole sleeves. The dual-door design makes getting eight people in and out easy, while the matching vestibules keep boots safe and dry and the internal storage pockets help keep gear from scattering across the floor.
- Polyester fly, body, and floor with taped seams
- No-see-um mesh panels and fly vent
- Two doors and vestibules
- Three-pole design with clip and sleeve attachments
- Internal storage pockets
- Noiseless zipper pulls
- Guyout points and stakes
- Item #KEL003G