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A feature-rich tent for the happy family.
The Kelty Granby 4 Tent keeps your family camping with smiles thanks to all of its comfortable features. Doors at the front and back let the kids slip out to use the restroom without climbing over you, and noiseless zippers help with everybody's undisturbed sleep. A roll-up mud mat helps keep your sleeping spaces clean and dirt-free. And a liveable vestibule lets you and your spouse sneak away once the kids are asleep for some alone time, and you can either leave the mesh panels in the vestibule open to see the stars or close them if you two are feeling a chill. A back porch storage area frees the liveable vestibule and sleeping area from cluttered messes.
Kelty built the Granby's walls out of polyester with mesh panels for comfort, and both the durable nylon floor and the polyester fly have PU and DWR coatings to resist water and abrasion. The three DAC Hybrid poles slide through the continuous sleeves in a jiffy so you can get to the fun parts of camping with your family, and guyout points and adjustable stakeouts make setting the tent up easier than ever. A side-release lets you detach the fly from the walls quickly and simply if there's nothing but starry skies overhead.
- Polyester fly with PU coating
- Nylon floor with PU coating
- Polyester wall with mesh panels
- Taped seams on floor and fly
- Three DAC Hybrid poles
- Two doors
- Two vestibules with organization
- 4-person capacity
- Closeable mesh panels in vestibule
- Continuous pole sleeves, clips
- Adjustable stakeouts
- Guyout points
- Side-release tent connection to fly
- Noiseless zipper pulls
- Back porch storage area
- Item #KEL001C
- Q & A
Nice Features but Poorly Constructed
I've been a Backpacker and campground camper for 15+ yrs on the East Coast, SW and NW. I've owned and used at least 20 different tents ranging from high end 2p backpacking tents to basic 4/6p Campground tents. All that being said, the biggest gripe I have about this tent is that it allowed many bugs (no see um knats, black ants and mosquitoes) in for no explicable reason. Now, you come to expect a few bugs get in the tent over the course of a weekend trip, but if I closely looked at the floor of this tent, it appeared as if multiple ant hills had set up shop inside. My pillow, which was a light color, crawled with bugs when inspected closely with a light or during daylight. When I shook the inside of the tent body, I could literally see bugs falling onto my pillow, bed, etc. The theories I have for why exactly this was include that the tent zippers we're very poorly constructed. I could see daylight through the
Great car camping tent.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
After a lot of research I ended up grabbing the Granby 4 for my girlfriend, my dog, and I. The biggest factors for me were; ease of setup/breakdown, ability to withstand some reasonably heavy wind and rain, spacious vestibule, ability for me to stand up inside, and comfortable sleeping arrangements inside. I should also mention that I live in Oregon so we never really know when we will get rain, and on the coast especially the wind can get pretty severe. On another note, I am 6'2"- a lot of tents that advertise as 7' usually barely accommodate my hight.
So the short version is that this tent met all my expectations and needs. Of course this isn't going to work for backpacking or anything like that but its a perfect car camping tent. First trip out was to the coast for a week and a half. There was heavy wind and rain. The vestibule was large enough to put a couple of chairs up in and drink bourbon or coffee in while the rain was hammer down. The wind barely even shook the tent there others around us wereI being folded in half. I could stand up with my head slightly cocked down. Plenty of space for sleeping, all our gear, and just general living. As far as the setup up goes, by myself I was able to knock it out in about 7mins after I got home and put it up in the yard to dry it out. It took about 8 to break it back down and get it roles back up in the bag by myself. Really i couldnt be happier with the tent as far as a car camping tent goes. It seems well built overall. I will probably add a couple of my own improvements here and there, as is my nature but i expect to get many years of good use out of this tent.
If i have one complaint it would be that the rainfly did condensate quite a bit in the vestibule area but considering how moist the air was, that is to be expected. Never once had any moisture in the tent itself.
Kelty Tents: The Granby 4
With all the features needed for a fun and comfortable camping experience, our Granby 4 and 6 person tents will feel like a home away from home. With front and back doors for easy access and an oversized vestibule to store gear, the Granby is as functional as it is comfortable. An integrated mud mat helps keep the tent interior - and your feet - clean and dry.