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Get excellent value and a comfy place to sleep outdoors with the Kelty Grand Mesa two-person tent.

Backpack in the backcountry without spending your life savings with the Kelty Grand Mesa 2, a two-person, 3-season tent. Kelty made this durable tent to be easy to put up and a great value. With just two strong aluminum poles to clip to the tent, setup is a cinch. With a 29-square-foot floor that's wider at the head than at the feet, this tent saves on material and therefore weight but still gives you plenty of room to spread out. Six square feet of vestibule area under the rain fly allows you to store boots outside the door and drag your pack underneath if the weather gets bad. On a warm day, open the window and door—mesh keeps the bugs out yet lets air circulate.

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I plan on buying this tent mainly for...

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I plan on buying this tent mainly for backpacking trips but I also plan on using it for car camping with my sons (8&4). Will this tent hold a queen airmattress (with no other gear)?

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It will not. The tent's dimentions are 82" long, 52" at the head and 44" at the feet, meaning that it's more of a trapezoid than a true rectangle. Also, while it says "Two person tent", these tents are typically made to be lightwieght and "cozy" with little extra room. I recommend you try a three person tent instead. Backcountry currently has 3 person Marmot and other manufacturer tents on sale.

5 5

Best purchase I've made in a while

This little tent treked across most of Utah, Wyoming, and AZ with a friend and I and it was completely perfect. It's lightweight enough that we could hike it into the backcountry with us, then set up is super quick and painless. It stood its ground in a ton of different types of weather (wind, rain, heat) and was great the whole time. I totally recommend it!

I'm wondering if my wife and I we're both...

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I'm wondering if my wife and I we're both small 5'9 and 5'6 would be able to fit in here with our gear in the vestibule? or would that be too crowded

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David, this tent should be sized well for the two of you. If it helps you to visualize the size, the floor print is nearly identical to a queen size mattress (60x80). The vestibule seems a tad on the small side, but for such a light, inexpensive and well made tent, it's forgivable. The space will fit backpacking gear perfectly (your boots, your packs, and things you don't want in the tent) but if you car camp and have an entire trunk full of stuff, this probably wont fit it all. Otherwise, this is a great tent to start a backpacking/camping gear setup. Good, light, and packs small.

5 5

Great buy!

Great tent! The night I bought it I set it up in the backyard. I think the weather put it to a pretty good test with 30mph winds and light rain. Stayed dry all night, and the stakes alone were plenty to keep it from flying away. The only thing I would say is that it's a tent fro two skinny people. Overall i'm very pleased, and will buy from backpacker from now on.

Great buy!
Desert Beauty

Desert Beauty

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Location: Along the Salt River in Arizona.

5 5

Best Present Ever

I got this tent 3 years ago for christmas because I was going into geology, and it's held up through everything since then. It's 1st test was the record rains in the black hill where we got close to 8 inches in 3 hours. Absolutly no leaks and i had to take on another person beacuse his tent failed. Has been through numerous rain and snow storms. Two weekends ago I was out in Wyoming and our group was camped on the wrong side of the mountain. Because there was only 3 inches of soil before the stakes hit bedrock the tent was held down with rocks. The tent survived the howling winds and the pelting rain all night and through the next day. I can do nothing but sing it's praise for keeping my dry and warm while the tents around me leaked or collapsed.

5 5

Great tent for the money

I have grand kids getting old enough for camping and have used this tent for my 11 year old grand daughter and a friend and it works great. It seems like it would be pretty crowded for two adults so I will use it for myself as a solo tent. It is a great light weight design that sets up easily and keeps us dry. Great buy for the money!!!

Live in Pa. not gone camping in eons. Want...

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Live in Pa. not gone camping in eons. Want to start doing so. want to buy a tent and not be broke. but I want it to be durable too. Suggestions please and thank you.

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Kelty makes a pretty durable tent, and you can't beat the price. Of course there are going to be lighter, roomier tents, but that's where spending $300-$500 on a tent comes in.

Friends had this tent on a recent trip; set up was easy and quick, and it packs down relatively small. If my husband wasn't so tall, I'd be looking at this tent for us too.

4 5

The little engine that could.

This is my 3rd summer with this tent. I think I've probably spent the equivalent of three months in this tent. It's been through every possible sort of weather from baking hot, to heavy winds, driving rain, hail, and some snow. Especially for an inexpensive tent it has held up so impressively. It is small, a kinda heavy, but I've become awfully fond of it.

The little engine that could.

Just wondering if the windows and doors...

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Just wondering if the windows and doors are covered with fabric and then zip open for ventilation or are they just mesh?

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Just mesh Jenn, heres a pretty good look inside the tent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J_Ib6wZfWs
Hope this helps!

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On the tent itself the door is about half mesh (with no outer door) with the windows mesh, of course. For inclement weather it comes with a rain fly. Sounds like people have been pleased with its performance in both wind and rain.

I'm a novice camper. What is a foot print?...

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I'm a novice camper. What is a foot print? Why do you recommend one for the Kelty Grand Mesa 2?

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It provides protection between the ground and the tent floor. I highly recommend you buy the footprint that "Kelty" makes for this tent.

4 5

It's cheap and easy!

I recently bought this two person tent for myself and i've got to say that I'm pretty impressed. I am going to say that 2-person is meant to mean 2-people who don't pack like their preparing for catastrophe... If you want to fit your portable Tv and all you other excessive items in this it's just not going to fit with two people. However, two people with one backpack and some boots and coat a piece and you'll be fine. Cozy but fine. The vestibule isn't huge so you might have to get creative, but it can be done. I recommend this tent highly. It packs small, it's idiot proof to set up and the rain fly is unpenetrable. To anyone using tents in high rain weather I recommend one thing on top of your rain fly and i call it the moat. Build yourself a "moat" around your tent where your rain fly meets the ground and the water will collect there instead of running toward the footprint of your tent. The water usually seeps into the ground and i've never had a problem even in monsoonal season camping. Good luck and enjoy your tent.

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The goal of backcountry travel is to move through the backcountry while minimizing damage to the land. Understanding the impact of travel on the land is necessary to accomplish this goal. Damage occurs when hikers trample surface vegetation or communities of organisms beyond recovery. The resulting barren area leads to the development of undesirable trails and erosion. Pick your tent site wisely and lets not dig up the ground making "Motes" to channel water away from your tent. Lets respect our wildlife and leave no trace. http://www.lnt.org/

4 5

Great Tent

I bought this tent to do some local camping throughout the year, and also to do some backpacking through colorado. It is Excellent for Kansas and the local camping. The vestibule is somewhat small, it fits one large pack comfortably and two stacked. It is very durable and has been an excellent tent for me. My Biggest complaint is that the opening is on the end, I prefer the New Kelty With the Side doors and two areas for Packs instead of one. But I would recommend this tent to anyone planning on Hiking and backpacking it is mostly mesh so it ventalates well, and it is extremely easy to put up!

Can you cook under this vestibule?

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Can you cook under this vestibule?

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It'd be a little tight, but theoretically, its possible. I really wouldn't recommend it though unless the weather outside was horrible.

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For safety reasons, would NOT recommend cooking under the vestibule of this, or ANY other tent, except in a dire emergency. Ventilation (for carbon monoxide), and potential fire hazard are the issues. Bring along some food that does not require cooking if you expect to be camping in rain.

4 5

Excellent tent but small vestibule

This is a great little tent: sturdy, easy to set up and reasonably lightweight. It stood up to a weekend of the worst rain and wind the Scottish highlands could throw at it - and that's saying something.

However, I don't think it's adequate, size-wise, as a 2-person backcountry tent. Why? The tent is comfy inside for 2 people, but it's definitely cozy, leaving very little room inside for any gear. And the vestibule is just too small to realistically store two people's backpacking stuff (backpacks, boots, jackets, etc.) especially if weather is a concern.

As a two-person car-camping tent - when you can leave most of your gear in the car and only need the vestibule for boots or lanterns or whatever - it's excellent. And as a one-person backpacking tent: again, excellent and with ample space. But two people in the backcountry will almost certainly find the storage space insufficient, especially if it's wet and you really need to keep your stuff undercover.

All in all, highly recommended - but with the caveats as described above.

can this tent be pitched without the body,...

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can this tent be pitched without the body, just the footprint,poles and fly?

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Unfortunately you can't "Fastpack" this tent.

4 5

Good all around tent

This tent was extremely easy to set up the first time. No need for instructions on this one. It is very convenient with only two poles and external pole mounting system. The only complaint is that no tents are sold with a footprint. But not too worried I just was able to customize my own footprint from an old lightweight tarp. I wish I would have kept the rainfly or some of the material from my old tent because that would be great for a foot print. All in all great tent.

5 5

Worked Great

We used this on a 3 day backpack trip in Arkansas in the hot & humid heat of July. Most of the stuff we hung on the line at night was still wet in the AM but our tent was dry (no condensation). We could quickly pack it up in the AM and move on. Our other backpack tent that our kids used took time to dry due to condensation. Definitely worth the price plus I am always amazed how quickly Backcountry ships your stuff to you.

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