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Enjoy the view.
Make your next backpacking trip feel less like a grueling endeavor and more like a luxury retreat with the Kelty Horizon 2 Tent. As Kelty's lightest two-person tent, it puts less strain on you when you're on the trail, and its hybrid design allows for better enjoyment of your surroundings when the weather allows.
Described as a hybrid design, it's essentially a single-wall tent with a small Stargazing fly that covers the mesh ceiling when needed. This eliminates the extra weight and bulk of a full-size fly without sacrificing protection, and the Stargazing fly can be rolled back when you want to stare at constellations. Another clever feature is the vestibule covering that can be propped up with trekking poles to create an awning so you can enjoy the view of your surroundings from the comfort of your sleeping bag.
- Kelty's lightest backpacking tent
- Hybrid design eliminates weight of a full-size rain fly
- Stargazing Fly rolls back to let you see the stars
- Vestibule can be propped up with poles to create awning
- No-see-um mesh ceiling, door, and vent for breathable bug protection
- All-in-one hubbed pole design for easy set up
- Fully taped seam construction prevents leaks
- Includes cube carrying bag for efficient storage
- Item #KEL007S
- Q & A
Perfect tent in many ways, except one.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Just completed my first backpacking trip using this tent. First off, it's easy to pack and takes up a minimal amount of space, as I have a 40L backpack. Second, it's super simple to set up. The pole system is straightforward, but can be a bit awkward at first trying to get into the metal clips at each corner. Breaking the tent down is fast and easy. You could fit two persons in here, but I don't feel it would be very comfy. I'm 6'2" and I have plenty of room to stretch out with my pack in the tent. Two complaints that I have. 1st, there's no place to hang a light inside. Only two small pouch pockets. I believe this is a big miss on Kelty's part not to have at least a place to hang a light.
2nd is the footprint, not included and I had to buy this at REI for $40, which is a total rip. Super thin and isn't big enough to fully cover the size of the tent. Those are my only two complaints so far. I haven't been in the rain or wind yet, but I'm confident the tent will work well as it seems to be well built. Overall a very good value.
Kelty Horizon 2 overview
Here's a great breakdown of the new Horizon 2 backpacking tent from Kelty.