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Kelty Salida 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


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    9 Reviews


    Your comfy home away from home.

    If you’ve ever lain awake in your tent on a sweltering night, then the Kelty Salida 2-Person 3-Season Tent has your name written all over it. The Salida’s mesh walls provide you with plenty of fresh air so you don’t baste in your own sweat, while the waterproof fly (which has a roomy vestibule, by the way) is easy enough to put on that you can go to sleep under the stars and throw it on in a hot minute if it starts to drizzle.

    Setting the Salida up is simple, too, seeing as it only uses two DAC Pressfit poles and has color-coded clips to prevent confusion. Guyout points provide some easy reinforcement if you're looking for more space, while internal pockets hold your gear, and roof loops hold a gear loft if you pick one up. Even the Tent Cube storage bag is thoughtfully designed, so you'll be able to pack up the Salida, which weighs under 4.5 pounds, quickly and get back on the trail in no time flat.

    • Polyester walls with mesh panels
    • Polyester fly with a PU coating
    • Nylon floor with taped seams and a PU coating
    • Single door and vestibule
    • Two DAC Pressfit aluminum poles and color-coded clips
    • Gear-loft loops and internal pockets
    • Guyout points
    • Noiseless zipper pulls
    • Item #KEL002U

    Tech Specs

    [fly] 75D polyester, 1800mm PU coating, [body] 68D polyester, [floor] 68D nylon, 1800mm PU coating
    Wall Type
    DAC Pressfit aluminum
    Pole Attachment
    color-coded clips
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    10 sq ft
    mesh walls
    Gear Loft
    sold separately
    Interior Height
    43 in
    Floor Dimensions
    88 x 55 in
    Floor Space
    30.5 sq ft
    Packed Size
    15 x 13 in
    Trail Weight
    3 lb 14 oz
    Packed Weight
    4 lb 9 oz
    Recommended Use
    camping, backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Perfect for what i needed

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I needed a lightweight tent, that fit two people, and didn't break the bank. Very happy with this so far, excited for next spring!

    Not for everyone

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This would be an excellent fair weather tent.

    Pros: I really liked the frame and the poles. This was one of the easiest and fastest tents I've ever put up. The shock corded poles jumped together without any issues and I could get the tent up by myself in minutes - rain fly and all. The clips Kelty used were also great - it took a minute to figure out how to use them best the first time the tent went up, but wow! Great clips for a solid hold and easy put up and tear down. Those two features are the reason for the 2 stars I did give it.

    Cons: The tent is very poorly constructed. The seams between the floor and the walls were sewn in such a way that there was an inverted gap where the two materials met, which caught rain water as it rolled down off the rain fly and funneled it directly into the tent. This was especially unfortunate, since the materials themselves are actually quite waterproof, so when this stream started running inside the tent from the seams, it just built up into a little lake under my pillow. Also, the ventilation was the worst I've ever had in a tent. I tried staking out every possible pace on the rain fly to increase the air flow, but there was never a morning without at least some part of the inside of the tent left damp. Most days it was enough to drip down and contribute to whatever lake had been formed by the floor leaking. On hot afternoons, I had to leave the door open in order to get any air movement at all, which of course led to bug issues. Finally, the size. This tent was perfect for me as a single user, but I can't imagine how it could be considered a two person tent. I suppose children are people too, but there's no way two people over 5 feet tall are getting in this thing.

    Overall, for a single user in dry climates, this might be a really great tent. Very quick and easy to put up and comfortable for one person plus a flashlight. If there is a chance of rain or a visitor, I think you'd best be looking for another tent.

    it has its pros & cons

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Although this is only a 3 season tent, I've slept in this tent while snowing. I was pretty cold but the tent was significantly warmer than the outside temperature.
    I'm currently sleeping in this tent every night while working in the desert and it's the perfect size for just me and my backpacks.
    The stakes are pretty nice and it comes with extra in case you ever lose one
    I've been using it on backpacking trips, it fits into my backpack along with my other stuff but it does take up more room than I would like.

    extremely cramped when 2 people are sleeping in it. There wouldn't be any room for backpacks if I had another person in it with me. I wouldn't want to share this tent with someone I'm not really close with (trust me, it was miserable).
    The material is thin, which makes it lightweight, but I already have a hole in the floor of my tent which sucks.

    With all things taken into consideration, I do love this tent and I don't regret purchasing it. It was affordable yet lightweight which is exactly what I was looking for. If your not trying to drops hundreds of dollars on a tent but you still want one that's decent and reliable, this is the one for you.

    Great light weight tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Love this tent. Have taken everywhere from the Smokey Mountains to Yellowstone National Park. Holds up great in the rain and set up is a breeze. (takes 5min or less) Pretty light weight and a roomy enough vestibule for a pack and boots. Easily fits two if you are pretty comfortable with your tent mate but better for one person if you prefer a little space.

    Great light weight tent

    Great tent, great price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Lightweight, not ultra-light. Weight savings come from one door and no vents. Materials are very durable. Upgraded the stakes to Kelty no-bendums. I carry 8 (4 for tent body, 4 for fly and guy lines). The tent comes with 4 guy lines, I carry 7 (4 for poles stabilization and 3 for tent body). The back of the fly should be guyed out to prevent condensation from dripping into the tent. Tent comes with a rectangular stuff bag, I use it for storage. I carry the fly and tent body in a Kelty medium compression bag (color Chili), and the poles and stakes separately to save space in my pack. Excellent for one person who wants to store their gear in their tent. Great for a couple, will be cramped for two large people. A very good tent for the price.

    Great tent, great price

    Easy set up

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a great backpacking tent. Super light weight and with the fly off it allows for some awesome star gazing. This tent is also a great beginner tent for my son to use on scouting trips, or for sleepovers in the backyard. With just a little help he is able to set up the tent. He is 8 years old, which shows just how easy this tent is to assemble. My only complaint is that the stakes bend if the ground is too hard.

    With two adults, it's a snug fit. With two adults and a boxer, it was a bit too much. I think my dog needs his own tent.

    Easy set up

    Comfy for 1

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I took this tent on my first weekend beach camping trip. It is spacious for one person but it only has one door so I probably won't use it to go camping with another person--it'll make it feel claustrophobic I think. This was my first time setting up a tent, but my friend's tent was slightly easier to set up with only one person. Her Kelty tent had a locking clip that hooked the 2 poles together at the top so the frame was standing up on it's own. Pretty nifty