Kelty Grand Mesa 2 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

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Key Features

    Body Features:
  • Free standing design
  • Color coded clip construction
  • Taped floor seams
  • Gear-loft loops
  • Mesh wall panels
  • Internal storage pockets
  • Noiseless zipper pulls

  • Fly Features:
  • Taped seams
  • Side-release tent/fly connection
  • Fly vents
  • Noiseless zipper pulls
  • Guyout points


Recommended Use: 3-Season Backpacking
Packed Size: 7" x 20"
Sleeping Capacity: 2
Average Min Weight: 4 lb 0 oz
Average Packed Weight: 4 lb 10 oz
Interior Height: 44"
Floor Area: 29 sq ft
Floor Dimensions: 82" x 58" (at widest point)
Vestibule Area: 6 sq ft
Doors: 1
Pole Type: DAC Press-fit Aluminum
Number of Poles: 2
Freestanding: Yes
Clips or Sleeves: Clips
Interior Storage: Gear Loft Loops and Internal Storage Pockets
Material: Wall Material: 68D Polyester
Floor: 68D Nylon 1800mm
Fly: 75D Polyester 1800mm
Seam Sealed: Taped Seams
Seasons: 3
Other: Stuff Sack Included
Warranty: Lifetime

Product Highlights

Priced to appeal to cost-conscious backpackers and campers, the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 provides excellent value and performance for 3-season use. Foregoing all of the bells and whistles of higher-priced tents, the Grand Mesa 2 offers solid construction and functional design at an affordable price.

Weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces, the Grand Mesa 2 provides 29 square feet of interior space. A vestibule offers 6 square feet of additional exterior space for stowing gear and muddy boots. The combination of sidewall vents and mesh fabric used on the tent body provides excellent ventilation for combating condensation build-up and keeping you cool during warm weather.

The Grand Mesa 2 uses color coded clip construction that eliminates the hassle of feeding poles through cumbersome tent sleeves. Just slide the shock-corded pole sections together and attach the clips. The freestanding design of the Grand Mesa 2 allows you to pitch the tent and then move it around your campsite to find the optimum position, eliminating an uncomfortable night's sleep over an exposed root or rock.

The PU polyester-taffeta rainfly and taped seams of the Grand Mesa 2 protect the interior of the tent from wind and rain.

An optional footprint (sold separately) further protects the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 against ground water, roots and rocks.

Kelty part number: 40811711

Product Reviews

Average Customer Rating:
Kelty Grand Mesa 2 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 34

Individual Customer Reviews:

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  • Steven B. Ocean NJ

    Likes: I'm 6'3. Tent is long enough to stretch out while sleeping. Plenty of room for me and my gear. This is really a 1 person tent. Person plus gear. 2 people will be really tight plus no room for gear. Lightweight. Easy to set up

    Dislikes: None

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Lightweight, compact. Easy to set up. "Just enough room".

    Dislikes: The stakes bent easily pushing them into our back yard soil after a rain...... Meaning they will crumble to pieces on the trail! Pointless to bring them along.

  • . valparaiso IN

    Likes: Easy to set up, strong durable materials, great lightweight tent for backpackers.Best bang for your buck,

    Dislikes: Nothing, the product is great.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: great price color looks better than pictures online; however, I have not seen it pitched yet....really fast shipping

    Dislikes: Still need to set it up but packed size seemed slightly bulky way it was shipped.

  • . Chetek WI

    Likes: Sweet - easy to put up.

    Dislikes: Poor instructions - although it is mostly intuitive. Only came with four guy lines to secure the fly when 7 are required.

  • Greg W. Jacksonville TX

    Likes: Light weight. Great for one or two hikers. Easy set up.

    Dislikes: N/A

  • Joshua B. Moses Lake WA

    Likes: Great lightweight backpacking tent for the price. Split the weight in 2 packs to keep your pack light

    Dislikes: none

  • . Union City PA PA


    Dislikes: The top window/vent isn't accessible from the inside, and isn't closeable.

  • . Castle Rock CO

    Likes: Extremely easy to setup and worked flawlessly on a trip to Moab. Plenty of room for me and all my gear and for boots and shoes outside under the fly. Excellent value, my friend who spend a lot more on a Big Agnes was more impressed by my pedestrian Kelty.

    Dislikes: Stakes that come with the tent will just bend in anything but soft ground, will need to buy some sturdier ones.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Easy to setup and light weight. Price it good for this type tent. My boy loves it.

    Dislikes: Nothing.

  • Andy L. Oxnard CA

    Likes: Insanely Easy to set up! Litterally set it up (not including the rain fly) in less than 5 minutes.

    Dislikes: The tent stakes are pretty bad. I had read about this on other reviews, but with the first strike, they had bent a good 30 degrees. Also, a smaller stuff sack would be great.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Great tent for the money and easy to set up

    Dislikes: The rain fly loops anlon the side are not long enough to stake without use of a line.

  • Kaleb W. Mountain Grove MO

    Likes: I love everything about this tent!

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Michael K. Tallmadge OH

    Likes: Very easy setup. I am new to camping, but was able to set up the tent in under 15 minutes the first time. Take down and pack up was even faster...under 5 minutes. The tent is well constructed and durable.

    Dislikes: So far so good, no complaints

  • JT S. Lawton OK

    Likes: This tent is light weight and packs down small enough to fit in my bicycle trunk bag; that was one of the main reasons that I selected it. I didn't go with a one-person tent because I want to keep my bike panniers inside the tent with me at night - this tent is just the right size for that. I've only used it once so far, but it was easy to put up and it looks to be of good quality as well.

    Dislikes: This tent has a little bit of a taper in width (it is not a perfect rectangle) and may be a little tight for two people, unless you are a couple with no gear to store inside; but it is perfect for one person plus gear.

  • Charles S. Austin TX

    Likes: Lightweight, easy to set up, and reasonably priced. Great ventilation.

    Dislikes: A sized footprint cover would be nice.

  • Danny K. Edgewood WA

    Likes: lightweight, price, extremely easy to set up by one's self

    Dislikes: the fly is about 2" short, so the bottom 2" of the sidewall is subject to dew

  • Robert B. Waterford MI

    Likes: Great quality for price. Perfect size for 1 person with room for pack and gear storage. Good ventilation. Kept me dry through 2 night rains.

    Dislikes: Footprint not included but I new that before I bought it. Made one for under $5

  • Lani C. San Francisco CA

    Likes: Tent is extremely easy to set up/take down, as well being compact and very light. I plan to take it on a backpacking trip soon! And I got it for a great price.

    Dislikes: I haven't found anything to dislike so far.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Overall I think this tent was a great value for the price. I was wanting something big enough for car camping but light enough for backpacking and this tent fit the bill. I was easily able to set it up by myself and considering I am 6'3" the inside was very roomy for me and my pack.

    Dislikes: So far I have found nothing wrong with the one time I used it by myself, however 2 people would be a little snug and the vestibule is a little small but you could make it work. Also I would suggest getting some better stakes, as the metal ones that come with it are a little cheap and I bent a couple of them driving them into soft ground.

  • Dean W. Port Orchard WA

    Likes: Easy to setup and take down. compressed down for my pack really well.

    Dislikes: for a 3-season tent, the mesh is concerning for colder nights since the tent does not have zip up covers for the mesh that goes completely around the tent.

  • Arthur C. Paso Robles CA

    Likes: Does just what you expect it to do, durable and compliments the tent.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Vanuel A. Mooresville NC

    Likes: Great product for the cost... This tent is well constructed & compares with brand names that are much more costly. The overall weight allows for some use while backpacking. As a scout leader this tent keeps that passion affordable.

    Dislikes: No problems found.

  • donghoon l. Englewood NJ

    Likes: good weight! good price! i love

    Dislikes: no

  • Tate W. Vail AZ

    Likes: Light, water proof, easy to set up. First use was in the rain And it didn't let a drop of water inside.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Lisa W. Boston MA

    Likes: This tent is super light and wicked easy to assemble. I'm usually horrible at setting up tents, by myself no less, but this one is pretty much fool-proof. The inside zippers are also a nice touch. It's compact and nothing too fancy for two hikers' needs.

    Dislikes: The inside floor is a little slippery. If you happen to set up camp on even a slight incline, you and your companion will slide into one another.

  • Andrew H. Boise ID

    Likes: Great tent, especially for the price.
    Fairly light, sturdy and goes up easy.
    Decent sized vestibule

    Dislikes: Like most 2-person tents, it is a tight fit.
    included stakes are pretty cheap and bend easily.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: easy to set up, good quality.

    Dislikes: A little tight on space for two people with any gear

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: This tent held up in massive downpours and incredible gusts over the course of a week without any water leaking or seeping through. I used it as a one-person tent and kept my gear inside with me. The vestibule is slightly small, which didn't bother me at all, but it may be harder to manage if 2 people are using the tent. The tent window is a nice touch but it's kind of useless - to keep out water during rain/wind, is has to be mostly covered by its mini awning, which makes is more of a hole you can peek through than an actual window. This didn't bother me, though. I was so happy it held up to the rain and wind. The inside has three pockets and loops for a gear loft.

    Dislikes: I was comfortable in the tent and glad it did what it was supposed to - give shleter during a rainstorm. So there's nothing I don't like about it.

  • Chris S. Valrico FL

    Likes: Great little tent! It's so easy to set up. Took me less than 5 minutes my first time without instructions! I haven't taken it out camping yet but I'm very confident that this will work great in the field.

    Dislikes: I like to sleep with my feet towards the door so I'd like it if the built in pockets were on the opposite side of the door, but that's not a big deal.

  • Bill C. Gurnee IL

    Likes: I used this tent on an eight-day hike through in Alaska; it kept my buddy and me dry and comfy. This tent is very easy to set up with only two poles and the clip system works well even in the dark! The rain fly vestibule has just enough room for two packs and your boots. Under five pounds and less than a hundred bucks, you just can’t go wrong this tent.

    Dislikes: This tent is spacious for one person and a little tight for two.

  • Peter J. Asheville NC

    Likes: Set this up the other night when I got it. Seems to be the right size for two people but make sure you know them well as it will be kind of a tight fit. I would say this tent would be better for one person and a dog(my situation). Its not the lightest tent out there but for the price and quality its hard to beat.

    Dislikes: Would have liked to see another door and a little more vestibule area.

  • Ryan H. redding CA

    Likes: Lightweight tent, roomy for one, snug for two. Cheap price.

    Dislikes: Small Vestibule

  • Brian S. Eau Claire WI

    Likes: I liked the ease of setup.The packed weight and size was excellent.

    Dislikes: Nothing ,everything was good about the product.

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