– Wildomar CA
Likes: This is a very nice tent. On Parson's Landing, which is on the windward side of Catalina Island, the wind blew so hard the tent was trying to buckle over. It never did, I used the guy lines on the 2 corners facing the wind and it withstood the wind like a rock all night.
Dislikes: Just a little heavy, we split up the tent and the poles between 2 packs
Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: It has a door on each side which allows easy access without climbing over your tentmate
– Wescosville PA
Likes: Very quick and easy to set up
Packs down to a small size
Tough material and very light-weight, the poles and steaks are aluminum so they're very light as well
Netting overhang on the inside allows you to place objects right up above from where you lie down(very convenient)
Definitely spacious enough for 2 people and very nice for just one fellow with a large pack that contains many things
Dislikes: Not a thing
– Niceville FL
Likes: Great construction, and perfect for a roomier single person tent. Setup was easy, even for a first-timer, and the size of the vestibules is really handy for keeping gear outside the tent but still covered.
Dislikes: The snap-in system of attaching the ends of the poles to plastic clips a the corners of the tent doesn't seem like a rugged system, and it seems like the most likely point of failure in the entire system...
– Covington GA
Likes: This tent is built well and sets up easy. From unpacking to set up it took less than 10 minutes on the first try. It is light enough to carry, but roomy enough for my 6'3" 300lb body. Definitely worth the price. I would reccommend this to anyone who wants to get into backpacking
Dislikes: The stuff sack does not pack the tent tight, but I believe there is ample room in it to add the footprint, which I will do and update this review.
– Scott Township PA
Likes: yes it's very good
– South Elgin IL
Likes: Superior construction, easy set up, the best ventilation system in a 2-person tent on the market ... Allows almost complete elimination on condensation
– Soddy Daisy TN
Likes: Great tent for the price. This tent has a lot of room for a 2 person tent compared to others. I really like the windows so that I don't have to unzip the doors to see outside the tent. This tent is very easy to setup. I also like the internal storage compartments. Awesome tent.
Dislikes: Could be a little lighter. But, still not bad.
– Philadelphia PA
Likes: I love the tent. Great ventilation, withstands great in the rain. Big vestibules are nice to keep boots and poles. I keep my backpack inside since I'm basically using it alone and i'm only 5.4". I have plenty of space in the tent. There is a little loop inside on the roof of the tent, so you can hang your headlamp aside from the mesh pocket that is also provided, that honestly I never use. There is plenty of side pockets in the tent.
Dislikes: I wish it would be lighter. A girl carrying the 5 pounds all by myself might not be very wise... but I really love the tent.
Stuff sack is a bit too big, nice for storage, not for stuffing in backpack.
– Howell MI
Likes: Very compact and easy to set up - excellent rain fly coverage - no water drips in when you go in and out. Decent weight for the quality of the tent.
Dislikes: Nothing thus far.
– clio MI
Likes: -simplicity, easiest tent I've ever assembled. One person can put it together in minutes.
- Price, I got a sick price on this site, more than 50% off retail
- durability, Tent doesn't seem to lack in durability regardless of cost.
- Ventilation, Has good airflow and movement so moisture isn't everywhere inside the tent when you wake up in the morning.
Dislikes: Nothing at all
– plain city OH
Likes: Easy to set up....stays dry in heavy rain
Dislikes: nothing yet
– Thornton CO
Likes: • Great price
• Easy to setup
• Packs small and light
• Two doors so you don't have to crawl over the other person
• Lots of ventilation and star gazing without the rain fly attached
Dislikes: • With two people sleeping, there's not a lot of room for gear - even with the two vestibules (consider the Gunnison 3.1 for two people and gear)
• Can get a little warm with the rain fly attached and all doors closed (summer camping)
• Vestibules require stakes to hold in position
– Bellevue WA
Likes: The tent is spacious compared to other 2-person backpacking tents. The setup is pretty straightforward (you can't really mess it up). With the vents opened, there wasn't much condensation in the tent. I recommend upgrading the stakes to something better like MSR Ground Hog or Black Diamond aluminum stakes.
– Traer IA
Likes: Its really easy to setup. I also own a gunnison 4 both tents are great! The dual vestibules are really handy for gear storage.
– grand junction CO
Likes: Great tent Had no issues with it.
Love all the bug netting to let fresh air in at night. Very little condensation on the fly.
Dislikes: The bottom of the tent is too thin. Feels really fragile.
– Millersville MD
Likes: Easy to set up, Stayed dry through 2 thunderstorms the first weekend of use. Lightweight, 2 vestibules means you don't have to climb over someone to get out. Roomy vestibules to store gear and keep boots dry
Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: This is one of the more spacious 2-person tents that weighs 5 lbs or less. Easy for one person to set up and take down. Having two doors and two vestibules makes it so much more practical when sharing.
Dislikes: Nothing so far, but I will have to wait and see how the new 'Jakes foot' design (for the poles and rain fly clips) holds up over time.
– Midland MI
Likes: This tent has served me well. I have used it in pouring rain, strong wind, cold and hot weather. It has stood up very well to all of these conditions. The Gunnison 2.1 is the perfect tent for a guy of average size and his backpacking gear. It is very quick and simple to setup.
Dislikes: The only thing that I didn't like about this tent was how the rain-fly was secured when rolled back from the entrance. An unexpected rain storm passed through late at night while using this tent. I found it very difficult to release the rolled up flap in the dark and rain. By the time I released the flap and had the rain-fly in place, I was soaked. Other than that, I'm very happy with this tent!
– Omaha NE
Likes: One of the larger 2-person tents that I could find, while still keeping the weight under 5 lbs. Having two doors and two vestibules is useful. The new 'swivel hub' feature that joins the two poles makes setup even quicker and increases stability. Initial quality is of the usual high standard from Kelty.
Dislikes: Not sure about the new 'Jakes foot' arrangement for connecting poles to the corners of the tent body (time will tell if this is as durable as the more traditional grommet).
– las vegas NV
Likes: Setup is quick and easy. TONS of room inside for myself and girlfriend. I'm 6'2" and I used to have to sleep diagonal in my grand mesa 2. No longer the case in the gunnison 2.1
Dislikes: Not sure how I feel about the plastic piece that holds the poles to the tent in the center, or the plastic piece that keeps the poles as 1 item. I'll give it a good test this summer.
– Paso Robles CA
Likes: Nice little three season tent. Durable, easy set-up and serves it's purpose.
Dislikes: No complaints! A little more weight than I wanted, but the price and brand name overrides the weight factor.
– lexington KY
Likes: After a year of use, Im extremely happy with this tent. Its one of easiest tents ive ever had to put up/take down. It has excellent ventilation and you don't wake up to moisture on the inside of the tent or yourself. In the summer you can leave the rain fly off and really cut the weight. I got caught in about day long downpour in the Smokys and it didn't leak a drop, not even through the floor. I do strongly suggest purchasing the foot print as well. I can't say enough good things about this tent, I love it. Kelty just makes solid products that are meant to see some use and with stand it.
Dislikes: I wish the factory guyout cords were reflective, instead of having to buy them seperately, but thats just being nit picky. Other than that I can't find anything wrong with it.
– Mount Joy PA
Likes: This tent is wonderful. It's lightweight and has plenty of room for me. (I am 6'4'') The vestibules are nice and big and easily stows my pack. It is very easy to set-up on the trail. Can't wait to take this tent back out.
Dislikes: I have found no flaws or complaints to this point.
– Fort Worth TX
Likes: Lightweight. Easy to set up and take down. Plenty of leg and headroom inside. Like having two doors. Like having two vestibules with a fly that covers the tent completely.
– Chandler AZ
Likes: I broke in this tent at 20 degrees; setup was easy; the rain fly did a great job of keeping frost off the tent.
– norton VA
Likes: The construction of this tent is good, plenty of mesh to allow airflow. It sets up in only seconds. Condensation in the morning is minimal if any at all. Love the dual vestibules and doors. Tent is lightweight and packs very well. I also love the tent pole design with the pivot on top.
Dislikes: Only dislikes are how thin the floor is, definitely recommend buying the footprint, it is worth it.
– Fort Leonard Wood MO
Likes: Tent was long enough for me to lay flat (6'3 220lb). Came with a free shelf which was awesome. Great ventilation.
Dislikes: If it was a couple of inches higher it would be perfect.
– Raleigh NC
Likes: Nice large vestibules, I like having two doors, easy to set up and pack up
Dislikes: I wish the color was a little darker. It may show dirt easy as time goes on.
– Maryland Heights MO
Likes: This tent is great. Setup is a breeze, even the first time. It can be moved easily once set up and is very light. I have already camped three times in heavy rains with this and stayed dry and happy.
Dislikes: Bottom is rather thin. Highly recommend buying the footprint.
Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: This is a good tent for the money compared to any other 2 man backpacking tent. It stayed dry in a thunder storm with BB sized hail and light rain all night. No condensation formed in the tent. The tent was quick to dry. Set up is pretty easy but set it up at home first as you need to install the guy wires. Two grown men would be tight in this tent but it is possible if you leave the gear outside. Good construction and the aluminum poles are cool.
Dislikes: Instructions are poor, stakes are pretty good but still bend easily.