Kelty Trail Ridge 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

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Reg. Price: $199.94

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Key Features

  • Free standing design
  • Color coded clip construction
  • Taped floor seams
  • Gear-loft included
  • ArcEdge floor
  • Mesh wall panels
  • Internal storage pockets
  • Noiseless zipper pulls
  • Fly vents
  • Side-release buckle tent/fly connection
  • Guyout points
  • Two doors, two vestibules
  • 3 DAC Press-fit poles


Recommended Use: 3-Season Backpacking
Packed Size: 7" x 23"
Sleeping Capacity: 2
Average Min Weight: 4 lbs 15 oz
Average Packed Weight: 5 lbs 8 oz
Interior Height: 45"
Floor Area: 32.5 sq ft
Floor Dimensions: 87" x 54"
Vestibule Area: 8.5 sq ft + 8.5 sq ft (two vestibules)
Doors: 2
Pole Type: DAC Press-Fit
Number of Poles: 3
Freestanding: Yes
Clips or Sleeves: Clips
Interior Storage: Internal Storage Pockets and Gear Loft
Material: Walls: 68D Polyester
Floor: 68D Polyester 1800mm
Fly: 75D Polyester 1800mm
Seam Sealed: Taped Seams
Seasons: 3
Other: Stuff Sack and Gear Loft Included
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

Ideal for backpackers, the Kelty Trail Ridge 2 tent delivers reliable 3-season performance at a budget-friendly price. The Trail Ridge 2 offers easy set-up, room for two and provides excellent ventilation in hot and humid conditions.

Three DAC Press-fit aluminum poles give the Trail Ridge 2 a sturdy frame and color-coded clip construction makes it easy to identify which pole goes where. The freestanding design allows you to pitch the Trail Ridge 2 and then move it around your campsite to find the optimum position, eliminating an uncomfortable night's sleep over an exposed root or rock. Stakes are included to secure the tent in place.

The Trail Ridge 2 provides 32.5 square feet of interior space and almost 4 feet of overhead peak height. Internal storage pockets and an included gear loft provide places to stow gear and maximize available floor space. Two 8.5 square foot vestibules offer a total of 17 square feet of additional exterior storage space for wet or muddy shoes and gear.

A full mesh canopy combines with venting in the rainfly to provide great airflow and prevent condensation build-up on the interior of the Trail Ridge 2. The PU-coated polyester-taffeta rainfly covers the whole tent and keeps the interior of the tent dry during wet weather. Kelty's patented ArcEdge construction lifts the taped, floor seams up off the ground, eliminating potential for leaks. An optional footprint (sold separately) can further protect the Kelty Trail Ridge 2 against ground water, roots and rocks.

Kelty part number: 40812012

Product Reviews

Average Customer Rating:
Kelty Trail Ridge 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 17

Individual Customer Reviews:

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  • . Chino Hills CA

    Likes: Great mix of weight and 3 season trail hiking tent. Good price.

    Dislikes: Vestibule not as big as described, but still enough for 2 backpacks.

  • Carl P. Montgomery NY

    Likes: Just got this for Christmas. Nice and lightweight, packs down small. Can't wait to use it on our next scout backpack trip.

    Dislikes: Nothing.

  • . Dublin CA

    Likes: Great tent - very roomy, easy to set up, and stable in decent wind and weather. Kelty quality is always top in my opinion and this is a well made product, both the tent and poles. Great value!

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Large two man tent. Has good ventilation. I like that the 3rd pole makes the celling of the tent and the whole tent fell bigger. I also like the two doors and vestibules. Great tent for the money.

    Dislikes: Notheing

  • . kingspark NY

    Likes: Large two man tent. Is light weight fro the size. The zippers fell very sturdy. Good three season tent. Enough room for two large people. Good ventilation. Good because it has two doors and vestibules. I brought these tens for the Boy Scouts and we are going to use them in Philmont.

    Dislikes: Guy line felt a little cheesy.

  • Peter R. San Jose CA

    Likes: Having two doors that are covered by the rain fly is convenient and useful for storing gear. The included loft was a nice touch and handy. The tent stays surprisingly free of condensation even in cold weather.

    Dislikes: It would be great if it was a bit lighter, but can't really complain for the price.

  • Joe E. Wisconsin Rapids WI

    Likes: I like the two vestibules that this tent offers when sharing with another person.

    Dislikes: The tent is a bit heavy if backpacking and carrying by yourself. The weight is ok if sharing load with another person.

  • . Groveport OH

    Likes: Light weight, alot of room. Can't wait to use it.

    Dislikes: On the bulkier side. Poles dont go much smaller than 24 inches or so. Still very nice overall.

  • Search by Keyword/Item # S. Worthington OH

    Likes: This tent is very easy to set up, light, yet roomy, and performed well in the field. We slept on medium and one large male comfortably, and weathered some pretty strong rain storms, with no leakage and very little condensation. I recommend the ground cover. It is very well designed.

    Dislikes: We were a little dissapointed in the super tent stakes that are marketed with the tent. The hard pan in the bad lands bent them pretty easily in eraly July.

  • Robert J. Livingston LA

    Likes: This is a great tent for the price. The floor wraps up the walls about 4" all the way around. Two vestibules makes storing gear easy and out of the way. The fly completely covers the WHOLE tent keeping it dry. Took about 10 minutes to set up and 10 minutes to pack up.
    I am 6'2" and I fit in it with my thermarest back packing cot just fine!!
    All in all great product!

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • . Chicago IL

    Likes: Used for two nights in Northern Wisconsin. 12 hours of steady rain and no seeping through whatsoever. Set up on a tarp, floor felt a little damp in the AM. Will be purchasing footprint. Seals are strong and no zipper issues. Lightweight, very happy.

    Dislikes: Recommend the footprint if using in the rain.

  • . Gunter TX

    Likes: Easy set up, Good amount of head room due to the third pole, lightweight.

    Dislikes: Ventilation with rain guard could be better

  • Warnell C. Morristown TN

    Likes: The kelty trail ridge 2 is a great tent for the price. My son and I took it out for the weekend and it was great. I may get the ridge 3 for more room to the whole family.

    Dislikes: None

  • Braian V. Seattle WA

    Likes: poles are excellent!

    Dislikes: a little bulky
    floor fabric seems so thin!
    on the heavier side

  • . Augusta GA

    Likes: Tent is very light for the money. The aluminum poles are very nice and feel very sturdy. The overall setup of the tent is super simple, it is pretty roomy inside for a 2 man tent. Overall an awesome tent for the money

    Dislikes: The vestibules are a little small, this was really the only thing I thought was not outstanding.

  • . Cave Creek AZ

    Likes: Great value! This tent is well made, and a great design. I especially like the dual vestibules, since we use one for gear and the other as an entrance.

    Dislikes: Should be a bit lighter, but would probably cost more if they started cutting ounces

  • Nathan L. Calumet MI

    Likes: I was looking for a tent that was <$150, 2 person, 2 vestibule, <5lbs. This tent met 3/4 criteria, with the weight coming in at 5.5lbs I settled since I paid only $115. Have used this tent 6 nights. Very spacious interior for 2 adults (5' 6"). Side walls are designed to increase roominess, very apparent during a rainstorm spent comfortably playing cards. Did not experience any leakage. Set-up is easy (similar to most free-standing tents with clip on rainfly). The inside has 2 interior pockets (one at your head, other at partners feet) + hanging loops for optional add-on gear loft. Overall I highly recommended if your tent criteria is the same as what mine was.

    Dislikes: Ventilation could be better. Not a problem if you can roll back the door at night, but when fully enclosed during a rainstorm it was somewhat humid.

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