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Kelty Salida 1 3-Season Backpacking Tent


Sale Price $94.45


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Item # KELC5205
The award-winning Kelty Salida three-season tent series now includes a 1-person option ideal for solo backpackers on a budget. The Salida 1 is easy to pitch and well ventilated. For the price the Salida 1 is tough to beat.



The award-winning Kelty Salida three-season tent series now includes a 1-person option ideal for solo backpackers on a budget. The Salida 1 is easy to pitch and well ventilated. For the price the Salida 1 is tough to beat.

With a minimum weight of 3 pounds 6 ounces and an interior volume of 20 square feet the Salida 1 provides a respectable space to weight ratio. A 6.5 square foot vestibule provides the Salida 1 with additional exterior space for stowing gear and muddy boots. 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. Internal storage pockets and gear-loft loops create out of the way space for stowing small items like a headlamp or trail maps.

The Salida 1 uses color coded clip construction that eliminates the hassle of feeding poles through cumbersome tent sleeves. Just slide the shock-corded aluminum pole sections together and attach the clips. The freestanding design of the Salida 1 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.

Kelty's ArcEdge construction lifts taped floor seams up off the ground preventing water seepage around the floor and wall seams of the Salida 1.

An optional footprint (sold separately) further protects the Kelty Salida 1 against ground water roots and rocks.

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  • Backpack friendly compact folding poles
  • Roll top cube carry bag
  • Easy set up
  • Free standing
  • Kelty hug clip
  • Easy entry D door
  • Color coded clip and fly attachment
  • Fully seam taped construction
  • Internal storage pockets
  • Gearloft loops
  • Fabric/mesh tent walls



Best Use Backpacking
Average Min Weight 3 lb 6 oz
Average Packed Weight 3 lb 14 oz
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Vestibule Area 6.5 sq ft
Sleeping Capacity 1
Seasons 3
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Pole Type Aluminum
Packed Size 11" x 14"
Number of Poles 2
Other Stuff Sack Included
Material 68D Polyester walls, 40D No-See-Um Mesh
Floor & Fly;68D Polyester, 1800 mm
Interior Storage Internal storage pockets
Interior Height 38"
Freestanding Yes
Floor Dimension 86" x 38"
Floor Area 20 sq ft
Doors 1
Clips or Sleeves Clips


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 4 real customer reviews)

4 Items

Excellent tent for the price
Reviewed by Alan H. - September 28, 2018

Likes: Fits in my 30L Pannier making it a good choice for my bike tours. Easy set up and take down. Pretty light weight. Good colors that blend into the background in most places.

Dislikes: None really.

Like this tent.
Reviewed by Barry M. - August 15, 2018

Likes: Nice. Smaller and lighter than my Kelty 2 man.

Dislikes: None

Perfect for cycling
Reviewed by Kim D. - January 6, 2018

Likes: Lightweight
Packs small
Fast setup
Quality construction

Dislikes: None

Well made for the price
Reviewed by Matt S. - November 6, 2017

Likes: Standard crossing pole design common to my Kelty and Eureka tents, so no learning curve. Good height allows you to sit up fully inside. Internal ceiling loops allow limited clothes drying. The door is huge and the vestibule will hold backpack and boots; you can even prop your pack up against the pole under the vestibule. Good performance on rainy autumn test run.

Dislikes: It seems heavy, almost as much as my 2-person, but I think that just comes with the fact that a solo tent still needs two poles and all the zippers and fittings as a 2- or 3-person tent. If you don't stake the corners at the poles, the tent may slack a little overnight. It comes with 4 guy lines for the sides of the fly, but you'll need to make more for the wind restraints that connect outside of the poles.

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