The award-winning Kelty Salida 2 three-season tent is an ideal choice for backpackers on a budget. The Salida 2 is easy to pitch and well ventilated. For the price, the Salida 2 is tough to beat.
With a minimum weight of 3 pounds, 14 ounces and an interior volume of 30.5 square feet, the Salida 2 provides a respectable space to weight ratio. A 10 square foot vestibule provides the Salida 2 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 2 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 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.
Kelty's ArcEdge construction lifts taped, floor seams up off the ground, preventing water seepage around the floor and wall seams of the Salida 2.
An optional footprint (sold separately) further protects the Kelty Salida 2 against ground water, roots and rocks.
- 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 14 oz Average Packed Weight 4 lb 9 oz Warranty Limited Lifetime Vestibule Area 10 sq ft Sleeping Capacity 2 Seasons 3 Seam Sealed Taped Seams Pole Type Aluminum Packed Size 13" x 16" 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 43" Freestanding Yes Floor Dimension 88" x 55" Floor Area 30.5 sq ft Doors 1 Clips or Sleeves Clips
Real Customer Reviews
- Great tent for the money
Likes: lightweight, easy to set up, and plenty roomy
Dislikes: did not pack it in the bag, which is an odd shape. Would love if it came with the footprint.
- Great Value for the Price
Likes: Light and easy to set up.
Dislikes: Does not come with the footprint.
- You won't find a better price, better brand, or better tent than this one. All around one of the best tents I've slept in.
Likes: Luxurious for the single man, still roomy for the pair.
Dislikes: Can't think of any at the moment
Likes: Took me less than five minutes to set it up the first time. Lightweight and easy to move around once erected. Great ventilation at the top; if it's a clear night, leave the rainfly off and enjoy the view. Decent headroom inside. Usual Kelty build quality (great for price) and I really appreciate how everything is color-coded and just seems to make sense. For the price, this is a great deal, but try it out in the living room first with everything you will need to have inside the tent if you are 6'+.
Dislikes: I am 6'3" and I think I am about the tallest you can sleep in here without some gymnastic ability. At my height I would not recommend sleeping in this tent without a rain-proof down sleeping bag of some sort because you will touch the sides of the tent. Zipper to main entrance in a bit difficult to get one nice easy sweep. Recommend the footprint as well because I wouldn't trust the tent alone after a few outings on very rocky terrain.
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