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Kelty TN2 3-Season Backpacking Tent


Sale Price $162.49


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Item # KELC4201
Designed to work with Kelty’s TraiLogic gear collection,
the TN2 backpacking tent delivers innovative 3-season performance in a compact
and lightweight 2-person package that sets up and breaks down quickly and
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Designed to work with Kelty’s TraiLogic gear collection, the TN2 backpacking tent delivers innovative 3-season performance in a compact and lightweight 2-person package that sets up and breaks down quickly and easily, packing down small and flat into the included Tent Cube to save space in your backpack.

Three DAC Pressfit aluminum poles give the TN2 a rigid frame, and color-coded clip construction makes it easy to identify which pole goes where. The poles are additionally compact-folding (with each section being 14 inches in length) to easily fit into the breathable mesh Tent Cube tent storage bag when packed. The freestanding design of the TN2 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 TN2 provides 27.5 square feet of cozy interior space and a generous 42" overhead peak height. Internal storage pockets provide places to stow essential gear and maximize available floor space. Two doors provide convenient exit and entry while dual vestibules offer a combined 20 square feet of additional exterior storage space for wet or muddy shoes and gear.

The No-See-Um Mesh tent body offers maximum airflow and nighttime star views even with the Stargazing Fly attached. A half-on-half-off design allows the 40D Sil Nylon rainfly to be fully rolled down and secured from inside the tent at the first sign of foul weather. The floor is constructed of durable 70D Nylon with a 3000mm PU treatment that further ensures waterproof protection. Kelty's patented ArcEdge construction lifts the taped floor seams up off the ground eliminating potential for leaks. An additional feature is noiseless zipper pulls on both the tent body and fly.

An optional footprint (sold separately) can bolster the Kelty TN2 tent against ground water, roots and rocks.

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  • Freestanding design
  • Color coded clip construction
  • Taped floor seams
  • Mesh wall panels
  • Internal storage pockets
  • DAC Jake’s Foot mini pole attachment
  • Noiseless zipper pulls
  • Stargazing Fly
  • Taped seams
  • Fly vents
  • Welded clear windows
  • Guyout points



Best Use Backpacking
Average Min Weight 4 lbs 4 oz
Average Packed Weight 4 lbs 13 oz
Warranty Lifetime
Vestibule Area 10 sq ft + 10 sq ft (2 vestibules)
Sleeping Capacity 2
Seasons 3
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Pole Type DAC Pressfit
Packed Size 14" x 11" x 3"
Number of Poles 3
Other Tent Cube Included
Material Wall: No-See-Um-Mesh
Floor: 70D Nylon, 3000mm
Fly: 40D Sil Nylon, 1800mm
Interior Storage Internal Storage Pockets
Interior Height 42"
Freestanding Yes
Floor Dimension 83" x 50"
Floor Area 27.5 sq ft
Doors 2
Clips or Sleeves Clips


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 21 real customer reviews)

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Perfect backpacking tent.
Reviewed by Luis - August 28, 2018

Likes: Easy set up, compact, lightweight, and breaks down just as easy as the set up.

Dislikes: None yet.

Good tent. Easy to set up.
Reviewed by Joe L. - August 18, 2018

Likes: Lightweight and quick to set up.

Dislikes: A bit small for two people but perfect for one.
Also, the whole tent itself is basically mesh, so not much privacy unless the rain fly is on.

Solid tent, a bit heavy
Reviewed by Alex - May 30, 2018

Likes: Great design, there are clips and loops to hold things everywhere. Didn't think the stargazing fly would be useful until I used it. Packs up well and in an organized fashion.

Dislikes: The Jake's foot clips feel a bit flimsy. Not sure how the tent will hold in stronger winds. A bit big and heavy, but that's to be expected at this price.

Excellent Lightweight Tent
Reviewed by Dani F. - May 22, 2018

Likes: Easy to set up/breakdown
Awesome stargazing option
Two vestibules for extra storage

Dislikes: Never really understood how to get in and out of the tent easily with both vestibules staked but leaving one side not staked left it blowing in the wind. This might be because I am dumb.

Just what I needed
Reviewed by Todd S. - May 10, 2018

Likes: I bought this tent (and its matching footprint) for backpacking, to replace one I've had for over 20 years. I was looking for something that was a middle ground between very light, very expensive tents and heavier, cheaper tents. And this fit the bill. It's only four pounds and incredibly easy to set up. Such an improvement over my old one on both counts! And I've already been out one night in the rain and it was perfect. Have also used it one night on a platform, which worked out great because this tent is completely freestanding and can be set up without stakes when necessary.

Dislikes: I seriously cannot think of any complaints.

Great two person tent
Reviewed by Erin J. - April 23, 2018

Likes: Easy setup, lots of room, good design of rain tarp and star viewing option. Packs down pretty small and rectangular which fit nicely in my pack.

Dislikes: Little condensation inside when temperature below freezing. Haven't had a serious rain yet but wonder if the little triangle formed at the peak will hold water and be an issue as others have indicated.

Sweetest Tent I’ve Owned
Reviewed by Corey S. - April 15, 2018

Likes: I’ve spent many nights in many different tents. The Kelty TN2 is the best tent I have owned!!! Light, extremely easy to set up and plenty of room with a moon roof to boot! My niece loved helping me set it up for the first time and she also gives it a huge thumbs up!

Dislikes: None

Good one person backpacking tent
Reviewed by Richard B. - April 13, 2018

Likes: Lightweight, well ventilated good for ONE person with gear. I am 5'10".

Dislikes: For 2 people in a pinch, with not much gear space inside.

A Great Backpacking Tent for anyone Just Starting Out (like me)
Reviewed by Billy P. - April 12, 2018

Likes: As I'm somewhat new to the backpacking world, I thought I could just use my old military tent to do section hikes of the AT. Weighing in around 10lbs and taking up a significant portion of my pack, I realized it was time for an upgrade. After much research, I went with the Kelty TN2. By cutting down the weight by over 50%, this tent has made my hikes significantly more enjoyable. Backcountryedge's videos were extremely helpful in explaining the features and set-up (which is very easy by the way). I love the weight, color, and most of all, quality this tent offers. Can you go higher end? Of course. But the price was right and I'm not disappointed. Great product!

Dislikes: None at this time.

Good tent, better service
Reviewed by Brandon G. - March 20, 2018

Likes: Easy to set up, large vestibules, compact poles and light. This tent will be roomy for one person, and slightly snug for two, as typical for a 2 person tent. The service I got from Backcountry Edge was stellar.

Dislikes: Massive rain fly due to two vestibules. Zippers don't operate smoothly without gripping the netting sometimes.

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