The perfect tent for a family expedition.
Maine's Acadia National Park is the perfect family adventure, and the Kelty Acadia 4 Four-Person Three-Season Tent is the ideal shelter for a week of picturesque ocean-side camping. It's big enough to comfortably hold the whole family, but not so huge that it's unnecessarily heavy or unwieldy, and the three-pole design makes it easy to set up and take down in a jiffy if you're moving camp or trying to beat the rain. If the drops do start falling, you'll be snug inside the Acadia's fully taped and PU-coated fly and floor. Vents keep air circulating, two vestibules prevent boots from getting rained on, and plenty of guy-out points provide some extra stability in case things get a little windy. In nice weather, the no-see-um mesh lets cool breezes in and keeps the bugs out for comfortable sleeping, and mesh pockets keep books, headlamps, glasses, and keys from getting lost in the shuffle. As a thoughtful bonus, Kelty built the Acadia with two doors to minimize nighttime trampling and designed the zipper pulls to prevent jingling so you won't have any more weird Santa-Claus-is-coming nightmares in the middle of July.
- Polyester fly, body, and floor with taped seams
- No-see-um mesh panels and fly vent
- Two doors and vestibules
- Three-pole design with clip and sleeve attachments
- Internal storage pockets
- Noiseless zipper pulls
- Guy-out points and stakes
- Q & A
Airplane camping in the Ozark National forest. The Kelty Acadia tent was overkill for the perfect weather we experienced.
3 season balance
With one trip in the books with this tent I am impressed. The tent itself is designed for warm weather ops with lots of mesh to promote air movement and keeping cool. The rain fly goes all the way to the ground and not only attached to the tent well but had a slew of extra guy out points for staying grounded when the weather comes in.
First time tent buyer
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The tent was relatively easy to set up for a first time user. It is easy to use, the fly goes almost to the ground for good rain protection and it packs up easily. Just remember to get some type of waterproof base as the bottom will let in water quite easily.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Intro: I bought this tent because my significant other and I wanted a roomier tent for car camping. I am 5'10" and he is 6'3".
Room: This tent provides the perfect amount of room without getting a giant tent. We are both able to sit up in the tent, and it could certainly sleep 4 (but it would be tight).
Quality: I have used this multiple times in many different environments, and the tent is still in perfect condition.
Set-up: Easiest tent set up I have ever experienced.