Your home away from everything.
When you've got the Kelty Salida 1 Tent, it's almost too easy to leave the crowds behind and hit the trail with a house built for one. No-see-um mesh walls help keep a nice breeze flowing through, and taped seams ensure that you stay nice and dry, no matter what's going on outside. Color-coded clip and fly attachments make setting up the aluminum poles a cinch. The free-standing setup of this tent allows you to pitch it easily in areas that lack soft ground. At night you can keep your essentials handy with internal storage pockets on the walls.
- No-see-um mesh and polyester walls
- Polyurethane coated nylon floor
- Polyurethane coated polyester fly
- Taped seams on floor and fly
- 2 DAC Pressfit poles
- Color-coded clip and fly attachment
- 1 easy entry D door
- 1 vestibule
- Sleeps 1
- 3lbs 6oz trail weight
- Free-standing set up
- Gearloft loops (gearloft sold separately)
- Internal storage pockets
- Q & A
Kelty Tents: Salida tents
Did its Job
I took this on a 3-day backpacking trip and it was perfect. I'm 6'2 and fit in he tent fine. It was lightweight and I only needed to bring one stake since it is freestanding. Nights were getting the 20s so having the higher walls was nice. Would totally recommend for a budget, lightweight backpacking tent. Also, you can pack it down pretty small if you keep the poles separate and put the fly and tent in the bag sideways.
Well made low cost solo tent
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Just received it and have only set it up indoors. A major complaint, no fly vent. With the high walls, and mesh only near the top of tent, I believe the lack of fly vent will make this tent very hot in summer. Seems to be a 2 season(spring and fall) tent as opposed to 3. Edited- I returned it and opted for The Kelty Gunnison 1.3. The 1.3 is a little heavier with a larger vestibule and slightly less floor space. It does have two fly vents though. Can't imagine condensation will not be a problem in the Salida due to it's lack of vents. The Gunnison 1.3 also allows the fly door to become a roof by attaching it to two trekking poles; very good for stove use. Update- Still constantly use the Gunnison 1, but I ended up buying the Salida 2 because I wanted a relatively low weight 2 person tent that was reasonably priced. Like the Salida 1 it comes without vents. To keep condensation from entering the tent via the walls, they (especially the back) must be guyed out.