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Kelty Salida Tents

Kelty Salida Tents

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Purchased two of these in the single version for my sons (11 & 13) who are in scouting. That way they can carry their own gear and not have to worry about a tentmate on a trek. They have camped in them for two years now in the varying weather that South Carolina can throw at them. They have worked well for the price. Not as light as my Hubba, but easily gets the job done. Much of their gear has come from Massdrop. they can get better when they get older, but as they keep growing and learning how to take care of gear, these foot the bill. My major complaint is actually the storage bag. designed like most, for store display rather than real use, it is a square about 14 inches on a side and two inches tall. Anyone have a pack designed to carry a tent that way?
G-Deuce
I repackaged it into a 5L stuff sack (poles and stakes in a separate bag). It fits in my pack much better this way.
G-Deuce
I use the storage bag when I have section hiked with my osprey without the brain on my pack. I find it easy to compress the tent into all nooks and crannies. It allows you to use all the space in your pack. Works much better than a compression bag that would result in a cylinder shape with triangles of emptiness around it.
HI. I just like to see the price of the tent that you promise when sign up. But you did not show any price so I`m not sure if I even want it .
Possible to buy just the footprint?
Bakker96
You can buy the footprint on their site if you want https://www.kelty.com/salida-2-footprint/
Man I was so tempted to get this as it was one of the top items on my wishlist, but I think I might pass on this drop as I read that there is a big condensation problem if used with the rainfly and you didnt stake out the guylines! Anyone else here who has had it before and can comment on the condensation issues?
Raiyanation
You are going to have condensation problems with any tent if you let the inner walls of the tent touch the flysheet. That's why staking out the guylines is important.
Raiyanation
that'll be a problem with just about any two-layer tent. The difference here is that there are no top vents (which can definitely help) and only one door/vestibule (less options for ventilation). But even in tents with more venting, you'll still get moisture if the inner touches the fly.
Drop says 4 person is +$50, but when you join, it is +$55?
The Salida 1 looks identical to my North Face Storm Break 1. Same specs too. Great little X-frame design. It’s served me and my dogs well for 3 seasons. Never got wet once. Time to upgrade to something ultralight and non-freestanding now though. (*cough* *cough* Gossamergear drop? *cough*) If not, I’d be all over this drop. Great deal.
Where are the specs on the one person?
Smallchangerain
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This is an awesome replacement for my North Face tent that just busted. I love always having a freestanding 2-person tent on hand, especially at this price. It's amazing for whenever a friend wants an intro into camping/hiking. Buying this one at this price lets me spend money saved on other lightweight set ups for just myself when I want to do longer hike-camp excursions with my UL friends.
This is a good budget tent. It was my first tent when I started backpacking, and the only real problem with it is that it's a bit heavy. But the build quality is solid, and it's really easy to set up.
stuminnis
I would agree! This was one of my favorite tents! I have owned one for 4 years now and it has held up so well. I've gone lighter now, but on trips that weight isn't a biggy, its in my pack. Take care of it and use a footprint and should last for years.
I've owned the 2 door version of this tent (Gunnison) for nearly 20 years. It has been the perfect tent for so many places and weather conditions. Buying the Salida for my son as he begins backpacking.
I just spent 6 nights in this tent. 1 in Moab, Utah, 3 in the Teton Mountains and 2 in Yellowstone National. Encountered rain, a little wind and near freezing temps at night. Tent held up to everything and I stayed dry the entire trip. Great purchase and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Only complaint is that the stakes that come with the tent are not very good. A friend on the trip had the same tent as me and bent some of the stakes quite a bit. I purchased some bigger heavier ones from Bass Pro and would recommend doing so if you are camping anywhere with compacted ground.
My buddy just used this tent in Iceland. We made the following video showing how it stood up to rain and 30mph winds and did not break. Other brand tents had broken poles, not the Salida. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/HjlljecaDFU
HikerJ
We have Kelty Gunnison, which is very similar tent, and it has held through similar conditions out west. We are planning to take it to Iceland next fall...can't wait. Nice to know that it did great for you in those cool, wet and winding conditions.
Do these have the fiberglass or aluminum poles?
Fuckenjames
They look like aluminum poles in the images.
Fuckenjames
DAC poles are made from an aluminum alloy.
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Isn't up to the consumer to do their research and make an informed decision? You'd think someone living in Iceland would be taking that risk knowingly??
BlueCrowned
Okay, sure. Here is the starting point of the consumers' research if they are considering buying this tent so that they may make an informed decision. As cited and linked earlier in the thread, Kelty's own warranty may be void if you purchase or use a Kelty product outside the United States. Further, the description of this drop (still, two months after I brought this up,) contains no language regarding warranty coverage by the manufacturer. Therefore, according to Massdrop's policy also cited and linked earlier in this thread, this product may only be covered by Massdrop's 30 day return policy. You are so informed. Caveat emptor.
Does anyone find any issues with ventilation with the rain fly on the 4 man? I went camping a week ago and the tent setup is a breeze and is great quality, but I actually couldn't get any airflow through the tent while still having it weatherproof. Any suggestions on fly mounting or anything like that? Thanks!
Will come back anytime soon?
We have an older model of this tent and one the next size up and have no complaints thus far. Just a note: never store a tent wet, it should be absolutely dry and clean before storage.
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Mildew which spots up the fabric and worse yet smell. I've slept in a tent that was allowed to mildew and needless to say it wasn't pleasant.
A few days traveling home is ok. Long term storage wet will produce mold and rot.
Does the Kelty warranty apply?
How realistic is estimated ship date? any chance it will ship a lot sooner than July 21st?
Really like Kelty tents, they make a quality product. I looked at this tent, but went with the Mountainsmith Bear Creek 4 tent instead. The Mountainsmith comes with the footprint, and the design of the tent is almost identical. The kelty has better tent poles, but for the price I am completely happy with Mountainsmith, and there customer service is great. Either brand, they stand stand up to high wind and rain, use your guylines.
Any update on when this is to be shipped/arrive? UPDATE: Mine arrived on Friday (6/2/2017).
Hi! Any approximation on shipping dates, from the vendor and then from massdrop?
samgamgee
Status on my account: " Order placed with the vendor. The estimated ship date is 5/19/2017 "
How easily does this tent fit 2 people?
fredi
From what I read it fits 2 people cozy (but I guess that's mostly the same for every 2 people tent)
Edit: YesterdayI saw a review on youtube of someone who says he can sleep there with his wife and their dog (a smaller border collie), so not so small!
samgamgee
My caveat on ALL 2-person tents: "...but it helps if you already have a relationship with that person."
My only issue with this tent is that the footprint seems to be out of production. You can always make a tyvek one but still
bin31z
What "still"?? Buy some tyvek, cut it to size. If I can do it, ANYONE can. Lightweight, strong and multipurpose.
Will this tent withstand the nights in Nepal's Himalaya?
Dankons31
I don't know what season it is in Nepal right now, but I do know they are known for their high winds at times. About a month ago, I camped on the top of a mountain at 10k' with 60mph sustained winds at 20~ degrees inside of a cloud all night and only needed my basic 20 degree bag. The conditions for a tent were less than ideal that night. It felt like the wind was going to pick me up and toss me off the mountain. The dirt was extremely soft and my two fellow campers lost several stakes that night and they had far more expensive "better" tents than I do. I came away from that rough night with no water in my tent despite the nearly horizontal rain/sleet. My companions did not fair as well. The stakes held well even in soft dirt as very very rough gusty and swirly winds, and the ventilation was adequate enough to keep the humidity low but not too open to where I was dealing with low heat retention. I absolutely fell in love with this tent that night and will recommend it to anyone who asks. Personally, I'd probably go with a four season tent if it is extremely cold (below 0F) but for anything in the 20s and up, I highly, highly recommend this tent.
I love this tent I bought it last summer for nearly double the price. Love it just wish it came with a foot print.
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PeterK
Please do another salida drop!!!
Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 12/12.
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