Kelty Gunnison Pro Tent

An affordable four-season shelter, the two-person Gunnison Pro was built to withstand winter conditions. It has a stitch-free fly and floor to increase durability and water resistance.

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Multiple guyout points let you tie down the tent to keep it solid in a storm. The tent has two doors and two vestibules, and it weighs a lean 4 pounds, 4 ounces when packed away. $249, www.kelty.com

—Stephen Regenold

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Posted by Guy - 10/12/2009 09:57 PM

4-seasons – really?

Hi – just checking out this tent – doesn’t look like a 4-season tent – too much mesh on the inner, and the fly doesn’t come down low enough outside. Personal preference, but the vestibule appears kind of tiny as a “portal” for true winter use.

Guy

Posted by Scott - 10/13/2009 07:27 AM

Hey Guy,

Scott here with Kelty.

Good observations… the Gunnison Pro is intended more for recreational campers looking for a beefier tent to help extend the camping season beyond summer, especially at lower elevations and in warmer parts of the country. The fused fly and floor add durability and waterproofing to withstand stronger winds and light snow while remaining light enough to use in warmer weather. I would not recommend this tent for overnights in extreme winter conditions or above treeline due to the mesh windows, small vestibule, and lightweight design. I hope that helps to clarify.

Scott

Posted by Don - 02/04/2013 11:04 AM

Just used my Gunnison Pro tent for the first time and I have a few additional comments. My experience was positive but I have one concern. The corner tie downs for the rain fly are attached to the fly through pull tight clips but are not permanently attached to the fly. When setting up at our first camp site one of the straps was missing. I had set the tent up in my back yard prior to leaving so I knew everything was there when I got it. I found the strap where I had taken everything out of the bag so crises averted. I’m going to make some sort of modification so that those straps cannot be removed. The gear loft is great but I am also going to add a strap to the center of it that can be attached at the tents center loop. If you put anything substantial up there it sags a little too much for my liking. The tie straps for the loft had plenty of length so I tied them into loops that made great places to attach a flash light for reading. One rainy afternoon I retreated to the tent and watched a movie on my phone. The loft served as a great place to place the phone so that I could lie down and not need to hold the phone. It wasn’t a heavy rain but I stayed nice and dry. I heard some negative reviews about the foot print for this tent so I skipped that option, got out the old sewing machine and made my own out of a heavy duty tarp. I allowed for the footprint to extend out into the vestibules and it kept my things and me off the wet ground when opening and closing the vestibules from the inside. I agree with the three season comments, a little too open for snow, but I live in central Texas so I don’t anticipate any snow camping with this tent. The Kelty site does describe the tent as a three season tent though. Some reviews stated that the tent was a cheap Chinese made tent. I whole heartedly disagreed. Overall the tent exceeded my expectations and I am very pleased with my purchase.

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