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Lighten up and enjoy the epic backcountry views. The award-winning Salida 2-person tent weighs so little, you’ll almost forget it’s in your pack. But don’t be fooled. With 10 square feet of vestibule space and great features like compact folding poles for quick setup and higher mesh sidewall protection, it’s got everything you need for three seasons of the year. So lose yourself in adventure knowing you’re well prepared.
|Kittery Trading Post:||http://www.kitterytradingpost.com/product.php/prodid/63077|
|Sleeping Capacity:||2 Person|
|Intended Use:||Lightweight Backpacking|
|Number of Doors:||1 Door|
|Al's Sporting Goods:||http://www.als.com/Kelty-Salida-2-Tent---2-Person3-Season/PAAAIAGGLMPALHJG/Product|
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usually use this in NJ or Fl but took the tent with me to tasmania australia for a few hikes and it was perfect. fit me and my brother plus gear comfortably and wasn't a burdon. highly recommend it! Unknown on Oct 11th 2016
Breathed well, fit us 2 great, super light. Very happy with the purchase.
http://adventure-us.guide/kelty-salida-2-review/ PAtrick on Aug 10th 2016
I was very pleasantly surprised how quickly my Salida 2 set up in the rain and stayed dry. Rained solid all night, and no condensation. I'm a big fellow so all that living space and ventilation were terrific. The loft was a terrific feature. I bought the older Salida 2. Tons of room to spare. Gary on Jul 12th 2016
I had and used the tent for thirteen days and the poles stopped functioning. They didn't snap, they didn't connect at on of the connection joints. Otherwise, very good tent. Raymond on Apr 8th 2016
I own the Salida 2 (about 4 years old) and also bought a Salida 4 I was so pleased with the first one. So any comments would apply to both as they are identical in design and features mostly other than size. They are both used for backpacking and camping with my son who is a Boy Scout. The two person is fine for two people as long as they are not large people. Backpacking you give up some space to keep the lighter weight. Generally my son (age 16 now) and I will use the two man for backpacking and I might use it for one person backpacking...but for longer stays we will go with the Salida 4 as that extra space is really nice. PROS -The snaps to connect to the poles instead of threading the poles through sleeves (we hate that especially in the dark or when raining.) -Use of DAC aluminum poles instead of fiberglass (have had bad experiences with those). -Corner snaps for rain fly is easy and makes setup a breeze and very fast. I appreciated this last weekend when we didn't get to the camp until nearly midnight. Can be setup in dark, heavy wind, with gloves, etc. -Vestibule is adequate but not large. That being said we were able to fit both of our backpacks under the vestibule/rain fly on one side on the Salida 2 last weekend. -Light color (ours is cream) of the fly helps reflect hot sun during the day. -NEVERLEAKS....the only extra precautions I have used is waterproofing the four pullout straps (past experience shows that is the most likely place for water to migrate thru). We have had both tents sitting literally in a pool of water during huge deluges here in Michigan when other tents leaked...ours were dry as a bone. -The various pocket/s in the tents and the storage loft is handy. -The rain fly comes all the way down to the ground on all sides. -Ventilation is excellent. CONS -The stakes supplied are typical round aluminum rods with a hook at the top so OK for soft ground but will bend easily. Recommend choosing some of the higher quality more durable stakes. I use both for three season camping here in Michigan in range from 10 F degrees up to close to 100 degrees and have used before first heavy snows arrive....but for 4th season I have another heavy duty Winter tent. I always use a ground cover under the tent and often another inner cover..usually a space blanket. That serves as additional floor wear prevention, heat reflector for cold weather use, and last barricade if the tent does ever leak (no problems in that area ever though). Robert on Sep 15th 2015
This tent has many benefits that you may not find in some tents such as the quality, durability, weight, and the simplicity of setup. It also has some interesting but needed features like the aluminum poles and clips. With all of these hidden bargains, i'd definitely recommend it to someone else. Matthew on Apr 18th 2015
I serve as a scout master for BSA, and I never thought it was possible for a man like me to get giddy over a tent until setting this thing up. This 2015 Salida 2 is so fast and easy to set up and take down. This Salida 2 is very well made and engineered, and that fact that Kelty made it caused this to be a major selling point for me (I have a Kelty Snowfall that is nearly 20 years old, and it is still an excellent tent today). One thing I noticed once taking this tent out of its bag is that the rain fly is not that pure white color you see in the pictures. There's a bit of a greenish tint to it, but I think it looks terrific. The storage bag is quite different compared to the typical storage sacks out there, but I love how easy it is to remove and return the tent from it. David on Mar 9th 2015
I used the Salida 2 for 2 nights on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia in September. This tent exceeded all of my expectations. It was light to carry and very easy to pitch. During this time the humidity was high and the nights were cool and I had no issues with condensation. We experienced some heavy winds and the tent held up fine just free standing. Used it one night without the fly and one night with the fly. We were on very rocky soil so when I had the fly on I used my treking poles to keep the vestibule open. That worked great. This tent is as good as many costing twice as much. Keith on Oct 2nd 2014
I used this tent during a month-long road trip on the west coast. I only used it for car camping and not backpacking, but it is light and small enough to take backpacking. Stayed dry during a night of heavy rain and survived a few days of strong winds. Super easy to set up and break down. I am in general very happy with this tent. However, I have some minor issues with it. Condensation tended to build up on the inside of the fly, but I'm not sure if that's avoidable in humid environments. The door is also on the side which makes it a little inconvenient to leave or enter the tent if you are sleeping on the other side. I also had trouble emerging from the fly without getting wet if the fly was wet (from rain or condensation). The stakes that came with it were easily bent. I was too lazy to stake down the tent unless necessary, which was usually fine, but sometimes this made the door difficult to zip. Overall, it's a nice tent but with a couple of minor inconveniences. I just bought the Grand Mesa 2 which might resolve some of the issues, but it's still in the box so can't make a comparison quite yet! Mickie on Sep 28th 2014
I purchased the Salida 2 for backpacking trips with my 11 year old son. We took it to the Grand Tetons last week. I am loyal to Kelty as my first backpack was a Kelty and they are a good company. The Good…..The Salida 2 is one of the lightest affordable backpacking tents on the market. It was small but I appreciated the light weight as we hiked. The Bad….The tent fly sits on the body of the tent in many areas. In my experience this leads to the tent leaking. I talked to customer service at Kelty and they understood my concern and agreed it was a problem. They kindly sent me a replacement tent. However, the second tent was exactly the same with the fly touching the tent surface in many places particularly at the ends even when it was guyed out. I think this is a design flaw or manufacturing problem. I am very disappointed. Anthony on Jul 31st 2014