|Product Code||: B00BV80I98|
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Get to the fun faster with Kelty's new Airpitch tents By replacing traditional poles with Kelty AirPoles and adding an integrated fly, Kelty's AirPitch tents speed setup and takedown, giving you more time to roast marshmallows and kick back with family and friends. Simply use the included dual-action, high volume floor pump and in less than a minute you're home-away-from-home is ready.
- Product Dimensions: 74 x 120 x 108 inches ; 22.1 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 22.1 pounds
- ASIN: B00BV80I98
Tent held up well in the rain and wind. Rained on us the first night – no leaks. The wind was also fairly strong and I had no trouble once I had enough air in the poles. The front pole collapsed on me a couple of times after set up, but I found that putting a little more air into it made it stand up well in the wind. I also very much like that the tent is basically a rain fly with a removable sleep room inside, so there is no extra setup required once the tent is inflated if you leave the sleeping room attached when packing up. The clips for the removable sleep room are difficult to remove and are cheap – they break easily (I’ve already broken one while removing the sleep room for cleaning) – a minor disappointment for a $400 tent. Kelty should have used lightweight metal clips or something of better quality.
Overall I’m very pleased with this tent so far. Much less of a headache to set up and tear down than my previous tent, which was a Coleman Bayside 6.
Pros: Fairly easy to set up, very fast and easy to tear down. Roomy and comfortable. Holds up well in rain and windy conditions. Good cross ventilation along both axes of the tent.
Cons: Cheap and difficult-to-remove plastic clips holding the sleeping room in place, no floor in vestibule area requiring purchase of a $50 footprint, does not pack up small – definitely a car camping kind of tent.
Camped on St George Island FL, a barrier island 4 miles off shore, temp range 31 to 70 degrees, wind gusts to 35mph, 6 " rainstorm, 2 tornados and 2 water spouts during the 2 week period.
The front storage (garage) area allows you to keep all gear, including your bike, inside. The salt air is corrosive on the equipment, so the extra protection is great and also very roomy.
The opening between the "garage" and sleeping area is large enough that, when opened, give the tent a large living area. A screened area on the front tent opening would be nice in warm weather.
The frame is very sturdy and retains air pressure. Definitely recommend setting up, at home, before the first time you use it. Also recommend a Kelty foot print which gives the garage area a "floor". A Great Tent.
Survived a rainy 4th!
This tent Blows!!!
The only issue I had with the tent is it came with a hole in it but I sealed that with the tape and it worked great.
Easy to setup
The tent is very spacious. The storage area in the front is wonderful.
I have 2 complaints with this tent (but they were not enough for me to return it).
1) the ventilation is minimal. It has been good this fall, but it will likely be too warm in the summer (80 degrees plus).
2) both the exterior door separating the storage area and the inner door separating the sleeping area from the storage area do not have any ventilation. A screen on the exterior door would make the storage area more useful to use as a screen porch / keep the bugs out. A screen on the inner door would provide quite a bit more ventilation to the sleeping area. Neither of these are shown well in any of the pictures. The tent is a great concept, but could be improved upon with some minor tweaks from the manufacturer.