For campers looking for a spacious tent, The Kelty Trail Ridge 4, 4-person, 3-season tent, is the way to go. The Trail Ridge incorporates a multi-diameter pole configuration that enables the walls to stay steep and aggressively arch toward the top for a much larger livable space. For more space, this tent includes two equal-sized vestibules for plenty of storage. The freestanding design means you can set it up nearly anywhere and adjust the positioning easily. Color coded clips make setup quick and easy. Taped floor seams and an ArcEdge floor keep the moisture at bay.
|Length:||6 ft 10 in / 2.08 m|
|Width:||97 in / 246.38 cm|
|Int Peak Height:||59 in / 150 cm|
|Capacity - People:||4 Person|
|Weight:||11 lb 4 oz / 5 kg 103 g|
|Packed Size:||25 x 8 in / 63.5 x 20.3 cm|
|Tent Footprint:||Kelty Trail Ridge 4 #4515|
|Number of Doors:||2|
|Number of Poles:||4 DAC DA17|
|Floor Area:||55 ft2 / 5.13 m2|
|Vestibule Area:||15 ft2 / 1.39 m2|
I had a big, clumsy 8 person tent and was looking to upgrade. I went to a big camping store to research in person, and then found Austin Kayak online. (Best online service, btw, 5 stars!) My tent was here in a matter of days. I tested it out about 8,500 feet up in the Collegiate Peaks in Colorado with 3 people...we dropped from a daytime temp of about 80 to 45 at night, and were stormed on one night and battered with big gusts of wind. This is a roomy 4 person tent that is easy to set up. Although I did use assistance to simply hold the main poles in place as I snapped the tent to them, it would have been easily possible with one person. I like the design- a vertical- walled mesh tent that is airy and open and a full-cover rain fly with vents and doors to control the privacy and air flow. The rain fly buckles on quickly, I thought that was a good design idea, and then you can adjust the fit with stakes. It stood firm in 40-50 mph gusts and had little condensation after a night of rain- no leaks. There are vestibules to each door which came in handy. My only dislike are the cheap stakes that came with the tent- thin, metal hooks bent easily under hammering into unusable messes in the hard ground. But that doesn't affect my rating for a great product. Bottom line- good value, good livability, and easy to use.
First setup. It rained for 3 days in RMNP Colorado. Every time I opened the D Door on the fly the water on the tent top plus the rain poured into the tent as the lower inner mesh door extends out past the top of the D fly door. Did not anyone else experience this? A Poor, door design covered up by a new design marketing. I have been an outdoor counselor and have owned many other tents to compare to. Would like to return to ACK for one that is designed to stay dry in the rain.
Nice tent, great without the rain fly for those hot Texas nights. We camped in Big Bend National Park with it and had no complaints.
Excellent product. Quality materials and as described.