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Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Kelty Grand Mesa 2 - $69.99 on 07/14/2011 07:08:02 MDT Print View

I know, it's heavier than any of us would admit owning, but it gets pretty good reviews, and someone may be on a budget. Kelty Grand Mesa 2 for $69.99, Grand Mesa 4 fro $119.99 on bobwards.com.

M B
(livingontheroad) - M
tent on 07/14/2011 20:16:21 MDT Print View

I use one for car camping, and I like it. At that price its a great buy. It is tight fit for 2, but OK if they are on close terms.

get rid of the heavy stuffsacks (-3oz), use 6 ti stakes (-2 oz), and replace the heavy DAC poles with nanolights (-4oz) and it comes in at a respectable weight. (3 lb 14 oz I think.

If you wanted to use carbon fiber poles, it would then come in at about 3lb 8oz. Very respectable for a conventional 2 person tent. Of course the carbon fiber poles will cost $150 and will also break eventually.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Kelty Grand Mesa 2 - $69.99 on 07/14/2011 22:14:43 MDT Print View

Oops, I was confusing the Grand Mesa with the Salida.

Todd Dea
(busguy)

Locale: Coast Mountains
?? on 07/15/2011 01:18:36 MDT Print View

Sorry, just to clarify . . . you saw a Salida for $69 rather than the Grand Mesa 2 or were you mixing the two of them up when you were referring to it as "heavy" ??

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Kelty Grand Mesa 2 - $69.99 on 07/15/2011 07:15:48 MDT Print View

Nope, it's a Grand Mesa. I was confusing that with the Salida, which is kelty's newer, lighter tent.