Gear Review – Kelty Ouray 2 Tent

While definitely not the lightest or most compactable tent on the market, this three season tent has been both bomb-proof and roomy for us.  With 35 square feet inside, plenty of head and leg room (I am 6 feet tall), and TWO 7 square foot vestibules the Ouray more than makes up for its extra pound in the pack with comfort.  It has stood up to downpours, ice storms, and extreme wind with relative ease and sets up pretty quickly.  We have not tried it in the snow, so I am not sure how well it would shed powder.

Going into our tenth season with this tent, there are a few odds and ends I need to repair: small runs in the screen, re-waterproofing the seams and corners, DWR the fly, etc.  However, all the typical problem components (zippers, poles and the like) still look and work like new.

Verdict:  We would highly recommend this tent to anyone looking for a two person backpacking tent that can actually house two adults comfortably and is not worried about an extra pound in their pack (hit the gym, people!).

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