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Kelty Creekside 2 Review

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David Bogie, Boise ID, 0/0/00 User Rating:  N/A
"I bought this tent from REI on closeout for about $140, incl. shipping. When I put it on my scales, I was appalled that the actual weight was 6 pounds, 3 ounces instead of the "about 5 pounds" listed in the ad. Rats. Except for the floor and the fly, this tent is almost completely mesh so I can't figure out where the weight is adding up.
Setup is a breeze and takes about 4 leisurely minutes. Two long shock-corded poles and 12 clips. The fly attaches to the corners with buckles and then guys out. The vestibule has room for boots and a few stuff bags but you cannot even think about cooking in it.
There are two large interior pockets and two tiny ones near the door, just the right size for flashlights. There is no accessory loop so you can't hang a lantern. The construction is too tight to attach a clip without damaging the mesh. (I've sewn in a small loop during a repair.)
Plenty of room for one but two people would be crowded and there would be almost no room for personal items.
The tent construction is excellent but the mesh fabric is fragile. Once a tear gets started it can grow quickly so have a repair kit with you.
This tent is not worth the list price, in my opinion. Consider it only on deep discount. It is too heavy for going solo."


Jim Meerpohl, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"A tent that is the right weight, materials and ok size for two but the quality has been very disappointing. Floor seams have disengaged, fly material has broken down and this after about 100 nights of use."


Jim Meerpohl, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"Updateon my earlier review, Kelty sent a new Creekside 2 tent body to me and has held up great over past two years. THANK YOU KELTY for making good on your promise and standing behind your products"


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