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Kelty Cyclone 2 Review

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Daniel G, Augusta, Ga, 0/0/00 User Rating:  N/A
"This is an absolutely huge two man tent. Set-up can be a bit of a pain until you get the hang of it, but there is plenty of room inside for two and the two large vestibules easily cover a pack.
Kelty has also added a number of pocekt on the side of the tent which are nice for glasses and the such.. With all this it Weighs les than my old Jansport Trail Wedge (a Jansport from the mid 70's)"


jim meerpohl, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"This is a sturdy two man tent that has two doors, two amply sized vestibules and thoughtfully placed interior stow pockets and loft tabs. The fly material is tough and it had better be. My Cyclone fly sticks to itself when packed and will have a shortened life due to this peculiar feature. I treated the poly fly with a water based sealer and still no help in preventing the "sticiness". The window in the fly is a gimmick and is unecessary. The weight and size are ok for two but the fly fabric problem tells me to stay away from this brand in the future."


Linda Bomya, IL, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"Took this tent on a week trek to Boundary Waters in July 03. It was a great performer! We had a huge downpour the second day and I was bone dry. It was quick & easy to set up. The inside storage pockets are great and the two vestibules allow me to keep the wet gear out of the tent. I have since taken it camping in 25-30mph wind gusts. Other dome tents were leaning in...I hardly felt a thing. Would recommend this one to any serious campers."


Mitch Braswell, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"I have had this tent for several years now. It has been in -20 degree weather with wind chill at about -30 to -40 degrees. It has snowed, sleeted and hailed on me in this tent. Rain...ha!! Who cares in this tent. Someone wrote it was a little difficult to put up. Hey...three sleeves and only one way to install the poles. What could be simpler. One problem inherent in this or any similar design is that when the rain fly is connected to the poles and they freeze it takes a while to thaw them out when taking the tent down. I like the windows (bear check device). Additionaly, when I was in some serious winds ...at least 50 mph, this tent hardly moved. It was staked out at all points. For the money or more money this is one tent that stands up!! Mitch Braswell Decatur, Georgia"


Harvey, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"Used this tent multiple back country trips and car camping.
This tent is bomb-proof.
Used with the fly-boy system and guy ropes it can handle some major winds. Fully waterproof with seams sealed and taped.
Great deal for the money.
Snow use? Buy a 4 season tent!!"


Jim Meerpohl, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"When told of my Fly problem in 2004 Kelty sent me a replacement fly that I have used numerous times (last trek in Canadian Quetico over 15 day period of time) and the new polyester fly works great and does not stick together as my former experience. Fly boys work well in tough weather to hold tent and frame as one unit."


Jessica Fusco, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"I have had this tent on loan from a friend for the past 2 years, so I can't speak to its price, but when it's pouring outside, this is the tent you want to sleep in. No problems even when raining for 3 days straight in mud 4" deep. I've only used for summer car camping & hike in distances of less than 1 mile. Would want something that packs lighter for longer distance. Overall, well thought design, however Kelty has obviously redesigned the fly zippers, but this one's zipper has a tendency to grab the inch or so of material covering the zipper. has never torn but is slightly annoying."


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