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Old 12-24-2012, 10:48 AM   #68
The Letter J
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Originally Posted by mikesova View Post
I'm a big fan of the Kelty Zenith 2, that I bought at Target for 40 bucks. It was basically the same as another Kelty tent, except it came with fiberglass poles instead of lightweight aluminum.

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I was hoping to find that one locally but had no luck. I did buy the kelty salida which is the same thing but with aluminum poles. I believe it was about $150. It met all my criteria for space/easy setup/packed size/single vestibule/and while it wasnt a big factor for me it is fairly lightweight. The packed length is 17" which was the maximum that i could fit in my bag. I've only used it on one trip so far so I can't comment on long term durability yet but I think it was a good buy (so far!)

Another one I looked at is about $40 at wally world or big5 and packs down to 13" in length

Another one that seemed worth looking at is this I found the same one a while back on amazon for $69 and it has aluminum poles and packs down to 14".
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