Kelty Tempest 2 Person Tent

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Kelty Tempest 2 Person Tent - Dick's Sporting Goods
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Head out for your next camping trip with the Kelty ® Tempest 2 Person Tent. With enough room for 2 people, this 3-season tent provides space to sleep and a convenient vestibule to stash your gear. Setup is fast and easy with color-coded clip construction. Use the fly with factory taped seams and a waterproof coating for all-weather protection. The small pack size and low pack weight makes this tent a snap to carry along on any trip!

  • Sleeps 2
  • Seasons: 3
  • Quick and easy setup: Color-coded clip construction offers an effortless setup experience
  • Freestanding design
  • Taped seams for a watertight floor
  • With fly: Guy out point, side release tent/fly connection, all-weather comfort: factory taped seams and durable waterproof coatings
  • Pole construction: Sturdy wrapped fiberglass poles
  • Vestibules: 1
  • Full coverage fly included


  • Dimensions: 88" x 54" x 43"
  • Floor area: 33.3 square feet
  • Vestibule area: 7.2 square feet
  • Minimum weight: 4 lb 9 oz
  • Packed weight: 5 lb 4 oz
  • Packed size: 8" x 24"
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Country of Origin: China
Web ID: 12550141

Customer Reviews:

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Entry Level Tent I gave this tent an "Excellent" rating because for the money, it is simply an excellent tent. It is a great entry level tent for beginning backpackers or campers who don't want to start out spending a ton of money. I bought it on sale at Dick's for $80 and used it on a two night middle of June backpacking trip in Northern Michigan with my daughter. The first night it was 40 degrees with a heavy due in the morning and the second night it rained the entire night. Both nights the tent performed without any problems or leaks which made me very happy to wake up dry and warm. Set up and take down is fast and easy too. There are lighter tents on the market, but since it is a two person tent, the weight can be easily divided between two hikers to lessen the load. The vestibule was also nice to have since we kept our boots outside so as not to bring any ticks into the tent and the boots stayed dry during the all night rain. I love this tent and plan to use it on all my future backpacking trips. December 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Best value I've seen This is an unusually high value product. The only reason I gave it four stars is because, at the top of the tent where the tent poles criss-cross, there is no clip/tie/strap or something like that to keep the poles center. All I had to do was tie it myself, so it is a very minor detail and the only con to the product I have noticed. The pro's include having an option to keep the rain cover off so that it is just a bug net. I mostly backpack on the Appalachian Trail which already has shelters. However, those shelters don't have doors and, since the AT is heavily used, the shelter area has spilled food and sometimes an outhouse near it which attracts bugs. Leaving the rain cover off allows for more ventilation on hot nights and no more bug bites without having to use bug spray. The rain cover does work very well, although you may need a water repellent after a few trips. Since the base of the tent comes up about six inches, rain splatter is not a problem. I spent $100 on the tent and was surprised that it was made from medium quality materials. It will last as long as you take care of it and having a tent base would be recommended in case of rocks, pebbles, and sticks even in a shelter. It is light and not too bulky. I'm 5'10" at 174 Ibs with 14% body fat and I would say that two men of my size and weight distribution would be snug in the tent. If I was sharing it with a 5'6" girlfriend, it would be comfortable with some extra room. Three ten year old children could fit in it. I hope that information would help with determining the size. It's very easy to assemble and disassemble. People shorter than me have claimed on the reviews that disassembly was difficult, however, the only part of that I could think of that could have been difficult for them was getting the poles out of the holes they go in on the corners. All you have to do is backup holding the poles for that to no longer be an issue. I don't understand how anyone could find it difficult. For the money this tent is easily the best value purchase I have seen.Another tent of equal value would be priced between $175 and $200. July 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product at a great price After 6 months of various trails with this tent from John Muir to Big Sur, I am satisfied with the performance of this tent. It is made with a durable material but you will need to pack a small tarp or footprint to protect the tent from trail rash. The tent withstood a week and pacific ocean onshore winds of 30 mph without any issues. In the high sierras, particularly cold nights were tempered in this tent that was 5-10 degrees warmer. No issues with condensation as the moisture adhered to the inner fly and away from the mesh inner dome. My gripes are, packed dimension of 2 foot length made this tent bulky. Being 6'3", I couldn't find a good angle to sleep where I didn't touch the corners of the tent. I find that issue with most tents though. January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tent, great price I bought this tent early this summer and used it for two or three nights a week (car camping) all summer. So I have used it 20-30 times so far. It is so easy to set up my friends have looked at me exasperated more than once, as they struggle with all their strange poles tangled in their space-aged looking tents, while mine pops up almost one-handed. I manage to squeeze a twin sized air mattress into it, cram my pack along side it, and I'm snug and cozy. I like that it is not some crazy bright color. I like that nothing has torn or frayed after considerable usage. I like how the hooks and corner webbing are color-coded, so that when it's in a pile on the groundsheet I can mindlessly pop the poles into their proper location. I like how it is stand-alone, and how I can hold it upside down over my head and shake any leaves or crumbs out of it while it's still assembled. I like how the roof 'drying' sling came with it and is not some $29 add-on. I keep my headlamp, keys, and cell phone (which serves as an alarm clock and mini-lantern) up there and never have to dig around for them. I bought this tent simply because it was very cheap, and had no idea it would be so excellent. I am not averse to a technical challenge, but it has turned out that having a tent which is so easy to assemble and disassemble has been a huge plus, leaving me free to tinker with other things while I'm warm and dry inside it. November 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good little tent, could be just a little bigger. Bought this tent as a substitute to a larger 12x12 I take monthly camping with scouts to try and reduce my foot print in the camping area at some of the sites. Was very easy to set up and take down and appeared to be good quality. I'm six foot tall, and barely fit in with out touching both ends. Did barely have enough room on the side to place my pack, but again could have use a couple more inches to prevent from being cramped. Especially with my heavy winter bag, I took since temps where in the mid/low 20's. So I have concerns that it could leak in the rain from touching the sides while I sleep. Will have to see how my lighter bag fits later in the spring. It had a little net you could tie into the ceiling to hang gear. However I didn't put it up, since it would have been in the way when I sat up. With the door open and the fly zip shut, it did appear roomier than I thought when initially setting up. Overall can't complain as it did what I bought it for (and I got it on sale). But would really like it, if it was just 4" longer and 4" wider. March 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Value, wish it had a couple things It's a great lightweight tent. Super easy to set up. I'm not sure if it would be good for 90s with a chance of rain. Ventilation with the fly on is minimal and the rest of the tent is all mesh. I was fine at 40F. The vent hole was a good idea. There was some condensation but it didn't drip on me like some tents.For 2 people over 6 foot, it's gonna be tight. I was fine just me and my pack. Build quality seems quite good. Bottom liner could be thicker though September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT tent I bought this tent over a year ago and have used it for about 10 weekend trips since. Most of those have been backpacking on the AT or in Shenandoah Nat. Park - having it be a mostly mesh body is great - can leave the fly off and star gaze. Being free standing is also wonderful - with the mostly mild weather I rarely even stake it and it does just fine. My boyfriend and I sleep in it w our packs at our feet - works out well (and I am 5'11"#. My friends who backpack with me have 'fancy' brands #GoLIte, Six Moons, etc.# and all paid double or triple what I did and many of them are on their 2nd this year, while I am still thrilled with my Kelty! July 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Tent Great tent, withstood winds around 30-45 mph, thunderstorms and 20F cold weather... Get longer/thicker stakes and a good footprint and you're good to go. June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent tent Bought this tent to get a good quality backpacking tent and used it recently camping in a State Park. Haven't used it on a backpacking trip yet, but definitely super easy to setup and take down. Sturdy and high quality tent. Some reviews have said there is not enough room for two, but when backpacking you want light an sturdy and shouldn't expect tons of room. August 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Tent Love this tent, good quality and light weight Very easy to set up. The only draw back that I do not like is the size. I am 6'3" 260lbs and will be sharing the tent with my son who is 5'11" 180lbs it is a very tight squeeze. January 22, 2013
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