Star Tribune- Kelty Lounge and Yellowstone
June 16, 2009
A budget buy, the Yellowstone 4 is a freestanding four-person shelter good for car camping or canoe trips. It packs for transport to a manageable 10 pounds, 14 ounces, and its nylon walls are watertight. A mesh ceiling promotes breathability on hot nights. Put on the rain fly, and this three-season tent will harbor you and your little campers even if gray skies and raindrops try to ruin your weekend.
This tall tent- more than 6 feet high at its apex- has enough space to comfrotably sleep four grown adults. Indeed, with 64 square feet of floor space, two parents and two kids will have room to spare. Made for spring, summer or fall, the Kelty sets up with three long poles that slip into color-coded sleeves and then attach taut with U-clips on the outer walls. A vestibule lets you stow shoes and backpacks out of the rain. Packs into a duffel bag case that weighs 16 pounds.