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Crestone 1
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Crestone 1


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Crestone 1

Manufacturer: Kelty

Your Opinion: 
 - 3 Votes


Page By: the explorist

Created/Edited: Jul 24, 2005 / Jul 24, 2005

Object ID: 1373

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This is a 3 season, 1 person light and fast backpacking tent. It is built for Summer, Spring, and Fall seasons, but not for cold winters. The tent is made of a coated nylon floor and a polyester ripstop canopy and rainfly making it durable and very lightweight. The tent poles are DAC Featherlite poles that are lightweight and flexible. Set up is aided by color coded clips making it easy and fast in good or bad conditions. Tent also has one door and a vestibule with 6.5 square feet of dry storage space.



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the exploristUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

The Kelty Crestone is about as lightweight as you get with tents. It weights under 4 lbs. packed with tent, fly, and footprint. At only $100 for the tent and rainfly and an additional $25 for the footprint it is a great value. This tent is easy to set up and easy to pack which is good for light and fast travelers. Well ventilated, it works great for me in Texas because I can use it in all 4 seasons in the South even though it is a 3-season tent. The best feature about the Crestone is that it is a durable and ultralight tent for a good value.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 11:33 pm

dobsonianGreat Price, Lightweight

Voted 5/5

I'm always playing beat the clock trying to tag a peak after work before the sunsets. This little guy weighs in at just over 3lbs and if you can forgo the rainfly and swap the stakes you can nudge it to almost no weight at all. It is not freestanding but a stake in the front and rear keep it in place. It's really quick to assemble, the fly snaps into place, there is ton of ventilation and you can almost sit up inside. It's a nice solo tent and at under $70 it was a steal.
Posted Aug 17, 2007 7:48 pm

CSUMarmotGreat solo tent

Voted 5/5

Its perfectly easy to set up in a hurry, and because it is so lightweight and packable, its great for backpacking
I only wish that the fainfly was a little bigger, becasue it doesn't seem to cover the very bottom of the tent's sides. Overall it is very well made.
Posted Aug 4, 2010 1:09 pm

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