Kelty Grand Mesa 2 – 2 Person Tent Review

Kelty Grand Mesa 2 – 2 Person Tent Review

Kelty has been around for quite some time now, having started in early 1950’s. The company specializes in manufacture of reliable and affordable outdoor gear ranging from backpacks, tents to sleeping bags among others. Their products are well praised as being genuinely of great quality, long-lasting and offer ample performance. Today we take a look at yet another fine product from Kelty, the Kelty Grand Mesa 2-2 Person Tent.

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The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 – 2 Person Tent manages to stand out in a market flooded by many cheap and lightweight tents. The tent offers excellent value and great performance designed to suit everyone from the first-time camper to the experienced mountaineer. Being a lightweight tent, the tent has to conform to certain standards expected for any tent in today’s market such as weight and space. Let’s find out more about this tent.


The Grand Mesa weighs only 4.2 lb. allowing you to easily carry it over long distances. . Apart from that, the tent also neatly stuffs down to a compact size of 7 by 20 inches. It’s not the lightest tent out there but for all its features, the extra weight is worth it.

Easy to Set-Up

The tent comes with color corded clip connection and that makes it too easy to set up even for beginners. With a straight forward instruction manual that is not complicated, you can have your tent up in less than 4 minutes.

Kelty Grand Mesa 2 - 2 Person Tent

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Ventilation is a key factor in today’s tents and all manufacturers seem to have realized it. The Kelty Grand Mesa is well ventilated due to its mesh side walls as well as ceiling construction. The mesh ceiling also makes it great for star-gazing at night without all those annoying mosquitoes and other bugs.

Ample Space

The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 – 2 Person Tent comes with an interior space of 29 sq. feet. On top of that it also has an interior height off 44 inches guaranteed to make sure that you don’t trample over your friend when moving out. It also houses 2 vestibules to add space allowing you to safely store your belongings inside the tent. The tent comes with one door for entry and exit and also acts as a window during the hot days.

For additional storage, the tent comes with internal pockets and gear-loft loops.


The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 – 2 Person Tent has been tested thoroughly by various campers and it has been found to be a solid tent. During the windy days, the tent is able to hold-up thanks to its free-standing posture. The DAC Press-fit poles are very efficient and perform well against high winds. The tent also uses a 68D Polyester for its floor and wall material that is water resistant allowing you and your partner to stay dry during heavy rains.

The tent also has taped floor seams for complete dryness during the cold weather.

Tent Specifications

  • Seasons: 3
  • No. of doors: 1
  • No. of vestibules: 1


  • Freestanding design
  • Color Coded Clips for set up
  • Gear-loft for storage
  • Internal storage pockets
  • Taped floor seams
  • Mesh wall panels
  • Noiseless zipper


  • Weight: 4 lb 2 oz.
  • Interior Height: 44 inches
  • Interior Floor area: 29 ft
  • Vestibule area: 6 ft


  • Floor material: 68D Polyester, 1800 mm
  • Pole type: DAC Pressfit
  • Wall material: 68D Polyester
  • Fly material: 75D Polyester, 1800 mm

The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 – 2 Person Tent is a feature-rich tent that seeks to ensure a hassle-free night for any camper out there. It is highly recommended for anyone looking for a solid, reliable and affordable high performance tent.

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