Kelty Wireless 2 Person Dome Tent Review

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Kelty's Wireless 2 With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Kelty
  • Model: Wireless
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Bicycle & Motorbike Camping
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $119.95
  • Manufacturer: Kelty
  • Model: Wireless
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Bicycle & Motorbike Camping
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **
  • MSRP: $119.95

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Kelty Wireless 2 With the Fly Off
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Fly Closed Wireless 2

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Turquoise, Orange
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: None
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: Noiseless pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, No
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Yes, Full
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Wireless 2 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: No See-Um Mesh
  • Full Fly: 68D Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1800 mm
  • Floor Materials: 68D Polyester
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1800 mm
  • Pole Material: Fiberglass
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: N/A
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminium
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 29 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 7 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 7 Lbs 5 Oz
    Trail Weight: 6 Lbs. 9 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 22 x 7 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 20.00 sq. ft.
    (2 x 10 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

There are currently no people who bought the tent and written a review for this tent: The build and style are nearly identical to the older Kelty Outback. Most campers were delighted with the Outback 2


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

There are currently no campers who have used the tent and written a review for this tent: The build and style are nearly identical to the older Kelty Outback. There were very few campers dissatisfied with the Outback 2


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Wireless 2 has two doors and a peak center height of 3' 7, which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 211 various 2 person tents we have studied. With 29 square feet of room inside, it is significantly smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, another camper all through the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents like this one often can make an awesome choice for campers that like spending loads of time outside of the tent enjoying the fresh air.

Many of the great things about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances lightweight, making them simple to carry. In most all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very straightforward to set up. In good weather, you can do without securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are easily the most common of all the various types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in bad weather than other types, allowing rain to roll off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the water pooling on the roof. The most straightforward dome tent should have a rectangular footprint, slanted walls a couple of poles which converge in the center of the roof. Due to their construction, it is usually considered that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Wireless can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not even have to be staked down in most cases. But in case of strong winds, it is always best to secure it to the ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Offers you somewhere to store shoes and other things that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  3. Internal storage. It is good to see Kelty has added a gear loft and pockets in the interior to store some of your stuff.
  4. More than one door. With 2 doors, it is easier to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  5. Breathable. The Wireless's interior uses a mesh fabric on the inside of the tent, and this helps maximize the flow of air. With the extra ventilation, and this tent is great for use in the warmer months.
  6. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the whole body of the tent from the top to the bottom and has a waterproof rating of 1800mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy downpours.
  7. If you are looking for this particular tent, you are in luck it has been discontinued on the manufactures site, but is still available elsewhere.
  8. Other sizes are available. Kelty has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  9. Low price. It is a great buy for a 2 person dome tent providing this much space. Not a lot of tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only $107.952

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 29 square feet, the Wireless 2 is smaller than quite a few of the 211 other 2 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 8% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative thing for some people.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately designed for the Wireless 2 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 68D Polyester, it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. A tad heavy for backpacking. Even though the Wireless 2, looks like a small tent, it is not ideal for backpacking as it weighs 7 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents
  5. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many attributes to be positive about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.2 STARS

Kelty's Wireless 2 tent is perfect for bicycle & motorbike camping. Here are a couple of other points not noted above which, were noticed and liked, while reviewing the model: Similar Style and build to the Kelty Outback, Two-vestibule construction for sweet storage space and Shark Mouth duffel for easy pack-up, cross-body transport.

With favorable ratings, and headroom of 3' and 29 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your very own miniature studio. It will allow you to enjoy some real quality time in the outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can check out above.

If you came to this page looking for recommendations on this actual tent, we consider, it will make for a great buy. In case you simply happened to land on this page while browsing for a new tent having not heard of this brand or this tent model previously, it is probably a good idea to look at some other comparable tents.

Value for money: When contemplating value for your dollar, this tent is unquestionably cheaper than the average price of all the two hundred and ninety-two, two-person tents we have studied, this itself does not make it excellent value for money. We also need to look at other factors in detail, as we do for each tent.

When we determine the score of an individual tent, we look at tons of stuff, looking for points where the tent could excel against other similar tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with an overall rating of 4.2 and the price details above, one can conclude that with a ticket price of $107.952 The Wireless 2 is a very good buy and astonishingly cheap when compared with similar tents.

The ratings show that the build and size the tent offers were not skimped on to obtain a price tag significantly below the usual price for similar tents. It will make a remarkable choice for nearly all people looking for an adequate three-season dome tent to camp with, that will serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Kelty Wireless Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area

Kelty Wireless 2
Wireless 2

3' 7"29 sq ft

Kelty Wireless 4
Wireless 4

4' 11"59 sq ft

Kelty Wireless 6
Wireless 6

6' 4"70 sq ft
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