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Product Description


When you need a tent that's built on support and coverage, choose the Kelty Late Start 2 Tent. This tent features one doorway for easy of entry along with a light, fast, and easy setup process, so you can get back to exploring the trail or enjoying the campgrounds nearby. With a rugged and roomy design, this tent can comfortably accommodate up to two people, while the full coverage waterproof rain fly helps keep you dry and warm. Ideal for three seasons, this tent will provide all of the features you need to keep you planning your next go-to adventure.  


  • 1-door, 1 vestibule design 
  • One doorway for ease of entry 
  • Lightin' fast/ easy set up process 
  • Rugged and roomy design for up to 2 people 
  • Big-time interior living space creates pre-bent poles 
  • Full coverage waterproof rain fly to stay dry and warm 
  • Capacity: 2
  • Seasons: 3 
  • Weight: 4Ibs. 
  • Pole Material: Aluminum
  • Material: 68D Poly / 180mm 
  • Floor Dimensions: 85" x 54" x 45" 

Customer Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
The tent is easy to set up and perfect for me and my son when we go backpacking.
October 29, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Passed the first test. . .
Chose this tent as the smallest/lightest when packed for my budget. Should pack easily on the motorcycle, and double as hiking gear if I want to go that route. (LIke what I did there?) It arrived last night, and I had it completely set up, staked, with rain fly in about 10 min. And that was taking the time to adjust the seams and tweak my staking. I left it set up in my back yard, and this evening we had a nice pop up T-storm. Which, if you know anything about West Texas, this was not a sprinkle. Easily saw .5 inches of rain in less than an hour (according to my novelty rain gauge). I kept an eye on the tent through the window. The wind shook it pretty good, the rain and hail came down. Lots of thunder and lightning, even a tornado warning in the next county. More drama than CBS. After the storm passed, I popped out to check the tent. Bone dry inside. I reckon I picked the right tent for my needs. Next test: Actually sleeping in it. . .
May 29, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great starter for backpacking
I love it! It has NEVER let me down. Freezing temps and monsoon rains...I'm warm and dry. I do suggest using a footprint or something for moisture. I use an emergency blanket inside and underneath. Everything stays dry that way. The only reason Im getting a new tent is because I want to drop some weight. Going with the Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2. Its a full 2 pounds lighter but also $250 more. I hope it takes care of me as well as my Kelty does. KEEPING THE KELTY!
April 21, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great Tent
Used by my grandson, it is very easy to put up and take down, as well as roomy for a two man tent.
April 17, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Late Start 2
Fine, easy to set up, tent attached to the poles quickly and easy, fly is also easy to attach, no issues with condensation or leaking, very good value for the price.
April 14, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Kelty Late Start 2
Great tent! I got the 2 man so I could sleep with all my hunting gear and it works perfectly. Would recommend for sure. Josh Ashe Gunnison, Colorado
April 9, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Love it
I couldn't say anything bad about my tent at all. I've had it in wind and rain and never got wet at all. The floor bottom gets a little bit damp but not soaked. The only thing I could say is I wish it was a double vestibule double door. Sometimes to put my head at the wide end of the tent I have to turn the door towards a wall on a mountain or something.
November 27, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Quick, Easy, Affordable
I came across this specific tent in an old Backpacker Magazine (very well rated and very affordable!). I decided to give it a-go due to it's price point and by god - this is a great tent! It's not only affordable, it's SUPER quick to assemble / disassemble and kept myself and my backpacking partner warm on a chilly night. For a first time camper / backpacker, I couldn't be more pleased with this tent.
September 29, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Everything you said it was !!
Easy set up, light and perfect for New England summer camping and also it will get a work out this fall in the White Mountains of NH. So far it’s everything that Kelty promised and that’s why it’s my third Kelty tent 👍
September 9, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome Tent
I love this tent. It is very durable, and simple to set up. It took me less than 3 minutes all together. Very easy.
September 2, 2020
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