For an all-around four-person tent at a great price point, it’s tough to beat the Kelty Gunnison 4.1. With two doors and two vestibules, it has enough room to house a family or an expedition team. And even though it weighs just less than eight pounds, divvying up the tent, fly, and poles to separate people will help minimize the weight.
Perhaps the best attribute is that it’s jam-packed with all the features of a top-flight tent, at half the price. It has gear loft loops for additional storage, plenty of ventilation with no-see-um mesh wall panels, and two welded clear windows on the rain fly.
This combination of features is what led Backpacker Magazine to rate it as the ‘Best All-Around’ tent in 2009.