Late Start 2P Tent

Colour: Smoke / Lyons Blue / Dark Shadow
Smoke / Lyons Blue / Dark Shadow

The tent for those who like to arrive late and pitch up fast

Everything about this tent says easy. It knows your primary goal is to pitch up pronto so you can kick back, crack open a beer and enjoy the great outdoors – without faffing around with annoying poles or fiddly guy lines. The Late Start has Kelty’s Quick Corner technology, combining self-standing tent poles with extended pole sleeves at each corner to enable efficient one-person set up. It’s so easy that you can even pitch in in low light conditions. Once it’s up, pre-bent poles create a roomy living space, making this a great tent to chill out in. So great in fact, that a late start in the morning might be on the cards.

    • Lightnin’ fast/easy set up with Kelty Quick-Corner Technology
    • Rugged and roomy design for 1P, 2P or 4P
    • 1-door, 1-vestible design
    • Full coverage waterproof rain fly
    • Big-time interior living space created with pre-bent poles
    • Seasons: 3
    • Number of doors: 1
    • Number of vestibules: 1
    • Capacity: 2
    • Minimum weight: 1.83 kg
    • Packaged weight: 2.04 kg
    • Dimensions (LxWxH): 215 x 137 x 101 cm
    • Floor area: 2.7 m2
    • Vestibule area: 0.73 m2
    • Packed Dimensions: 40.6 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm
    • Pole type: Aluminum
    • Wall material: No-See-Um Mesh
    • Floor material: 68D Poly / 1800mm
    • Fly material: 68D Poly / 1800mm
  • Kelty Late Start Tent 2 floor plan
  • You’ll probably find a Kelty pack or tent at every trailhead and campground in the 50 states, from Alaska to New Mexico. They’re one of the biggest and best-loved US outdoor gear brands.

    In fact, American entrepreneurial spirit is in Kelty’s DNA. Just as Henry Ford is forever associated with the Ford Motor Company, Kelty is closely associated with its founder, Asher ‘Dick’ Kelty. A tireless inventor and passionate outdoorsman, Kelty developed a host of innovations in outdoor gear, including the first aluminium frame backpack, the first waist-belt, the first padded shoulder straps and the first zippered pockets. Those are all design elements that are still found on almost every quality trekking pack sold today.

    In the 1960s and 70s, these technical advances were so ground-breaking that Kelty packs were carried on expeditions to Everest, K2, Cholatse and Antarctica. But just as importantly, Kelty’s affordable and widely available packs encouraged thousands of Americans to explore the backwoods and mountains of their own country. National Geographic Explorer Nick Clinch even wrote that he blamed Kelty for overcrowding the wilderness. “By taking the weight off the hiker’s shoulders and putting it on the hips, he took the misery out of the sport”, he explained. “[Kelty] made it enjoyable for people to go backpacking.”

    Today, Kelty is still dedicated to getting everyone outdoors, with a wide range of sleeping bags, tents and other outdoor equipment – including, of course, its iconic packs. Even today Kelty still manufacture traditional external-framed packs, based on original Dick Kelty designs, alongside their modern internal-framed rucksacks. It’s a little nod to their founder and his part in America’s enduring love affair with the great outdoors

It's the perfect size and has the best features for intended use.

-Russel W, Verified Buyer


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