This past weekend we took the Kelty Gunnison 3.2 tent for a test drive. We needed a larger 3 person tent to account for 2 people and 2 medium to large sized dogs. Of the 3 person tents we researched, the Kelty Gunnison 3.2 held the most value for us. We wanted a cost effective tent that was packable enough to weekend backpack and would fit 2 adults (under 6 feet) and 2 dogs comfortably.
Here’s the specs of the Kelty Gunnison 3.2 Tent
- Seasons: 3
- Number of doors: 2
- Number of vestibules: 2
- Capacity: 3
- Number of poles: 2 Hubbed
- Minimum weight: 6 lbs / 2.72 kg
- Packaged weight: 7 lbs 4 oz / 3.29 kg
- Floor area: 48.5 ft2 / 4.51 m2
- Vestibule area: 12 ft2 + 12 ft2 / 1.2 m2 + 1.2 m2
- Length: 93 in / 236 cm
- Width: 75 in / 191 cm
- Height: 46 in / 117 cm
- Packed diameter: 8 in / 20 cm
- Packed Length: 22 in / 56 cm
We were able to sleep side by side, length wise on Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core Pads and Kelty sleeping bags with plenty of room for the dogs. Basically, we got half of the tent and the dogs got the other half of the tent. Any dog owner can attest to a dog’s “needs” coming first! Having two large vestibules was awesome. We were able to move dogs in and out of the tent without chaos. With two humans on one half of the tent, dogs can enter and exit one side. This prevents the dogs from having to walk across your sleeping pad. You definitely don't want your pad to bust!
Although the tent is probably a little too big to take on a backpacking trip lasting over 2 days, it's still small enough to make for an enjoyable camping with dogs experience. Check out the video below for a 360 degree view of the Kelty Gunnison 3.2 Tent.