The Kelty Green River 6 person tent is uniquely designed with a screen room.
Learn why Kelty Green River reviews are mixed and if it's the best tent for you.
If only one adjective could be used to describe the Kelty Green River 6 family camping tent it would be big.
This odd-looking, massive shelter clocks in at 121 square feet with a vestibule area of 83 square feet, bringing its total size to 204 square feet, making The Green River 6 is one of the largest family tents for camping.
But is bigger necessarily better?
The Kelty Green River 6 Tent
Note: The Green River 6 is no longer made. A similar tent, the Kelty Pavilion, can be found at Amazon.com
. This review will be kept up for historical purposes.
Most Kelty family tents are misleading: they're marketed as a 6 person tent but can only fit 4 people, or a 4 man shelter fits 3.
Not so with the Kelty Green River 6. This shelter includes many features making it perfect for base camp:
The question is, will this camping tent meet your family's needs? The answer can be found by examining the Green River's advantages and disadvantages.
Kelty tent floors have a reputation of puncturing easily.
With any family camping tent, you should always purchase the footprint to maximize your investment's lifespan. The Green River 6 footprint is a small investment compared to the cost of the tent. Buy it to make the most out of your camping budget (weighs 1 pound 10 ounces).
Green River 6 Tent Specs
The best aspect of this 6 person family camping shelter is size. Few family tents for camping exist that are over 200 square feet.
With a max height of 6.5 feet, only giants will feel cramped. While most shelters have gear vestibules, few have vestibules tall enough to stand in. Changing out of muddy hiking clothes is easy with the Green River 6 tent.
The gear vestibule is so large it can double as a screen room.
Finally, nothing ruins a camping trip like a leaky tent. Thankfully, the Green River is fully waterproof.
Green River Tent reviews are generally positive. However, they have numerous drawbacks that for some reason are not mentioned in many consumer reviews.
First, fiberglass poles are not as stable as aluminum tent poles. Unfortunately, this family camping tent is equipped with fiberglass tent poles.
Next is the fact that the Kelty Green River 6 tent has one door. When camping with your family, people will constantly be moving in and out of the tent. One door doesn't cut it.
Perhaps most important is that Green River Tents lack adequate ventilation. Excellent ventilation is a requirement in family camping tents, but the Green River 6 has terrible airflow.
When the screen room is opened, ventilation is better. However, you won't be sleeping with the screen room open, so in the end it still lacks adequate airflow.
Finally, after a long car ride, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour pitching the tent. Sadly, this 3 poled tent is cumbersome to pitch.
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Kelty Green River Tents are certainly the most unique looking family camping shelters--and with 204 square feet, you're bound to have plenty of leg room.
Consumers are generally happy with their purchase. The Green River 6 is gigantic, waterproof, and reliable. While drawbacks exist, most owners don't seem to mind them.
Even though at Camping Tent Reviews, we believe the tent has too many drawbacks to justify the pricetag, too many for it to receive less than a 4 star rating.
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