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Kelty Mantra 7 Tent Reviews
Best 3 Season Family Tents

Kelty Mantra 7 Tents can withstand everything from hurricanes to mountain storms.

Learn why families love the Kelty Mantra Tent, a 7-person 3-season shelter.

The family camping tent market is so over-saturated that a shelter must essentially be a bombproof, portable palace in order to sell well--which is precisely what the Kelty Mantra Tent is.

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The Kelty Mantra 7 Tent

Until researching the Mantra 7, Camping Tent Reviews had been hard-pressed to find a Kelty tent that lived up to its name. Thankfully, this two room, 7 person, 3 season shelter is everything you could dream of in a family tent.

Please note: Unfortunately, the Kelty Mantra 7 tent is no longer made. All the stores we monitor do not carry it anymore.

If you're looking for a large, family tent, we recommend reading reviews of our favorite 10 person tents & 8 person tents.

We will keep the review up for historical purposes. Also, here is a link to REI.com's original page on the Mantra 7.

Kelty Mantra 7 Review

The Kelty Tent Company tends to mimic the best features of other brands and doing everything possible to cut costs by reducing non-essentials or using cheaper quality materials.

However, it seems as if the engineers started from scratch with the Kelty Mantra Seven thanks to its numerous thoughtful features, which include:

  • Large vestibule - Big enough for gear and to stand up in, so you can change muddy pants without dirtying the tent

  • Removable privacy wall - Two rooms when you want it, one when you don't

  • Excellent organization - Wall organizers and internal pockets keep essential camping equipment within reach

  • Polyester rainfly - Doesn't expand or stretch when wet

  • Well-ventilated - Family camping tents need excellent ventilation and the Mantra 7 tent provides it

The list can go on and on--Kelty went above and beyond when imagining this tent. This 7 person 3 season tent fixes all the wrongs of other camping tents and enhances benefits campers are used to.

Wall organizers means you don't pay extra money for a gear loft... a vestibule large enough to stand in is priceless... aluminum tent poles ensure reliability in the worst of storms... 2 doors make entry and exit a breeze...

Kelty Mantra 7 Person 3 Season Tent Specs

  • Area: 116 square feet
  • Max Height: 72 inches
  • Weight: 22 pounds 7 oz. (Minimum); 23 pounds 8 oz. (Packaged)
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Packaged Size: 13" by 33"
  • Vestibule Area: 38.6 square feet
  • Tent Pole Material: Aluminum
  • Sleeps: 7 people
  • Seasons: 3

Kelty Mantra 7 Footprint

The Kelty Mantra 7 is one of the best family camping tents. That said, family means kids and kids means high energy activities.

Kelty Mantra Tents are not inexpensive--it's worth investing in the Kelty Mantra 7 Footprint to ensure that your tent's lifespan is as long as it can possibly be.

It's silly to spend hundreds of dollars on a large family tent for camping and overlook the importance of a footprint.

The Mantra 7 footprint will add 1 pound, 10 ounces to the shelter's weight.

The Kelty Mantra 7 Tent Review: Advantages

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Specs of the Mantra 7 Tent

First, the vestibule: being able to change wet clothes in a gear vestibule without feeling cramped is a major benefit. In fact, it's one of the best features of the Mantra 7 tent.

Next, is its organization. Other tent companies, such as The North Face, make you pay extra for a gear loft, which is needed in a family camping tent.

Kelty decided to show consumers some love by installing wall organizers, so you have easy access to all your evening camping supplies.

When an entire family is camping in the same tent, excellent ventilation and two doors for easy coming and going are a must. Kelty recognized this and made the Mantra 7 one of the most well-ventilated family camping tents.

Finally, Kelty Mantra Tents are reliable, sturdy, and waterproof. Some would go so far as to call it bombproof. While Camping Tent Reviews wouldn't recommend exploding a bomb near the Mantra 7, this tent can withstand everything from hurricanes to mountain storms.

Kelty Mantra 7 Person Tent: Disadvantages

While Kelty markets this as a 7 person shelter and you can squeeze seven people in here, the Mantra Seven is best used with 4-5 people.

The only other drawback is the fact that it can take some time to pitch.

After a long car ride with anxious children, the last thing you want to do is spend 30 minutes pitching your family's tent. Unfortunately, that's what you have to do with the Mantra 7 Person 3 Season tent.

Kelty Mantra 7 Tent: Consumer Reviews

Consumers like:
  • Sturdy
  • Waterproof
  • Comfortable
  • Rainfly works well
  • Large vestibule
Consumers don't like:
  • Heavy

Summary

If you are in the market for a family camping tent, you must consider purchasing the Kelty Mantra 7 tent.

This best selling, top rated tent receives fantastic consumer reviews across the board and Camping Tent Reviews loves its intelligent design.

You will not regret buying the Kelty Mantra 7

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