SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTERS | MAPS | VIDEOS | BLOGS | MARKETPLACE | CONTESTS
TRY BACKPACKER FREE!
SUBSCRIBE NOW and get
2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.

Also on Backpacker.com


Enter Zip Code

Backpacker Magazine – April 2009

Gear Guide 2009: Kelty Corrie 1 Tent Review

This high-and-wide tent is meant for one, but can fit two, provided they're under six feet tall.

by: Kelly Bastone

Kelty Corrie 1 (Seth Hughes).
Kelty Corrie 1 (Seth Hughes).

Gear Guide 2009: More 1-Person Tents
Search through our extensive library for more reviews.

High and Wide
This spacious solo shelter actually accommodated two testers in a pinch; the couple (yes, spooning required) found the 36-inch width cozy but sufficient. The freestanding, double-wall Corrie is equally oversize in height, with a 39-inch peak that delivers airy headroom. And on a stormy trip to Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness, a tester reported that the eight-square-foot vestibule proved "big enough for gear storage and foul-weather cooking." Oddly, the king-size dimensions don't extend to length, making the Corrie best for sub-six-footers who want plenty of living space. Extended tent time is also improved by superior airflow–thanks to large mesh patches on the canopy and three rainfly vents–that prevents condensation. Durable fabrics, like 30-denier siliconized ripstop nylon, looked new after a season of use. $290; 3 lbs. 3 oz.

gear finder



Subscribe to Backpacker magazine
Sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter
Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip:
Email (req):
Reader Rating: -

READERS COMMENTS

grumpydok
May 22, 2010

just purchased this tent, in large part based on this review.

BUYER BEWARE -- this tent REALLY weighs 3.9lbs.

backpacker.com -- how about some independent verification of the manufacturer's specs in your reviews?

ADD A COMMENT

Your rating:
Your Name:

Comment:

My Profile Join Now

Most recent threads

Trailhead Register
Picture Rocks, MI
Posted On: Jul 24, 2014
Submitted By: Hungry Jack
Gear
Need a New Pack!
Posted On: Jul 24, 2014
Submitted By: Tigger


Go
View all Gear
Find a retailer

Special sections - Expert handbooks for key trails, techniques and gear

Check out Montana in Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride
Warren Miller athletes charge hard and reflect on Big Sky country, their love for this space and the immense energy allotted to the people who reside in Montana.

Boost Your Apps
Add powerful tools and exclusive maps to your BACKPACKER apps through our partnership with Trimble Outdoors.

Carry the Best Maps
With BACKPACKER PRO Maps, get life-list destinations and local trips on adventure-ready waterproof myTopo paper.

FREE Rocky Mountain Trip Planner
Sign up for a free Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning kit from our sister site MyRockyMountainPark.com.

Follow BackpackerMag on Twitter Follow Backpacker on Facebook
Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 3 FREE GIFTS
Survival Skills 101 • Eat Better
The Best Trails in America
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Backpacker
and my 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Full Name:
City:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
State:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions