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.

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.