We caught up with Frank Kvietok from Kelty's Advanced Development Center to learn about Kelty's tent testing. Frank explained that Kelty takes real living space into account in the designs of their tents and has developed a test that takes more than total floor space and peak height into account.
By measuring not only the amount of space available for sleeping but also measuring the space available for sitting up inside the tent you can get an idea of how comfortable you'll actually be in the tent. Watch this video to see how Kelty measures and tests their tents.
As you can see, Kelty uses this test to help design tents with the most internal space available. Using ridge poles and other design features creates more headroom and ultimately makes the tents more comfortable to stay in whether it's one night, a weekend or a longer camping trip.
Check back as we'll be posting more video from our visit to the Kelty headquarters soon.