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About Kelty DO NOT USE/USE 6511D

Closeouts. Your family will thank you when you upgrade your next camping trip with Kelty's Palisade 4 tent, featuring a cool dual-entry vestibule design with pull-down shades and cup holders.


Specs about Kelty DO NOT USE/USE 6511D

  • Seasons: 3-Season
  • Capacity: 4-Person
  • Packed weight: 15 lb. 6 oz.
  • Pack size: 30x10"
  • Peak height: 72"
  • Floor dimensions: 96x96"
  • Floor area: 64 sq.ft.
  • Bathtub floor: Yes
  • Tent floor material: 1800mm polyurethane nylon taffeta
  • Number of doors: 1
  • Number of vestibules: 1
  • Vestibule area: 29+8 sq.ft.
  • Number of poles: 4
  • Tent pole material: DAC® aluminum
  • Tent wall material: 70 denier dye-free polyester taffeta
  • Rain fly material: 75 denier 190T polyester with 1800mm polyurethane coating
  • Stakes: Aluminum
  • Stuff sack: Yes
  • Recommended use: Family camping
  • Made in China
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  • Cannot ship to Japan.
  • Cannot ship to United Kingdom


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4.250000 5 Overall Rating: 4.3 Based on 12 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by island hopper from esko, mn on Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I almost didn't get this tent with the comments on the wind issues. We just got back from a 3 night kayak camping trip in the Apostle Islands in Wisconsin. Our last night I could hear the wind whipping in the trees. I thought that we were being protected from the wind by the trees , since the ten... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by ncbluwtrguy from Wilmington, NC on Monday, November 12, 2012
    Excellent tent for family car camping. Comfortably hold 3 adults (with room for gear) or two adults with two kids. Front vestibule is large enough to accommodate two small chairs to ride out inclement weather or stash the dog and gear. Easy to set up. Lots of extras (pockets, cup holders etc.) Replaces an old Eureka Equinox 6 tent that we've had for 17 years - very satisfied !
    • Best Uses: Backyard, Beach, Car Camping
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
    • Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Sturdy, Waterproof
    • Was this a gift?: No
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven
  • Reviewed by Wolfespirit from Pacific Northwest on Sunday, November 4, 2012
    I like to camp at National Park Campsites. I just set up the tent to see if I would like it and didn't use it. I'm still debating on whether to keep it. I'm female and found this tent a bit harder to put up and somewhat time consuming. (About 1/2 an hour!) If it were raining, the entire tent would be soaked before I could get it up and the tarp on least alone. I found the round bar both difficult to put together and even more difficult to take apart due to how tightly it went together and how smooth the bar is. It was to bring rubber gloves to hold on to it for grip to pull the segments apart. (Is there some trick that I'm unaware of?) The clips seem like they would be better if there was a bit of rubber to make them more sturdy, as the first one snapped in my hand. I'm not sure why tent makers are using so much mesh and very little material these days??? Because there is very little material, the pockets are small and at the bottom corners. Also, if you want privacy, you have to use the tarp. The 2nd door to the back of the tent is only about 2 feet tall and doesn't have a screen...good for the dogs! :) (Although I don't think the back vestibule has a zipper to open it from outside the tent?? Perhaps the only entry is from inside the tent??) You would have to be on your hands and knees to get anything out of the back vestibule. Also, the back vestibule has no flaps at the bottom to keep rain out and it doesn't go all the way to the ground allowing for small visitors, i.e. chipmunks, squirrels, mice, etc. to come in. I'm 5'4" and had a heck of a time trying to put the tarp over the tent. It would be much easier with two people! I can't imagine having to use rocks to hold the tarp in place. Also, because the tent it so large, the poles need lots of area without trees or bushes behind you to be able to put them into the sleeves! I did like the substantial amount of room inside the tent, area in the front vestibule, the flaps on the bottom of the front vestibule that keep the bugs out and the hanging cup holders! I was disappointed with the way the tarp fits, as along the sides of the tent, there is a couple of inches of space where mosquito's and other bugs can easily get into the vestibule, if you were trying to sit and relax outside the tent itself, where the coffee holders are. I wonder if it would hold much heat on chilly nights when it gets down to 40 or 45 degrees. Also, definitely needs a foot print or tarp underneath it. It looks good up and would make a nice tent for the yard. For the most part, I like was just difficult for me to put up alone and I worry about having to put it up or take it down in the rain. The sack to hold it seems large enough, too. Quality, other than the clips, seems good.
    • Best Uses: Backyard, Car Camping
    • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
    • Pros: Able To Stand Up In It, Color, Comfortable, Hanging Cup Holders, Very roomy
    • Was this a gift?: No
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by m31m45 from Jackson, TN on Monday, October 15, 2012
    Purchased this tent for a yearly week long camping trip and it worked great. Due to the large floor area and stand up height it was very comfortable for a week long trip. I am 6'4" and 250 pounds and never felt cramped considering there was a cot, clothing table and a chair in the tent with me. Nice front vestibule. I never got a chance to test it in the rain so not sure of how waterproof it is. The only con is that it took about 16 stakes to set the tent with all the guy lines. Also they supplied the cheap tent stakes so I would plan on getting better stakes. With the discount at the time I paid $197 so at that it is a great deal. I still would have been satisfied if I had to pay the $299 STP is asking.
    • Best Uses: Car Camping
    • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
    • Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Sturdy, Waterproof, Windproof
    • Was this a gift?: No
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Paco from Chattanooga, TN on Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    My husband and I set this tent up in just a few minutes - 15 minutes tops. Very roomy and private at the same time. It's a heavy tent so you wouldn't want to pack the thing in, but great for car camping.
    • Best Uses: Beach, Car Camping
    • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
    • Pros: Easy To Set Up
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Skuy camper from Indiana, Pa on Sunday, September 16, 2012
    My husband and I used this tent for a 2 week camp trip in the Colorado Rockies in September. It held up well through wind and rain. Very comfortable for two people and all of our gear, four would have been very difficult.
    Loved the front vestibule. We laid a carpet down and it became a great shoe and coat room. We did have a little flooding in the corner shelf because we didn't tie things down properly.
    This tent is easy to put up, but not quick. When we first got it, I put it up by myself in breezy conditions.
    • Best Uses: Backyard, Car Camping
    • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
    • Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Lightweight, Waterproof
    • Was this a gift?: No
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven

Question & Answer

Questions about this product? Get answers from community and staff experts.

  • “Are the mesh screen covers in the vestibule zip closed or Velcro? I wonder how waterproof the vestibule really is with the mesh screens. Thanks.”
    Asked by Destroyah from Los Angeles, CA on 8/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • They are zippered closed. Thanks for asking.
      Answered on 8/22/2012 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Are the vestibules removeable and do they have partial floors?”
    Asked by VBLL from Lexington, Ky on 8/7/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • The vestiblules are part of the rain fly and are not removable. They do not have a floor.
      Answered on 8/15/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post

About Kelty

A frequent winner of prestigious adventure magazine awards, Kelty makes lightweight and durable gear to meet the demands of avid outdoor enthusiasts. Kelty sleeping bags feature cutting-edge technologies and come in a wide range of styles that are sure to meet the needs of both beginner campers and seasoned outdoor adventurers. Kelty tents offer superior-quality construction in lightweight backpacking models and easy-to-pitch car camping models. Kelty backpacks hit the trails with rugged materials, customizable harnesses and other backcountry-ready features. With your choice of lightweight daypacks, multi-day internal frame packs and vintage backpacks, there’s a Kelty backpack for everyone. With over 50 years in business, Kelty is an outdoor institution.