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Kelty Tent Footprints Provides Longer Tent Life

Kelty has been a provider of outdoor gear since 1952. Started as a backpack business with an external frame, the lineup of products has grown and includes tents, footprints, kitchen gear, and family gear. 

Asher "Dick" Kelty founded the company in 1952 and currently, Exxel Outdoors, LLC out of Boulder, Colorado operates the business. 

What is a Tent Footprint and Why Would I Need One?

A footprint is an added layer of protection from the surface of the ground between the ground and the bottom of a tent.

Save your tent life by adding a footprint. Kelty tents are strong and dependable, but the ground can cause damage to the floor of the tent. A way to help preserve the life of your Kelty Tent would be to utilize a footprint when you’re camping.

Kelty produces footprints for each of their tent models. The footprint is durable and water resistant and helps keep the bottom of your tent protected.

Footprints are designed smaller than the tent model they represent. The design allows for protection from the ground surface along with allowing water runoff in wet weather conditions.

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Tent Footprint Lineup

Discovery Basecamp Footprint - Models 4 & 6

Specifications:

Brand: Kelty

Model: Discovery Basecamp

Dimensions: Model 4

  • 95" x 76.5" / 241 x 194 cm
  • Weight 14 oz/0.4 kg

Dimensions: Model 6

  • 115" x 102" / 292 x 259 cm
  • Weight 1.1 lbs /0.5 kg

Material: 68D Polyester / 1200 MM / CO

Discovery Element Footprint - Models 4 & 6

Specifications:

Brand: Kelty

Model: Discovery Element

Dimensions: Model 4

  • 93" x 82" / 236 x 208 cm
  • Weight 0.09 lbs/0.04 kg

Dimensions: Model 6

  • 116" x 103" / 295 x 262 cm
  • Weight 1.1 lbs /0.5 kg

Material: 68D Polyester / 1200 MM / CO

 

Discovery Trail Footprint - Models 1, 2 & 3

Specifications:

Brand: Kelty

Model: Discovery Trail

Dimensions: Model 1

  • 84.5" x 27" / 214 x 69 cm
  • Weight 0.29 lbs/0.13 kg

Dimensions: Model 2

  • 84.5" x 50" / 214 x 127 cm
  • Weight 0.44 lbs /0.2 kg

Dimensions: Model 3

  • 84.5" x 72" / 214 x 183 cm
  • Weight 0.66 lbs /0.3 kg

Material: 68D Polyester / 1200 MM / CO

Rumpus Footprint - Models 4 & 6

Specifications:

Brand: Kelty

Model: Rumpus

Dimensions: Model 4

  • 83.5" x 93.5" 

Dimensions: Model 6

  • 100.5" x 112" 

Material: 68D Polyester / 1200 MM / CO

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Grand Mesa Footprint - Models 2 & 4

Specifications:

Brand: Kelty

Model: Grand Mesa

Dimensions: Model 2

  • 81.0" x 63" 

Dimensions: Model 4

  • 94.0" x 76" 

Material: 68D Polyester / 1800 MM / CO

Wireless Footprint - Models 2, 4 & 6

Specifications:

Brand: Kelty

Model: Wireless

Dimensions: Model 2

  • 82.0" x 44.5" / 210 x 113 cm

Dimensions: Model 4

  • 92" x 83" / 240 x 210 cm

Dimensions: Model 6

  • 114" x 104" / 290 x 259 cm

Material: 68D Polyester / 1800 MM / CO

 

Late Start Footprint - Models 1, 2 & 4

Specifications:

Brand: Kelty

Model: Late Start

Dimensions: Model 1

  • 82" x 36" x 26" 

Dimensions: Model 2

  • 84" x 50" x 42"

Dimensions: Model 4

  • 95" x 77" x 77" 

Material: 68D Polyester / 1800 MM / CO

Dirt Motel Footprint - Model 4

Specifications:

Brand: Kelty

Model: Dirt Motel

Dimensions: Model 4

  • 88" x 80" x 80" 

Material: 70D Nylon / 3000 PU coating

Outfitter Pro Footprint - Model 2, 3 & 4

Specifications:

Brand: Kelty

Model: Outfitter Pro

Dimensions: Model 2

  • 83" x 51"
  • Weight 15 oz 

Dimensions: Model 3

  • 82" x 69"
  • Weight 19 oz

Dimensions: Model 4

  • 81" x 93"
  • Weight 25 oz 

Material: PU Coated 210D Nylon Oxford / 3000 mm DWR

Tallboy Footprint - Model 4 & 6

Specifications:

Brand: Kelty

Model: Tallboy

Dimensions: Model 4

  • 81" x 91"

Dimensions: Model 6

  • 101" x 114" 

Material: 68D Poly / 1200 mm

Recommended Accessories

When you hit the trail you may wish you had these in your pack to help keep the footprint in place or just to be safe you have the right poles and accessories for the job. 

Below are a few additional items you may need for your next camping or backpacking trip. 

Family Camping Accessories and Gear can also be found in the Kelty lineup of products. We've reviewed several key camp supplies and gear. Check out our Kelty Family Camping Gear page. 

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Pros and Cons of Kelty Tent Footprints

Pros:

  • Protection for base of tent 
  • Small and compact for backpack 
  • Model specific design
  •  One Year Warranty

Cons:

  • Few complaints about the size being too small for the footprint of the tent. ** footprints are made to be smaller than the actual size of the floor of the tent.  For a larger footprint choose an option that would be larger than the floor of your tent and purchase that option and stakes. 

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