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Kelty Sequoia 4 Review: An Extra-Tall Tent for More Comfortable Camping

Standing up to change clothes, or sitting up and reading–not always things you can do comfortably in most tents. Kelty’s new Sequoia 4 Tent is a game-changer in camping comfort, with an extra-tall design that allows adults up to 6 feet tall to stand upright without hitting the ceiling. The front unzips into an oversized door, so you don’t have to crawl inside to get in.

Mesh walls and ceilings allow for fresh air without bugs, and the tent comes with a rain/privacy cover for when you need it.

Sequoia 4

Kelty Sequoia 4 Tent Review:

Price and Where to Buy the Kelty Sequoia 4: The Sequoia 4 is available on Kelty’s website and Amazon for $249.95.

How the Kelty Sequoia 4 Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. If you’ve ever used a tiny tent before, you know how annoying it can be to move around inside one. The Sequoia 4 makes camping so much more comfortable, offering room for standing, space for four people to sleep, and plenty of space for your stuff. This tent can be assembled easily, using a single-handed set-up that pops up quickly.
  • Value: 9/10. The price point is a great deal for a tent of this size, especially since the Sequoia is packed with cool features like tons of internal pockets to help you stay organized.
  • Portability: 9/10. As with most four-person tents, this one is designed for car camping instead of backpacking. However for a tent of its size, the Sequoia 4 is surprisingly portable. It packs down into a small, easy to carry package (26 x 8 x 8 in), yet easily pops up into a size that will comfortably sleep four adults (88 x 98 x 78 in).
  • Durability: 10/10. The tent has steel poles, taped floor seams, and sturdy mesh walls that will last through many camping trips.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. The tent comes in two colors (blue and green) and looks great when assembled.

Final Verdict: Want to be comfortable in your tent and have a place to hang out in case it rains? The Sequoia 4 is the roomy answer to your needs.

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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