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Kelty Palisade tent wins 2010 Camping Life Editors Choice award

Kelty's Palisade basecamping tent receives high marks for superb ventilation and integrated vestibule privacy shades

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The new Kelty Palisade tent, one of several tents to join Kelty’s Basecamp line of family camping gear for 2010, has been selected by the editors of Camping Life Magazine as a 2010 Editors’ Choice Award winner.

Designed with ample mesh for summer comfort and pull down shades in the oversized vestibule for privacy and weather protection, the Palisade is available in four and six person versions, offering a luxurious family camping experience. The Palisade highlights Kelty’s mission to create the finest, most comfortable and convenient Basecamping equipment available.

“We’re thrilled about this recognition from Camping Life,” said Sue Edmiston, marketing manager for Kelty. “We designed the Palisade, along with our entire Basecamp line, to accommodate the family camper looking for quality gear that performs well and lasts a lifetime. Since the majority of Camping Life readers are family campers, we’re very excited about the award.”

Here’s what Camping Life had to say about the Palisade:

“Our favorite thing about the Palisade is that the screened vestibule offers pull-down shades for privacy when you want it or protection from wind and rain when you need it. And look at all that mesh–breezy! Even when the tent is covered from ground-to-peak by its fly, the ventilation is still superb. It’s also incredibly easy to pitch this free-standing dome tent.”

With such a wide variety of camping products available to today’s family camper, Camping Life strives to provide detailed, valuable information so their readers can make informed buying decisions.

“Hundreds of new outdoor products are flooding the catalogs and retail shops, with more brands and a wider selection of goods available than ever before,” said Stuart Bourdon, Editor of Camping Life. “From among this torrent of new equipment, we’ve selected a few choice pieces. There are plenty of great new products out there, but each piece of gear we highlight here is in some way relevant to the family camping lifestyle, and is fresh, different, better, or just incredibly useful. These qualities have made them our 2010 Camping Life Editors’ Choice award winners.”

Camping Life Magazine was started in 1998, and we began our Editors’ Choice Awards in 2002 as a way to help focus our readership’s (family campers) purchasing power and attention on products that were best suited for the family camping lifestyle.

KELTY is based in Boulder, Colorado, and uses the natural backdrop of the Rocky Mountains to test, create and continually innovate within their diverse outdoor product families of Apex, Backcountry, Trail, Basecamp and KIDS. Kelty combines the best in new technology with a healthy dose of common sense to create exceptionally made, affordably priced outdoor products. For more information on Kelty, please go to, or call 800.423.2320. ###