The Salida's nearest competitors are the Marmot Limelight (higher peak height and more interior volume) and the REI Half Dome 2 (much more interior space, two doors, two vestibules, more pockets, steeper walls, stronger). We prefer the Salida to the Limelight because it's eight ounces lighter and easier to setup. And, in most circumstances, we prefer the REI Half Dome 2 to the Salida, because it's more versatile. The Half Dome is good for both car camping and for backpacking. Unless you only plan to backpack (multi-day trips) with the tent, the Half Dome will likely be a better choice because it's more versatile.
The Kelty Salida has been updated and the rainfly is now available in a new color. Keep reading for more information!