User Review: Eddie Bauer EB-30004.2
Design: 5-person dome
Ease of Setup: setup is fairly easy
Price Paid: $80
I recently purchased this tent for car camping as my other tents are all for backpacking. Before leaving on my trip I decided to set the tent up in the backyard just to familiarize myself with set up. I found the fly to be a poor fit and was concerned when I saw lg cloth zippers around the windows. The fly was taped but there was no taping around the windows or seams in the tent body.
After setting up the tent I was going to leave it up since it looked like rain and I was curious to see how the tent would hold up. I couldn't wait for the rain and decided to wet the tent down with a garden hose. Boy am I glad I did. This tent leaks like a sieve !!! Had I gotten caught in a downpour I would no doubt have spent a long, cold and wet night.
I thought about selling this piece of garbage but I didn't want to inflict it upon anyone else and ruin their camping experience. I cannabilized the tent for parts and threw the body of the tent away.
In all fairness I do own an Eddie Bauer two-man backpacking tent that I have had for several years and been very satisfied with. This tent is obviously nowhere near the quality.