User Review: Eureka! Alpine Meadows
Design: Modified A-frame, 3.5 seasons
Ease of Setup: Easy for one person
Weight: About 7 pounds
Price Paid: $50 (used)
First off, I must have a different model than one reviewer with prebent hoop poles. Mine uses plain straight, shock corded fiberglass sections that assume the curved shape when inserted into the sleeves. So, it rolls up and packs into a carry bag the same as a Timberline 4.
I have owned and liked a Timberline 4. This Alpine Meadows 4 is identical except for the extra body and fly fabric fitting around the bulge created by the hoop in the middle. It creates truly appreciated head and shoulder room and makes it possible to have a chair inside because the walls are more dome-like.
This is definitely an improved version of the Timberline 4, in my opinion. I count myself very lucky to have just found one in such pristine condition It is a pity that Eureka! ceased making it.