User Review: Eureka! Apex 2XT
Ease of Setup: EASY
Price Paid: Borrowed
I used this tent at a field camp in the Precordillera Andes Mts. in Argentina. I borrowed this tent for the month in Argentina and despite being extremely old and beaten upon by countless other students over the years it held up wonderfully!
Most of the other tents used showed all the abuse they had suffered over the years but this tent still looked great. Temperatures dropped well below freezing during the night and winds shifted dramatically from hurricane force to nonexistant within minutes, despite all this the tent never broke a sweat! It even weathered the famous Zonda wind storms, known to blow over the Andes.
Tent had tons of room for 2 people with gear for a month. We could have easily packed another person inside if we wanted to be cozy, or in a pinch.
My only gripe was that some condensation would run down the sides of the tent on especially cold nights, resulting in a a bit of frost along the inside perimeter of the tent. But I have yet to find a tent which completely eliminates condensation.
Extremely easy to set up and tear down. The two doors and two large vestibules make storing gear extremely easy. This tent inspired both myself and a friend to purchase Eureka! tents for ourselves.