User Review: Eureka! Apex 2XT
Design: 3 season dome with dual vestibules
Ease of Setup: Super easy
Weight: 5 lbs.
Price Paid: $100
I purchased this tent several years ago because the dual vestibules would provide enough cover for gear for two people when backpacking. What I found was this tent is a fantastic all around good tent. It provides fantastic ventilation even with the fly attached, without the fly you can stargaze to your heart's content.
It's probably not going to be as light as many options, but this tent is very very versatile. To skimp a little weight I only stake the two corners where the fly/door attaches to the ground.
I've used it both for backpacking and car camping, and it does the trick in both scenarios. (Most people wouldn't want to use this for car camping, but in a pinch it seems much more spacious than most backpacking tents, especially considering the double vestibules.)
Last summer while backpacking in Pasayten Wilderness in northern Washington we were hit with an unexpected snowstorm, and got a foot of snow if not more. This tent performed fantastically and shed most of the snow.
My friend had a much more expensive Marmot tent that nearly collapsed because of weight from the accumulation. Another friend was so impressed by its performance/design that he bought one as an upgrade to his backpacking tent after that trip.
My only gripe is that the zipper design on the fly can be a bit annoying and tough to fully zip when in the vestibule...but it's really not much of an issue and shouldn't deter you from buying what is otherwise a very good tent which will provide lasting value.