User Review: Eureka! Apex 2XT
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $130
Just enough room for me 6'4" and my gear. Vestibules provide additional space to keep gear dry.
- Large vestibules
- Easy setup
- No visibility
- Rain fly zipper
I was looking for a fairly inexpensive tent that was big enough to keep myself and my gear dry on a rafting trip in Alaska. With a tarp laid down under the tent, the two side vestibules were able to keep my gear dry during a steady rain overnight.
The setup was easy with just two poles and hooks on the tent. There are no windows, just the mesh openings that look into the vestibules on each side. If you leave the vestibules open, you will have a nice cross-breeze, but if it's raining, you can enjoy staring at the inside of the tent.
Also, the vestibule zippers go all the way out and down to the ground making it somewhat akward to open and close fully. After a steady rain, the fly is wet and trying to keep your gear dry can be challenging when trying to open the vestibule to get out of the tent.
Overall this is a good buy for the size of the space inside the tent and the area under the vestibules.