User Review: Eureka! Apex 2XT
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100
Good starter tent, heavy for backpacking.
- Well made
- Roomy with 2 vestibules
- Fiberglass poles
- Large pack size
This tent is nice, for the price. It's made very well and never leaked on me. It held up to moderate use with my dog and still looked like new when replaced.
The tent however is heavy (6 lbs trail weight), packs large, and uses fiberglass poles which always make me nervous. This thing weighs more than my current big 3 (Nemo Meta 1P, Mountain Hardwear Phantom 45, Big Agnes Q-Core), and looking back, it's hard to believe I hauled it around as long as I did.
It is marketed as a backpacking tent but it is definitely more usable as a car camping tent.
The tent breathes fairly well, but could use some venting closer to the floor.
The tent is freestanding so it sets up very easily.
It sheds water well and handles wind without a problem as well.