User Review: Eureka! Apex 2XT
Ease of Setup: one person, easy.
Weight: about 5 pounds
Price Paid: ~$150
I have the 2005 model Apex 2XTA, which comes with the aluminum poles. For the price I have found the space, build, and materials above par. The material is polyester taffeta (floor, sides, fly), which is 10-20% stronger than the nylon taffeta. The 2006 model only has a polyester taffeta fly, the floor/sides: nylon taffeta. The polyester mantains its shape (doen't streach as much as nylon) when wet and wind blown. It is hot in the wet summer if you put the fly on, but has enough netting to cool down when you peel the fly back half way. As an added bonus, the yellow color is visually uplifting when you are trapped inside the tent for hours during the day due to heavy rain like I was.