The deciding factor of whether a tent is good or not…
Ease of Setup: very easy
Price Paid: $64
The deciding factor of whether a tent is good or not always comes when you're stuck inside it, sheltered from a pouring thunderstorm. I realized how good this little tent is while we were hiking a 30 mile route in the Ramsey Draft Wilderness area in Virginia. We were at 4000 feet and it poured the WHOLE night while we stayed comfortably dry the entire time. The waterproof bucket around the bottom of the tent was a lifesaver. We could feel the cold water flowing under the tent but it never leaked in.
The only problem with this tent is the rainfly. No leaks, but since it doesn't go all the way to the ground, we had some misting on the walls, enough to make the fabric damp. This is a great tent and all most people will need in warm weather, but I'd recommend the Apex XT since its rainfly goes all the way to the ground. Whatever tent you buy.. make sure it has a generous and full rainfly!
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The Eureka Apex Solo is here to provide you with an excellent shelter when your out there enjoying mother nature's finest. Frame: 8.5mm, 16" maximum section length makes things quite comfy for a single person tent. As a three season tent, you'll surely be taken care of when considering what gear will come along for the ride. 2 windows allows a little bit of sun in the tent, to keep things lively.
- Rocky Mountain Trail
The Eureka! Apex Solo is a side entry 1 person backpacking tent with a huge (14.8 Sq. Ft.) front storage vestibule. It features shockcorded fiberglass poles and factory sealed fly and floor seams. The front vestibule is great for storing excess gear and the mesh door enhances ventilation. Easy all clip set up is just as fast to set up or take down. The polyester fly has good UV resistance and is not prone to stretching during extended wet weather. Includes two storage pockets, stakes and all carry bags. A great tent for the weight conscious solo traveler.Sleeps 1Factory Sealed Main Fly and Floor seams1 Door1 Vestibule (14.8 Sq. Ft.) for excess gear storage - it's HUGE!Side entryCompact pack sizeSturdy economical Shockcorded Fiberglass frameMesh roofHooded fly/vestibule vent can be adjusted - open or closed - enhances ventilation2 Interior Pockets for stuffPost and grommet - fly/tent attachmentAll Clip Freestanding design is fast and easy to set upVectored External guy points on the fly help secure your tent in high windsGear loft included - 30"x8"All carry bags and stakes includedFire retardantImport
Eureka Apex Solo Tent with Fiberglass PolesThe Eureka Apex Solo Tent with Fiberglass Poles is a versatile tent for those who like to enjoy the great outdoors. With a full coverage fly and full front vestibule, the tent provides easy weatherproof access. The integrated free standing and shock corded frame, with post and grommet assembly, is both sturdy and easy to set-up in almost any location, allowing for hassle-free camping. There are two interior pockets & a gear loft to keep your essentials nearby and secure. The tent features a single-side opening door, that tucks into its own pocket for easy access. It is constructed of polyester taffeta, with the floor, and rain fly coated ensuring maximum water resistance. The bathtub-style floor of this tent wraps up to the sides, protecting the interior against splashing and standing water. For all your camping trips, use the Eureka Apex Solo Tent with Fiberglass Poles.
This versatile, fiberglass 2 pole dome tent is ideal for those less demanding adventures.
- Ramsey Outdoor
Wherever it takes you. Multi-purpose, lightweight, compact tent with two twin-track doors and two demi-vestibules. Features: #8226; 2 pole rectangular dome tent #8226; Durable, shockcorded, freestanding fiberglass frame and ring
- Teton Village Sports