User Review: Eureka! Assault Outfitter 4
Ease of Setup: Simple, but thread all the rods before you erect it.
Weight: About as much as my dog likes to carry...
Price Paid: $300
I read all of the reviews on this tent and bought it despite of some issues people mentioned that I'll address later.
I'd like to say that it is a tent lover's dream first. Water tight and bombproof. Very roomy and private.
The only thing I wish is that the windows were larger and there were another piece of fabric sewn on to block the windows entirely if you wanted. There could also be room for some side windows.
Lot's of people seem to complain about the door opening from the bottom. I don't find this to be an issue. There are ties at the bottom and on the flaps where you can pin them against the tent under the opening and off the floor. I usually just unzip to the top and slide in through the crack anyhow.
I saw another complaint about the tent for winter. I took this tent to Valdez on New Year's Eve and camped for a couple days at minus twenty. By no means was it a cozy cabin, but it did its job and held up to two days worth of camping with a dog in the extreme cold. No problem setting it up at all.
A great tip for setting this baby up is to remember to thread all of the poles in the sleeves before you begin setting them and erecting the tent. Do not try to complete one pole at a time. You will bend them and get frustrated for thirty minutes. Thread them all first and then erect.
Mine is durable as hell and the only problem I have is in the heat, but I just hate heat. Eureka needs a lightweight ac option.
The tent is a bit heavy, but this is a large tent. It is really only reasonable as a backpacking tent if you have more than one person, or a big dog... :) I carry his food and then let him sleep in the tent he carried.
I have a collection of different stakes I use in different situations and the guy lines are very nice on this model. I think the vestibules could be a little better designed, but now I'm just being picky.
Again with the windows, it would be cool if they unzipped for hunting, had a zipping cover, and were more abundant.
This tent has seen me through lots of mud, wind, snow, hot, cold, bugs, park rangers, and all kinds of stuff.
I think it is the best tent investment you will ever make, especially since they are coming down in price so much.
Where to Buy
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