Eureka! Autumn Wind 3XD
Price Paid: $99
I love this tent. Comfortably sleeps 2 people plus all our gear inside. Could fit a third person easily.
The build quality is great and the aluminum poles are a definite must. The vestibule is very large and great for keeping shoes and gear outside but out of the wet. The second door is a huge plus and the unique shape is great for wedging the tent in smaller more covered areas (i.e. between two bushes/trees or in a small outcropping).
Went camping in Johnson Valley, Ca in February and the weather was in the double to single digits at night. I was very comfortable in this tent overnight not cold at all. Ventilation was nice, it was never muggy or dewy in the tent.
Another time, camping by the beach, it poured rain and hailed on us but the tent had no problem keeping us dry. Everything was great! No leaks, our shoes under the vestibule were nice and dry, and I have never added additional sealer to the tent.
I was deciding between a Kelty Grand Mesa 2, Marmot Limelight 3, and this tent and I'm really happy I went with the 3XD. Found it on sale at Sport Chalet for $99.
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The Eureka Autumn Wind 3 XD is a classic 3 person backpacking tent that has been redesigned and is now better than ever.
- Rocky Mountain Trail
Camping with two good friends and a small, stuffy tent can mean going home with two enemies and a small, stuffy tent. Keep your camping friendships strong with the roomy, breathable Eureka Autumn Wind 3XD Tent. This three-season tent even features a side door so you can enter and exit without stepping on anyone's face.
- Backcountry Outlet
The free-standing front entry Eureka Autumn Wind 3XD Tent has a surprisea "a second door on the side! Give your tent mates their own door, and say goodbye to getting stepped on in the night! The secondary drop down door inside these show stealers ensures their rightful place--head and shoulders above the competition.
- Altrec Outdoors
The Eureka Autumn Wind 3 XD is a larger version of an old favorite backpacking tent that has returned with an updated and modified version. This version sleeps 3 and still has lots of mesh (3 huge panels) for extraordinary ventilation but now it has a second door for even more convenient exit and entry. The front door opens to a storage vestibule and that vestibule also has a high vent for more comfort. The new second door is on the side and enables your partner to get in and out without disturbing you. The disitinctive 'frog' design sheds wind and rain effortlessly and all the mesh is good for ventilation or stargazing. The tent has great headroom and fits taller folks better than most tents. Sleeps 3. Main fly and floor seams are factory taped for weather protection. Freestanding design is easy to set up. 2 doors for easy entry and exit. One 13.61 sq. ft. front vestibule provides extra gear storage. Multi-coated ripstop polyester full coverage fly protects the tent in the harshest weather and covers the non-closable roof and wall vents. Fly is ripstop polyester for extra durability. Shockcorded lightweight aluminum frame is compact, easy to set up and very sturdy and stable. All clip assembly is for fast and easy set up and take down, also allows great airflow for comfort. Poles attach to tent body via post and grommet for fast and easy set up. DAC PressFit Aluminum poles are sturdy, stable and shockcorded for convenience. 2 mesh gear pockets for internal storage, clothes line loops and flashlight loop. Front door ('D' style) is mesh and opens to a vestibule for storage when the fly is on. 2nd side door (drop down) for your partner makes tent living easier. 3 huge mesh panels give great ventilation and offer stargazing opportunities. Includes lightweight aluminum V stakes that outperform standard Shepard hook stakes. External guy points with preattached guyline on the fly help secure your tent in high winds. All mesh panels are no-see-um to keep the tiniest winged nasties outside where they belong. One vestibule vent for better ventilation. All carry bags included. Fire retardant. Import.