User Review: Eureka! Backcountry 1
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: very easy, even at night
Weight: 4 lbs
Price Paid: $95 US
This tent is great for the solo camper. Two shock-corded poles cross to support this freestanding dome. Wire stakes included. I'm 6'2" and have enough room within its 8' by 3' floorspace for myself and my backpack, which I partially use as a pillow.
Tent's height makes sitting up no problem. Doorway is generous in size, the window sizes and locations are great, the two tent pockets are ample and well placed, and I had no difficultly with the rainfly's pole installation as reported by some owners.
I do wish it had an enclosed vestibule area to use for cooking on rainy days or storing muddy boots, and am considering adding an extension to the rainfly to accomplish this. Also wish it came with a footprint.
All and all, a great tent for lone campers wanting more than a bivy but not a lot of bulk.
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