User Review: Eureka! Backcountry 2
Design: three-season freestanding half-dome
Ease of Setup: very easy and quick
Price Paid: n/a
Got this tent as kind of a hand-me-down, and took it out last weekend for the first time on a short backpacking trip in Texas Hill Country. This tent preformed magnificently! I have used Eureka! tents since I was old enough to know what a tent is (over 2 decades), and they have always kept me dry, this one especially.
Setup is very easy and quick with clips to hold the body to the lightweight aluminum poles. Rain fly gives complete coverage nearly all the way to the ground on two sides. As for coverage on the other two sides, do some planning if there's gonig to be weather and set up the tent with the narrow ends toward the approaching weather and the open sides are not an issue. Tub is factory seam sealed so no leaks. Space inside is enough for two somewhat larger people though it is a little cozy, and don't bring a lot of gear inside with you. Good ventilation and no condensation. We had a pretty bad thunderstorm overnight and were completely dry in the morning despite a small puddle UNDER the tent.
The only reason this tent doesn't get 5 stars is it is a little heavy, there are lighter tents out there. Overall a great value for a great all around tent!
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