User Review: Eureka! Backcountry 2
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 5 lbs
I carried this tent for 850 miles from Springer Mountain to Waynesboro on the Appalachian Trail, and used it just about every night for almost 4 months, during all types of weather conditions from hot to cold to rain to snow to wind.
I liked having all that space (7ft X 5ft, and 3 1/2 feet tall). It was a great tent unless it rained. Things got damp, but never really soaked. The problems seemed to be when it was windy and rainy at the same time. The fly was just inadequate and water always ended up getting in. Mostly drips that would run down the sides of the tent on the inside and then create tiny puddles along the edges, and depending on the slope they might run and collect a tiny puddle in one corner or on one side. Using it solo, this was usually just annoying, as I always had room to shift everything around so that my gear and I didn't get wet. On the trail for a few months, you learn to deal with being wet and slimey, and if you haven't had a shower for a week, maybe you need to get a little wet.
All in all, it's not a perfect tent, but most of the time I liked it.
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