User Review: Eureka! Copper Canyon 10
Design: 3 season, free standing cabin
Ease of Setup: definately at least a 2 person set up
Price Paid: $159
Nice and roomy being a cabin tent. Experienced some problems that I believe are design issues and a few that are not. I and two other guys experienced some rough, windy, rainy weather where the tent held up great but took a lot of rain inside from the blowing wind even after dropping the fly poles so that the fly would hug the top of the tent. The way the screened windows are designed do not allow for a total seal in the walls of the tent. The window screen flaps zipper up on left and right sides but only have a two hook fastener at the top which allowed for the wind to blow rain and wind through the top part of the window that doesn't have the zipper even though the flap is fastened.
The fly does not come down low enough even after being dropped on the tent to cover the tops of the windows enough to keep the wind and rain out. The directions tell you to stake the bottom of the tent after putting things together but this creates a problem trying to open and close the zipper door. I think the directions need to state that the tautness of the side of the tent where the door is, needs to be relaxed so to be able to open and close the zippered screen door. Otherwise the door zipper binds. The tent is definitely a two person set up.
We also experienced a lot of moisture inside on the air mattresses during the night even after the tent had been closed up after several sunny days where there wasn't rain or left over moisture from rain. Don't know why we had this problem.
So as a 3 season tent, I don't know about that one. Would I buy another or recommend it for purchase in the present configuration, NO. If Eureka was to correct the simple issues with making the fly a little lower in covering the top of the tent and completely contain the closing of the window flaps with zippers, Yes, I would buy and recommend this tent, otherwise, it's a "fair weather tent". Sleeps 3 big guys with single bed size air mattresses and one more if mattresses aren't used.
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