Eureka! Equinox 6
Design: Four-season freestanding modified dome
Ease of Setup: extremly easy set-up,even for one-person
Weight: approx. 35-lbs
Price Paid: ?, was 13 years ago
Bought this tent for SPACE! With an average use of 20 days/year, for 13 years it held-up fantasticly: 3 ft of snow, heavy blowing rain, murderous winds, year round-all-seson use, excessive un-indented human abuse, assults by squirels and marmonts; this tent is excellent for car-camping and is roomy enough for three people (forget the Eureka recommended 6-persons, HA). Only drawback is if you are concerned about weight. Alas, the old girl is finally starting to fall apart, this is one tent I will truly miss when the wind is blowing the rain and/or snow.
Design: I have used it in every season without a problem.
Ease of Setup: Simple one person set up. 8 min. tops once you get used to it.
Price Paid: $150 5 yrs. ago
This is my favorite tent. I took a year off from "normal" life in order to camp and photograph the western states from Alaska to New Mexico and everything in between and this is the tent that was home to me, my wife, and our dog. There are lighter tents but if you do car camping often, this is one great tent. Huge interior that is more than big enough for two people, photo gear, and a German shepherd.
Design: temperate year round
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: too heavy to pack
Price Paid: $320
After a lot of research I went with this tent because of a Eureka Timberline I had for almost twenty years. So far this tent is exactly right for its intended purpose... car camping! Great for a family of four, durable, roomy, and I'm sure it's going to last a solid ten years!