User Review: Eureka! Solitaire
Design: 3 season, bivy style
Ease of Setup: the set up is easy but be prepared for the roof to collapse on you..
Price Paid: $89
This review is NEGATIVE for the tent and the manufacturer.. READ MY ENTIRE REVIEW WITH PICTURES.
The tent is small, light and comfortable. It puts up really easy and it works great except for the poles. I have put this tent up 3 times since i've had it and the poles have broken twice. Luckily both times they broke i was only on overnight trips so i just jimmy rigged it to last till the next day. If i would have been on a backcountry, backpack trip i would have been in some serious trouble. For that reason alone i would stay away from this tent or buy some better quality poles.
As far as the manufacturer, the first time i sent the tent back the return was slow but they replaced it.. The second time they are claiming that i'm not covered under warranty because it's weather related. I camped in 20mph winds and they are claiming the winds are the reason for the broken poles!! However, i camped with 5 other people that were all in cheap Walmart tents and theirs fared perfectly fine!
The problem with this tent is the poor design.. It looks great and would appear to be a great tent but the extreme angle of the poles is too much for them to handle. There is just too much pressure. If this tent was a couple inches wider on each side it COULD fix this problem. As for now, stay away from this tent!!