User Review: Eureka! Solitaire
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $75
Excellent tent for the price. Upgrade the poles to shock corded aluminum and upgrade the tent stakes.
- low to ground
- stays good in heavy wind
- repelled many hours of heavy rain
- fiberglass poles break
- tent stakes are cheesy/cheapo
Had this tent for 6 years. When new, set it up in the back yard and the fiberglass poles broke by the next morning. Eureka sent new poles for free and they broke within hours. Looks like the bend is too much for the poles and the metal ferrel inserts cut into the fiberglass.
Found a place on-line (can't remember the name) that had the info/dimensions for the Solitare (and many other tents) and they made me shock corded aluminum ones shipped next day air. Never had a problem since. This tent is now trustworthy and reliable.
This is a nice tent that packs well (light), and holds up in torrential rain. I'm 5'10" 225 lbs and while this tent is a bit cramped getting in and out, once inside it becomes comfortable. I use a self inflating pad under my ECWS bag and sleep like a baby.
Those of you that have purchase this tent already, should research on-line for shock corded aluminum poles...it's worth it and you'll have piece of mind when your far up the single track. One last thing, upgrade all tent stakes.