User Review: Eureka! Spitfire 1
Design: Hooped tunnel
Ease of Setup: Vey easy, but inner gets wet from inner first pitch
Weight: Exately 3 Lbs
Price Paid: $125
Great and stable well vented little tent. With added guylines it takes pretty much weather, though not for winter. Would have been fine with access to the "rear vestibule" from the innertent. At 6'3" I'm probably taller then this tent allows. Wouldn't even give the stakes to the children! If this tent was just GREEN it could have been my favorite summer shelter. At least it's not yellow.
Update: May 28, 2011
I'm afraid I'll have to admit that I'm a tent collector, so I have just purchased the Spitfire 2011 in addition to the original (2006) (I even own the Spitfire Solo Sul - God forbid that tent!).
The Spitfire Solo has several "improvements" for 2011. The new green/rust color is almost suitable for stealth camping (excluding all unnecessary reflective parts) the folded length of the poles is reduced dramatically to just 14 inches, there is now zipped access to the rear vestibule from inside the tent, and the supplied V-pegs are actually usable. The weight has increased by 3 ounces, so the tent, fly and poles weighs 3 lb 3 oz (pre-pegs and various bags).
I love this little tent that has the potential to become a true classic of all time, and would probably buy it in an ultra-light version too. Just NOT the Eureka Spitfire Solo SUL, which with its corner struts threatening to puncture the fly at any time, is a design disaster!