User Review: Eureka! Spitfire 1
Design: three-season, solo tent
Weight: 3.4 with all accoutrements
Price Paid: $109
Weight-savings goes without saying. Packability very competitive with all other tents of this type. A breeze to setup, even in the dark. Not self-supporting! Must set up in an area where you can place head/foot stakes, or at least tie-down with a few rocks. the tension from these stakes provides your 3rd dimension of support(longitudinal axis). Recommend setting feet into the wind for best results.
Holds up to heavy rain, and light sleet and snow without batting an eye. The ventilation provided by the mesh screen serves to diffuse your body heat very well, however, in the colder weather plan appropriately with your sleeping system. No issues with noise such as flapping, whistling, or clacking of clips in high winds. Watertight integrity of the rainfly is excellent. Zippers and fabric are extremely resilient for their apparent light-weight construction.
Although a little cozy, it is spacious enough to accommodate my 6'/190lb. frame, plus my 75lb. shepherd. Plenty of headroom. Lacks a vestibule area so I chose to keep my pack inside and utilize as a headrest.
I recommend this tent to anyone conducting solo camping who desires to keep packing weight to a bare minimum while still enjoying the luxury of a reliable tent.