User Review: Eureka! Spitfire 2
Design: three-season non-freestanding
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: 4 lbs
Price Paid: $130
I recently used my brand new Eureka Spitfire 2 for an outing and it performed below par.
The biggest problem was the wind. I was camping in very sandy areas and the wind was between twenty and thirty mph each night. Since this tent is not freestanding, the stakes bear the majority of the force. And since the stakes were in sand, they kept coming loose and allowing the tent to fall apart. The wind also blew plenty of sand into the tent while the fly was on.
I eventually found big rocks to put over each stake to hold the tent in place. I would recommend getting bigger stakes than the ones they supply with the tent or to just not take it camping in a desert environment.
On a positive note, this tent is very easy to setup and handled a little snow/rain storm with no leaks.