User Review: Eureka! Sunrise 9
Design: 3-season family tent
Ease of Setup: No-brainer here
Weight: Definitely a car camper
Price Paid: $450
We've had an older model of this tent for more than seven years now. At first we were quite impressed with its performance, and we do camp a lot. But, as time progressed, it has started to show its age rather quickly. Our main beef is with the poor quality zipper on the main door. From the get-go there were issues with it, as it always wanted to split open. The shoe was, repaired and then replaced, and now the zipper has teeth falling out! (rendering the tent useless)
Also, the fly, while it appears to be durable, has always leaked, especially from the center velcro area (leaving you wet inside in minutes). It has also shrunk to the point that it is difficult to get the poles in! The poles would have been better if they were aluminum, but being fibreglass, they have broken (at the ends) and been taped together in many spots. The floor, while quite thin, has stood up very well (amazingly)!
Overall, for the abuse this tent has seen, we really can't fault it too much. (we just curse at its faults!) However, our 80 dollar Wenzel tent that is 18 years old, while it does leak, is still completely intact!
Sometimes "you get what you pay for" isn't true!