User Review: Eureka! Sunrise 9
Design: 3 season
Ease of Setup: one person can do it
Weight: idk, car camping weight
Price Paid: $200
I've owned several Eureka tents over my 30 plus years of camping and all of them have been very good tents especially for the money. I have never been more impressed with a tent than this summer.
We were camping in the Nicolet National Forest in August and spent the night in the worst, I mean the worst thunderstorm I've ever experienced. Think of the hardest rain imaginable, the kind that makes you pull over on the highway and then double it. Seriously. Rolling thunder, lightning cracks that sounded like the hand of God slapping the earth.
For most of the night we suffered through this storm. I thought the tent would blow away and we'd end up in the car or a pit toilet to stay dry. Didn't happen. The Eureka Sunrise 9 withstood it all and in the morning, everything was dry inside the tent. Of course I had silicon waterproofed the tent the year before and had sealed the seams, but still.
I love North Face products and have a TNF backpacking tent, saw a Traihead 8 on sale and thought about getting it, but after this night, I'm keeping this tent as long as it holds up. The windows are great and yeah, the zipper sticks a little but like most tents you just have to take your time and not force it. The little vanity thing and cupholders and all that are cheesy; we don't even use em.
I highly recommend the Eureka Sunrise 9. There is not a better tent for the money on the market.