Eureka! Tempest 2
I got this tent mainly for car camping. I'm a pretty…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $130
I got this tent mainly for car camping. I'm a pretty bad snorer and as my family got older, their tolerance for sleeping in the same tent with me waned. This is a perfect size for me (6'3"/210 lbs) leaving me some side room to store a few things in the tent with me and use the vestibule for boots, flashlight, Tevas, etc. It's a bit heavy for backpacking; I have a solo Kelty for that.
- Good size for a taller person
- Nice vestibule
- Sturdy in windy conditions
- Too heavy for solo packbacking
- Only one door, so rear vestibule is only for ventilation
As I mentioned, I actually purchased this to be my banishment tent because I snore too much. I wanted a roomier "solo" tent for car camping and this one fit the bill perfectly for CO camping. It only has no-seeum netting on the door, partial roof triangle and window so I suspect it might get a bit stuffy if I used it where the humidity is higher, thus the downgrade.
It has a nice sized vestibule in the front and back but only has one door. So, unless you want to un-stake the back to put items under there it mainly serves as ventilation space. I've used this tent is many different conditions, including some pretty windy days in Moab. It stayed rock steady but I did have it fully guide-lined out.
Since I have to sleep solo, it's just too big and heavy for backpacking. The packed size for this 2-person tent is the same size as our TNF Rock 32 3-person tent that my girls use (and split the load). But, for the purposes I bought it, I've been really happy with it. Plenty long enough for my body and adequate elbow room to toss and turn all I want while stowing necessary items I need nearby.