User Review: Eureka! Tetragon 1210
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: easy (2 people needed) I use an 8 year old as my assistant
Price Paid: $159
I bought this tent for my son and I to use on his cub scout camping trips. We have camped in it 6 times so far and are happy with it's performance.
1 - Easy to set-up and take down. 10-15 minutes with the help of an 8 year old.
2 - Very Roomy for up to 3 adults (you could fit more but I like room)
3 - Solid and thick main poles (of which there are 2)
4 - Holds up very well to wind (even with only the 4 corners staked). We had a Kelty and a Coleman blow down on the last outing. You can even stake additional guy lines but unless you set-up in a wind tunnel or in really loose soil I cannot envision needing them.
5 - Easy snap-on construction of the tent sides to the poles (except on the top of the tent where you still have to snake poles through a sleeve - but they are short sleeves).
6 - Very well constructed tent and it pulls up nicely - no baggy sides or floor. Note floor is not polypropelene like so many of the cheaper tents, ie: Coleman. It bags up nicely and is smaller and lighter than most in this size range.
7 - The bathtub floor is about 8" high (almost too high)
1 - The doors can take some getting used to. Since the tent can be partitioned off (why anyone would do that in a tent of this size, I dont know) entry is from opposing sides of the tent for each partition. Also, trying to get the zipper under the rain flap can be cumbersome.
2 - On one trip we did get moderate rain and we had a corner that got slightly wet. It was at the seam on the corner where the tent stake is attached. This was despite the fact that we used Seam Sealer 3. It was minimal and compared to some of our fellow campers who got soaked in their tents, we decided it passed the test. We plan on adding more sealant to the corners in the future. However, none of the zippers leaked nor did the floor itself.
Overall this is a good tent that sets up easily, is made of quality materials and construction, and holds up to the elements.