User Review: Eureka! Tetragon 1210
Design: 2 pole dome with fly thrre-season two-room
Ease of Setup: 1 person can setup if required.
Price Paid: $180 in 2005
I purchased the Eureka! Tetragon 1210 when my Walmart 5-person tent fell apart. This tent has been a wonderful camping experience many, many, many, many, many times!
My three sons and I used it last weekend and it finally began showing signs of use. It was struck by a micro-burst and was ripped out of its four corner tent stakes. The interesting thing is, the point of failure wasn't the seams or fabric, but the aluminum rings the stakes went through. The rings themselves opened in full metal fatigue.
I figured it was time for a new tent. I began searching the Internet. The best tent I can find is the Tetragon 1210 AGAIN!
However, I'm a little disappointed with the new fly configuration. I don't care for its style. My current 1210 has a traditional, four post style fly. It also has windows in it, allowing for sunlight and night time star viewing.
It's a shame Eureka! removed that feature. It's really a major bummer. Because of this, I'm going to repair my current tent and continue enjoying it until the bottom falls out of it in 15 more years!
Things I love: Price, color, ease of setup and breakdown, internal storage and shelving, quality of material (rings excluded), and the best thing, after 5 years, the zippers have NEVER failed once!
Things I dislike: Zipper handles "jingle" in the wind. It would be nice if they were rubber coated.
Conclusion: For the price, buy this tent. It's a great buy.