User Review: Eureka! Tetragon 1610
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $250
Very spacious. Easy 2-person setup. Plenty of ventilation. Didn't leak.
- Plenty of room for my family (wife, 2 young kids, 2 dogs).
- Was dry in downpour. Didn't leak.
- Easy to put up with 2 people.
- Many windows kept things cool.
- Somewhat tricky to put up for a single person.
- Could use a vestibule.
- Might be too big for some.
Setup: With two people, pitching the tent is easy. My preschoolers were able to put the poles together. A second pair of hands is helpful when putting the poles into the pins that hold them in place and for adding the rain fly, but a single person can do it.
Stability: Solid in heavy wind.
Weather Resistance: Did well in heavy rain—no leaky seams. I did seal the seams even though the directions don't say it is necessary (I always do this with any new tent). In blowing wind, with the windows open, I imagine water would get in.
Ventilation: With four huge windows and the ample roof vent, the tent stays cool in warm weather and humidity is reduced.
Room & Storage: I'm only 5'5'', so there is way more headroom than I need. The loft storage is a good use of this space.
Packability: It packs relatively compactly in comparison to its huge space.
This is a very spacious tent with plenty of room for my family. I'm 5'5'' and don't really need all the head room; but the loft storage comes in handy. The fact that it can be divided into 3 rooms was a selling point; but we haven't really used the room dividers. On hot days, opening all 4 large windows keeps the tent cool. Even in a downpour, we were dry as long as we kept the windows closed. There was no leaking from the seams. I did seal the seams because I always do this with new tents. After reading the directions, Eureka says this is unnecessary.
I am able to put it up while my wife watches the kids and the dogs stay in the car, but an extra pair of hands would make it a cinch. I plan on adding additional rain flies around the door and windows so that I can keep the windows open in heavy blowing rain.
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