User Review: Eureka! Tetragon 5
Design: Three season
Ease of Setup: Rather easy setup. I could complete it alone in a few minutes
Weight: Over 5 pounds, A clunker
Price Paid: $50
Well, I can't complain about the tent a lot. It held up in some of the most adverse environments I have ever seen. Yet the tent still has some costly drawbacks for people that camp in the wet or backpack on a frequent basis like I do.
The tent holds up semi-well in the rain, but the corners of the tent let in water where the fly leaks water on it. Also, the fly doesn't quite fit onto the tent frame, a little too small. Another problem is the weight. I ditched this tent for an Eureka! Spitfire 1 because of the great weight difference. At over five pounds, this tent's a clunker. My new tent weighs in at only two pounds 13 ounces.
Nevertheless, for the 5 years of service it gave me as a scout, it held up well and earned the nickname "The Beetle" due to the low, round profile.
Yes, I would recommend this tent for people who camp on occasion and in the sunshine. If you wish to go backpacking, I recommend that you upgrade to a better tent. I hope you find this useful information.