User Review: Eureka! Tetragon 7
Price Paid: $80-ish
Overall this tent is an excellent value and I recommend it. It performed well on a 45 day trip across the US from state parks, the Badlands, backcountry Yellowstone and (in a pinch) the occasional KOA.
The rainfly is seam sealed from the factory, as is the bathtub floor. The tent held up to downpours and overnight hail in Yellowstone without letting in a drop of water (except for a small amount that came through an unzipped window- our fault).
There are huge mesh walls on two sides which allow for great cross ventilation. The gear loft is convenient (though I'm not sure how strong) and there are 2 internal side pockets that allow for easy stashing of flashlights, etc.
On the downside there is not much room under the rainfly outside to stash gear. Realistically you may be able to fit 2-3 pairs of boots near the door to protect them from rain but that is all. The rainfly does not completely close around the front and rear of the tent and while this was not an issue with the rain, it would be a problem if you had 4 people plus gear to stash.
Also, as other reviewers have stated, we had our front and rear small poles snap as well. The poles keep the rainfly fully guyed out over the door and rear window. The tent was completely pancaked in the Badlands during an intense windstorm which I think was a significant factor leading to the breaks- and which could have been prevented by sufficiently guying the rainfly. In our case we were able to rig the rainfly to trees to keep the rain out. After 30 continuous days of use, we expected wear and tear. Also, the poles are graphite and won't last forever.
In the end I gave it 4 stars. Like I said, great value for $80. If you want a tent that will last for 20 years without replacing poles, you're in the wrong price range.