User Review: Eureka! Tetragon 7
Price Paid: $62.96
This was my second Eureka! tent purchase, as I really love the first one. We purchased the Eureka! Tetragon 7 last minute from Campmor for a Halloween weekend camping trip, car camping at a camp ground. We received it in time to set it up indoors before packing for the trip.
I am so glad we did. The weather report changed on the day before we were to leave. We packed our truck and trailer in light rain. When we got to the campsite to set up, it was raining heavier with snow mixed in. Still, we set camp because the weather the next day was supposed to be really good.
We were able to quickly get the tent set up with very little rain getting in before we attached the fly. It withstood rain well into the night. Luckily, there wasn't any wind, so we didn't have to deal with that, too. No water got into the tent. Boots were left outside the tent under the protection of the fly and stayed dry. A dog slept inside the tent with two boys. No damage from his nails to the floor.
Yes, the poles could be better, but both tents can be backpacked and are light weight. Therefore, to have sturdier poles, weight would be added. With my first Eureka tent, the poles broke after a few used, but I fixed them on site (needing a place to sleep) and haven't even ordered replacements yet.
All in all, the weekend went well despite the rain — which did not return after the first night — and temperatures — both nights were below freezing with the second night in the low 20's — we had an excellent weekend.