User Review: Eureka! Tetragon 9
Price Paid: $125
Owned for 1 year, used monthly for camping with Boy Scouts. Bought a Eureka because the boys' outfitter tents ($300+) were so well built... This is more of a family tent.
Headroom - Awesome. Space inside great for one, holds full size cot and a camp chair to be my little office, great for week long summer camp. Two full size cots fits but then is cramped, only do this occasionally with camping with family. When I sleep on the floor on a pad or hiking cot, feels huge.
Poles - worst fiberglass poles I have ever seen. Don't know if they are overstressing them by how they bend over the top. The poles don't look as if they were glassed all the way through. They bend too much after awhile. The small poles front and back did not survive a mild storm, but keep them, they are handy to use as splints when the main poles go.
Both main poles have broken at the same place, just over the top of the arch. Depending on how the pole breaks it rips through the fly, which IS NOT rip stop nylon.
Zippers are okay, have to move them carefully so they don't jam. One unzipped itself before the zipper, so occasionally I have to force the zipper backwards to fix it. Wish it had the same oversized zippers the Scouts A frames do.
Troubles aside, have not seen anything better that meets my requirements for one person setup and not TOO heavy. Getting some replacement pole sections for the main poles, will probably add Rip Stop nylon panels where the fly is duct taped.
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