User Review: Eureka! Timberline
Design: Three-season A-frame
Ease of Setup: Extremely easy
My Timberline is about 6 years old, used for "car camping" about 5 times per year (trips ranging from a weekend to two weeks).
Unfortunately, these aren't the Timberlines I remember from my Boy Scout days, which were nearly indestructible. I kind of wish I had something else, to be honest.
The floor on this model is thin and delicate, and ceases to hold out water after a good, all-day rainstorm. Clips are plastic and cheaply made. Poles feel very weak and are easily bent. If you want the OLD Timberline quality, check out the Timberline Outfitter, which has the thicker floor and metal parts of the older models. Like all A-frames, the Timberline suffers from a lack of headroom.
There are pros, however. Floor space is amazing. The tent is easy to set up, even in pitch darkness without a light. Accessories (such as vestibules and lofts) and replacement parts are easy to find. Holds up well in high winds if you stake it down well. The A-frame design allows frozen precipitation to slide right off, extending your season a bit (I wouldn't use this in heavy snow, though, give the aforementioned floor issues). The twin doors are a huge plus.
If you like the upsides to this tent, consider the Outfitter version. Avoid the standard model which, unfortunately, is not the product it once was.
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