User Review: Eureka! Timberline (outfitter model)
Design: Three Season A-Frame
Ease of Setup: Average
Weight: 10 lbs
Price Paid: N/A
I used this Timberline A-Frame tent for two weeks in Canada during a canoe expedition through the Boundary Waters area. I was issued the tent from the outfitters there. This tent is great. I first noticed how worn out it was when we first set it up. It was very wrinkled and dirty, but the tent was very well constructed and showed no serious signs of damage. The tents issued there had been in service for at least a year, to several other parties.
The tent itself is a strong nylon tafetta. The floor is a very heavy duty nylon oxford cloth that reists wear very well. The fly of the tent, a highly water repellent nylon goes down almost all the way on the sides, and support bars hold it out over the door and window on opposite ends. The construction is top notch. Heavy Duty #10 Zippers for the doors. A real quality item.
Setup is not very hard, but may require two people. The A-Frame design is sturdy but you need to stake it down very tightly during windstorms. The tent is comfortable and can fit 3 with a little bit of gear, or 4. It ventilates well even without opening the windows. During a heavy rainstorm, everything stayed dry. Moisture will not permeate even if you hit the sides of the tent. The seams don't leak like Wal-Mart tents do.
I love this tent. For two weeks I used it without a problem. We used it over sand, dirt, roots, and sharp rocks and the material of the tent never had a problem. It is extremely well constructed, as this is an outfitter type tent. It had been used for more than a year before me without any repairs made to the tent. It is built like a tank.