User Review: Eureka! Timberlite 3
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Cheap from the Factory Outlet
This tent has served me well for over 15 years. I've taken it backpacking, kayaking, and camping from the car. It's very roomy for 2 people and gear.
- Very roomy for 2 people.
- Very easy to set up with 1 or 2 people.
- Well designed.
- They don't make it anymore
Over the last 15 or so years I've taken this tent on many adventures. It should show how great of a tent this is simply that I'm writing a review due to how much I love the tent. They haven't made it in years, and you probably can't buy it anymore. It has gotten me through thunderstorms, and frost.
I chose the Timberlite because it was modeled after a tent I was very familiar with the Timberline series of tents. All the Boy Scout troops in my area used the Timberline due to its ease of use and durability.
This tent is very easy to set up. I can set it up alone faster than others could set up their tents with 2 people. This tent was one of the lightest tents on the market at the time, and I still use it backpacking.
This past weekend, I decided to try roughing it. To save weight, I just brought the rain fly, and ground tarp. I ended up finding two sticks, to use as poles, and just staked the rain fly down on the corners. This got me through first night just fine.
The next night I was in an area too rocky to use stakes, and I just put rocks on the corners. Surprisingly this got me through the storm that came up that night. Before it rained, the winds were 15-25mph, and everything held up fine. Then it rained pretty steady all night. When I woke up in the morning everything was completely dry.
I'm sure I'm going to get another 5-10 years out of it, so I'll write more then.