User Review: Eureka! Timberlite 3
Design: Freestanding 3 season A-frame
Ease of Setup: Very easy
Weight: Appx. 8 lbs.
This tent performed very well in all categories for its style of tent except in strong winds. I pitched this tent on a wilderness beach and later on a chickee (raised wooden platform) in the Everlgades in 25 mph winds with higher gusts. I thought that the frame might break until I finally had the fly in place and additional guy lines tied to the top of the frame. Another paddler on the other half of the chickee where I stayed had pitched his North Face Talus and it shed wind much better than the Timberlite, even without the fly in place. I wouldn't hesitate to use it again in the woods where the trees provide some wind protection, but would not recommend it for a beach or open site.