Sierra Designs Convert 2 vs Eureka Alpenlite 2 xt

11:15 a.m. on June 4, 2009 (EDT)
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Sierra Designs Convert 2 vs Eureka Alpenlite 2 xt

I need a 4 season tent. Assuming the same price, does any one have any insight to a superior tent? Warmer weather ventilation would be great as I will have to replace my 3 season tent soon, but winter weather is the priority here. It will be used for backpacking, but weight is not paramount.


11:43 a.m. on June 4, 2009 (EDT)
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I happen to be a fan of the Eureka Alpenlite. I have an earlier version of this called the Alpine Meadows. The design is solid, it's easy to set up and is stormproof. I think this tent is generally under-rated. The Eureka is a double wall tent whereas the Sierra Designs is a single wall tent and therefore the Eureka should be slightly warmer in the winter. Also you can leave the fly off on hot, humid summer nights. The Sierra Designs looks to be a bit roomier.

1:18 p.m. on June 4, 2009 (EDT)
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I would go with the Eureka but that's just me and I like Eureka tents They are well made and pretty reasonably priced compared to other tents. I have owned several Eureka's over the years and have no complaints as well having Eureka tents as our troop tents when I was a Boy Scout and event then they held up very good.

1:58 p.m. on June 5, 2009 (EDT)
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I'm with Alan I own 2 and 4 Alpine Meadows and sent my North Face VE-23 away at garage sale. I did have a Sierrawest Mobile Dome 2 that was a great looking tent. I should never have sold it. I vote Eureka Alpenlite. I just seen one recently on ebay or Craigslist new for way less than they are selling for.

2:42 p.m. on June 7, 2009 (EDT)
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I too like the Alpenlight 2XT, it's a solid tent in wind and snow, easy to set up, well ventilated, and has a decent sized vestibule. Price-wise, it is a great value compared to other tents with like features and construction. It is slightly heavier than some similar tents (offset by the $100-$200+ you save) and samllish inside for a two-person tent.

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