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Nice little compact tent. Easy free standing cross-pole…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $45

Summary

Nice little compact tent. Easy free standing cross-pole design. Leaks water.

Pros

  • Fairly lightweight
  • Fairly compact
  • Easy setup
  • 4lb 2oz trailweight (tent, poles, fly)

Cons

  • Floor leaks


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The Isis is a nice compact option for its price point.

It tapers slightly more narrow toward the feet so you might have to sleep both heads in one direction. 
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I think this tent was supposed to be one of Eureka's UL models. When you research the tent, there's a lack of info. It doesn't look like the tent took off, but I still think it's a pretty good tent. It weighs in at 4lb 2oz.
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Setup: Easy cross-pole design. It does have some sleeves to slide poles through so it's not quite as easy as newer all-clip tents. The corner poles have the standard Eureka "pole fits over the aluminum receptor."
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Stability: The tent is taut and has 4 additional guy out points. It has been stable in wind. The poles are a very thin to cut weight so I'm not sure how they'd do in extreme winds. 

Weather Resistance: Not very. I was in a heavy rain and the ground was saturated to the point to where when you took a step, water would pool up between your toes. The seam seal tape was completely intact in the tent but the water penetrated the material and soaked everything by morning.
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I would guess a piece of Tyvek or footprint would mitigate the problem but that means extra weight. Nikwax? The fly did a good job in keeping things off the top of the tent. The flap over the zipper kept the rain out from the entrance. Good thing since the tent is tapered and zipper is right over your entrance and head. 

Ventilation: The tent vents decently since the fly is elevated about 6-8 in off the ground and you can open the zip from the top on the entrance. 1/2 of the tent is mesh top so it's a nice breeze without the fly.
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Room and Storage: Decent amount of space with enough room to sit up and change. Two standard mesh pockets for storage. The vestibule is large enough for boots and or a small pack but not enough for 2 packs.
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Packability: The tent packs down surprisingly well (approx 5" x 16" [14 x 40 cm])
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Ease of Use: Everything works as expected. Zippers, cords, poles etc. They are consistent.

Construction and durability: It has held up well. The stitching and taping is still all in-tact. There are newer lighter materials today but the materials used in this model are still pretty light and durable. 

I bought the tent used online and have been out with it in dry and wet conditions.

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