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Eureka! Pinnacle Pass 3XTA

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Pinnacle Pass 3XTA has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best three-season tents for 2021.

photo: Eureka! Pinnacle Pass 3XTA three-season tent

Specs

Price Historic Range: $134.93-$229.95
Reviewers Paid: $122.00-$189.00

Reviews

7 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   4
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

This is a great light enough to pack tent, but built to do it all. Huge vestibules on both sides provide room for gear and to cook if needed.

Pros

  • Vestibules provide great space
  • Light enough to pack

Cons

  • Zipper on fly would come off track

This is my go-to tent when I am going to the woods and don't want to be concerned no matter the weather forecast. Easy to set up by yourself and easy to pack in and out of any location. Great space with vestibules on both sides of the tent. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150

Nice well made tent. Advertised as a 2-season tent but works well in the winter too. Only downside is that it takes a little longer to set up than most tents. Rain fly is clumbsy to set up. I like it though.

Design: 3 season freestanding
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: Too many quy wires and hard to manage rainfly
Price Paid: $159

Absolutely the best tent is a Pinnacle Pass 3XTA for two people. Lightweight, easy set up stayed dry in downpour. No condensation. Large vestibules to keep boots and even your dog dry.

You can't beat this tent. Pockets, and a loop for light. Cool color too. Best looking tent on the mountain!

Design: three season free standing a frame
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: super easy!!!! 4 yr old can do it.
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Price Paid: $189

Excellent tent for the money. More floor space than I could find in its weight range than tents costing 2-3 times as much. Well-made with tight seams. Easily survived a massive thunderstorm in Michigan with three (3!!) inches of rain in one night, tons of lightning and a tornado watch. Everything in the campsite was drenched except the gear inside of this tent. Unfortunately, I was sleeping in a large family Coleman that got soaked!! I agree that the fly straps easily loosen. Other than that, no complaints. If you are backpacking with kids and need a large tent that dad can carry alone, this is the way to go. I would definitely buy another, and highly recommend.

Design: three-season freestanding
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: Excellent. Sleave design makes one-person setup easy.
Weight: 6 lbs
Price Paid: $125

Packs up small and has room for three, it's really great for two, with plenty of gear storage. Vestiblues on both sides create double the storage for wet boots etc. Excellent pack size/weight for motorcycle camping.

We camped through 24 hours of non-stop rain and the Eureka and all our gear stayed dry.

Design: three season free standing
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 4 lbs.
Price Paid: $140 w/Rebate

Good tent overall, lightweight, plenty of room compared to other 3-man tents. Would give it 5 stars if not for a couple of issues (staps loosen and coating thickness).

Used the tent two times so far. The first time on a backpacking trip in the Uintas (Utah) with my two kids. The amount of mesh is great, no condensation in the mornings, plenty of circulation. My friend's Sierra D. Siruis tent had a lot of condensation. Plus the 3XTA has much more room and two full vestibules. I like the colors also, doesn't stand out like a beacon. Not much rain so I can't comment on dryness.

Second time using was not as favorable. Set it up in the backyard along with my Sierra D. Meteorlight. Microburst came thru with 50 mph gusts. The 3-pole design of the Meteorlight was solid as a rock. The two-pole 3XTA swayed back and forth like a bobble head doll (poles did not bend). However, I could not keep the fly tight. Three times I got out to tighten up the straps and every time a gust hit it would loosen the straps up completely to the end of the strap. Fourth time I finally had to tie a knot in the strap to prevent it from slipping through the clip.

The light weight of the tent also comes with a tradeoff. The waterproof coating of the floor and walls is only 800 mm. The Meteorlight floor is 3000 mm and walls are 1800 mm. The longevity of the waterproof coating concerns me.

Design: 3-season freestanding
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: Very easy two-pole design
Weight: 5 lb 15 oz.
Price Paid: $122

Great tent overall -- lightweight for a 3-person tent. Nice to have the extra room even if it's only two of you -- just split up the poles, stakes, body, and fly!

A couple of things to slightly complain about: 1.) The zipper on the fly is a half moon shape with a storm shield over it. In a heavy rain, the design allows the water to run under the storm flap starting at about 12 to 18 inches up from the stake out point. This allows a bit of water to leak through the zipper -- not really a problem unless you have gear stored under the flap and pushed right up to the end -- not likely in normal use. However, I called Eureka! and they said they hadn't heard of that issue.

2.) Most of the main tent under the fly is no-see-um netting -- including both doors (the tent opens at both ends). The fly completely covers the main tent; however, the fly does not go all the way to the ground when staked out -- there's about 1/2 to an inch gap -- this allows you to feel the breeze in higher winds. It would have been a nice if the doors had screening AND an untreated nylon door as well -- though this would increase the weight slightly. Overall, I'm very happy with this tent.

Design: three-season freestanding dome
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: Very easy - 2 lightweight aluminum poles
Weight: about 6 pounds
Price Paid: $129

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