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Elbow and head room! Little tent, big space. I purchased…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200

Summary

Elbow and head room! Little tent, big space.

Pros

  • Easy setup
  • Eureka lifetime warranty
  • Front and rear entry

Cons

  • A little heavy and bulky for backpacking
  • Rear vestibule small

I purchased this tent shortly after the Suite Dream series was released so I could have it for weekend car camping adventures with Boy Scouts. Well, I first pitched it in the backyard to shake it down and check it out. Took all of about 20 minutes my first time to pitch it and install the fly.

Hey, it arrived on a Friday. Why not test drive it? My wife was game, so we pulled out our pads and bags. The first thing we noticed was we actually had a two-man tent that we both fit in very comfortably. Our 90-pound chocolate Lab wanted in on the action, so she slept in the triangle part at the back of the tent with some room to spare. A small shower came through that night and there were zero leaks. Broke down and easily went back in the tote sack it came in.

I actually lived in it for 10 nights in a base camp and never had a gripe about gear storage or durability. It aurvived in some pretty high west Texas winds without even straining. Ventilation is great with so much mesh, and the Hi Low vent system. I'll get to try it out when the weather cools off some in the winter and see how it does down to about 20°F or so.

The only cons are at 13 pounds all up, it is a little heavy and bulky for even two people to split the weight to take it backpacking, and the rear vestibule is only big enough for maybe a couple of pairs of footwear. That is fine though. Plenty of room in the front one. Another minor gripe is the shape of the door requires both hands to zip it up. But that is just a minor detail.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review of your Eureka, Dana! If you have some pictures of it set up, those would be helpful to see in your review too.


4 months ago

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