Eureka! Summit

rated 4.0 of 5 stars (4)

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Specs

Price Reviewers Paid: $250.00-$500.00

Reviews

I purchased a Eureka Summit in 1993 when I moved to Alaska. It is fairly heavy, and after 25+years of use, the zippers are finally failing. I am hoping I can fix this by replacing the zipper sliders.

Pros

  • Very durable, has lasted me over 25 years in Alaska, mostly summer/fall camping.

Cons

  • The 1993 model only had one entrance, so you had to get out of the tent to access gear in the back vestibule.
  • A heavy (~10lbs) tent when you include everything.

Experience

Camping in interior Alaska during summer/fall seasons.

Source: bought it new

This is a 4-season tent which is very easy to set up and take down, pack, and carry. It does not seem to be to waterproof, as every time I camp and get caught in the rain I do get wet.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Easy setup and take down
  • Enough space to sleep 2 easy
  • Great storage, lightweight, small, and compact

Cons

  • Leaks water, I have even re-waterproofed it and nothing

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $500

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Luther. How long have you had your Eureka? Got any pictures of it you could share in your review? Thanks.


4 years ago

I am now a devotee of Eureka. The North Face, etc. tents were too much $$$ for similar design and features. The ventilation is fantastic, the vestibule provides the extra space you need for gear, a dog, etc. Kept us dry in Alaska last summer without seamsealing the fly (though I do not recommend this for anyone).

If you're looking for a good bargain and you live in Western/Northern NY (or know someone there), contact Eureka directly at their factory in Binghamton, N.Y., (call (315) info for the number). They sell their factory blemishes their for around $180. No mail order though.

Design: 3 pole modified dome, 3.5 season
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: very basic set up
Weight: 8 lbs
Price Paid: $250

Good tent for the money. Eureka claims it sleeps 3 but you better be Real good friends. Good ventilation in summer. Held up well in snowstorms last winter.

Design: 4 season dome
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 9 lbs
Price Paid: $250