This is a tent that will always hold a special place…
Design: three-season single walled tent
Ease of Setup: I set up this tent before my buddies could figure out which way was which on their tent.
Weight: Unsure, but very lightweight, under 3 pounds.
Price Paid: $80
This is a tent that will always hold a special place in my heart. Yes, it was my first tent. One of those things you spend hours just looking at the box in your room as a teenager. I have used it multiple times in a wide range of climates. It is an amazing tent. It does form a little condensation, but not nearly as bad as the review before. Maybe that person was unaware of a humidifier in their tent. Either way, it is nothing to complain about.
Extremely light and roomy for one person. It doesn't give that good a view since it is all single wall construction, but that is a sacrifice you make for weight. The next tent I got has a lot more mesh and isn't single walled, yet I will always hold on to the Zeus Exo.
I have used it while it was hot and humid, and used it in winter. It is not a four-season tent, and as you can expect I was freezing. However it withstood the elements extremely well and if I had a warmer bag I would have been fine.
Overall: this is an amazing tent. I would recommend it to anyone. The drawback is SLIGHT condensation and inability to see much around you.
I like this tent. Easy to set up, little condensation…
Design: 3 1/2 season freestanding
Ease of Setup: My dog could do it.
Weight: 3 lb, 11 oz (bag & all)
Price Paid: $100
I like this tent. Easy to set up, little condensation IF YOU SET IT UP AS INSTRUCTED! One must open the side vents properly. Packs down small, so I can carry it inside my pack. For anyone who thinks the Zeus leaks--did you seam seal it? Stood up well to high winds, rain, and snow (the Priest Wilderness Area of Central Va.). Dislikes? A few. At 5'10", 180 lbs, found the vestibule a little small, but I usually just tie it off to the side.
Even in California's relatively dry Sierra, I always…
Design: Three-season, freestanding, single-wall dome
Ease of Setup: Very easy: two poles, clips on the tent body, bingo!
Weight: About 3 lbs.
Price Paid: $139
Even in California's relatively dry Sierra, I always had lots of condensation inside the tent, even when I left the vestibule off to one side. Who cares if the tent leaks? It's so wet inside from condensation when you wake up: your own, homemade "rainstorm" pattering down on your bag.
I see that Eureka has done a major redesign on this line, now calling it the LE, and I hope the redesigned tents are drier!
In the meantime, I'm trying to sell my EXO. (I bought a Tarptent Virga, in which I've had no condensation and no leakage, either.)