Eureka Spitfire 2 tent

imageNow, I’m pretty biased when it comes to this tent since it’s my first, but I am obsessed. It’s endured pretty much all weather types – perk of living in the Midwest, great testing grounds! – and it’s behaved admirably. Driest tent I’ve slept in to date and I was shocked on how cool and dry I stayed during hot, humid summer nights.

Now for some pros and cons…
Pros:
-GOES UP SO FAST. SO. FAST.
It is a tension tent so it just pops up. I still get giddy every time I put it up.
-Good size. Looks small, packs up small, but sleeps 2 with so much extra room on either side, as well as in the ends.
-Color obviously…
-I don’t have a good photo of it, but pretty much the entire thing besides the bottom is mesh. It’s not often in Kansas that one can keep their tent open for more than .6 seconds before at least 10 bugs make there way inside, so it’s nice to be all zipped up while having insane air flow and 360* view of the surroundings.

Cons:
-It’s a tension tent… while it is quick and easy, it kind of sucks when camping somewhere sandy or muddy as the anchors just pull out. There are a few ways around this but for the hassle, it’s worth it to me just to have another normal tent for those scenarios.
-THAT’S IT.

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Now for some specs
-2 person, 3 season
-DAC featherlite aluminum (8.8mm) poles
-2 doors
-Interior height: 3’7″
-Floor dimensions: 70x129x52″
-Packed weight: 4lbs 3oz
-Recommended use: backpacking
(tech specs from BackCountry)

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