Eureka! Solitaire 1 Person Tent
This product is small
Alright I'm a regular backpacker. I'm 5'4" 100lbs. This tent is for someone small and concerned about weight. There's not a lot of room. I don't sleep w/my pack inside. Just too cramped. Does well in light rain but not in a downpour. Suggest tying a rope to two trees and draping a tarp over that so it covers the tent but there's some ventilation. Can be very stuffy. Have slept in it all four seasons condensation can be a real proble. I have woke up with the whole tent being damp in summer. Over all not a bad tent but i think it's pricey for how it preforms. Wouldn't recommend it for most.
March 5, 2013
A very nice tent but...
I liked every thing about the tent. It kept me warm on a cold night and is very light and easy to pack and carry. However the second time it was put up, ihere was a crack. The front pole cracked or better described as split. It can be fixed and it held for the night but it could have caused big problems. Probably because its so light.so be careful!!
January 27, 2013
Over night Review
After purchasing this tent, as with ALL products i set in up in my yard to spent the night. I recommend you do this with this tent. Setting it up for the first time in the dark or fading light could be a chore. Once done it becomes a simple task. There was a light dizzle during the night, but the inside of the tent remained dry and secure. I don't know if that would be the case with a driving rain as the fly at the enterance allows a small gap at the bottom. You may want stronger tent stakes in a high wind. Will set it up under those conditions to see how it fairs. I used a thick cushion 3 1/2" under my sleeping bag which limited the space inside, recommend a maximum of 1". I recommend a quality pad and bag only. Entrance and exit is trickly until you do it several times. Packes nicely and is light wgt.
November 15, 2012
Biggest Bang for your Bucks
If you need a lightweight tent for backpacking this is the best value out there. Minimal venting does lead to some condensation issues, but the value and ease of use (in my opinion) outweigh that drawback.
I have used this tent backpacking in the Grayson Highlands of Southwest VA and various sections of the AT - in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Does the job with light pack weight, small pack size, easy set up. My sleep pad is larger and heavier in the pack than this tent!
Also use this tent for quick scout troop overnighters. Save the big tents for long-term camping!
This tent is roomier than it looks. I am 6'4" - large frame. I can sleep comfortably in this tent with my backpack inside as well.
All seams are factory-taped but make sure to apply your own sealant as well just to be safe. Highly recommend a "footprint" groundcloth to help keep tent clean and avoid any seep-through from really wet ground.
November 6, 2012
Great tent, super light and functional. Plenty of room for a guy at 6ft 190.
October 26, 2012
Easy to set up, pretty light weight. Tons of room inside I slept in 30 degree weather with my son and it breathed well. Material feels kinda cheap. When sliding the poles through the sleeves it felt like they were going to rip. I have set it up twice and it hasn't ripped I must add. I'am not a fan of the integrated fly although it does work.
October 22, 2012
No room for moving about!
I took this tent on a canoe trip with the thought of bringing along light, easy to use equipment. The tent is light and compact when folded up, taking little space in my backpack. Setting up was no problem either and with a small footprint it doesn't take up to much space on the campsite. With the rain fly up, a lot of condensation occurs, but nothing too serious. I survived the first night through a thunderstorm. Tent held firm and no leaks. With the rain fly tucked away, it made sleeping under the stars a dream. The major issue I have with the tent is that it is really cramped for space. I'm 5'8" and i just about fit into it. If you suffer from claustrophobia then this tent is not for you.
October 9, 2012
great for young scouts
A great tent for young boy scouts. It's light, easy to setup and take down and doesnt take up much room. All for less than $100
September 14, 2012
great for river camping
I bought this tent for camping out of my kayak (future beach trophy 126 also from dicks) and it is perfect. Small compact and light. Its exactly what I needed for camping on the river bank.
August 21, 2012
The way this tent sets up it has no chance of not collapsing in a heavy rain or light snow. It does not have a center support and relies on tention from ropes attached to stakes to hold the center of the tent up. In a sandy or rocky environvent this will not hold under any stress from wind rain or snow. Completly useless to me and will be donating it to the local boyscout troop even though they will probably just throw it in the trash.
July 20, 2012