Rated 4 out of 5 by lightweight packer good value
Overall, I'm pleased with the tent. Weight was a deciding factor in my purchase and one would have to spend 2-3 times the purchase price to get anything significantly lighter. It is also surprisingly roomy with enough space for me, my boots and my pack. (I'm just 5'4" so take that for what it is worth.) Set up is fairly straightforward. We had 2 days of almost constant driving rain and I only had one very slight leak at one of the longitudinal seams in the rain fly that Grip Seam fixed. In fairness, Eureka suggests sealing the seams before use.
I replaced the cheap steel stakes with much better hardened aluminum stakes, replaced the guy ropes with better quality cord, and bought a footprint. I expected to do those things considering the price. One thing I think Eureka should do though is include a clip on tie bar to connect the two poles or at least make one available as an accessory purchase. That would make the tent easier to set up in the wind and also help keep the rain fly taut.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brad Amazing tent for the price!
The first day I went camping with this tent, the weather was perfect for a field test. Rained the entire day and when I went to bed, I was perfectly dry, listening to the sound of rain hitting the tent while it was 45 degrees. Easy to set up, easy to get in and out of, plenty of space for sleeping and a decent amount of room for your gear (keeping in mind you are buying a 3 pound backpacking tent). For the price, size, and quality I can't think of a better tent.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Victory Very Pleased
Very easy to set up and roomy. Not too many 1 person tents with a 40" height under 3lbs. I wish the door would have been on the right hand side to match most sleeping bags. Very little condensation formed on the fly for a 40 degree night. For the price it's a great tent.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TarHeelJim Great solo backpacking tent
For the cost and weight, you cannot beat this tent. Less than 3 pounds everything included, AWESOME. If you are looking for a solo tent that is roomy enough, easy to setup (2 poles and 2 stakes will do it) and doesn't cost $300+ that tents of this weight and quality usually cost, then the Eureka Spitfire 1 is a great option! And did I mention how lite it is. Just got back from 3 days on the AT and my back is still thanking me for buying this tent.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skutumpahman Great Price
Was in the store looking for something else. Found the tent which I had almost purchased online a couple weeks before. Light, compact, and durable. Takes up the same footprint as my bivoy sack but you can sit up in it and there is more room for Items you want undercover.
January 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NascarFan2448 Light weight and small
This is a great value @ a $100 price point, however, I didn't have anywhere to put my backback once I got in it.
November 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Powelldog Quite nice for the Price!
This is a great little tent, and it has some features of more expensive tents. The aluminum poles are nice and the tent uses clips to attach to the poles. It is tall enough to sit up in and just long enough to be comfortable. It keeps me dry in both rain and hail. Cons: It is not quite wide enough for both me and my dog 40lbs, and it could use just a tad wider vestibule for my backpack. Replace the stakes with better ones.
August 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jen Light and Roomy
I used this tent on a ten day backpacking trip in Flagstaff, Sedona, and at Mt. Charleston. I was very happy with the ease of set-up and the weight. Didn't get to test it in rain. I was able to fit my pack inside the tent with plenty of room to spare, which I was super happy about. I put it at my feet, but it would easily fit anywhere in the tent, or you could put it between the rain fly and the tent if you needed more room to stretch out(I am only 5'4"). I replaced the tent stakes before I even started out as they looked a flimsy considering the rocky soil I was on most of the time. I was suprised how quickly I was able to put up the tent- it took me about seven minutes from start to finish, as opposed to the twenty minutes it took my brother to put up his Eureka! Solitare tent. It also stood up in the wind much better than his tent, which he had to re-stake at about 2 a.m. I am very happy with my purchase!
May 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JAB Amazing Tent!
I got this tent about a year ago and have used it several times. However, I would recommend getting a "footprint" (a small tarp made just for this tent) to put underneith it because the bottom is like a sponge. The stakes are decent, but you sacrifice some quality for less weight. The rainfly is great and allows room to store shoes and bags under it. The tent is made from a mesh material, but I always put the rainfly up for privacy. Overall, this is a good buy and I say go for it.
April 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by jparkerlpm Great 1 person tent
This tent sets up real easy and is pretty sturdy. I was a little disappointed that Dick's didn't carry the fitted footprint for this tent. I am 6'4" and once you get a small pillow in there it is just barely long enough for me to fit in. The peak is definitely a nice feature compared to most bivy tents as it allows me to comfortable change inside the tent.
April 9, 2012