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    Eureka! thoughts

    I am looking into the possibility of a backcountry hunt withing the next few years (hopefully, after wedding, kids, etc. slow down!) and was wondering any thoughts on Eureka tents/bags/packs. I have an opportunity to get their products for a good price and was thinking of stocking up. Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Good tents, pretty tough, but heavy.


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    I have used a tetragon just normal camping for many years. Has served me well. Never had a leak, even in torrential downpours.

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    I've been using the Midori 2 person tent for myself for the last two seasons and have been satisfied with it. Been through a couple cloudburst thunderstorms with it and stayed completely dry. I honestly bought it because it had the best price vs. weight ratio of the tents in my budget. Yes, there are lighter ones out there but they also come with a heavier price tag.

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    I used a Eureka Solstice tent for years. It was cheep and weight wasn't too bad. It is a tight fit and no vestibule but kept me dry,warm and has held up great. I just brought a light weight tarp to put my gear under.

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    I will go ahead and agree with everybody. I have a Eureka tent that I used for quite a while now. No complaints at all. Easy to set up, does what I need, could be lighter like already said, but was pretty reasonably priced and I have gotten some good use out of it.

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    Ive used Eureka tents for years. I have two, one is a three season two man tent. The Backcountry, great tent, had it in snow, downpours ,etc. The second is more of a family tent, 5 man. Still very good. I wouldnt give my backcountry up for a ligher tent ever, it keeps me warm even in November in the MTNs...

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    OK.... two opinions here (since you asked).

    First: Eureka items are affordable although not super high-tech. And as said earlier are likely a bit heavier than some of the overpriced stuff. You can stretch your budget on some pretty functional items with that brand.

    Second: if you are yet to be married or have kids................ treat yourself to some overpriced high end gear "while you can"
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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonJim View Post
    treat yourself to some overpriced high end gear "while you can"
    Hahaha,

    Couldn't agree more OJ! I had a "Eureka!" moment for a slogan teeshirt when I read your quote.

    As far as Eureka gear goes, I am with Scott and the others: solid construction, good value, just a bit heavy.

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    I agree with the above also....great price, good quality, not the lightest. Ive been using a Pinnacle Pass 2 for several years and have never been let down in several wind and rain storms.

 

 

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