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The Eureka K-2 XT Tent is your shelter from the storm, base camp or trailside.

Start your alpine assault from the Eureka's K-2 XT Tent. Wait out the storm with your climbing partner, or play some poker with two buddies while you all acclimatize to the altitude. This self-supporting tent is among the roomiest and most popular in Eureka's four-season category.

  • Four-pole geodesic dome design is strong, lightweight, and offers plenty of living space
  • Two vestibules add tons of storage space; feature high-low venting in twin-point front vestibule, single-point rear vestibule
  • Zippered high/low tent vents and scoop vents in the fly, accessible through zippers in the tent roof
  • PU window in vestibule allows light to enter even when you've battened down the hatches
  • Post-and-grommet corner attachments, clips, continuous mesh rod sleeves, and an external vestibule hoop simplify set up
  • 14-pocket organizer wall, four gear loft loops, and one flashlight loop offer excellent storage and organization for long campsite stays

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5 5

PA Winter Camping

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Wind, snow load, and temps well below zero have are no match for the k-2. Awesome 4 season tent with expedition quality features. Looking forward to backcountry elk hunt next season (of course the only way to back pack with this tent is to split the weight).

African predawn...

African predawn...

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Breathtaking photo Aaron !!!

I selected this image to feature on the homepage of Backcountry.com in our Activity Feed! Congrats on being GOATWORTHY !!!

Camp 2 - Spantik, Pakistan

Camp 2 - Spantik, Pakistan

Avi and Grace get ready to check out the route to Camp 3

4 5

I like it!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Pretty cool tent, love all of the pockets. Sadly, I used it once and noticed a rip in the seam. It is out of stock so I have to return it. It is quite heavy too, but if you're car camping, who cares? I love the hexagonal shape. Its great for an air mattress because there is room on either side. It is a bit complicated to set up too, but practice makes perfect.

5 5

Shelter from the Storm

I am really enjoying this piece of gear. The venting options are perfect. Opening up the roof panels on a clear night(not using the fly) lets all the stars in...The organizer walls , along with the optional gear loft, will give you all the room you need for your stuff.

Shelter from the Storm
Algonquin June 2011

Algonquin June 2011

Eureka K2 XT on Harness Lake June 16

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Nice shot...Nice to know what my tent will look like up there.

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Thanks Rick. If you are hitting this very campsite, you may want to wait a few weeks, I was watching bees lay eggs in a blowdown tree right on the campsite. But this tent stands up to everything

l like the fact that l wouldn't have to...

l like the fact that l wouldn't have to sell a kidney for this tent and l'm honestly considering this to be a future grab, but how does it do in comparison to higher priced four season tents? anyone own a few and have come input?

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The difference in price is typically the removal of weight. This is a good tent but it is heavy - if you are going to need to be carrying this tent for long distances, going with something that is a bit less weight and higher price tag is definitely worth the consideration - unless you like to lug heavy gear for long distances!

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hm, good to know! l kind of figured that the weight was going to be the big tradeoff, and l don't mind a little extra hauling, so i'll keep this one in mind. thanks!

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It is pretty heavy, at 12 pounds it can be a chore to lug around, but it is basically a "weather bomb shelter".. Learning how many vents to open in different conditions has been a learning experience

4 5

just got it

I will edit my review when i try it out, but I just assembled it in the living room, it looks like a yellow igloo..Tons of room inside and sturdy. A few weeks I will test it in an Ontario Winter

Held up fairly well. It is super important in wet snow to keep your fly tied up nicely. The snow was so deep, I rigged our poles to hold fly up.

Secure tent. Lots of room

just got it
4 5

Solid tent, not for backpacking alone

The Eureka K2 XT tent is well constructed, attention to detail, and for the most part all the extras (storage, ventilation, fly, vestibule) well thought out and easy to use. Goes up/takes down easily in all weather. My wife and I mostly kayak on wilderness lakes, where winds/rain up to 40mph 1"/hour don't bother. Likely can take more. Used in Rocky MTs to 10,000 ft.
Downsides include too tight for three, unless you're young and don't know better...cause the vestibule (front) is about 12 sq feet and about 3 feet high, given the door slants. The rear vestibule, such as it is, allows one to store about one backpack of gear, but then that door is blocked to get out.
So...if you gotta cook in the forward vestibule, which so far I haven't, it's tight, and one would have to be very careful.
That being said, for canoe/kayak/car camping, or if you can split the load, even backpacking, this is a very good tent for the price, given what's out there.
Just for perspective, I've been through the Tetons, Wind Rivers, most of Colorado, Wyoming, much of Montana and Idaho in my old smelly Holubar kit I built in 1974, which dates me...and that tent has never yet leaked nor blown over. It weighs 6 lbs and has a 20 sq foot 4.5 ft high vestibule two people can sit under and cook all day. There are no tents built like this today.True story. If there is leave a comment...I want one.
But the Eureka is still an excellent tent for what it is, based on the proven North Face VE 25 design, and has a larger vestibule.

from the look of the photo and from what...

from the look of the photo and from what else i've heard that everywhere that there is vent or mesh there is a zip up cover for each it just seems like there might be some areas that aren't covered and just vent is this wrong and can every vent be zipped up close because my last tent has 2 huge vents that i can't close and cause the tent to be very cold at night

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This thing has many screen windows, but they all zip up. Even the outer vents are able to be shut if you want to

What kind of footprint would you recommend...

What kind of footprint would you recommend to put under this tent?

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Though not available at backcountry.com, check out the Eureka floor saver (Hexagonal Small) at:

http://www.eurekatent.com/p-109-floor-saver-hexagonal-small.aspx

Southeastern Arizona

Southeastern Arizona

West face of the Whetstone mountains, at 6022' elevation. Again, the days are warm, but the nights are cool. Mid 50's. A great tent, many venting options, and where I am you need that. Lots of storage pockets, 22 in all and plenty of room for two people plus gear. Easy set up for one person. The downside, rather heavy at almost 12 lbs. but worth the extra weight if you want a little extra room.

Roosevelt lake, Central Arizona

Roosevelt lake, Central Arizona

10:00 and still waiting for it to cool down. Its late September and still 100 plus degrees during the day and high 70's at night. With all the venting options in the K-2 the nights were tolerable.

What kind of maintenance is required for...

What kind of maintenance is required for this tent? Also, I live in a VERY dry area. We average under 10%humity for most of the year, but most of my camping is in northern New Mexico and Colorado. Should I be concerned taking the tent through extreme changes in humidity and climate? I'm concerned about mold damage and other similar issues.

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Luckily Colorado and New Mexico are not all that humid, but where every you go it is likely that your tent will collect some condensation during the night. It does not take much moisture to grow nasty mold, so I would recommend pulling your tent back out when you get home and air it out to make sure that it is 100% dry.

5 5

4 Seasons...No Lies

Cold or hot. Rain or snow. This one has you covered. With the ample mesh vents and doors you can let the breeze, views and stars all come rolling in. Seal out the elements when needs be. The fly is super strong and has tons of attachment loops as well as guy out lines/attachments. Only draw back is the weight. However you're certainly getting a lot if you buy this tent. Great buy for sure.