Top Brands SaleTop Brands Sale

Description

Roomy solo tent is no longer an oxymoron.

Looking forward to a weekend with a little 'you' time? Eureka's Spitfire 3-season 1-person tent is an easy choice for fast-and-light solo travel. It has a little more room than most solo tents, so you don't feel like you're stuffed in a coffin when you're getting some sleep or staying out of the rain.
  • Set the Spitfire up quickly and easily with post-and-grommet corner attachments and clips to attach the tent body to the frame
  • The mesh roof cloth with removable fly gives you an evening under the stars without having to be nagged by the insects
  • Large entry door for easy access
  • An inside storage pocket holds essentials like your headlamp and water bottle
  • Two stakes secure this Eureka tent's body to the ground

Share your thoughts

Review Summary
5
15 4
2 3
1 2
0 1
0

What do you think of the

Eureka Spitfire Tent: 1-Person 3-Season

? Share a...

Write a review

No file chosen

Rather attach a photo from another website?

Rather attach a photo from your computer?

  • Product review:
  • Share a video
  • Share a photo

How familiar are you with the product?(Optional)

Only jpg, jpeg, png, gif or bmp files please.

Save

Here's what others have to say...

Carry it like a loaf of bread

Carry it like a loaf of bread

Posted on

Eureka Spitfire Tent and Rainfly in Sea To Summit 6L/XS Compression Sack.

Spitfire tent vestibule

Spitfire tent vestibule

Posted on

You can see my boots in the vestibule. I am 6 ft tall and have plenty of head and foot room. It is not very wide, would fit only a small pack. It is a very stable tent in the wind and rain. Never leaked. The vent at the top is open and can be opened or closed from inside the tent from a small zipper opening. It has been a great tent for me. Vestibule is small. There is one on the other side also, but accessible only from the outside by reaching under the fly.

5 5

She's a Spitfire...A Real Firecracker.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Best tent for the price, bar none. I used this for the majority of my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. It's been through downpours and torrential rain and it never leaked. I never use a footprint with this tent and I never have had any moisture problems. I'm slightly taller than 6' and I have plenty of room even for my pack. It's not an ultralight, but it will definitely compete with higher-end tents.

5 5

8 years and counting.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used this tent now for eight years and have yet to have any issues with it. When I bought it, I seam sealed the entire tent. I was tired of always getting wet in my previous tents that were untreated and living in Upstate NY, I used this tent year around. I am 6ft and 210 and there is plenty of room for me. I like the fact that I can sit up straight with headroom to spare. The ventilation is good and have had very little condensation build up. This tent has been on numerous trips throughout the Northeast and West and has stood up to everything nature and I have thrown at it.

on the scale

on the scale

Posted on

1950grams while packed with pegs and footprint, quite a bit heavier than advertised

5 5

Sweet little tent

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great solo tent for 3 season camping. The first time I used it was in December, it was in the low 40s with rain and 20 mph wind and I stayed dry and warm the whole night. It doesn't break the bank and its high quality, it breathes well in the summer and with the rain fly on it does a pretty good job of breaking unwanted wind even in the winter. It has a vent on the top that you can open and close from inside, that keeps the air moving which I like. Its light and when the forecast is clear you can shed a good amount of weight by leaving the rain fly at home. There's plenty of room inside for me, I'm 5'6", and I like that I can sit up without my head touching the top. It also takes me about 3-4 minutes to get the tent and rain fly up and its very simple. Its a great tent, I love it.

Mt. Rohr

Mt. Rohr

Posted on

Has held up in snow with about 1-2 inches of snowfall overnight. Probably would be pushing it with anything more than that.

5 5

Great Tent!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had it for 4 years and have had no issues. I have used it for winter camping and it still holds up with an inch of snow covering. If I could do it over I would consider buying the 2 person version as its only 1 pound heavier for a lot of space but I have no regrets getting the Solo.Very reasonable price to boot.
Cons: Stakes it comes with aren't great.

5 5

Great in the rain

Very dry even in a downpour. Stable in high winds when staked down as planned. Easy and fast to set up - unlike others I have used.

Excellent value. Great tent.

I am on a K9 SAR team and I need an emergency...

Posted on

I am on a K9 SAR team and I need an emergency shelter for me and my dog. Is this big enough? I'm 6 ft, 180 and my dog is a 65 lb Golden.

Responded on

I used this tent for a year or so. and it is big enough...but onely as an EMERGENCY for you will NOT have a lot of room (it will be crowded!). and the gear will b out of the tent

5 5

What a deal...

Light, durable and easy to setup, what else can you ask for? Oh yeah, how about CHEAP! Even more awesome...

I have used this for two years now and it has been fantastic in all conditions (never used it in snow). It sets up SUPER fast, especially after you have set it up a few times.

Suggestions for those looking to buy this:

- Get a good waterproofing spray, this is a rule for ALL tents
- Might be a good idea to get a sun guard spray too
- Buy some lightweight stakes, the ones that come with it arent great
- Buy the footprint for this thing so you protect the floor of the tent (I had to buy mine on Amazon since BC doesnt stock it! C'mon BC!)
- Buy a Drysack for it, last thing you want is a wet tent
- DO NOT fold this or any other tent - the last thing you want are folded seams that could become tears down the road; just stuff this puppy in the sack

**NOT recommended for people 6'+ - I am 5'9" and this thing is perfect, my 6'2" brother was cramped**

I would buy this tent again, without a doubt.

In the Ozarks

In the Ozarks

Posted on

Set up just off the trail on Athens-Big Fork Trail

Responded on

I bought this tent from my friend and love it! It takes more than 2 stakes for a windy night. We camped in 30mph wind on top a hill and had no worries about the tent blowing away. I use 4 stakes for normal set up.

Will my rectangular Thermarest or Big...

Posted on

Will my rectangular Thermarest or Big Angnes 70x20 inch sleeping pad fit in this tent or do I need a mummy type pad?

Responded on

The floor dimensions are 9' long from tip to tip, 3' 6" at the mid wide point, 2' 2" at the mid narrow point. The Therm-a-Rest and Big Agnes should fit (though it might be tight at the foot end), but a mummy pad would work best.

5 5

EASY!

This tent is very easy to set up. It is light weight and packs down quite nicely. On dry nights you can omit the rain fly and look up at the stars. Very breathable, no condensation issues to speak of. Plenty of room to move around inside as well. The poles are a tiny bit awkward, but not bad at all.

Eureka Spitfire Tent

Eureka Spitfire Tent

Posted on

Just road tested my new Eureka Spitfire ... LOVE IT. I am female, 177cm tall & 142 pounds and this tent is a perfect fit! Best set up and still room for my pack (just), although no room in vestibule for muddy boots. Camped on ridge top of rainforest with 30 knot winds & tropcial downpours - entire tent remained dry as a bone inside throughout... as I live in the tropcis the mesh is great as no condensation in our very humid climate. PERFECT FOR ME & MY TREKKING REQUIREMENTS.

Responded on

I thought it would fit a pair of boots on the side. This can be a problem when it is raining.

Responded on

I have owned this tent for a few years and it certainly does have enough room for boots in the small vestibule. Just don't try to put a large (or partially loaded) pack into the vestibule and expect to add a pair of boots also.

Camping with "Colt" on the Allegheny Trail

Camping with "Colt" on the Allegheny Trail

Posted on

Responded on

Great tent. Light weight fits right in my saddle bags and roomy enough for comfort. Very easy to set up.

Do you need to put something under this...

Posted on

Do you need to put something under this tent?

Responded on

You don't have to but a cheap tarp or footprint will help save your tent floor from abuse.

Responded on

I use a contractor bag as a ground cloth. It is whole and uncut and it covers where my body touches the bottom.

5 5

Best Solo Tent!

The best tent I've ever had in 40 years of backpacking. It's light, durable, doesn't sweat, fits inside my pack, sets up fast and has adequate interior space. I don't try to put my pack inside the tentthough. The price is unbeatable, too.

Responded on

So where do you put your pack when it is raining? Is the vestibule large enough to handle boots, large pack, gear, etc. on a week+ backcountry trip?

Responded on

I keep my pack (emptied out) under my feet, which works well with my 3/4 length NeoAire and keeps my feet warm. Plenty of room on the two sides of me inside the tent for miscellaneous gear, and contrary to one of the above comments my boots fit very well in the vestibule with room to spare.

Responded on

The Vestibule is definitely large enough for a big pack and boots. No need to keep pack inside unless you want to.

I am taking a road bike trip this summer...

Posted on

I am taking a road bike trip this summer and looking for a solo tent that may fit the bike on the inside as well. I do not want to leave my bike out in a campsite at night. Will this tent fit a person and a bike?

Best Answer Responded on

Sorry Nate. Not a chance. I suppose you're concerned with security. You're going to be hard-pressed to find any solo tent that will fit the bill. The best thing to do would be to find a lightweight small padlock and 1/8" cable to to wrap around a tree or picnic table. Hope that helps.

Responded on

Phil, i agree that it will not fit in this tent, but there is another option besides a lock. Nate, check out the Mountain Hardwear Ghisallo 1 Superlight tent. it is for exactly those purposes. the tent's pole configuration is such that your bike will fit in the vestibule. it made several appearances on steepandcheap.com but have seen it in six months or so. it is still available out there on the interwebs. i think backcountry discontinued it though. hope i am not too late for your trip. just saw your question tonight!

Responded on

the ghisallo is available on departmentofgoods.com right now for about $140 where its regular price is $350!

Responded on

Just add a strip of gray duct tape on the tent and make it look old and leaky. Thats what I do on my canoes. They look for someone elses to take.

Responded on

Just add a strip of gray duct tape on the tent and make it look old and leaky. Thats what I do on my canoes. They look for someone elses to take.

View all contributions... Be patient, it might take a while.