Roomy solo tent is no longer an oxymoron.
- 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
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on the scale
1950grams while packed with pegs and footprint, quite a bit heavier than advertised
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.
Has held up in snow with about 1-2 inches of snowfall overnight. Probably would be pushing it with anything more than that.
- 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.
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...
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.
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
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
Set up just off the trail on Athens-Big Fork Trail
Will my rectangular Thermarest or Big...
Will my rectangular Thermarest or Big Angnes 70x20 inch sleeping pad fit in this tent or do I need a mummy type pad?
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.
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
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.
Camping with "Colt" on the Allegheny Trail
Do you need to put something under this...
Do you need to put something under this tent?
You don't have to but a cheap tarp or footprint will help save your tent floor from abuse.
I use a contractor bag as a ground cloth. It is whole and uncut and it covers where my body touches the bottom.
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.
I am taking a road bike trip this summer...
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?
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.
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!
the ghisallo is available on departmentofgoods.com right now for about $140 where its regular price is $350!
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.
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.
This is the best lightweight solo tent. It has ample room to sit up with headroom to spare. It is easy to set up and packs small. I've used it two years through snow, rain and sun with no complaints. It doesn't sweat a lot and dries quickly after a rain. I've used it on several multi-day trips and will buy another one when this one wears out.
Almost the perfect solo
I was in an AmeriCorps conservation corps program and chose this tent as my shelter. I slept within this tent more than I did my own apartment. It is lightweight, easy to pack, and sturdy. I needed a couple practice attempts to get it to roll up to fit in its stuff sack, but this was a quick process. I used this tent from temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit down to low teens, and from weather ranging from dust storms to torrential downpours to blizzards. It only failed me badly in a dust storm that occured in Yuma, AZ. Fine dust completely covered everything inside. My tent was not the worst victim though and compared to some others nearby, it still held up admirably. The vent at the top of tent works well in heat and humdity. I am 6'2" and managed to sleep comfortably, albeit it was tight. The big fail here: no vestibule! This is a real minimalist tent. I could line my boots up against the wall outside, and for the most part they were protected, but they did get very wet on one occasion. A wider spread from the tent on the door side of this tent for a backpack or even boots (ah-hem), would make this the ideal solo tent. Still, I never had a pole break, a zipper fail, or any stitching come undone. This will hold up beautifully in any conditions and kept everything inside nice and dry. Do invest in a footprint.
Good price for a simple 1560gr (total). there is a BETER tent on this site!...but not in this price
The vent go to the back?! to the wind!!! and in strong wind and rain. the rain got in!!!
I'm going to overnight mountain bike on...
I'm going to overnight mountain bike on trail/swill beers with this tent. I plan on putting it on a rear, seat tube type rack... or so I imagine. Any thoughts?
Any other fairly ($1-250ish) affordable, roomy, sweet solo tents or bivys I should consider?
hey co. 3519093,
If you stuff it in a small compression bag, you can shrink it down to the size of a football. Another great tent you might want to check out is the Sierra Designs Light Year 1 Tent 1-Person 3 Season. I've had mine for 4 years and it is tough as nails.
hope this helps....