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A little alone time it is, and the Eureka Spitfire 3-season, 1-person tent is an easy choice for fast-and-light solo travel that won't zap the bank account. 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. Lightweight aluminum poles reduce the overall weight, while the hoop-style design make set-ups super easy. When the skies are grey, throw on the PU-treated rain fly, and when they're clear, enjoy a bug-free sleep under the stars thanks to the no-see-um mesh canopy. 

  • 75D polyester taffeta fly (1800mm)
  • Polyester taffeta walls with no-see-um mesh
  • 75D polyester taffeta floor (1800mm)
  • One door
  • One-person capacity
  • 2lb 12oz trail weight
  • Two-pole hoop design
  • Internal storage pockets

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Rolled up

Rolled up

Here is how the I had the tent place on the rack. It isn't the smallest tent when rolled up, but it also isn't very heavy or super huge. Can compare the size with the bike or the Z-Lite Pad next to it. Everything fit in the bag plus the footprint that I got extra, so I has a little bit of room for the sloppy mornings when you don't have the energy to get it perfect.

And a little vent!

And a little vent!

This picture shows a better view of the vent with the little flap that can be accessed from inside to close or open the vent. Also shows a little bit more of the screen walls and the space on the inside.

Entry-side

Entry-side

This was the morning after our first night of bike touring through Kanarraville, UT. Sleeping bag fits great with a pad, some space above the head and below the feet, and plenty of room by the shoulders to more around a little. The screen door rolls up and can be held in place, same with the fly so they get out of your way and make getting in and out easy.

From the non-entry side.

From the non-entry side.

This is the top/non-entry side of the tent so no zipper on the fly or on this side of the tent but was great to put gear under the vestibule that I didn't need to access until the next day.

5 5

Welcome to my abode.

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

If you are looking for a 1 person tent that is light and also comfortable, this is the tent for you. It packs up small, has a solid construction and does exactly what I need it to do.

Setup
This tent is a breeze to set up and goes together quickly without any issues. The clips for the poles are so easy to use and you don't have to worry about ripping those little sleeves that are always such a hassle. Well not with the Spitfire! Only two curved poles, a few clips and then the stakes for the ends and bam! You have a tent set up for that coma that you so badly need after that long day of riding or hiking. The fly is nice because it has clips on the end so it will actually clip right to the tent and the straps on the ends are even color coordinated with the straps on the tent so you don't have to worry about putting it on the wrong way.

Construction
Of course this tent doesn't feel like a super gnarly canvas tent that will last forever, but for how light it is the construction does feel really solid. The seams are tight, the zippers feel solid, and the straps and poles are great for keeping the tent in place and solid. I did buy the footprint, which unfortunately backcountry.com does not have available, but that is something I would recommend to help preserve the life of the tent.

Size
I have looked at other 1 person tents and I liked how tall this one is without adding a lot of extra weight or sacrificing build quality. I am 5'10" and I fit great in the tent and still had room at my feet for some extra clothes and above my head for some snacks or goodies. The shape is great because it is wide by your arms so you can have a little room to move around and more narrow by your feet where you don't need as much room. Being able to sit up in the tent was great and I never felt claustrophobic inside.

The mesh pockets on the inside are great for those things that you want to keep off the ground or you want to always know where it is. The colors are great, true to the site, and make it easy to see inside and help bring in the light to make it not feel like a cave. Using the rope and stakes that came with the tent help keep the fly far from the edge of the tent so you can stay dry when the rain does fall.

Super stoked with the tent and I'm excited to get out and use it more.

So far so great, but only time will tell how it will hold up.

Welcome to my abode.

is there a fast pitch option for the Spitfire1?

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Yes, it can be used as a fast pitch tent.

is the Spitfire1 free standing?