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Eureka K-2 XT Tent: 3-Person 4-Season


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    11 Reviews


    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
    • Item #ERK0101

    Tech Specs

    [fly] 75D StormShield polyester ripstop, PU coating (1800mm), [body] 70D nylon taffeta, 40D no-see-um mesh, [floor] 70D nylon taffeta, PU coating (3000mm)
    Wall Type
    7000-series aluminum (9mm)
    Pole Attachment
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    [front] 18 sq ft, [back] 3.75 sq ft
    2 zip in roof, 2 scoop vents in fly, 1 door vent
    Gear Loft
    yes, sold separately
    Interior Height
    48 in
    Floor Dimensions
    8.9 x 7.7 ft
    Floor Space
    52 sq ft
    Packed Size
    7.5 x 25 in
    Fast-pitch Option
    Trail Weight
    11 lb 10 oz
    Packed Weight
    11 lb 12 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine, winter camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    This product can expose you to chemicals including Ethylene oxide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

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    Eureka K2 XT

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have had this tent for many years and it is still going strong. Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall it provides for the appropriate shelter. It is built to last (rugged and protective). It also has nice ventilation. So if you need protection and durability, this is your tent!

    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).

    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.

    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

      Eureka K2 XT on Harness Lake June 16

      Algonquin June 2011

      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

        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.

          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.

          Southeastern 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.

          Roosevelt lake, Central Arizona

          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.

            Eureka K2-XT

              I have to say I was very impressed with my new K-2 XT tent. It had some features I didn't expect to see in a tent of this type. The extra vents and pouchs internally were a nice touch. The tent held up very well against the elements and the rain, but only issue that we had was with the condensation inside the next morning. We opened as many vents as possible to bleed out any moisture but we still ended up with a little dampness. Overall a great buy and a tent to look forward to using it again.

              Underrated tent

                I had a north face talus which I thought was a pretty decent tent until I got this one. Wow do I love this tent. The set up is pretty quick especially if you don't use the fly...which you can easily do in this tent. The fly secures in so many places you don't get so much as a ripple in high winds. There are lots of mesh openings you can access but should nasty weather come in you can zip them up if you are not using the fly and be completely safe from the elements. About the only gripe with this tent is that it is not super light at all...but the design is so good and the construction excellent, you can leave the fly at home and lighten you load by the weight of that plus one of the poles that gives the fly its shape and a few stakes. Now you are not in ultra light territory but maybe 6-6 1/2 lbs which is workable for a tent this strong. Only tent you will ever need!

                Has anyone had problems setting this tent up alone? I spent several hours trying following directions and the only way I could get any of the pole pieces into both grommets was to try one pole through a sleeve at a time and then the 4th you could not fit through the sleeve because of the other poles being arched. Wondering if I got a defective one? Having a new one sent out.

                I wouldnt say its defective at all. It can be incredibly difficult to set one of these up alone. The best way that I have found is to get the poles all set up through the sleeves, then try to get them in the grommets. Will be very difficult as its tough to keep one end of the pole in the grommet while you are going to arch it and fit it into the other end. I dont think you will find another 4 season bomber tent like this for 3 people that will be easier.

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                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?

                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!

                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

                What kind of footprint would you recommend...

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

                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.

                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.

                how does this tent compare to the msr...

                how does this tent compare to the msr stormkingI see the price is about half

                Best Answer

                the eureka one is only three men and it has almost the same pole design. the msr one has 2 doors and the eureka has only 1 door and 1 vestibules, the eureka one has a window which is very nice to look threw when it is snowing and raining. the eureka tent has been used on mt. everestThe MSR Stormking is a five person tent, weighs 2 pounds more, & is $400 more expensive. The decision is all yours!(The comment about the doors and the vestibule is incorrect in this answer. The K2-xt has 2 doors and 2 vestibules - a large hooped one in the front, and a stake out one in the back. The doors are both the same - in fact, the tent body is symmetrical, the fly can be rotated 180.)The K2-XT has two doors and two vestibules actually. The larger one is pictured, the smaller is perfect for boots and like items.