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Eureka Spitfire 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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Quick set-ups—easy sleeping.

Built for backpacking, the Eureka Spitfire 2 Tent is a solid 2-Person, 3-Season tent that won't break the bank. Ample ventilation, a durable PU-treated rain fly, and a 75-denier polyester floor all make for a comfortable night's sleep. Lightweight aluminum poles keep the tent's trail weight down, and the hoop-style design makes set-up super easy. Stow your nighttime essentials in the internal pockets, and answer nature's call throughout the night from one of the two doors without waking up your partner. 

  • 75D 190T polyester taffeta fly (1800mm)
  • 75D polyester taffeta walls
  • No-see-um mesh venting
  • 75D polyester floor (1800mm)
  • DAC featherlite aluminum poles
  • Two doors
  • Two-person capacity
  • 4lb 3oz trail weight
  • Post and grommet set-up
  • Internal storage pockets
  • Item #ERK000S

Tech Specs

Material
[fly] 75D 190T polyester taffeta, PU coating (1800mm), [walls] 75D 190T polyester taffeta, 40D polyester no-see-um mesh, [floor] 75D 190T polyester taffeta, PU coating (1800mm)
Capacity
2-person
Season
3-season
Wall Type
double-wall
Poles
DAC Featherlite aluminum (8.8mm)
Pole Attachment
clips
Number of Doors
2
Ventilation
fly vent
Seams
fully sealed
Interior Height
3 ft 7 in
Floor Dimensions
70 x 129 x 52 in
Floor Space
38.8 sq ft
Packed Size
6 x 18 in
Packed Weight
4 lb 3 oz
Recommended Use
backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Awesome tent for the money

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this tent for $98 (cheap!!) and it is significantly lighter than tents far more expensive. Haven't tried it in the rain yet but have seen vids over on youtube to satisfy me that it holds up well. What I can say is this thing will take strong winds and come out shining. 50 MPH gusts from Santa Ana winds and no problems.Very roomy for two. One bit of advice- lose the stock tent stakes.I bought 9 inch Weanas aluminum stakes and shaved some weight too. As for a footprint , it appears they don't make one at this time. No big deal because you can buy an inexpensive 8X10 tarp and fold it in half lengthwise. Just make sure all parts of the tarp are underneath the tent and not sticking out otherwise you risk rainwater pooling on it and then traveling underneath where it can then seep through

Love it!

    I love this tent. It is easy to set up, and to pack up. It is pretty roomy instead for a 2 person and I love the vents. All of that being said, it isn't ideal in sandy areas. We camped in Moab, Utah and the wind was really bad (tent held up super well) but I kept waking up and literally wiping the sand off of my face. Any other landscape I think it would be great!

    Spitfire 2 Tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Spitfire 2 is probably the best tent out there for tropical conditions. It's huge amount of fine mesh makes is perfect for buggy hot conditions. The fly is more than adequate for the occasional downpour. Having used this for 4 weeks now in Panama I can attest to it's comfort, space and bugfreeness. It's really best for 1 person in hot conditions though.

    Good little tent

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Easy to set up and take down. Durable, holds up pretty well in wind. Overall not bad for the price. As most tents do it's a great space one person and great two person if you don't mind being close.

    Perfect for my needs

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

    The reason I picked this tent was that it was not the standard square dome that you can get at most big box stores that means a lot when you are trying to find your tent among a small village of tents. I was looking for a 1 person tent because the main use of the tent is to go camping with scouts and would be usually sleeping by myself. My wife said that she would like to go couple camping every now and then and that swayed me to the 2 person tent. Let me tell you why I picked this tent.

    First I wanted to be able to sit up in the tent so if I was caught in nasty weather I was not spending the whole time laying down. The spit fire 2 has more head room then any other tent in its price range. Another big selling point was the weight of the tent. I wanted one that could be a backpacking tent also. At 5 lbs it is heavy for 1 person but I see this mainly as a car camping or short trip tent. The other nice features I appreciate are the zipper for venting the tent from inside. This zipper can also be used for hanging a light on it.
    The unconventional shape also makes sure that you have little nooks to stash necessities close by without impeding the sleeping area.
    I'm 6'4" and finding a tent that fits me is really hard. The Spitfire 2 has like 9 feet of length so I don't feel squished at all.
    A door on both sides means that there is more flexibility in setup and partners aren't waking each other up for middle of the night emergencies.
    I really like this color of tent because it can be seen from quite a distance away. This means a lot when I'm out with young scouts that will need to find my tent in times of need.

    The biggest downside of the tent is the having to stake it down to set it up. When I first got it I set up in the living room and used the couch legs as anchors. I believe it took less than 10 mins to setup even when I didn't know what to do. Now it goes up much quicker.
    I got around the having to be staked down by getting some snow/sand anchors. I haven't tried the snow anchors yet but am looking for an opportunity to try them out.
    Also I wish there was a footprint for this tent but for now it works and I'll make one for it later.

    In summary I really enjoy this tent. It is my personal portable mansion. It is the perfect blend of weight, price and features that I was looking for in a tent.

    Great tent

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This tent is great. It sets up quick and easy and has big mesh windows which is perfect when you have a beautiful starry night on the trail. It isn't freestanding which is a con and it is a little on the heavy side and doesn't pack down very small. For the price it is really worth it and very comfortable. I would definitely recommend it and am very happy with my purchase.

    Nice little thing.

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

    Great lightweight and small tent. It set up very easily. It doesn't have too much room, but works great for 2 people. It isn't freestanding, though. That's one thing I would change. It kept light rain out and condensation. There are no vestibules though and that's another thing to consider.

    Great Tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Have used this tent over hundreds of miles on the trail, ranging from desert to mountains. This tent is durable, spacious, and reliable and I will replace it with another Spitfire 2 when it finally bites the dust! It has kept me dry in raging downpours with heavy hail in the mountains outside Santa Fe and has solidly endured 55+ mph winds in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. While unconventional in fly design, I can fit my 70L pack under the fly on its side, which is good enough (so can my tentmate). The headroom is very adequate and only an NBA player is going to complain about the length. Two campers can sleep with plenty of toss-and-turn room in this tent. When split with another backpacker, it comes to just around 2-1/2 lbs each with a ground cloth. I have used it without a groundcloth many times and the floor is still intact and waterproof. I highly recommend this tent - IMO, you won't find a more spacious lighter tent with nearly the same amount of space without spending hundreds of dollars more.