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Suma Tent: 3-Person 3-Season

3.9375 out of 5 stars
16 Reviews
Color:One Color



Why We Like The Suma Tent

This Suma Tent is Eureka's lightest three-person, three-season shelter, and it's ideal for three weight-saving trekkers or a couple looking for more internal space. Its three-season versatility includes a floor and removable fly that provide optimal protection from wet weather, and breathable walls with mesh windows to assure ample airflow in summer's warmer evenings. There is a single door and single vestibule, and inside Eureka included a gear loft and three pockets to keep all the small things completely organized.


  • Eureka's lightest three-person tent for backpacking
  • Fly and floor treated to resist abrasion and weather
  • Breathable walls with mesh windows for ventilation
  • Mesh canopy for ventilation and bug-free slumber
  • Dual pole system initiates quick-and-easy setup
  • Gear loft and three pockets for internal organization
  • Item #ERK004A
[fly, floor] 68D 185T polyester taffeta, PU (1500mm), [canopy] 68D 185T polyester taffeta, 20D nylon no-see-um mesh
Wall Type
2, aluminum
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
Vestibule Space
11.3sq ft
Interior Height
4ft 2in
Floor Dimensions
7ft 4in x 6ft
Floor Space
44sq ft
Packed Size
6 x 17in
Footprint Included
sold separately
Trail Weight
4lb 13oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4 based on 16 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 2 reviews
5 Stars - 9 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

July 8, 2024

Great little free standing tent

Perfect for a backpacker that goes on casual through hikes once or twice a year. Rainfly is half the weight but keeps you dry when needed Overall great value for what it is.

Daniel W

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

June 30, 2024

Great lightweight and compact tent

This tent is awesome, it packs down small and is lightweight for backpacking. Perfectly fits 3 people inside. Easy to set up, kept the rain out. Only Con is the color, hate the green (its just me). Wish there were different choices.

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Jimmy T

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

August 30, 2023

Great tent but with some problems.

I have had this tent for almost a month and have been generally pleased with the item. There is one issue that appears to be a design defect. The stitching that joins the rain fly/vestibule anchor loops to the rain fly itself on each side rip loose at the slightest pull. This starts a tear running horizontally along the bottom of the rain fly. I had to repair it in the field and figured that it wasn't worth returning the item for replacement since it would probably rip again the same way. I would not buy this tent without stronger stitching to anchor these side loops.

Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

4 out of 5 stars

July 28, 2023

Nice Lightweight Tent

I recently used my tent on a 2 night bike trip. I noticed it was not as robust as my previous tent but it only weighed half as much so there is a tradeoff there. It performed well but we did not have any storms or rain. I strongly recommend the model with 2 doors as we are older and get up a few times every night. The rainfly has some plastic hooks that attach to the main tent and these look really cheap although we had no issue on our only outing. The biggest complaint is the missing 4 stakes. These should be included for 189 bucks. If they were not needed you would not have attached the loops on the rainfly and provided the strings.

Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

5 out of 5 stars

May 21, 2022

Cannot rate this a six or 10 but would like to!

This weekend was our first trip with my Suma 3 and Suma 2, purchased last year. (work, ugh! prevented me using it earlier). I took my daughter inlaw and 2 grandchildren ages 6 and 10, to the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area for the weekend and to do a gear test before I make some backpacking trips later this summer. The weather was forecast 80 F days and 45 F nights. What we did not figure in was the wind. I'd read the reviews of how well these tents do in adverse weather (why I bought them) but I was BLOWN AWAY (in a good way!) by these tents. We had sustained 35MPH winds with 55-60 mile gusts ALL NIGHT AND ALL DAY. We were at Fritch Fortress on the cliff side of the lake and so we got no mercy from the winds whatsoever ....EXCEPT INSIDE THESE BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS. We played cards, we read stories, we read books, we slept like (well as best as anyone could in such winds). We are in a terrible drought here in Texas so I can't attest to the rain worthiness of these tents yet. NO TEARS. NO ZIPPER FAILS, NO POLE BREAKAGE AND EVEN THE ALUMINUM STAKES (IMHO THE WEAKEST PART OF THESE) DID NOT PULL UP. THEY DID BEND SOMEWHAT BUT THEY STAYED. Additionally the tents were WARM. These are not 4 season tents and the temps didn't get below 40 but the wind chills were 10 to 14 degrees. Thank you for making a wonderful, reasonably priced product. I look forward to many more years of camping with Eureka.

Karate Granny
Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

2 out of 5 stars

April 23, 2021

Off to a rough start...

Have been using a Eureka Apex 2xt for the last 10 years or so. When my son needed a tent for scouts I started looking at Eureka tents first. Tent is easy to set up, fairly light, and spacious. Unfortunately, on our first campout with it, the binding from the edge of the rainfly separated when we were staking it out. I have contacted Eureka Customer Service and have initiated the warranty inspection / review process. Depending on how that goes I'll revise this review as necessary

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Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

1 out of 5 stars

June 18, 2020

Issues with zipper

This tent has some issues with the mesh/zipper connection. The seam along the zipper ripped on our second outing and I am disappointed to see other customers report the same issue. This is obviously a production fault.

Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

3 out of 5 stars

August 16, 2019

Low weight, fair price, but lousy doors and clips.

I wanted a light weight tent for canoeing and the Suma 3 seemed perfect, especially for the portages. It packs small and is roomy once set up. My wife and I along with our Black Lab fit comfortably. It has many features of a high end tent including quick clips, velcro attachments for fly to poles, and extra rigging for high wind. I really hate the doors. In bug season, getting in and out has to happen quick. The opening to the door is on the left side where the permanent part of the fly vestibule is. I have to open door most of the way to get in and travel in a "Z" pattern. For set up, it is all clips holding the poles. Hard for 1 person to set up. Why not put some sleeve for the pole to go through? During set up, when standing the poles up once in their grommets, the poles have to be held by one hand while clipping with the other. In other tents I have had (30 years of canoeing), the best ones have had sleeves which hold the tent up once the poles are set. Some design changes could make this the perfect tent.

Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

1 out of 5 stars

August 4, 2019

Poor Manufacturing

I am a 35 year Eureka tent costumer and I just bought 2 of the Suma 3 tents. My family used them twice on different trips. The first trip the poles broke in 5 different places in wind that was not very strong. Weather forecast was for 15mph. Eureka replaced the poles but did nothing about the fly that ripped when the poles broke. The second trip the screen around the doors ripped on both tents in the same spot. Eureka fixed the tears still did nothing about the fly with holes and told me the tears were my fault. I am very disappointed in the quality of this product and the way it was handled. Will probably not be buying Eureka again.

Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

5 out of 5 stars

October 18, 2018

Great Tent

Easy setup and teardown. First time used it in tremendous thunderstorm and tent stayed in place and very dry. Works as a tent should

Jake P
Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors