Eureka Timberlite XT Tents

Eureka Timberlite XT Tents 

DESCRIPTION

2-person, 3-season

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 28, 2000]
Chad
Backpacker

I have a Timberlite XT and it's great! Bought it about a year ago to have "my own" tent and to avoid borrowing others'. VERY easy setup and VERY easy take-down. The size is nice for backpacking and there's plenty of room inside for your gear if it's just you sleeping inside. My only quip so far is that since it's an A-frame tent, the sides tend to whip a little in high wind conditions. But, you'll get used to it.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 26, 2000]
T Brown
Backpacker

This tent has stood the test of time. We've camped in it for 6+ years in windy, rainy, hot and coldish weather (so ours is an older model that doesn't even have a vestible). We've been on some extended trips as well. We've never had a leak or any problem with any of the materials. It is tight for 2 people and we've been looking for a roomier tent, but the Timbelite's weight, packed size and easy of set-up has us spoiled.

Customer Service

Never had to complain to customer service.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 26, 2000]
Brian Barwatt
Climber

This tent is great for its value. I have had it stand up to some severe winds and rainstorms exceptionally well. The pole connecters are pretty weak, I had one crack while setting up in cold weather. However, they sent me a new one three days after I complained. Also, I have found that if you tightly wrap the pole connecters in duct tape and poke holes where the poles go, they are indestructible.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 22, 1999]
Indy
Backpacker

The Timberlite is great for solo backpacking. The large integrated vestibule has plenty of room for gear. At under 5 pounds, it's large enough for two. I like the ability to sit up inside the tent. It's quick and simple to put up, and the price is right.

Similar Products Used:

Eureka Solitaire Tent

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 14, 1999]
J. Grubb
Backpacker

This lightweight tent has served me well for about 3 years. I paid about $ 140.00. Setup is quite simple and easy for one person. Tent poles are of high quality (ultralight), as is the fabric. It is however a little cramped for 2 people. I have used it quite a bit with little signs of wear. Never had any leaks in seams and all zippers still work like new.

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None

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 15, 1999]
Chris MacDonald
Backpacker

This tent works great for two people. It sets up very quickly and is easy to carry. I set this tent up on a beach during a storm, and had no problems with it. It is a great tent.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 26, 1999]
Hal Wilkerson
Backpacker

Great tent for the price- I got mine for $59 at dsports.com and can't complain. When I first got it, I had problems with one of the plastic joint connectors (the front one cracked as I was putting it up the second time to waterproof the seams, but I think that was from going inside a warm house to 40 deg weather outside too quickly)

Great tent for the price though- Eureka tents are really designed well. I haven't had it in rain, but I suspect, as others have mentioned, that the rear window may be suscepitble to rain because of lack of coverage by the fly.

I give it 4 trees for value and 4 trees overall for it's lightweight and performance.

Customer Service

I called customer service to have the front plastic a-frame joint replaced and they sent me both a front one and a rear one for good measure. I was impressed!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 21, 1999]
Gordon Schryer
Mountaineer

I have used my timberlight for several years (5+) in all conditions, in 4 seasons. I think I get laughed at setting up this tent at camp muir, but hey if it ever blows over its worth replacing at the increadible low price.... it hasn't yet. You cant beat the packed size and weight. It is a little cramped for 2 with gear, but its part of my go light alpine style.

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I own a North Face VE-25 for when it really matters whether the tent is standing the next day.... I use it rarely compared to the timberlight.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 11, 2000]
Matthew Panas
Climber

highs: Cheap, light, somewhat durable, breathes well.

lows: no extra space inside, close quarters make for a hot tent in summer.

Buy this tent if you need cheap reliable storm protection. However, be warned: After living in this tent for several extended trips, I sleep on a tarp as often as I can now.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 11, 2000]
Matthew Panas
Climber

highs: Cheap, light, somewhat durable, breathes well.

lows: no extra space inside, close quarters make for a hot tent in summer.

Buy this tent if you need cheap reliable storm protection. However, be warned: After living in this tent for several extended trips, I sleep on a tarp as often as I can now.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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