Posted by William Delaney on July 08, 2004:
|Make and Model:||Eureka Kahuna|
|Review:||Tent is heavy mostly due to the aluminum poles. Quality of tent appears to meet normal Eureka standards which are pretty good. Fly is well made coated and seam taped and covers the main body well while still providing windows and 2 doors. Vestibules are roomy.|
Tent body clips out with 41 snap clips leaving a free standing fly that double as a shelter by itself. Lots of room inside due to the 70 Sq. Ft of vestibule.
Directions to assemble are horrible since the poles are now identified or color coded. Once you figure out that the rafter poles that form the dome are the shorter poles curved at the ends, set up is straightforward.
It really takes two to erect the tent once the poles are slipped into the sleeves. This is due to the weight of the tent and is especially true when the tent is new and the poles are stiff and the tent material has not been stretched.
Assembly with two people can be done in less than 10 minutes.
Plenty of stakes and loops for guying in case of T-storm winds.
Space layout of 11 by 7.5 in the interior is equal to a 9 by 9 dome but the rectangle shape makes it feel more roomy and offers more useful space.
I paid $299 from Barre Army Navy and recieved the tent with free shipping in 4 days with all the necessary reciepts to get the additional $40 back from Eureka. Net was $259 which I feel is a decent price for a tent with a coated seam taped fly and seam sealed floor seams.
This is a very good tent for car camping for a family.
There are few tents available with windows on all four sides that do not need constant seam sealing!