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Eureka! Solitaire - Tent (sleeps 1)

by Eureka


Order now to get it by: Saturday December 17 - Monday December 19

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Product ID: 786018

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Description

  • 2 hoop bivy-style tent
  • Durable 6.3 mm fiberglass frame is shock corded for fast set up
  • Pole pockets on one end; ring and pin on the other speed set up
  • Nylon pole sleeves aid in set up and stability
  • 3 storm guy outs on fly
  • Two-hoop bivy-style tent for one sleeper (21.33 square foot area)
  • Ventilated with a large mesh roof; attached full coverage fly
  • Zipper in roof cloth for easy entry/exit
  • Includes two storage pockets and one flashlight loop
  • Center height of 28 inches; weighs 2 pounds, 9 ounces
  • Perfect for singular trekking and walkabouts, the Eureka Solitaire is lightest, most compact three-season solo tent made
    by Eureka. It's also extremely well ventilated with a large mesh roof--great for stargazing during summer trips--and the
    zippered roof provides an extra exit in nice weather. This two-hoop bivy design offers an efficient tunnel design, with
    a durable 6.3 mm fiberglass frame is shockcorded for fast set up. The full coverage fly is attached, so it can be rolled
    back or put in place very quickly. Other features include nylon pole sleeves for easy setup, three storm guyouts on the
    fly, two storage pockets, and one flashlight loop.

    Specifications:

    * Area: 21.33 square feet
    * Floor size: 2 feet, 8 inches by 8 feet
    * Center height: 2 feet, 4 inches
    * Wall fabrics: 40D no-see-um mesh
    * Floor fabrics: 70D nylon taffeta
    * Fly fabrics: 70D nylon taffeta
    * Pack size: 4 by 17.5 inches
    * Weight: 2 pounds, 9 ounces

    About Eureka
    Though the exact year is unknown, Eureka’s long history begins prior to 1895 in Binghamton, New York, where the company
    still resides today. Then known as the Eureka Tent & Awning Company, its first wares were canvas products--most notably,
    Conestoga wagon covers and horse blankets for nineteenth century American frontiersmen--as well as American flags, store
    awnings, and camping tents.

    The company increased production of its custom canvas products locally throughout the 1930s and during the 1940 and
    even fabricated and erected the IBM "tent cities" just outside Binghamton. The seven acres of tents housed thousands of
    IBM salesmen during the company’s annual stockholders meeting, which had since outgrown its previous locale. In the
    1940s, with the advent of World War II and the increased demand for hospital ward tents, Eureka expanded operations and
    began shipping tents worldwide. Ultimately, upon the post-war return of the GIs and the resultant housing shortage,
    Eureka turned its attention to the home front during the 1950s by supplying awnings for the multitude of mobile homes
    that were purchased.

    In 1960, Eureka’s new and innovative Draw-Tite tent, with its practical, free standing external frame, was used in a
    Himalayan Expedition to Nepal by world renowned Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person documented to summit Mt. Everest
    only six years earlier. In 1963, Eureka made history during its own Mt. Everest ascent, with more than 60 of its tents
    sheltering participants from fierce 60+ mph winds and temperatures reaching below -20°F during the first all American
    Mt. Everest Expedition.

    For backpackers and families, Eureka introduced its legendary Timberline tent in the 1970s. Truly the first
    StormShield design, this completely self-supporting and lightweight backpacking tent became one of the most popular
    tents the entire industry with sales reaching over 1 million by its ten year anniversary.

    Eureka tents have also traveled as part of several historic expeditions, including the American Women’s Himalayan
    Expedition to Annapurna I in 1978 and the first Mt. Everest ascents by a Canadian and American woman in 1986 and 1988.
    In recent history, tents specially designed and donated by Eureka sheltered Eric Simonson and his team on two historic
    research expeditions to Mount Everest, this time in a quest for truth regarding the 1924 attempted summit of early
    English explorers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine. During the 1999 expedition, the team made history finding the
    remains of George Mallory, but the complete mystery remained unsolved. Returning in 2001 to search for more clues, the
    team found amazing historical artifacts which are now on display at the Smithsonian.

    Amazon.com Tent Guide
    Selecting a Tent
    Fortunately, there are all kinds of tents for weekend car campers, Everest expeditions, and everything in-between. Here
    are a few things to keep in mind:

    Expect the Worst
    In general, it's wise to choose a tent that's designed to withstand the worst possible conditions you think you'll
    face. For instance, if you're a summer car camper in a region where weather is predictable, an inexpensive family or all
    purpose tent will likely do the trick--especially if a vehicle is nearby and you can make a mad dash for safety when bad
    weather swoops in! If you're a backpacker, alpine climber or bike explorer, or if you like to car camp in all seasons,
    you'll want to take something designed to handle more adversity.

    Three- and Four-Season Tents
    For summer, early fall and late spring outings, choose a three-season tent. At minimum, a quality three season tent
    will have lightweight aluminum poles, a reinforced floor, durable stitching, and a quality rain-fly. Some three-season
    tents offer more open-air netting and are more specifically designed for summer backpacking and other activities. Many
    premium tents will feature pre-sealed, taped seams and a silicone-impregnated rain-fly for enhanced waterproofness.

    For winter camping or alpine travel, go with a four season model. Because they typically feature more durable fabric
    coatings, as well as more poles, four-season tents are designed to handle heavy snowfall and high winds without
    collapsing. Of course, four-season tents exact a weight penalty of about 10 to 20 percent in trade for their strength
    and durability. They also tend to be more expensive.

    Domes and Tunnels
    Tents are broadly categorized into two types, freestanding, which can stand up on their own, and those that must be
    staked down in order to stand upright. Freestanding tents often incorporate a dome-shaped design, and most four-season
    tents are constructed this way because a dome leaves no flat spots on the outer surface where snow can collect. Domes
    are also inherently stronger than any other design. Meanwhile, many three-season models employ a modified dome
    configuration called a tunnel. These are still freestanding, but they require fewer poles than a dome, use less fabric,
    and typically have a rectangular floor-plan that offers less storage space than a dome configuration. Many one and
    two-person tents are not freestanding, but they make up for it by being more lightweight. Because they use fewer poles,
    they can also be quicker to set up than a dome.

    Size Matters
    Ask yourself how many people you'd like to fit in your fabric hotel now and in the future. For soloists and
    minimalists, check out one-person tents. If you're a mega-minimalist, or if you have your eye on doing some big wall
    climbs, a waterproof-breathable bivy sack is the ticket. Some bivy sacks feature poles and stake points to give you a
    little more breathing room. Also, if you don't need bug protection and you want to save weight, check out open-air
    shelters.

    Families who plan on car camping in good weather can choose from a wide range of jumbo-sized tents that will
    accommodate all your little ones with room to spare. A wide range of capacities is also available for three- and
    four-season backpacking and expedition tents. Remember, though, the bigger the tent you buy, the heavier it will be,
    although it's easy to break up the tent components among several people in your group. It's also helpful to compare the
    volume and floor-space measurements of models you're considering.

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