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May-2013

Eureka! Solitaire Tent

If you are looking for a great hiking tent on a budget,

Eureka! Solitaire Tent

definitely consider the Eureka Solitude.  It’s lightweight (in comparison to other tents for the price), easy to pitch, and is very comfortable to rest in.  For the past 6 months I’ve been going back and forth of whether I should get this tent or not.  After countless reviews and overanalyzation of each photo, I gave in and finally got it.  Am I glad that I did!

One of the major aspects of the tent

Eureka! Solitaire Tent

that caught my eye was the option of having a skyview.  Not many tents offer this.  In addition, the bug screen has an opening that allows me to set the tent up without having to climb through the doors.  After a long day of hiking/biking/camping, this little tent definitely will make your evening easier when it comes to getting your “bed” ready.  However, when having the rain tarp out, I’m afraid the lack of ventilation might bring some discomfort in the morning, especially if the doors are fully shot (to prevent rain getting in).

 I originally bought it for 2.

Eureka! Solitaire Tent

Yup, I already have my Hennessy Hammock for solo hikes and this tent was something to take when my girlfriend and I are hiking together.  Something to have that’s lightweight and small.  Although it is after all designed for 1 person, we both are pretty skinny and hopefully (will update soon!) will be able to rest comfortably.. tight but comfortably.  Some cuddling might need to happen in order for this to work.

Overall,

Eureka! Solitaire Tent

I think this tent is great, especially for the price.  I haven’t experienced in rain or heavy wind yet (another update should come along), but looks like it handle whatever nature throws at you (probably except tornadoes, volcanoes, flash floods, and bear attacks.  But you’ll definitely will be safe in there from African killer bees!

Check out my video review of it!

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