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Gear Details: Tents

Solitaire

Manufacturer: Eureka!

SKU: 083826283079

Product Details:
Product Year2009
Usage:
Shape:dome/hoop
Freestanding:
Single Wall:
Capacity:1
Number of Poles:2
Pole Material:tubular fiberglass
Diameter of Poles (mm):6.3
Floor Space (square feet):21.5
Tarp:
Layout:other
Length (inches):32
Width (inches):96
Nonstandard Shape:1
Interior Height (inches):28
Vestibule Type:standard
Vestibule Front Area (square feet):5
Vestibule Back Area (square feet):
Weight (lbs, oz): 2,9
Price:$79.9


READER REVIEWS

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Just purchased and have not had a chance to test yet. Very easy to set up and seemed to be rather roomy - for a 1 person tent. No ground cloth is included.
Posted by Eric - WV, Jun 08, 2009 Star Star Star Star
I've had my Solitaire for a couple of years and enjoy the simplicity. Easy to set up, rain cover just folds up, and light enough to be comfortable backpacking. I especially like the zipper across the top netting, helps reach things like forgotten socks at the foot end of the tent without having to crawl inside.
Posted by IanMc - TX/VA, Oct 10, 2009 Star Star Star Star Star
I've had my Solitaire for a couple of years and enjoy the simplicity. Easy to set up, rain cover just folds up, and light enough to be comfortable backpacking. I especially like the zipper across the top netting, helps reach things like forgotten socks at the foot end of the tent without having to crawl inside.
Posted by IanMc - TX/VA, Oct 10, 2009 Star Star Star Star Star
Had this tent for many years and loved it. Loved being able to roll up the rain fly and just stare up at the night sky (conditions permitting).
Posted by Nick, Apr 09, 2010 Star Star Star Star Star
Love the tent. Are a couple of draw backs. The zippers are a little cheap, and there is no exterior vestibule which I find handy. Other than that, I have had it for over a year and it is great. Excellent for spring, summer, and fall. It is great for backpacking or whatever you have plans for. Just got back from a 2 wk backpacking trip and it performed beautiful. Easy set up, simple design, and plenty of room
Posted by Jeff, Aug 22, 2010 Star Star Star Star
Tent pole broke on second use. No extra stress put on it just snapped. You'll save money in the long run buying a more expensive tent or at least one with a simpler design. I have a basic tent that has served me for a long time with the same kind of fiberglass poles. The only difference is that the poles in the good ten are meant to always be straight. Great design just needs better material.
Posted by Derrick, Mar 22, 2011 Star
Got mine for $70 at Dicks, I like the ultralight weight (less than 3 lbs), which is perfect for the ultralight hiker. At that weight don't expect a vestibule, or to be able to sit up and get dressed any of the perks that come with a free standing or 2 person tent. This is a bivy tent. It seems long enough for me (6'3") and certainly wide enough for one. The version I have, the fiberglass poles fit into the web grommets which is a plus over the pins in the pole version. However, they should ship them (or at least offer an option) with aluminum poles (how many times has Eureka heard that complaint). I'm sure peole would pay a few extra dollars to have poles that wont snap, split, break, or fall apart as easily as the reviews say. They should also offer a lightweight ground cloth of some sort, that will add 2 or 3 oz but well worth saving the floor. When pitching make sure it is pulled tight and use all the stakes provide (that is another knock in the tent, chepo steel wire stakes - Eureka please upgrade the poles and stakes & charge a few bucks more).
Posted by Bob, Aug 15, 2011 Star Star Star
Unless your willing to shell out a minimun of $250 up to $450, for a solo tent that weights under or about 3 pounds, then this Solitare is the way to go, you cannot beat the price and with a excellent brand name like Eureka you cant go wrong.
Posted by Mark R, Aug 16, 2011 Star Star Star Star
Took this tent for a week in the GC and it withstood rocks and 60 -70 mph winds without a problem. Getting in and out can be a chore, but for what you pay, cant beat this tent. Only true gripe is hard to stake out in rocky soil.
Posted by TysonZ3, Aug 16, 2011 Star Star Star Star

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