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Eureka ! Mountain Pass XT

Have had this many years and used it much. high winds n' hard rains to sunny, still days. I have no complaints. I recently seam sealed the fly again. No rips or tears or stink, just a little dirt from alpine meadows to desert sands. Shock cord in poles still 100%.

Review from SummitPost ( I totally disagree about wind blowing it away, they make these things called "stakes" that hold tents in place. Technology rocks ! )-

* Full cut fly attaches with web and buckle assemblies providing fast and easy attachment and incremental tension adjustment

* Large front vestibule provides 13 sq. ft. of covered storage area and features a large zippered opening for easy access to the tent and a clear window that adds brightness and visibility to the interior

* Rear vestibule adds 9 sq. ft. and is accessible from the inside of the tent through an access panel on the rear wall

* Bottom venting fly and patented High/Low™ venting door provide superior air flow in all types of weather

* Air circulation is further enhanced by vents at the canopy's peak, one of which is directly underneath a scoop vent on the fly

* Twin-track door provides one zipper for ventilation control, a second for operating the door, and opens drop down for easy entry and exit. A separate low vent is built into the door

* Variable tension post and grommet set up

* Delrin® clips attach tent to frame quickly and easily, and maximize air circulation in the space between the fly and tent

* Lightweight, shock-corded frame in 7000 series aircraft aluminum is built in 12 in. sections to stow easily in smaller packs, watercraft storage compartments and bike panniers

* 2 Mesh storage pockets, 4 gear loft loops, center flashlight loop

* Factory sealed main floor seam

* Flame Retardant

* Carry bags and stakes included

I have a good thing to say about this tent, and a couple of bad things. First the good: the reason I bought this tent is that it had lots of vestibule space. I can put my pack, boots, wet cloths, etc. outside the tent and still have them covered by the rain fly. And because there are two vestibules, I can put my gear in one and have my dog sleep in the other.



And now the bad things: (1) This tent doesn't do well in the wind. Because it's long and skinny, you have to orient it just right so that it cuts the wind. If the wind shifts and hits the tent on the broad side, then it will blow away if you're not in it! (2) The tent doesn't ventilate very well. The first time I used it I opened up the roof ventilation and cracked the door. When I awoke in the morning the entire inside of the tent was covered in condensed moisture. Since then I have always opened the door all the way up to avoid that problem. This works fine in the summer, but if you wanted to use the tent in cold whether you might have trouble.



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