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K-2 XT
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K-2 XT

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: K-2 XT

Manufacturer: Eureka

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Page By: 43moon

Created/Edited: Nov 11, 2003 / Nov 11, 2003

Object ID: 846

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Capacity: 2 - 3

Min. Wt.: 9 lbs. 15 oz.

Packaged Wt.: 10 lbs. 9 oz.

Dimensions: 7 ft. 6 in. X 9 ft.

Area(sq. ft.): 52 + vestibule 17

Interior Ht.: 4 ft.

Pack Size: 8 in. X 30 in.

No. of Poles: 4 + Vestibule Hoop

Pole Size: 8.5 mm

Pole Material: 7000 Series Aluminum

No. of Doors: 2

No. of Windows: 2

Floor Material: 1.9 oz./3000 mm Taffeta nylon

Fly Material: StormShield® 'Plus' 2000

Roof Material: 1.9 oz. Permeable Taffeta nylon

Netting: 40D No-see-um

Color: Charcoal Floor; Gold Fly with Black Accents

Style: 4 pole geodesic dome

Special Features: 2000 mm fly and 3000 mm floor coating and all seams are factory sealed!

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43moonUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I bought this tent on sale for $299 from Campmor. I tried to order this tent from local big-name sporting goods stores and they all wanted $500.



We took this out to the Yosemite back country for a few days in mid-November. We had to erect the tent in the middle of a serious downpour. It was easy to erect, and it wasn't fazed by 12 hours of non-stop pouring. There were no leaks, but there was some condensation inside. It was very warm and extremely spacious. We were able to store all of our gear in the vestibule, and we had plenty of space for two inside. It can fit three if you need.
Posted Nov 11, 2003 9:00 pm

marcminishUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

An excellent all around winter mountaineering tent. It is a comfortable but snug fit with three people plus gear, but for two it is more than spacious especially if you are going to be tent bound for awhile.

The vestibule is roomy enough that you can light your stove without the worry of setting the tent ablaze.

I spent many a stormy night in mine and can tell you that it will withstand anything Mother Nature can throw at you. It is also much less expensive (and just as good) and the North Face equivalent tent.

I concur with the other review that it is easy and fairly quick to set up even when windy. The extra gear loft accessory is also a plus.

At night, if one of your tent mates has to get up for a nature call, the two doors make it possible for them to do so without stepping all over somebody.

Eureka tents in general, but this one in particular give you the best bang for your buck.
Posted Mar 4, 2004 8:04 pm

vertxUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Great tent for price. I purchased mine for $289 online while local stores wanted $350+ for it. Easy to set up and split the weight between you and your climbing buddy.

I would consider this a 2+ person tent. Bigger than your average 2 man tent, and if you have 3 people, you better all be friends. The 2 vestibules are nice. The front one is large enough to cook in or store a lot of gear. The rear one is big enough for pack storage. The gear loft comes in handy when you are trying to keep the gear organized. I like the window in the fly on the vestibule.

The tent is on the heavy side, tipping the scales at over 10 pounds with everything, but it is a solid tent so you pay the price in weight. I would definately recommend this tent to anyone looking for a solid, well made 4 season tent. At half the price of other tents in the same class, its worth it.
Posted May 3, 2004 4:36 pm

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