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Timberline 2XT Tent - 2001
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Timberline 2XT Tent - 2001

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Timberline 2XT Tent - 2001

Manufacturer: Eureka

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Page By: Andy

Created/Edited: Aug 29, 2002 / Aug 29, 2002

Object ID: 458

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  • New high/low ventilation door improves ventilation


  • A-frame design sheds rain, and is free-standing to allow for easy set-up


  • Built-on vestibule provides 12.5 sq. ft. of storage space for gear


  • Bottom venting fly provides superior air flow in all types of weather


  • Hooded fly in the rear allows windows to remain partially open in rain for air circulation


  • Delrin┬« clips attach tent to frame quickly and easily, and maximize air circulation in the space between the fly and tent


  • Twin-track doors provide one zipper for ventilation control, a second for operation the door, opens to the side for easy entry and exit


  • Windows in each door, along with large areas of permeable fabric, maximize air flow


  • Shock-corded seamless aluminum frame is durable and lighter weight than fiberglass


  • Junction tubes at each eave are custom-blended zytel nylon, strong and durable


  • Shock-corded eaves give in the wind, absorbing wind stress and eliminating wear and tear on the tent fabric


  • 2 Mesh storage pockets, 2 gear loft loops


  • Optional vestibule or annex can be attached to the rear entrance, for additional storage or protection from the elements



Reviews

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AndyUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

For the price, this tent works great for my wife and I. It's great for car camping, and it works well for backpacking, as it's relatively light and compact.



I would also definitely suggest buying the optional vestibule. It hardly takes up any space in your pack, but it creates a nice area outside the tent for storing your pack and boots while you sleep.
Posted Aug 29, 2002 11:27 am

TacoSmugglerUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

This tent is great. It is very easy to set up and it is large enough for 2-3 people plus gear. The vestibule rainfly is a must. When it is wet out, the gear can be stored under the vestibule and out of the weather and not take up room inside the tent. Both ends of the tent open fully for easy access and escape.

The only drawback I can see is that tent this is a little heavy for backpacking. At 6.5 pounds or more, it is a little much for extended backcountry trips, but you cant beat the roominess!
Posted Apr 1, 2003 4:08 pm

Rob AUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Used it many times in the Adirondacks of New York and I loved it.. The weight isn't so bad if you can split it up between two people. If properly water-proofed, you will not get wet.
Posted Nov 24, 2005 10:18 pm

silversummitUsed the Eureka Timberline 2 ,4 and XT

Voted 5/5

Our Scouts have used the regular Timberline 2 and 4 for many years so you can imagine the wear and tear these tents receive. The tents go out every month at a minimum and every summer and are often roughly handled. Dirt gets ground in and floors gets torn up but these tents last an average of 5 years or more.

We also have a few 2XTs and they do just as well. I used one on a 9 day canoe trip in Maine where our tents rarely got a chance to dry out and it never mildewed or leaked.

I do advise sealing seams yourself each year regardless of what the instructions may suggest. It's just a good idea if your tent gets average or heavy use. And we have found that these tents really need to have one or both ends open for ventilation at night or condensation is a big problem sometimes.
Posted Jan 27, 2009 10:54 pm

tmbassMy first tent; 14 years service

Voted 4/5

I bought a standard Timberline 2 in 1993. That tent served me well for 14 years. It was inexpensive, not too heavy, and super easy to set up. This tent vented well in humid and wet weather, but actually stayed pretty warm when zipped up tight in colder weather. I used it in Appalachia in the summer and Yellowstone one winter (that was pushing the limits of the taffeta side walls, not a lot of heat retention when it was below zero). It is not fancy, but it is a solid affordable tent. It eventually dry-rotted at the seams in 2007. 4 out of 5, for the price.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 4:12 pm

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