Spitfire

 

Spitfire
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Spitfire
Manufacturer Eureka!
Page By Rob A
Page Type Jan 22, 2007 / Jan 22, 2007
Object ID 1846
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Product Description

The SpitFire is simple and no frills one man tent. It is very light weight and packs up to a very small size. it is not free standing but is very easy to set up.
Floor Size 9' x 3' 6" x 2' 2"
Pack Size 5" x 22"
Center Height 3'4"
Tent Area 18.12 sq. ft.
Vestibule Area 4.4 sq. ft.
Seasons 3
Vents Poke out vent in fly
Wall Fabric 70D nylon, 1200 mm
Fly Frabric 75D StormShield polyester, 1200 mm
Floor Fabric 70D nylon taffeta, 1200 mm
Mesh Fabric 40D no-see-um
Frame 9 mm DAC Featherlight 7000 series aluminum

Features

2 pole hoop tent with vestibule
9 mm DAC Featherlite 7000 series aluminum frame
Post and grommet corner attachments make set up easy
Only 2 stakes required to secure tent body; clips attach tent body to frame
Large side entry door for easy access
4 storm guyouts on fly
Sizeable mesh panels provide generous air flow
Poke-out vent in fly with zippered access in mesh roof cloth
Inside storage pocket holds essentials
Also available in a 2 person model! Spitfire 2

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Rob A - Jan 22, 2007 3:59 am - Voted 4/5

this is a good tent
with proper water proofing and the fctory taped seams no water has gotten yet and i spent 24 hours in it during a big rain storm while in the Adirondack Mountains of New York over the summer (06). I do wish that the fly had a window to see a little of whats going on outsideunzipping the two zippers is a little annoying and the vestabule could be bigger. But not a bad light tent for just over $100

tarol - Jan 22, 2007 7:53 pm - Voted 5/5

Love this tent!
I got it for $67 on eBay and have used it extensively this past year and I love it! No problems in the rain or wind and even after a night of heavy condensation it did well to keep my dry. And I didn't do any seam-sealing in addition to the factory-sealed seams. I love that it has a side entrance and plenty of room to sit up in.

The only thing I would change is put a zipper on the fly body so the smaller vestibule on the other side of the tent is accessible from the inside like the large vestibule is.

Sarah Simon - Aug 2, 2009 6:45 pm - Voted 1/5

I despise this tent
The third night I spent in this tent, the fly ripped during set-up (seem seperated from the fly body).

The two "posts" at the foot end are flimsy and unreliable.

Too much bug netting and not enough water proof tent fabric mean that even when set up very well, the interior of the tent is still subject to "back splash" during heavy rains.

I've found this tent exceptionally prone to condensation.

Finally, the lack of a second hoop (favoring instead the two "posts" at the foot end of the tent) makes it very difficult to get this tent set up in a very taut fashion. The result is a saggy, baggy tent.

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