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Eureka! Apex 2 Fiberglass Two-Person Backpacking Tent - 7'6" X 4'11"

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  • Freestanding fiberglass frame
  • Two oversized D-style doors with zippered windows
  • Fly with vestibule “wings” to shelter doors
  • Frame includes clips and posts, grommet assembly
  • Gear loft
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Eureka! designed the Apex series of backpacking tents for use by the newcomer and infrequent hiker, emphasizing value while sacrificing none of the quality and versatility for which their tents are prized worldwide. Measuring 36.5 square feet in floor area and with a roomy 3 foot 10-inch ceiling, the Apex 2 also features easy setup and assembly thanks to its freestanding fiberglass frame. Two oversized doors with zippered windows make visibility and access perfectly simple.
Features
  • Freestanding fiberglass frame
  • Two oversized D-style doors with zippered windows
  • Fly with vestibule “wings” to shelter doors
  • Frame includes clips and posts, grommet assembly
  • Gear loft
  • Two mesh ceiling panels and windows
  • Floor area - 36.5 square feet
  • Floor size: 7’6” X 4’11”
  • Sleeps up to two people
  • Center height – 3 feet 10”
  • Minimum weight – 5 lbs 11 oz
  • Optional footprint accessory (Sold separately)
Manufacturer: Eureka Camping
Part Number: 2629100
Elite Deals Item Number: ECT-2629100
UPC: 0838-2629100-5

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Eureka! Fitted Footprint for Apex 2 and Apex 2XT Backpacking Tents
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Protect your Apex 2 or Apex 2XT backpacking tent with this ultra-durable footprint accessory from Eureka!, the world leader in tents and accessories. Shaped especially to fit the company's tents with non-standard shapes, these footprints are made from the same high-quality materials as the tents themselves. They feature webbing stake-out loops ...
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Eureka! Apex 2 Fiberglass Two-Person Backpacking Tent - 7'6" X 4'11"
$89.95
4 Stars based on 13 Review(s)
Cora Piper
New Hampshire
3 Stars

Disappointed in Durability
June 12, 2014
I've camped for several years and have used a variety of tents. This is my second Eureka, but it had the same problem as the first one: leaking after only a few uses. After using the tent just a few times over a couple years, I saw the tent letting in water through the roof one morning. Granted, there was lots of rain in Maine that week. However, a name brand like Eureka should last longer than a cheap generic tent. On the plus side, the tent is easy to set up --a full tent set up within only a few minutes! Although it would be hard to fit a queen mattress inside, the tent still feels comfortable and decently sized, thanks to the vestibules that add a little bit of space inside. At least we felt cozy for a couple days. These perks still don't make up for the limited durability of the tent though. I'd try to get a tent lighter in the pack and with better construction on the rain fly cover to knock down the rain. This was a decent tent for a few trips, but it just wasn't durable enough for the long haul. I'll stick with other tents from now on.

Alex D
Atlanta, Ga
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Worth the little bit of $ and weight more!
May 24, 2014
Took it in for a day hike and overnight stay. Sleep like a baby out of the rain we got overnight. Super easy to pack up. Little on the large size, but worth it. And you can certainly fit 2 people and their bags in this thing.
Pros:
Name that is known for its quality, color is easy to find in the woods, water tight, durable.
Cons:
None to speak of other than I only get 7 days out of 365 to really get to sleep in this.

Marley Hidalgo
Virginia
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Fits Three Snugly
August 19, 2013
I would purchase this terrific tent again. It was easy to pitch the tent and had a place for our packs to stay covered. Three of us were pretty snug, but we didn’t mind it since we stayed warm. The fly didn’t cover some spots, like at the bottom, so a little bit of water came in when we had a deluge. Everything else stayed dry.

Nicholas Yu
Florida
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Worked Well in Cold and Snow
March 13, 2013
I was able to set this tent up easily even in twenty degree weather with snow and sleet. After spending a week in it, it kept me out of the wind and rain. Inside, there are storage compartments for keeping small necessities close by and a net that held a light for me. I did have to be careful that I didn’t pull too hard on the tight flap zipper.

Lane Whipple
Virginia
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Dual-Use Tent
November 25, 2011
I was looking for one tent to serve two purposes – backpacking and car camping. It needed to be lightweight, easy to pitch, and not expensive. I researched tents for a long time before buying the Apex 2xt. I used it for a three day campout and am happy with the results. One plus for this tent is that it has color-coding for the rain fly. It is easy to adjust the tension for the fly with the nylon straps and plastic buckles. Another plus is the hardware and zippers. After trying the zippers over and over, they didn’t snag or bind. A big plus is the way it protects from the weather. The bathtub floor is thick and all the seams are taped so everything stayed dry. The one minus that I would mention is that it comes with fiberglass poles and an all clip frame. I don’t think I have purchased camping equipment that is as good as this one.

Nancey Montville
Missouri
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Economical Tent
September 29, 2011
I use a two-person tent for myself because I am over six feet tall and I need a little extra room. There is enough of a base that I am able to lie in this tent without having my feet or head touching the ends. I can reach anything I need easily once settled in and the vestibules are good protection for boots and other gear at night. Setting up the tent is simple, it just goes up the way you think it will. When you take it down you may have problems with arranging it in your backpack. Even when the tent pole sections are folded up they are a bit long. I ended up having to secure it to the outside. It’s a little heavier than some tents, but this economical tent suited me for a three-night winter campout.

Cassidy Leon
South Carolina
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Quick Set-Up
August 8, 2011
One of the main reasons I love this tent is because it only take my wife and me five minutes to unpack and pitch it and it is just as easy to pack it back up and stow it on the back of my touring motorcycle. We are settled in before our friends have even unpacked their tents. I haven’t camped in a strong wind or rainstorm, but I have used it in 30 degree up to 80 degree weather and only had a condensation problem once. Using seam sealer or another waterproofing method is key for any tent. There are places to store gear out of the weather and ample room for some gear in the tent along with sleeping area for two people. For backpacking, the 2xt is a good, lightweight tent. Next time, I will probably go with the extra roominess of a 3xt. I would definitely purchase another Eureka Apex!

Keila Vankirk
Alabama
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Plenty of Space
July 13, 2010
My intention was to purchase something smaller, but I could not pass this tent up. It has more volume than I need, but it serves my purposes very well. I aim to use it for camping.

Josiah Shields
Mississippi
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

More than Enough Room
May 3, 2010
Having researched this tent online, I found it to be an excellent purchase. It would be the perfect size for just two people, so it is more than enough room for just me. In fact, it is probably oversized for my needs. If you like going on long trips, this is the tent for you.

Sara Lemon
Louisiana
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Portable and Stout
February 13, 2010
This tent is great for the lengthy trips that my wife and I take. As a biker, I like how portable and durable it is. We have encountered some powerful storms and it didn’t budge or leak It doesn’t take up much room, so it is easily stored and carried. I also like how roomy and accommodating it is for a guy with my sizable build.

Guadalupe Burrell
New Mexico
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Value
February 13, 2010
This tent is worth every penny you pay and compared to other similar tents it’s not much. I put this tent to the test with my son in different weather conditions and was happy with the results. Even in high humidity we didn’t have condensation problems. The two of us had enough room and were able to set it up and take it down without difficulty. Two doors with entries was a bonus for us. Other, more expensive tents are lighter-weight and some people may need that, but for me the Eureka Apex 2xt has a good design and other features that make it a great value.

Josue Cathey
West Virginia
2 Stars

Leaked!
January 27, 2010
Pretty disappointed with our purchase of this tent. I bought it for my son, who’s in Scouting. We thought it would be good—the reviews were good, and it was advertised in the Scouting magazine. Got it unpacked and assembled easily. We sealed the seams twice. The first time it worked fine. The second time—it leaked! Little holes in the fabric allowed the water to come through—looked like maybe they used the wrong size of needle to sew it together? Customer service said it was probably condensation. Sorry, no, it was leaking! We ended up sending it back to the company.

Verlene Baez
California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

A Sturdy Tent at a Great Value
February 17, 2009
This tent really surprised me because of how strong it was. I went camping with some friends, and we experienced a snow storm the first night. But my Eureka held up and didn't collapse or even leak. The roof stayed up without bending under the weight. The snow didn't creep in through the floor either. In the morning, I was the only one dry! This sturdy little tent can do it all. It's a sure winner for the price too. I'd really recommend it for a great value.