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Eureka Spitfire 2 Performance Backpacking Tent - 2628317

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Manufactured by Eureka, this Spitfire 2 Performance Backpacking Tent is a 2 hoop style tent featuring 9 mm DAC Featherlite 7000 series aluminum frame, clip attachments and locking end tips for grommet corner attachments and posts to make set up fast and easy. The Spitfire 2 Performance Backpacking Tent is designed to sleep 2 and comes equipped with 4 storm guyouts on the fly, 2 side opening doors constructed of no-see-em mesh and 2 interior storage pockets. Floor wraps up sides to keep rain splashes out. Center height: 3 foot 7 inches; Total Tent Area: 38.76 square feet. Perfect for your next backpacking adventure and many more to follow!
Features
  • 2 pole hoop style tent
  • 9 mm DAC Featherlite 7000 series aluminum frame and clip attachments make set up fast
  • Post and grommet corner attachments with locking end tips make set up easy
  • 4 storm guyouts on fly
  • 2 side opening doors are constructed entirely of no-see-um mesh
  • Sizeable mesh panels for air flow
  • 2 interior storage pockets hold essentials
  • Bathtub floor with taped seams wraps up sides of tent to protect against splashing rain
  • Poke-out vent in fly has zippered access via mesh roof cloth
  • Sleeps 2
  • Center height - 3' 7"
  • Minimum weight - 4 lbs..
  • Tent area - 38.76 sq ft
  • Windows - Full panel mesh
  • Door - 2
Manufacturer: Eureka Camping
Part Number: 2628317

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Eureka Spitfire 2 Performance Backpacking Tent - 2628317
$145.99
4.5 Stars based on 12 Review(s)
Timothy Roman
Tennessee
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Performed Reasonably Well
July 9, 2013
With enough room for two people to sleep and sit up (at the highest point of the tent), this tent has a lot of room for being so light. No real problems with condensation, although there was some on the tent itself (we were perfectly dry after five days of camping). I do wish they included more lines for support (especially since they recommend that you use four when only four come with the tent).

Dean Singleton
New Jersey
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Handles Rain Like a Champ
July 9, 2013
Even in a heavy rainstorm, this tent kept us completely dry. We managed to get too people into the tent with no problem (including all of our gear), and still felt like we had plenty of space. Since I don't usually lay anything down under the tent, I decided to use a silicone coating to keep any rain from coming up through the bottom. The only problem we have had with moisture is a little bit of condensation coming off of the aluminum supports (expected).

Kaylee Kirk
Illinois
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Serious Backpackers, Take a Look
July 9, 2013
I would consider myself a pretty serious camper, and so I will always buy tents to match. I need a tent that is lightweight and easy to carry, so having a tent that backs up small is a huge advantage. I wouldn't necessarily consider myself an ounce counter, but I do have to say that even though this tent is a pound more than some other ultralights I have seen, you get plenty of space compared to those others. Another great aspect of this tent compared to other tents is how forgiving it is. You still need to make sure to properly clear your campsite of rocks or sticks, but getting this tent is a good indication as to whether or not a lighter but weaker tent is for you. There is enough room for me and my husky to fit in the tent with all my gear, and I am trying to convince my significant other to come with us as well.

Alex Saylor
alaska
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Could Use a Vestibule, Great Ventilation
July 9, 2013
Like any other tent, when it says it is for two people, it means it is possible for two people to fit inside if they don't want to sleep comfortably. That being said, this tent really doesn't have many downsides. Even thought this is not the ultra-light-weight version of this type of tent, it is less than a pound more and is still easily light enough to take backpacking. The entire top being mesh is nice, and when the rain fly is removed you get a clear view of the sky (although everyone can see in your tent too). After camping in the rain, I can honestly say that it will keep all the rain out. Get some extra-strength stakes when you buy the tent. The standard stakes can be a little weak. One disadvantage of this tent is a lack of a vestibule, so there really isn't any place to dry off when it is raining.

Troy Hunt
Missouri
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Tent, Get Better Stakes
July 9, 2013
When setting up this tent, you have to make sure that you stake it down completely and tight. Without all of the stakes in the ground the tent will not be structurally stable and you might get leaks from water pooling on the rain fly. This is pretty normal for a tension tent, so it isn't a problem so much as something to think about when setting it up. When you do purchase this tent, make sure that you get some good after-market stakes (preferably something metal). When the ground is too hard, the stakes that come with the tent are completely inadequate and tend to bend in rather short order. Overall the tents ventilation is very excellent, and having two doors in the tent is very convenient. I could see this tent being very good for backpacking (small and light), and with better stakes it will last you a while.

Giselle Matlock
North Carolina
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Tent, Make Sure You Set It up Right
July 9, 2013
If you are sure that you know what you are doing when going camping, then I could recommend this tent to you. The tent will need to be completely staked before it is fully stable, so make sure that you get some good aftermarket stakes (preferably metal ones, the ones that come with it will break if you try to set it up in hard ground). All of the construction seems to be of good quality (minus the stakes), and I think it is durable enough to last. It was light enough for me to take backpacking, but still very spacious for its size. One word about set up. The fly has a tendency to collect water on the top if not tied down until very taught, and the water can eventually leak through (wet camping is not fun). As long as the fly is tied down tight enough, this tent has no issues.

Alda Ipock
California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Three Season Tent
July 8, 2013
After a lot of use, this is still my favorite tent for use in every season but winter. It is very lightweight, is easy to set up, and does well in any sort of weather. I am very happy with this tent.

Young Mirabella
Missouri
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Dry with a Tarp Footprint
July 8, 2013
I have been very pleased with my experiences with this tent. Although I wish it was self-supporting, I have been able to find ways to anchor it enough to set it up inside. I originally purchased the tent to take it to Glacier National Park but have not yet made the trip. So far, I have used it outside twice. The first time, I had a little trouble with moisture on the bottom of the tent and between the mesh and the rain fly. The next time, I used a heavy tarp footprint under the tent and that solved the problem. The fly is very effective at keeping rain out of the tent while the mesh design allows for good airflow. I would recommend investing in sturdier stakes as some of the included ones bent on the second use.

Corbin Kinder
Maryland
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Dry Yet Ventilated
July 8, 2013
It me only about five minutes to set up this tent. I stayed alone, so I enjoyed a large amount of space for gear and relaxing. The two-door design provides a good bit of ventilation, which is great on warm days. A top vent in the tent fly can be opened for extra air flow, but it does not allow rain to enter the tent. I used the tent on two rainy nights but stayed completely dry. I am very pleased with this tent.

Avery Jorgensen
Virginia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Tent for the Money
July 8, 2013
This tent is a very good value for the price. The mesh walls give a very open feel to the tent which is nice for stargazing or even sitting by the fire. After doing a lot of research, I found this tent to be the obvious choice. The interior has a good length for sleeping and a comfortable interior height while still folding up into a small, light pack for hiking. There is enough space for three average height women to sleep with their backpacks in the space above their heads. There are two gear pockets which are great for keeping cell phones or flashlights dry and handy. A total of two doors in the upper part of each side allow for easy access to the tent. I also found it to be very quick and easy to put up. I highly recommend this product for anyone looking for a two person tent for hiking.

Aniyah Galloway
New York
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Light But Spacious
July 8, 2013
This is a very roomy yet lightweight tent. It is the lightest two person tent I have found, except for very expensive ultralites. Since the tent tapers at the head, there is a good bit of space to store gear or for a dog to sleep. The two door design is a nice feature since it makes it easy for one person to leave the tent during the night without disturbing the other individual. The majority of the upper part of the tent is mesh. This feature allows for a nice view of the sky, provides good ventilation, and minimizes condensation buildup. The only drawback I found with the tent is the quality of the stakes. They are basic steel stakes with a wire hook that are not likely to last long in rocky soil. I would recommend replacing them with either aluminum or titanium stakes that have an angle or tri-leg design. Overall though, the tent is perfect for backpacking. It weighs about four pounds, is fairly easy to fit into its case, and easily straps to a backpack.

hiker
adirondacks ny
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Nice light tent
August 21, 2011
I am an older and smaller woman and I find this tent a good value, one of the lighter tents out there but certainly not one of the more pricey. Very good quality (yes Eureka does make some cheap tents like the Tetragon). Holds up to weather well. I recommend setting up in yard before first trip.
Pros:
Stays dry, fairly easy to set up, room for two and gear or one and dog and gear. Cool in summer.
Cons:
Not free standing but not a problem where I camp. Cheap stakes. No vestibule but I like my stuff in the tent. Room for boots under fly.



By Scott from WI on May 3, 2013
What is the packed size of the Eureka Spitfire 2 Performance Backpacking Tent?
By Dawn on May 3, 2013

Answer:
The packed size is 17" x 5" x 6".