The Eureka Midori 2 is a 2-person, 3-season tent that is designed for novice to intermediate backcountry campers seeking value and performance in an aluminum frame tent. Large doors and vestibules make this side entry tent a favorite for days on the trail.
|Length:||4 ft 7 in / 1.4 m|
|Width:||7.33 ft / 2.24 m|
|Int Peak Height:||43 in / 109.2 cm|
|Capacity - People:||2 Person|
|Weight:||4 lb 7 oz / 2 kg 13 g|
|Packed Size:||18 x 5 in / 45.7 x 12.7 cm|
|Material:||75D Polyester Taffeta|
|Tent Footprint:||Eureka Floor Saver Rect. Small #3961|
|Number of Doors:||1|
|Number of Poles:||2 aluminum|
|Floor Area:||32.6 ft2 / 3.02 m2|
|Vestibule Area:||9.7 ft2 / 0.90 m2|
I got this tent for those times that it is just me on the trail. As I get older I find it increasingly difficult to pack my tried and true Mtn Hardware Trango 3.1 into the wilds. It's just plain crazy to pack a 10-12 lb 4 season tent on a solo venture. Anyhow, I got the Midori 2 on a Backpacker Mag rec. The price at ACK beat all others and shipping was good. The tent itself sets up fairly straightforward and quickly. It is much lighter, by more than half the weight, than what I am used to. I think the advertised 4lb7oz weight of the tent is somewhat generous. Either that or my scales are off. It is closer to 5 lbs than 4. Instead of getting a flimsy groundcloth I made one from some heavy duty nylon from my neighborhood fabric store. Groundcloth, tent, poles and stakes came in at around 5.75 lbs. Still, 5-6 lbs lighter than my MH. The stakes that come with the tent are abysmal. I use my MH stakes which are stronger and lighter. I like the innovative features that are built into this tent. The ventilation flap and the small prop pole that extends the vestibule seem to do the job. I like the feature that allows you to attach the fly to the tent which allows proper distance between the two with no sags or flapping. Guy out points are plentiful. I am 6' 170lbs and interior room was more than adequate. My 90 litre pack, boots, and a few odds and ends fit in the vestibule easily enough. Its shakedown cruise was a 3 day backpacking trip with weather that was rainy on the first day, very windy that night when the front passed and then an unexpedted cold snap the following night. It handled the wind and rain with no issues. On the other hand, for a tent that was designed to control condensation I have never had more than on the 2nd night. It wasnt dripping on me or anything but that was probably because it was frozen to the fly when I awoke. In the tents defense though it was extremely damp and cold with absolutely no circulating breeze that night. I think any tent would have had a problem dealing with it. The ground was saturated each night and the floor did a nice job of keeping me dry. The only real complaint that I have is that it can be bothersome exiting the tent with the high washtub floor and a lower height than I am used to. Saying that, I will say this, for $129 I don't think you will find a better tent that won't blow down, flap, leak, or give you any other nasty surprises. So far I am pleased if not with the price and performance but also with the much needed reduction in weight. If anything out of the ordinary develops I will amend this review.......
Spent ten days in the Pecos Wilderness the first part of March. Condensation froze to interior every morning. (Poor ventilatio). Difficult to enter without dragging all the ground litter in with you.
I received my Midori 2 a couple of weeks ago, have not had a chance to field test the product yet, but I did set it up in the back yard and carefully go over and inspect every stitch and seam as I do with every tent I have ever owned. Excellent quality, just like you would expect from any Eureka product. No issues with any of the seams, stiches, or zippers. After I set it up and inspected it, I cut up a cheap tarp from harbor freight to use as a ground cover, then set up the water hose on shower to test out the product and see how I need to arrange the product for best use. My conclusions are that this product is excellent and worthy of being tested in the field this coming year. I will add more to this review after the field trials and given that we have some inclement weather to test in. Remember to test all of your product several times before heading into the field and needing them! The only things I would consider changing if I could would be the color, I prefer earth tones that blend in rather than stick out, but that is just my opinion.