The Eureka Apex 2XT FG 2-person, 3-season tent is a multi-purpose freestanding 2 pole rectangular dome tent. The Apex 2XT is lightweight and compact and features two twin-track doors as well as two full-coverage vestibules with a 13.4 sq. ft. of dry storage space. Durable, shock-corded, freestanding fiberglass frame and ring and pin/pole pocket assembly for quick and easy assembly. Zipper covers on the fly and a bathtub floor provide protection from water. Included gear loft provides extra, overhead storage.
|Length:||7 ft 6 in / 2.29 m|
|Width:||4.92 ft / 1.5 m|
|Int Peak Height:||46 in / 116.84 cm|
|Capacity - People:||2 Person|
|Weight:||6 lb 5 oz / 2.86 kg|
|Packed Size:||24 x 5 in. / 61 x 12.7 cm|
|Material:||75D Polyester Taffeta|
|Tent Footprint:||Eureka Apex 2XT Fitted #3951|
|Number of Doors:||2|
|Number of Poles:||2 fiberglass|
|Floor Area:||36.9 ft2 / 3.39 m2|
|Vestibule Area:||13.8 ft2 / 1.24 m2|
I bought ten of these tents for my Boyscout troop. We do a lot of backpacking and these tents fit all of our requirements; lightweight, 2 vestibules for gear storage, and good quality. We took them out on the first trip last weekend. All the boys really liked them. They set up easily, have a decent amount of room for 2 youth, and are well made.
Nice tent, nothing elaborate, weight is more like 8.5 lbs rather than 6.5 lbs as advertised by all the experts, big difference if using for back packing dont think they include the poles and the flimsey pegs as part of the weight.
This tent I had super high hopes for given the last one lasted almost 15 years. I noticed immediately that some of the wall is a single wall construction. This means if it rains, the water is hitting your tent and not the rain fly. These places are at your head and feet and I found to leak on the first use. The old one had rain flys that extended all the way to the ground protecting the inner tent from any and all rain. I will be returning this tent not because of inferior workmanship or material. They are really really tough tents, but because of a crappy design that makes sure your head and feet are damp after every rain
So first things first, the poles are trash. Needs some help before headed into the backcountry. So I purchased this tent to replace an old Eureka 2XT. To make this tent a sweet and moderately light weight tent the first thing you will need to do is get some aluminum ones from Tent Pole Technologies. The poles are .340" and they make a aluminum pole set that replaces the junk fiberglass ones. Runs about $50. The really nice thing is the aluminum ones don't have the metal bracket making tear down take a fraction of the time. The clips hang up on all the metal connectors on the fiberglass poles. The aluminum poles I got break down into 12 pieces each. This reduces tent size to 16" long and 9" in diameter. Huge improvement. Next, throw away the junk tent stakes and go to Walmart and pick up some cheap aluminum ones. They are half the weight and cost only a few bucks. After these modifications are made, you have a tent that weighs in at exactly 5lbs 10oz. It's isn't the lightest thing out there, but for a NEW backpacking tent that has double vestibules and descent ceiling height..... and is only $150 after you get all the accessories, it's impossible to beat.