Eureka Spitfire Stats
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Bill Law
(williamlaw) - M

Locale: SF Bay Area
Eureka Spitfire Stats on 07/16/2005 13:03:14 MDT Print View

Got my new Spitfire and put it on the scale (haven't used it yet).

Body+fly+poles+sack = 2 lb 14.2 oz

Included stakes are pretty good for OEM in a $65 tent: strong and lengthy. But .6 oz each (10 included).

I think 6 stakes minimum are required (maybe 2 extra to tie out the fly, but I'm not sure those are required). Using 6" titanium takes at .25oz each, would yield a total weight just under 3 pounds.

Bill Law

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Eureka Spitfire Stats on 07/16/2005 14:19:30 MDT Print View

Good. Thanks for sharing. Glad the wt. came out under 3lbs. Let us know how you like it & how much condensation you experience after a night or two in it - both dry & wet nights if possible.

Bill Law
(williamlaw) - M

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Re: Eureka Spitfire Stats on 08/29/2005 13:31:41 MDT Print View

My daughter used this tent on a recent "Wilderness Studies" course in the Cascades in WA.

She wasn't too verbose when I asked her how it performed. "Ok" was about all I got out of her. It didn't rain.

I had lots of moisture problems with my Six Moon Designs Europa during my simultaneous 7 night trip in the Sierra (rained there almost every day; go figure). So I'm going to try the Eureka on my next solo trip and I'll report then on how it works.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Re: Re: Eureka Spitfire Stats on 08/29/2005 14:23:26 MDT Print View

William,

Many thanks for the update. Can't wait for your next report. Take care, pj