The Eureka K-2 XT is the roomiest of Eureka's expedition-tested shelters The tent features a wind and snow-shedding 4-pole geodesic dome design that's large, light, strong and efficient for mountaineering and winter camping Foolproof setup with continuous power mesh rod sleeves allows the tent to be erected quickly under the worst conditions Eureka now added enhanced ventilation with its zippered High/Low tent vents and a scoop vent in the fly Added storage features for a more comfortable outdoor experience
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The K2 XT is a 2-3 person geodesic shaped tent built to handle the most extreme and demanding winter conditions. It has 2 doors and 2 vestibules for storm protection and gear storage. The larger front vestibule is hooped with an external pole for strength and use clips for a fast easy set up. The durable ripstop coated polyester fly provides full coverage and a large clear window panel in the front vestibule. The K2 XT may be the best ventilated 4 season tent on the market. It has 2 scoop vents on the fly, vestibule vents, windows in the doors, 2 large sidewall vents and 2 roof vents.
Start your alpine assault from the Eureka's K-2 XT Tent. Wait out the storm with your climbing partner, or play some poker with two buddies while you all acclimatize to the altitude. This self-supporting tent is among the roomiest and most popular in Eureka's four-season category.
The Eureka K-2 XT is Eureka's roomiest four-season tent. Loaded with extreme weather performance features and a large vestibule up front.
|70D nylon taffeta:||canopy|
|Body Material:||70D nylon taffeta, uncoated|
|Center Height:||4 ft.|
|Floor Material:||70D nylon taffeta, 3000mm|
|Floor Size:||8 ft. 11 in. x 7 ft. 8 in.|
|Floor Space:||52 sq ft / 4.8 sq m|
|Head Height:||48 in / 123 cm|
|Max Inside Length:||92 in / 234 cm|
|Max Inside Width:||107 in / 272 cm|
|Min Weight:||11 lbs. 12 oz.|
|Pack Size:||7.5 in. x 25 in.|
|Packed Size:||7.5 x 25 in / 19 x 63.5 cm|
|Poles:||9 mm aluminum|
|Rainfly Material:||75D StormShield polyester ripstop, 1800mm|
|Sleep Capacity:||2 Person|
|Sleeps:||2 - 3|
|Tent Area:||52 sq. ft.|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||083826289064|
|Vestibule Area Front:||18.08 sq. ft.|
|Vestibule Space:||21.8 sq ft / 2 sq m|
|Weight:||11 lbs 12 oz / 5.3 kg|
The Eureka K2 XT tent is well constructed, attention to detail, and for the most part all the extras (storage, ventilation, fly, vestibule) well thought out and easy to use. Goes up/takes down easily in all weather. My wife and I mostly kayak on wilderness lakes, where winds/rain up to 40mph 1"/hour don't bother. Likely can take more. Used in Rocky MTs to 10,000 ft.
Downsides include too tight for three, unless you're young and don't know better...cause the vestibule (front) is about 12 sq feet and about 3 feet high, given the door slants. The rear vestibule, such as it is, allows one to store about one backpack of gear, but then that door is blocked to get out.
So...if you gotta cook in the forward vestibule, which so far I haven't, it's tight, and one would have to be very careful.
That being said, for canoe/kayak/car camping, or if you can split the load, even backpacking, this is a very good tent for the price, given what's out there.
Just for perspective, I've been through the Tetons, Wind Rivers, most of Colorado, Wyoming, much of Montana and Idaho in my old smelly Holubar kit I built in 1974, which dates me...and that tent has never yet leaked nor blown over. It weighs 6 lbs and has a 20 sq foot 4.5 ft high vestibule two people can sit under and cook all day. There are no tents built like this today.True story. If there is leave a comment...I want one.
But the Eureka is still an excellent tent for what it is, based on the proven North Face VE 25 design, and has a larger vestibule.
I have to say I was very impressed with my new K-2 XT tent. It had some features I didn't expect to see in a tent of this type. The extra vents and pouchs internally were a nice touch. The tent held up very well against the elements and the rain, but only issue that we had was with the condensation inside the next morning. We opened as many vents as possible to bleed out any moisture but we still ended up with a little dampness. Overall a great buy and a tent to look forward to using it again.
I will edit my review when i try it out, but I just assembled it in the living room, it looks like a yellow igloo..Tons of room inside and sturdy. A few weeks I will test it in an Ontario Winter
Held up fairly well. It is super important in wet snow to keep your fly tied up nicely. The snow was so deep, I rigged our poles to hold fly up.
Secure tent. Lots of room
Cold or hot. Rain or snow. This one has you covered. With the ample mesh vents and doors you can let the breeze, views and stars all come rolling in. Seal out the elements when needs be. The fly is super strong and has tons of attachment loops as well as guy out lines/attachments. Only draw back is the weight. However you're certainly getting a lot if you buy this tent. Great buy for sure.
Pretty cool tent, love all of the pockets. Sadly, I used it once and noticed a rip in the seam. It is out of stock so I have to return it. It is quite heavy too, but if you're car camping, who cares? I love the hexagonal shape. Its great for an air mattress because there is room on either side. It is a bit complicated to set up too, but practice makes perfect.
I am really enjoying this piece of gear. The venting options are perfect. Opening up the roof panels on a clear night(not using the fly) lets all the stars in...The organizer walls , along with the optional gear loft, will give you all the room you need for your stuff.