Eureka Mountain Pass 2XTE

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Eureka Mountain Pass 2XTE
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Eureka Mountain Pass 2XTE -

Design simplicity meets expedition standards.
The best features of Eureka! backcountry and expedition tents combine for an extremely durable tent that sets up fast.
The Mountain Pass XTE tent has additional head space in the vestibules that ensure a dry tent entry. Eureka!’s unique short bottom venting vestibules, combined with the high/low door venting system and interior mesh, create a chimney air flow system. Windows in the vestibules lighten up the tent on overcast days for views of the outside. The Mountain Pass 2XTE measures 7’6” x 5’ x 4’ high and weighs 7 lbs. The Mountain Pass 3XTE measures 7’5” x 6’5” x 4’2” high and weighs 7 lbs. 15 oz.


  • All clip assembly for a simple set up and take down every time


  • Durable, shockcorded, freestanding frame with clips and post & grommet assembly makes set up quick and easy
  • Shockcorded Aluminum frame is durable, strong and packs small for convenience

Weather and Wind:

  • Main fly and floor seams are factory taped for out of the box confidence
  • Fly rod pole extends out over the doors providing more room in the vestibule and keeps rain out of the doors when getting in or out of the tent


  • 2 doors with twin track zippers and 2 large storage vestibules


  • Interior pockets keep essentials close at hand
  • 2 mesh pockets for storage


  • Polyester ripstop, 2000 mm.
  • 68D 190T polyester taffeta, uncoated


  • 2 large roof vents provide excellent ventilation (non-closable)
  • Hi/Lo door venting on both doors helps keep comfort levels just right
  • Roof vents in the tent and fly provide ample High/Low air flow to the tent interior—low vents draw air in; high vents allow warm air out
  • Dual, bottom venting vestibules are large and feature a clear PU window for light and visibility
  • Vents on all 4 sides, in the tent roof and the fly, keep you comfortable and minimize condensation
  • Full coverage fly with multiple venting options keeps you dry and comfortable
  • Unique bottom venting vestibules ensure excellent air flow


  • Import.


  • All carry bags and stakes included
  • Two twin-track, side-opening doors are protected by the 4-sided full coverage fly
  • Freestanding design is stable and easy to set up
  • Clear view windows in the vestibules allow convenient visibility and lighten tent interior
  • Sleeps 2
  • Fire Retardant.
  • Fly rod creates head space high in the vestibules to ensure dry tent entry and provide functional vestibule space for storage
  • Gear loft included

The Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE is an old favorite returning with updates and improvements that can't be beat. It sleeps 2 and gear very easily. And with it's sturdy and stable shockcorded aluminum frame the Mountain Pass is sure to become one of the most reliable and versatile tents in the woods. It has 2 doors and 2 vestibules, each with a clear see through window for storing gear without cluttering the tent. It has 2 large vents in the roof as well as multiple fly vents to keep comfort at a maximum and condensation to a minimum. The shockcorded freestanding aluminum frame is durable and very easy to set up or take down.

Eureka Mountain Pass 2XTE Tent Features.

The best features of Eureka! backcountry and expedition tents combine for an extremely durable tent that sets up fast

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0:6 lbs. 8 oz.
Area:37.5 sq. ft.
Fabric:Wall: 68D 190T polyester taffeta, uncoated
Floor:75D 190T polyester taffeta, 5000 mm.
Floor Area:7' 6" x 5'
Floor Fabric:75D 190T polyester taffeta, 5000 mm
Fly:75D 210T stormshield
Fly Material:75D 210T StormShield® polyester ripstop, 2000 mm
Frame Material:8.5 & 9.5 mm 7000 aluminum
Mesh:40D nylon no-see-um
Packed Size:7” x 18”
Tent Area:37.5 sq. ft.
Vestibule Area:33.31 sq ft
Windows:40D nylon no-see-um
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Eureka Mountain Pass 2XTE Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Durable, warm

If you've set up a tent before, it's nothing new. Liked how the fly buckles to 4 corners, over the pole grommets. Also noticed the gap in fly coverage on both ends, hope the bucket floor seal mitigates that. If U had to set up in a downpour, just securing the 4 points would keep the fly off the tent.

Gear loft clips could be bigger, with rings rather than pressed flat loops...hard to open when huffing at 8400 ft. The tent is heavy, but it is built for a gale wind. Liked the multiple guy points on the fly in addition to the buckles securing it to the tent. Open clips sped setting up the tent.

Wish the tent fly had a sewn in pocket for the shorty pole that holds the flaps open on vestibules. The shorty rod moved a lot with in/out...could lead to a perforation in the fly with lots of use. Bent two aluminum stakes on first use, found trees limbs to tie some guy strings.

I'm an old gal with replaced hips. I don't carry 'heavy' stuff, I roll it. Look on Heads up should look into this device...its a real BACKSAVER! The 5 gallon bucket also makes a good pushoff/stability point for getting over the 5" lip getting out the door of the tent. The vents on the fly have rigid strips that hold the vent open, and just release the velcro to lay the holder strip flat and velcro the vents closed. With vents open temps 48f in am, 56F in tent (me & two small dogs).

Overall impression? Worth the money spent, will work to stay comfortable on short trips.
2NewHips at Campmor on 09/09/2013

Great 2-person tent for all seasons

Setup was easy. I admit I set it up in the backyard first before packing into the Pharoah Wilderness Area in the Adirondacks. The fly looks complicated but the yellow patch on the fly mates with the yellow on the tent strap, so alignment is a snap even in the dark. The poles are simple to erect and there are ample stake loops to secure the tent and fly if the ground allows. If we encountered frozen or rocky ground rocks would have held all in place, although the fly is held fast to the 4 tent corners.

This is a roomy well-built 2-person tent and the 7lb weight is acceptable to be assured comfort for two adults plus plenty of room to keep gear out of the weather. The vestibules are nice but we didn't make use of that extra room for this 1st trip out. If I backpacked in alone I may have taken my one-man lighter tent.

Over night the wind blew a steady 30-40 mph off the pond shore that we camped along with higher gusts and spitting snow. My Mtn Pass 2XTE shook and rattled but withstood the onslaught while a friends tent was pushed flat a few times.

I look forward to using this tent for winter camping and feel it will be a great all-season backpacking and kayak camping tent for us. I'm pleased with this tent so far.
Timpat at Campmor on 11/11/2011

great tent for the price

I use this tent for camping and overnight 4wd trips. I needed a tent that would stand up to thunderstorms and heavy rain. It does just that with the heavy fly and full coverage. There is a lot of covered space outside the tent for gear storage. Its easy to set up with the 2 poles. The pole in the fly provides protection from rain when getting in and out of the tent. I think it would be a bit heavy to carry for backpacking trips. The only con I see is that the fly does not cover the last few inches of each tent corner. This may be a problem but I did experience almost 24 hours of rain and got no water in the tent. Fly corner clips are color coded which makes getting the fly on in the correct direction easy. the fly is definitely the most difficult part of the setup, but its a fairly easy one-person setup. Took me about 15 minutes to setup including fly and stakes (10).
miker at Campmor on 08/08/2012

Excellent tent

After using the Eureka Backcountry for over 20 years, I had high standards and expectations for a new tent. I was not disappointed at all with this new tent. I had read others' reviews and was concerned about purchasing this tent. After getting the tent I immediately put it up and could not find the issues that others had found. People had said you couldn't close the vents, but actually you can and it's easy to close the vents. There's velcro to help it close. The tent cover is not bulky as one person had said. The vestibule is very nice. My fiance and I are not cramped in this tent at all. And the two doors are nice so that you don't have to climb over each other in the night to get out. I would recommend this tent to anyone. Very nice tent. I'm very pleased.
J. Shields at Campmor on 06/06/2012

A great value for such a workhorse

I've owned the Mountain Pass 2XT for several years now and it has preformed extremely well in a variety of conditions. I have used this tent well into winter in Colorado's front range and high country (however,I did check to make sure snow was not in the forecast). The full fly, ample vestibule and multiple lash points make this a go to tent even in windy conditions. It is a very roomy tent and my son and I have enough room for ourselves and our photography gear. The head room is ample enough allow you sit up and get dressed easily.

My only complaint is that at nearly 8 pounds it's a very heavy tent. It is also fairly bulky as well.
Bluemasi at Campmor on 11/11/2010

Solid Performance

This product appears well designed. I have only used it once so far on a four day trip but it stayed dry (it rained twice on the trip) and seemed very durable and weather resistant.

The only cons I have for this tent are that the tent stakes are the cheaply made ones(as I've noticed most tents have) and first time set-up was a bit more difficult than for the Eureka Timberline which I previously owned.

Although the true performance of a tent can't be made after only one trip, I would recommend this tent for most camping situations other than camping in winter or other extreme weather type conditions.
MP at Campmor on 09/09/2011

Great Tent For Extended Camping Trips

Went on a university research project in the pacific northwest mountains last fall and used this tent. Very sturdy, easy to setup and comfortable inside. Camped 6 days in the forest with wind, rain and cold weather. Used an air mattress with it. Tent was perfect! The rain fly is very strong and kept my wife and I dry and cosy inside. Other people had some issues with their tents but not us. 2XTE withstood everything nature throw at us at the time. I highly recommend this tent! We did not backpack because of science equipment. Very satisfied!
John the Biologist at Campmor on 09/09/2013

Great tent

Great for camping from car - super air flow and sky viewing; netting is durable and not easily caught/torn in clothing or gear. Rain fly is excellent. Easy to set up, very roomy for two. Two entrances are fantastic & doors are at opposite corners prevent head-bumping. Color-code set-up for poles & rain fly makes quick work to set up camp. Would love this model in lighter weight with zippered flaps over every screen window so large, heavy rain flap is not necessary to carry on every trip. Bought this to replace no-longer-made REI tent.
Active Mom at Campmor on 10/10/2010

Love this tent!

I bought this tent after borrowing a similar Eureka tent from a friend. I needed a tent that would not leak in rain and bought this because it has a full rain fly and aluminum poles. Just got back from 5 days of camping in moderately wet conditions and this tent worked well.

Easy to set up but would probably replace stakes in windy conditions as these are light weight. I find Eureka a good buy for a reasonable price.
Sequoyah Camper at Campmor on 10/10/2011

The Redesigned Mountain Pass 2XTE Tent

I use the product in almost all seasons. It is very comfortable in cold conditions and in hot ones. Storage in vestibules is great. The new design does not allow you to close the roof vents, so in coldest weather needs to be modified (as I have) with flaps to limit the large roof vents. (This is my third Mountain Pass tent. Second was my favorite. This one comes in second.) New fly design is overengineered and bulky.
J. Whitney at Campmor on 04/04/2012

Negative Reviews:

frustration to the max!

first off after reading multiple reviews and seeing a couple videos I was convinced that this was going to be an awsome tent. In november received the tent and right out of the box I set it up in the shop to test run it before I used it out in the field. seemed like a good idea to me. set up was awsome and easy construction seems very durable and stout. but when I went to put the fly on the tent I couldn't fasten it down on one side, for the eureka company put the wrong buckel on the flap couldn't connect. ok that sucks and is frustraiting. So sent it back to store where I purchased it with a note stateing that I wanted the larger 3 man version. So just received it to day four wks later thats sucks and is frustraiting. Again excited to receive my new tent set it up in shop to find that one of the elastics that connects the tents to the poles was ripped again frustraiting. I than proceeded to put the fly on 1 snap, 2 snap, 3 snap, 4 um well it wasn't the wrong snap this time it was just completely missing! super frustraiting. I'll give it one more shot otherwise I'm getting a different brand completely very disapointed in eureka. I could have used both of these tents if I rigged it together, but come on, right out of the box having troubles and spending this kind of money on a tent.
frustraited at Campmor on 12/12/2012

Neutral Reviews:

not great for long distance backpacking

Nice tent, grommets for tent polls are aluminum and one bent and broke off first time i used it, so i duck taped around all of them and it worked fine on my 3 week trip. It's heavy and is very large for 2 ppl. We slept 3 in it a few nights and it wasn't too bad. It's a great tent for the price and is an awesome car camping tent but it's a bit large and heavy for long backpacking trips. Vestibules are large and great for putting your pack under. It withstood 50 mile per hour gusts but i wouldn't recommend consistent wind because the poles did slightly bend. The steaks are cheep but worked fine on hard surfaces. In wet or muddy conditions use better steaks or natural steaks using p-cord. If you have the money you might as well spend more money for a lighter tent but this tent works good enough for me.
the dude at Campmor on 04/04/2011