Eureka Spitfire 2

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Eureka Spitfire 2 -

Double duty.
All the ventilation and headroom of Eureka's Spitfire in a tent that sleeps two comfortably.
Set up is fast and easy with post and grommet corner attachments and clips to attach the tent body to the Spitfire 1 frame.
Features Include:
  •2 pole hoop tent with vestibule.
  •9 mm DAC Featherlite 7000 series aluminum frame and clip attachments make the Spitfire 2 set up fast.
        •4 Sizeable mesh panels for air flow in the Spitfire 2.
    •Bathtub floor with taped seams wraps up sides of Spitfire 2 tent to protect against splashing rain.
    •Also available in a 1 person model! See Spitfire 1

Fabric:

  • 2 side opening doors are constructed entirely of no-see-um mesh

Ventilation:

  • Poke out fly vent in the fly is can be opened or closed from in the tent.
  • Large mesh panels for superior ventilation and stargazing.
  • Plenty of mesh used for optimum ventilation
  • Poke-out vent in fly has zippered access via mesh roof cloth

Frame:

  • 9mm DAC Featherlight 7000 series aluminum frame and clip attachments make set up fast

Sizing:

  • Very small 17" pack size.

Weather and Wind:

  • Main fly and floor seams are factory taped for extreme weather protection.
  • Bathtub floor with taped seams wraps up sides of tent to protect against splashing rain
  • Bathtub floor keeps seams taut and high off the ground for superior protection

Pockets:

  • 2 interior storage pockets hold essentials
  • 2 mesh gear pockets for internal storage

Manufactured:

  • Import.

Features:

  • Tent, pole and stake bags included.
  • Large side doors are big and makes it easy to get in and out of the tent.
  • Flashlight loop
  • 4 storm guyouts on fly
  • Sizable mesh panels for air flow
  • Fire retardant.
  • DAC FeatherLite Aluminum poles are light and durable.
  • Sleeps 2
  • Initial set up requires only 2 stakes.
  • All clip design means fast sturdy set up.
  • 2 pole hoop style tent
  • Poles attach to tent body via locking pole tips and grommets for fast and easy set up.
Campmor

The SpitFire 2 is a very light tent that sleeps 2 people with some room for gear. A larger version of the successful solo model it features large mesh panels for great ventilation and stargazing opportunities. The large side doors make entry/exit easy. The tent body can be set up with only 2 stakes and the poles attach with clips making set up fast and easy. The SpitFire has more headroom than most tents in its class making it a very easy tent to sit up in.


Campsaver.com

For fast and light backcountry travel, the Eureka Spitfire 2 should be your go-to tent. Clips attaching tent body to the 2-pole frame make set up simple and quick. The full-coverage fly with vents makes for great wet-weather performance. The 2 storage pockets keep your essentials close by.

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Area:38.76 sq ft
Best Use:Backpacking
Body Material:40D Polyester
Center Height:3' 7"
Doors:1
Fabric:[Wall] 70D nylon taffeta, 1200 mm coated
Floor Material:70D nylon taffeta, 1200mm
Floor Size:10' 9" x 5' 10"
Floor Space:38.8 sq ft / 3.6 sq m
Frame:8.84 mm DAC featherlite aluminum,
Head Height:43 in / 109 cm
Max Inside Length:129 in / 328 cm
Max Inside Width:70 in / 178 cm
Minimum Weight:5 lbs 14 oz
Pack Size:5" x 17"
Packed Size:5 x 17 in / 12.5 x 43 cm
Poles:2
Rainfly Material:75D StormShield polyester ripstop, 1200mm
Seam Taped:Yes
Seasons:3 Season
Sleep Capacity:2 Person
Sleeps:2
Upc, Ean, Isbn:083826283178
Vents:1
Vestibule Area:N/A
Warranty:Limited Lifetime
Weight:4 lb 3 oz / 1.9 kg
Windows:Full-panel mesh
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Eureka Spitfire 2 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Couldn't be happier

Could not be happier! Apart from the fact that this tent is just sexy, its light, functional, sturdy and soooo roomy. I went on a 3 day trip in the Chattahoochee in early spring, my friend kept talking about how awesome his Kelty Grand Mesa was. When I set up my Eureka, you could see the buyers remorse on his face. He ended up sleeping in my tent the last night cuz he wanted to "try it out." His tent looked like a toy next to this one.

Anyways, trash talking aside...this tent is awesome. My friend is about 6'1" and 250 lbs, I'm 5'9" 200 lbs. We had PLENTY of room, and still some left over for stuff inside. It poured on us the last night and we stayed bone dry. The Fly is awesome. Love the double doors on the tent and on the fly. I highly recommend.
Nothin at Campmor on 08/08/2010

Excellent value

I've had this tent for several years and it is one of the best values for the money in a backpacking tent I have seen. Not too heavy, well constructed and very roomy. I've used it for solo car camping and been very comfortable. It will accommodate even the very tallest campers with ease and has plenty of elbow room due to its wider shape at the shoulders. There's room in the ends to store your stuff as well as some space in the vestibule. Ventilation is excellent with a number of venting options and set-up is simple and quick. The only drawback (at least for me) is that it is not freestanding and must be staked down to stay up--you can't just pick it up and move it around as with many tents. Highly recommended.
Gary W. at Campmor on 08/08/2010

Best tent at this price point!

Hands down this is the best backpacking tent available without spending 3 to 5 times as much. Doors on each side with no vestibule however the ungodly amount of space in this tent makes a vestibule a moot point. Have used in extreme weather with no issues while every other tent in the group failed. Pack Size & Weight is very small. Most who have camped with me end up switching to this tent after being introduced to it. DO NOT get the ultralight version of this tent. The very small weight savings comes at the expense of durability. It is not freestanding - It MUST be staked out to set-up. That is the one and only critisism that I can lay on it but no real tent at this price point is freestanding.
Daddy Mac at Campmor on 11/11/2010

Perfect, especially for the price

My girlfriend and I backpacked with this tent through Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala for a few months, in areas with lots of available camping. It worked phenomenally: it's lightweight and the pieces can be shared easily between two people to cut the weight down; sets up in a hurry without hassle; there was enough room for us and two 70+ liter packs, and it was just as at home on the beach as it was in the jungle.

The only con is that it isn't free-standing, but, then, it's not a free-standing tent. We covered a lot of different terrain and never came across anything we couldn't stake it to.
Backpacke Enthusiast at Campmor on 11/11/2010

Really great tent at this price

I'm very pleased with this tent! I wanted a good lightweight tent without breaking the bank and this fits the bill. Setup is easy and I find it extremely roomy for one person (holds tons of gear that way) and ample for two people (backpacks live outside, though). It needs to be staked to stand up and is in no way freestanding, but that is how it is designed. I wish it had a custom groundcloth but an 8x10 tarp works well and fits in the bag! Very light and easy to carry. Totally pleased with this purchase.
Roman at Campmor on 12/12/2010

Rain doesnt mean you have to get wet

I bought this tent and own 3 other Eureka tents.
I used it for the second time this weekend and experienced a torrential downpour during the camping trip (2 hrs of hard rain). I stayed absolutely dry! I think the tent dripped twice during the night from the zipper to access the vent. I was pleasantly surprised with the tent. With that much rain, I thought I was bound to get wet. My buddy I was camping with ended up sleeping in my tent because his leaked so bad. Excellent tent!
RugerM77 at Campmor on 08/08/2011

Spacious and lightweight

The tent is very good on ventilation. It is nice to take the fly off and just have the open mesh. It is lightweight for the size, weighs about the same as some one man tents. They don't make a ground cloth for the 2 man tent which I wish they had. It is a little difficult to take down in the rain without getting the inside wet. Make sure you have enough string with you depending on where you set it up you may have to tie it out.
ScoutPacker at Campmor on 12/12/2010

Easy to set up

My 13 year old son and I used this on a week-long backpacking trip on the AT. It was easy to set up and plenty roomy for a boy and his mom. we also had room for both packs inside. It never rained,and we had cleared campsites to use, so we didn't get an opportunity to truly stress it. I can't speak to durability or water-proofing. I wished we had something lighter, but that is the trade-off for size and ease of use.
AT Jen at Campmor on 08/08/2012

Novice and Spitfire 2 a good match :)

I purchased this tent for multi-day packing excursions, but have only used it for simple overnight settings so far. From what I can tell, though, it'll work as well for one as the other. Light, easy packer, set up was simple. Comfy with loads of room for one, still with just enough space for packs if a 2 peep sleeper. Not yet tested in rain, or high winds, but basics are tight. I like!
Mtnwanderer at Campmor on 06/06/2012

Spitfire 2 review.

This was a birthday gift from my wife, although she will sleep in it also,,, if I decide to let her, LOL. The tent is a high quality tent. We have enjoyed a few nights in it. What we really like is all of the netting provides plenty of venilation on hot nights. The tent sheds water easily due to it's design but like most tents is pretty hot inside with the fly on.
muddog at Campmor on 10/10/2010

Negative Reviews:

just OK, poorly designed

Like another reviewer I am surprised by the number of positive reviews of this tent. I have owned it for 6 years and backpacked around the world with it. I chose it because of its very light weight and packability. Other than that it has many flaws. It is very difficult to get this tent and fly to remain tight (seems poorly engineered) which causes problems in rain. Also the ventilation is poor (again, surprised people said the opposite) which creates condensation. I have re-sealed the seams twice over the years to try and keep it dry. It is tight for two people and gear. Do yourself a favor and buy a tent with a vestibule!
d at Campmor on 02/02/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Great unless it's a very wet weekend

Have used this tent in weather from 20-70F without a problem. Tent has held up in 25 mph winds and kept me warm inside despite the cold winds (30F + 20 mph) blowing around the tent. I sealed my seams and sprayed the tent with campdry and have not had problems with leaks, however I have had condensation on the inside of the tent on particulary cold, wet trips.
The aluminum poles are a nice feature for the tent, and provide support. However the rainfly is very very close to the tent and difficult to tighten. Since the rainfly does not fully tighten, it has a tendency to sag in places which leads to pooling and driping onto the tent (however the tent material underneath is waterproof enough to not leak into the tent) which is not ideal. I have not tried guying out the tent, but this would probably help with the sagging rainfly.
The other problem I have with the tent is the lack of a vestibule. Becasue the rainfly is very close to the tent, when you open the rainfly it falls into the tent and if wet will drip onto the contents of the tent. I use the tent as a single person tent so I keep one side clear for gear and wet clothes so this is not an issue but for two people on a rainy weekend I could see a problem.
I would recomend this as an excelent single person tent for people who like extra space and want something light for backpacking (or any camping where you have to carry your equipment). For two people if it was a heavy rain weekend I think it would be a little tight, but probably fine if the weather was nice.
Darryl at Campmor on 12/12/2012

Disagree with most

I feel nervous trusting in some reviews of other tents due to the reviews of this tent. I do not believe this tent is nearly as nice as all these people say it is. It has no vestivule so theres no place to store extra gear or most of all, there is no place to put your muddy shoes if its raining. Also, like all tents, condensation does build but i feel like it builds much more in this tent then other backpacking tents ive owned. No matter how tight i pull the straps to stake down the tent its still a tad bit flimsey and wrinky. There is no peep hole in the rain fly which isnt a big deal as much as an inconvinence. The rain fly also is oddly made and is hard to strap down tight, even and flush with the tent. I dont completly knock this tent, it is light and has a 15 inch pack size which is awsome, and is spacious and tall so theres headroom. All in all if your backpacking somewhere warm and dry this is the tent for you, if not id say dont get this tent because theres 50 other teents out there with the same specs but better quality. I think i should have done a bit more research aand i wouldnt feel so disappointed.
Honest Josh at Campmor on 12/12/2010

lightweight but durability is ?able.

Lightweight as expected. Easy to pack, setup and breakdown. *Read the manual and spray it down with campdry before first use.* I woudn't stop at just spraying the seams.
I've used it only once for a 3 day trip (2" of rain, 30F temps, 45mph gusts) It held up nicely to my surprise. But due to the quality of the seams, floor thickness, and thin mesh; I highly doubt this tent will last me years like it's predecessors. But priced right over $100 it's no surprise that the durability is questionable.
nate at Campmor on 03/03/2012