Eureka Spitfire 1

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Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent Features.

Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent.
Enjoy your time in the wilderness with the Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent. It has a little more room than most solo tents, so you don't feel like you're stuffed in a coffin when you're getting some sleep or staying out of the rain. It is loaded with mesh for great ventilation. It features large side door that makes entry/exit easy and opens to the spacious vestibule. 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. The Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent is an easy choice for fast-and-light solo travel.

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  • Poke-out vent in fly with zippered access in mesh roof cloth


  • Only 2 stakes required to secure Spitfire 1 tent body; clips attach tent body to frame
  • Set the Spitfire up quickly and easily with post-and-grommet corner attachments and clips to attach the tent body to the frame


  • An inside storage pocket holds essentials like your headlamp and water bottle


  • Two stakes secure this Eureka tent's body to the ground
  • Fly included
  • 4 storm guyouts on fly
  • Large side entry door for easy access
  • 9 mm. DAC Featherlite 7000 series aluminum
  • The mesh roof cloth with removable fly gives you an evening under the stars without having to be nagged by the insects
  • Sizeable mesh panels provide generous air flow in the Spitfire 1
  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 pole hoop tent with vestibule
Rocky Mountain Trail

Go with the airflow.
The Spitfire 1 is loaded with mesh for great ventilation, 3' 4" center height for ample headroom and large side entry.
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:
      make set up of the Spitfire 1 easy.
  to secure Spitfire 1 tent body; clips attach tent body to frame.
  for easy access.
    provide generous air flow in the Spitfire 1.
  with zippered access in mesh roof cloth.
  holds essentials.
  •Also available in a 2 person model! See Spitfire 2.

Eureka's Spitfire 1 Tent is loaded with mesh for great ventilation, ample headroom in an area that's as large or larger than the competition's. Post and grommet corner attachments make set up easy. Large side entry door for easy access. 2 stakes required to secure tent body: clips attach tent body to frame. Sizeable mesh panels provide generous air flow. Poke-out vent in fly with zippered access. Inside storage pocket holds essentials.
Looking forward to a weekend with a little 'you' time? Eureka's Spitfire 3-season 1-person tent is an easy choice for fast-and-light solo travel. It has a little more room than most solo tents, so you don't feel like you're stuffed in a coffin when you're getting some sleep or staying out of the rain.
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Best Use:Backpacking
Body Material:40D No-see-um
Capacity:Sleeps one
Floor Material:70D nylon taffeta, 1200mm
Floor Space:18 sq ft / 1.67 sq m
Head Height:40 in / 102 cm
Interior size:108 in. X 42 in. X 40 in.
Max Inside Length:108 in / 274 cm
Max Inside Width:42 in / 107 cm
Pack size:21 in. X 5 in.
Pack weight:2 lbs. 12 oz.
Packed Size:5 x 22 in / 13 x 56 cm
Poles:9mm DAC featherlite 7000 Aluminum
Rainfly Material:75D StormShield polyester ripstop, 1200mm
Seam Taped:Yes
Seasons:3 Season
Sleep Capacity:1 Person
Upc, Ean, Isbn:083826283154
Vestibule Space:4.4 sq ft / 0.4 sq m
Vestibule area:4.4 sq. ft.
Weight:2 lb 12 oz / 1.25 kg
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Eureka Spitfire 1 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I was in an AmeriCorps conservation corps program and chose this tent as my shelter. I slept within this tent more than I did my own apartment. It is lightweight, easy to pack, and sturdy. I needed a couple practice attempts to get it to roll up to fit in its stuff sack, but this was a quick process. I used this tent from temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit down to low teens, and from weather ranging from dust storms to torrential downpours to blizzards. It only failed me badly in a dust storm that occured in Yuma, AZ. Fine dust completely covered everything inside. My tent was not the worst victim though and compared to some others nearby, it still held up admirably. The vent at the top of tent works well in heat and humdity. I am 6'2" and managed to sleep comfortably, albeit it was tight. The big fail here: no vestibule! This is a real minimalist tent. I could line my boots up against the wall outside, and for the most part they were protected, but they did get very wet on one occasion. A wider spread from the tent on the door side of this tent for a backpack or even boots (ah-hem), would make this the ideal solo tent. Still, I never had a pole break, a zipper fail, or any stitching come undone. This will hold up beautifully in any conditions and kept everything inside nice and dry. Do invest in a footprint.

out4637715 at on 04/24/2011

Light, durable and easy to setup, what else can you ask for? Oh yeah, how about CHEAP! Even more awesome...
I have used this for two years now and it has been fantastic in all conditions (never used it in snow). It sets up SUPER fast, especially after you have set it up a few times.
Suggestions for those looking to buy this:
- Get a good waterproofing spray, this is a rule for ALL tents
- Might be a good idea to get a sun guard spray too
- Buy some lightweight stakes, the ones that come with it arent great
- Buy the footprint for this thing so you protect the floor of the tent (I had to buy mine on Amazon since BC doesnt stock it! C'mon BC!)
- Buy a Drysack for it, last thing you want is a wet tent
- DO NOT fold this or any other tent - the last thing you want are folded seams that could become tears down the road; just stuff this puppy in the sack
**NOT recommended for people 6'+ - I am 5'9" and this thing is perfect, my 6'2" brother was cramped**
I would buy this tent again, without a doubt.

Mr. Sweet at on 04/19/2012

Great solo tent for 3 season camping. The first time I used it was in December, it was in the low 40s with rain and 20 mph wind and I stayed dry and warm the whole night. It doesn't break the bank and its high quality, it breathes well in the summer and with the rain fly on it does a pretty good job of breaking unwanted wind even in the winter. It has a vent on the top that you can open and close from inside, that keeps the air moving which I like. Its light and when the forecast is clear you can shed a good amount of weight by leaving the rain fly at home. There's plenty of room inside for me, I'm 5'6", and I like that I can sit up without my head touching the top. It also takes me about 3-4 minutes to get the tent and rain fly up and its very simple. Its a great tent, I love it.

Alex Martin at on 07/05/2013

I have had it for 4 years and have had no issues. I have used it for winter camping and it still holds up with an inch of snow covering. If I could do it over I would consider buying the 2 person version as its only 1 pound heavier for a lot of space but I have no regrets getting the Solo.Very reasonable price to boot.
Cons: Stakes it comes with aren't great.

Eric at on 01/02/2013

This is the best lightweight solo tent. It has ample room to sit up with headroom to spare. It is easy to set up and packs small. I've used it two years through snow, rain and sun with no complaints. It doesn't sweat a lot and dries quickly after a rain. I've used it on several multi-day trips and will buy another one when this one wears out.

eag3625172 at on 04/26/2011

This tent is very easy to set up. It is light weight and packs down quite nicely. On dry nights you can omit the rain fly and look up at the stars. Very breathable, no condensation issues to speak of. Plenty of room to move around inside as well. The poles are a tiny bit awkward, but not bad at all.

Andrew McManama at on 02/25/2012

The best tent I've ever had in 40 years of backpacking. It's light, durable, doesn't sweat, fits inside my pack, sets up fast and has adequate interior space. I don't try to put my pack inside the tentthough. The price is unbeatable, too.

eag3625172 at on 06/09/2011

Very dry even in a downpour. Stable in high winds when staked down as planned. Easy and fast to set up - unlike others I have used.
Excellent value. Great tent.

Frank Shields at on 08/19/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Good price for a simple 1560gr (total). there is a BETER tent on this site!...but not in this price
The vent go to the back?! to the wind!!! and in strong wind and rain. the rain got in!!!

Guy Geva at on 03/04/2011