Best tent overall
I have traveled the country for years by motorcycle. This tent has kept me dry and comfortable in all my travels. I have to admit, because of the aluminum support poles the whole tent package is a LITTLE heavier. But the ease and quick setup, and sturdiness of the tent more than makes up for the SLIGHT weight difference. Many times I have camped next campers using more expensive fiber pole tents with less than covering rain flys. Comments include: we woke up wet in the middle of the night, the wind was blowing and the flapping of the tent kept us up nearly all night. Plus the fact, the fiber tent pole campers tell me that after 2-3 years the fiber poles dry out and break during setup and windy conditions.
I love my Eureka Timberline 2 tent after all these years of camping. If it didn't do the job keeping me dry and comfortable I would have searched out another tent that did a looooong time ago. You find something better, let me know.
BTW: Because I travel and camp by motorcycle, I eliminated the Eureka Timberline 2 stuff bag. I pack the tent into a Thermarest pack bag which is 4 to 5 inches shorter, and 2-3 inches narrower than the original stuff bag. Once again, this tent is an overall winner by me.
I have used this tent for 10 years now. Really easy and quick to set up. More importantly, it is extremely sturdy in a severe storm, and will keep you dry. Whatever tent you buy be sure to get one that has a rain fly that covers the whole tent.
You can pay hundreds of dollars more for tents with lightweight fiberglass or plastic poles.
These poles will break unexpectedly within 2-3 years. Their advantage is that they are a LITTLE lighter in weight.
If you want a good reliable tent, go with the Eureka Timberline 2.
You will thank yourself you did. When you're in it in the midst of a windy heavy rainstorm in the middle of the night, you'll never know it because you slept peacefully through it.
Just an after thought. I recommend the 2 man tent be used by 1 man, with gear put inside. The same tent can be used by boyfriend/girlfriend, any gear left outside. If you want to sleep two people with some room inside for gear, go for the Eureka Timberline 4 Man tent.
Strong and Waterproof
I have used this tent for three years now and this is a good tent. I have used it for back country hunting and fly-fishing. This tent can take some abuse. For about five days I camped at the top of a mountain in California at 11,000ft. This tent took heavy winds, rain and snow day and night on rugged rocky terrain. After the trip was through, it had minimal damage. One of the bungee straps that connects to the stakes in ground had got cut that was it. (Easy fix)This tent is really waterproof too, I have never gotten wet in it once. The only thing that I can say that I am not big on is that it is a little heavy. But its durability makes up for that. It I was to ever get another tent this would be the one I would get!
My Fav Tent
This tent rolls up perfectly for strapping on my motorcycle. I bought my first Eureka Timberline 2 in 1986 and replaced it this year because it got torn dragging it across the ground out of such high wind it bent all the poles. I donated that tent to a wanderer and bought the new and improved tent which will be easier to set up in the dark. I like everything about this tent. The rainfly reduces greatly the condensation which turns to little ice cubes in the high altitudes even in Summer. Its compactness is perfect for the medium small motorcycle I ride and there's plenty of room for me and all my stuff inside. I even like the color which makes it easier to blend in most landscapes when I am forced to camp in questionable places.
Still a Bargain
It's good to see that the 2-person Eureka Timberline tent is still available and still a bargain. I've owned three of these tents over the past 25 years, as well as a few larger Eureka tents, and this is my favorite. (Our adult kids kept the others!) This 2-person model fits my large body well sleeping alone, including rifle and hunting gear, or two of us snugly on summer backpacking trips, even during downpours and light snows. The Timberline tent is simple, strong, and bucks the wind well. It's easy to transport and backpack, cleans up easily and stores handily at home, and is an all-around good value. I once bought one with doors on each end, and that was even handier. I'd buy another if my current Timberline tent ever wears out.
Excellent Value for Basic Reliable Tent
Time-tested simple A-frame 2-wall design with fly has been waterproof, bugproof, sturdy, easy to set-up, can squeeze 3 into 2-man in a pinch. I find it too heavy for backpacking but prefer it to a roomier dome tent for car- and canoe-camping because it's easier/faster to set up and take down. Has withstood much rain, dog claws, and zipper-ripping kids. Excellent temperature and moisture control with large door and rear window with full flaps; can leave off fly when hot and dry. Bought mine 27 years ago from Campmor: bought a replacement fly (original sun damaged ripped apart) 7 years ago direct from Eureka; needed to repair (but not replace) door zipper; original pole shockcords still intact!
Been Using Mine for Decades
This is a wonderful, well designed, sturdy, rugged tent at an absolutely fair price. I'd used my first one a couple/three times a year for almost thirty years until some well-meaning volunteers at an MS Ride set the tent up for me and bent the bejeezez out of the ridge pole. I can't imagine how they did it - probably wrapped it around a tree until it fit. I could have bent it straight again, but decided to just get an all new tent.
Only grumble is that it could be a bit lighter, but I've never packed it more than about 15 miles in a trip and can't justify some esoteric cocoon thing.
Home Sweet Home
I just got my 2nd Eureka Timberline tent for Father's Day this year - it was something I'd been wanting for a while now - to replace the original one I bought back in 1975 while I was stationed in Germany while in the Army. I'd camped in many countries in that tent - usually 2 people, but in a pinch it slept 3 a couple of times. I still had the "Annex" that went on the front & it fits the new version just fine. Looking forward to camping throughout Colorado with this one, & expect it to be as good or better than my original! You will not be disappointed with this tent!
great tent alot of room for a 2 person
this tent is great sealed it with tent silicone and has not leaked, I bought the foot print floor saver to go with it.Easy set up and has a lot of room for your gear and or pack with one person which is why I got it could sleep 2 easy but would not have enough room for 2 and gear and or their packs, rain fly design is wonderful,2 mesh windows for air and the ceiling in closed no netting but is breathable for running heat,no condensation build up,has 2 hooks for a gear loft which is my next purchase , looking forward to getting the Timberline 4..
BUY THIS TENT!
I bought this tent in 1987 and still have it. It has never failed me, what so ever. I lived in it at various time's in my younger day's, and once for 2 month's in colorado, in the spring with all the rain and cold, it still would not fail. It literally sat in about 2-3 inches of water for over 7 days and never once leaked. It is a little heavy for hiking with, even though i have. It's best for car camping. If you are thinking of buying this tent, stop thinking and just buy it. It will be one of the best purchases of your life.