Best Tent Ever
Summer of 2013 will be the start for my third one of these tents. I bought my first one back in 1978 and it lasted until 1995 when a brown bear decided to put a running body block on it while I was fishing. Tent number two lasted until last year when the interior got pretty dirty from a rain storm. So i ran it thru the washing machine on gentle but it caused the coating on the bottom of the tent to start flaking off. I recoated the interior with a urethane product designed for that purpose but seams a bit sticky inside in damp weather so after another 18 years I willed that tent to my son and bought tent #3. If there is any thing to find fault with in this tent it is that it's on the heavier side and I believe Eureka has a 3 season model with the upper 2/3 in mesh to lighten it up. So if your not doing cold weather camping that modle might be your lighter backpacking choice to drop about 2 pounds or so. But for all around dependability you can not beat this tent. It's roomy enough for 2 people but not your packs. we always set our packs away from the tent under a tree with a poncho to cover tem and just take what we need into the tent but you can buy a vestibule designed for the tent if you want. If you picked the wrong spot to set up, the a-frame tent pole design makes it easy to do a quick location move without having to do a complete tear down. If it pours rain you're going to stay dry and wind has never been a problem in a big storm. I really like having the full height in the front and back and the sides are held out by clips from the rainfly to keep the interior roomy. So thats 2 tents, 18 years each, if I get 18 out of this one I'll be 80 and ready to pass it along to a grandchild. If you find a better 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..
Best bang for the buck
I have had three of these tents in 25 years. They are excellent tents. Dry in torrential rains, great ventilation, easy to set up, warm. Back in the 80's I bought my first one and would have given five stars if the recent version were made as well. Seems the fabric is a little thinner, the clips are plastic and not brass metal. Sign of the times, but still a great tent. I find that after a few years of moderate use, the floor is showing some wear despite using a footprint all the time. Still, you can't beat it for the money.
Classic for a Reason
I'm on my second one of these tents. First one lasted me nearly 25 years.
I've had these in all sorts of conditions all over the US and can't say enough good things about this tent. It is simple and quick to set-up and take down. It has a generous stuff sack and is nearly bomb-proof.
When my first one finally died (zipper) I didn't hesitate to order another to replace it. You can't find a better honest 2-man tent for the money. (I'm 6'2" and my wife is 5'10" and we fit just fine.)