Eureka! Backcountry 1 - Tent (sleeps 1): Sports & Outdoors. Everest ascents by a Canadian and American woman in 1986 and 1988. Roomy and well ventilated, the Eureka Backcountry 1 provides a roomy area to sleep and store your gear as well as a good amount of headroom. It weighs just under 4 pounds, and stores away discreetly with its 6 by 15.5-inch pack size. It features a large side-opening door with twin track zippers and an offset door window for good ventilation as well as visibility. It also offers two large no-see-um mesh ends for even more ventilation. Its muted green colors also help the tent to blend into any wooded campsite. This two-pole tent sets up quickly and easily, thanks to the 9mm DAC Press-fit 7000 series aluminum frame, clip attachments, and post and grommet corner attachments with locking end tips. The main fly and floor seams are factory taped for extreme weather protection, while the bathtub floor keeps seams taut and high off the ground for superior protection. Other features include two storage pockets, four gear loft loops, and one flashlight loop. It includes tent, pole, and stake bags. Specifications: Area: 24 square feet Floor size: 8 feet by 3 feet Center height: 3 feet, 2 inches Wall fabrics: 1.9-ounce 70D nylon taffeta with 1200mm coating Floor fabrics: 1.9-ounce 70D nylon taffeta with 1200mm coating Fly fabrics: 1.9-ounce 75D Stormshield polyester with 1200mm coating Pack size: 6 by 15.5 inches Weight: 3 pounds, 14 ounces About Eureka Though the exact year is unknown, Eurekas long history begins prior to 1895 in Binghamton, New York, where the company still resides today. Then known as the Eureka Tent & Awning Company, its first wares were canvas products--most notably, Conestoga wagon covers and horse blankets for nineteenth century American frontiersmen--as well as American flags, store awnings, and camping tents. The company increased production of its custom canvas products locally throughout the 1930s and during the 1940 and even fabricated and erected the IBM tent cities inch just outside Binghamton. The seven acres of tents housed thousands of IBM salesmen during the companys annual stockholders meeting, which had since outgrown its previous locale. In the 1940s, with the advent of World War II and the increased demand for hospital ward tents, Eureka expanded operations and began shipping tents worldwide. Ultimately, upon the post-war return of the GIs and the resultant housing shortage, Eureka turned its attention to the home front during the 1950s by supplying awnings for the multitude of mobile homes that were purchased. In 1960, Eurekas new and innovative Draw-Tite tent, with its practical, free standing external frame, was used in a Himalayan Expedition to Nepal by world renowned Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person documented to summit Mt. Everest only six years earlier. In 1963, Eureka made history during its own Mt. Everest ascent, with more than 60 of its tents sheltering participants from fierce 60+ mph winds and temperatures reaching below -20°F during the first all American Mt. Everest Expedition. For backpackers and families, Eureka introduced its legendary Timberline tent in the 1970s. Truly the first StormShield design, this completely self-supporting and lightweight backpacking tent became one of the most popular tents the entire industry with sales reaching over 1 million by its ten year anniversary. Eureka tents have also traveled as part of several historic expeditions, including the American Womens Himalayan Expedition to Annapurna I in 1978 and the first Mt. In recent history, tents specially designed and donated by Eureka sheltered Eric Simonson and his team on two historic research expeditions to Mount Everest, this time in a quest for truth regarding the 1924 attempted summit of early English explorers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine.
Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds