Eureka! Tetragon 5 - Tent (sleeps 2): Sports & Outdoors. Eureka tents have also traveled as companions on other historic expeditions, including the American Women's Himalayan Expedition to Annapurna I in 1978 and the first Mt. The Eureka Tetragon 5 two-person tent provides all the shelter you need for a trip to the backcountry. Designed using Eureka's StormShield technology--which combines moisture-repelling materials with a tough, reinforced construction that resists wear and tear--the tent keeps you warm and dry for spring, summer, and fall camping. The tent features 35 square feet of sleeping space, with a twin-track, brim-covered side-opening door, a brimmed rear window, and a pair of vents. As a result, you'll enjoy extra sun and rain protection and plenty of ventilation during inclement weather. The tent's Tetragon bathtub floor, meanwhile, protects you and your gear against splashing rain, a must during downpours. Best of all for serious hikers, the tent sets up quickly and easily, with a durable shock-corded fiberglass frame, ring-and-pin attachments, and color-coded webbing. Other features include a hanging gear loft, two detachable interior storage pockets to keep essential items handy, mesh panels that allow for clip-in accessories, and a center height of 4 feet. The tent's 7-by-5-foot footprint sleeps 2 people comfortably. Specifications: Seasons: 3 Sleeps: 2 Floor size: 7 by 5 feet Tent area: 35 square feet Pack size: 4 by 25 inches Center height: 4 feet Minimum weight: 5 pounds, 13 ounces Frame: 7.9mm fiberglass Vents: 2 Doors: 1 Windows: 2 Walls: 75D polyester taffeta, 800mm coated/uncoated Fly: 75D StormShield polyester, 800mm Floor: 75D polyester taffeta, 800mm Mesh: 50D no-see-um About Eureka Although the exact year is unknown, Eureka's long history begins prior to 1895 in Binghamton, NY, 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 19th-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 early 1940s. The company even fabricated and erected a series of IBM tent cities inch just outside Binghamton, housing thousands of IBM salesmen during the company's annual stockholders meeting, which had outgrown its previous locale. 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, renowned explorer Sir Edmund Hillary used Eureka's new and innovative Draw-Tite tent--with its practical, freestanding external frame--in a Himalayan expedition to Nepal (Hillary had climbed to the summit of 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 during the first all-American Mt. Everest Expedition, where explorers braved fierce 60-plus mph winds and temperatures reached below -20F. Eureka introduced its legendary Timberline tent in the 1970s, targeting it to backpackers and families. The first to employ the StormShield design, the lightweight, self-supporting backpacking tent became one of the most popular tents in the industry, with sales reaching over 1 million by its 10-year anniversary. Everest ascents by a Canadian and American woman in 1986 and 1988.
Shipping Weight: 6.8 pounds