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 Eureka! Spitfire - Tent (sleeps 1)

Eureka! Spitfire - Tent (sleeps 1): Sports & Outdoors

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Eureka! Spitfire - Tent (sleeps 1): Sports & Outdoors. Everest ascents by a Canadian and American woman in 1986 and 1988. The solo Eureka SpitFire tent has more headroom than most tents in its class, making it very easy and comfortable to sit up in. This two-pole hoop tent sleeps one person and includes a good-sized vestibule for extra storage space. It's also extremely well ventilated with large mesh panels--great for stargazing during summer trips. It has a large side door that makes it easy to get in and out of the tent. The bathtub floor keeps seams taut and high off the ground for superior protection. The full coverage fly features a poke-out vent that's closable and accessible from inside the tent. Side release buckles attach the fly to body for fast easy set up. Only two stakes are required to secure the tent's body, and post and grommet corner attachments make set up easy. Other features include: 4 storm guyouts on fly 9 mm DAC Featherlite 7000 series aluminum frame Inside storage pocket holds essentials Flashlight loop Tent, pole and stake bags included. Specifications: Area: 18.12 square feet Vestibule area: 4.4 square feet Floor size: 9 feet by 3 feet, 6 inches by 2 feet, 2 inches Center height: 3 feet, 4 inches Wall fabrics: 1.9-ounce Nylon taffeta w/1200mm coating Floor fabrics: 1.9-ounce 70D nylon taffeta w/1200mm coating Fly fabrics: 75D Stormshield polyester Pack size: 5 by 22 inches Weight: 2 pounds, 12 ounces About Eureka Though the exact year is unknown, Eureka’s 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 company’s 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, Eureka’s 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 Women’s 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.

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