|Eureka Sunrise 11 Family 11-Foot by 11-Foot Six-Person Tent
|List Price: $349.99
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These spacious 3 season crowd pleasers provide all the comforts of home at our famous price/value relationship. The large, full-access, twin-track, side-opening door makes for easy entry of bulky items, while 4 large, zippered windows allow the option of excellent visibility and air flow or privacy. Inside, new accessories include 2 built-in water bottle holders, corner organizer, and wall organizer with mirror. Self-supporting, 2-pole square dome design. 4 large, hooded windows and 2 mesh roof vents provide all-weather venting. High/Low door vents top and bottom to aid air circulation. Clips and ring and pin/rod pockets make set up fast and easy. Heavy duty 210D poly oxford floor. Included Accessories: Hanging gear loft/organizer, 2 built-in water bottle holders, corner organizer, and wall organizer with mirror! Capacity:5-6 Doors:1 Windows: 4 (with high/low ventilation) Minimum weight: 16 lbs. 4 oz. Floor (sq.ft.): Tent 121 Dimensions: 11 ft. x 11 ft. Interior height: 7 ft. Number of poles: 2 Packed size: 8 in. x 33 in. Floor material: 210D poly oxford Fly material: 75D Polyester Roof material: 70D uncoated Nylon Taffeta Mesh material: 40D no-see-um Frame: 12.7mm fiberglass
Spacious enough to comfortably sleep up to six campers, the Eureka Sunrise 11 dome-style family tent is easy to set up and very well ventilated with four large hooded windows and no-see-um mesh panels in the ceiling. It has triple-coated fabrics and a heavy-duty bathtub floor made of 4 ounce 210D oxford polyester that repels water.
The fly is made of Stormshield polyester, which won't stretch when wet and resists UV breakdown. It has a shockcorded fiberglass frame (two poles) that features a pin and ring as well as combination clip and sleeve system for quick assembly. Other features include:
- Twin track D door with window for easy exit/entry
- High/Low door vents top and bottom to aid air circulation
- External guy points help secure the tent in high winds
- Hanging gear loft/organizer
- Two water bottle holders
- Corner organizer and wall organizer with mirror
- Tent, pole, and stake bags included
- Area: 121 square feet
- Floor size: 11 feet by 11 feet
- Center height: 7 feet
- Wall fabrics: 1.9 ounce Polyester Taffeta 1200mm coating/1.9 ounce breathable polyester
- Floor fabrics: 4 ounce 210D Oxford Polyester with 1200mm coating
- Fly fabrics: 1.9 ounce 75D StormShield polyester with 1200mm coating
- Pack size: 8 by 33 inches
- Weight: 23 pounds, 15 ounces
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" 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¡ãF 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. Everest ascents by a Canadian and American woman in 1986 and 1988. 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. During the 1999 expedition, the team made history finding the remains of George Mallory, but the complete mystery remained unsolved. Returning in 2001 to search for more clues, the team found amazing historical artifacts which are now on display at the Smithsonian.
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Selecting a Tent
Fortunately, there are all kinds of tents for weekend car campers, Everest expeditions, and everything in-between. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Expect the Worst
In general, it's wise to choose a tent that's designed to withstand the worst possible conditions you think you'll face. For instance, if you're a summer car camper in a region where weather is predictable, an inexpensive family or all purpose tent will likely do the trick--especially if a vehicle is nearby and you can make a mad dash for safety when bad weather swoops in! If you're a backpacker, alpine climber or bike explorer, or if you like to car camp in all seasons, you'll want to take something designed to handle more adversity.
Three- and Four-Season Tents
For summer, early fall and late spring outings, choose a three-season tent. At minimum, a quality three season tent will have lightweight aluminum poles, a reinforced floor, durable stitching, and a quality rain-fly. Some three-season tents offer more open-air netting and are more specifically designed for summer backpacking and other activities. Many premium tents will feature pre-sealed, taped seams and a silicone-impregnated rain-fly for enhanced waterproofness.
For winter camping or alpine travel, go with a four season model. Because they typically feature more durable fabric coatings, as well as more poles, four-season tents are designed to handle heavy snowfall and high winds without collapsing. Of course, four-season tents exact a weight penalty of about 10 to 20 percent in trade for their strength and durability. They also tend to be more expensive.
Domes and Tunnels
Tents are broadly categorized into two types, freestanding, which can stand up on their own, and those that must be staked down in order to stand upright. Freestanding tents often incorporate a dome-shaped design, and most four-season tents are constructed this way because a dome leaves no flat spots on the outer surface where snow can collect. Domes are also inherently stronger than any other design. Meanwhile, many three-season models employ a modified dome configuration called a tunnel. These are still freestanding, but they require fewer poles than a dome, use less fabric, and typically have a rectangular floor-plan that offers less storage space than a dome configuration. Many one and two-person tents are not freestanding, but they make up for it by being more lightweight. Because they use fewer poles, they can also be quicker to set up than a dome.
Ask yourself how many people you'd like to fit in your fabric hotel now and in the future. For soloists and minimalists, check out one-person tents. If you're a mega-minimalist, or if you have your eye on doing some big wall climbs, a waterproof-breathable bivy sack is the ticket. Some bivy sacks feature poles and stake points to give you a little more breathing room. Also, if you don't need bug protection and you want to save weight, check out open-air shelters.
Families who plan on car camping in good weather can choose from a wide range of jumbo-sized tents that will accommodate all your little ones with room to spare. A wide range of capacities is also available for three- and four-season backpacking and expedition tents. Remember, though, the bigger the tent you buy, the heavier it will be, although it's easy to break up the tent components among several people in your group. It's also helpful to compare the volume and floor-space measurements of models you're considering.
- Spacious square, dome-style tent sleeps up to six (11 by 11 floor; 121 square foot area)
- Heavy duty bathtub floor made of 4-ounce 210D oxford polyester
- Multicoated StormShield polyester fly won't stretch when wet and resists UV breakdown
- Includes corner organizer, wall organizer with mirror, two water bottle pockets
- Center height of 84 inches; weighs 23 pounds, 15 ounces
I spent endless hours online looking for a good tent. This was my first time camping and I was not sure at all what type of tent to buy. There is simply too much to chose from. I was basically looking for a reasonably price 3 season tent with good rain protection. Eureka SUnrise had the best reviews and I decided to go with this one.
We went for 2 nights camping at Acadia National Park in Maine. I tried to put it together myself alone but it was too hard to do it. I had to ask a friend to help me out. WIth 2 persons it is very easy to put up. The feature i liked the best was the 4 windows. It was a bit hot during the day and the cross ventilation kept the tent inside cool. At night it got a bit cold so we zipped the windows and after that it was nice and cozy inside. It did not rain so can't comment on that aspect. It was easy to fold it and took a lot less time. The poles are a little heavy so if you have the $$$ then I would suggest to go with light weight aluminum pole tent.
I gave this tent 4 stars because the tent description said that even a single person can put it up but I found it very hard to do it especially there is no way a single person can put the rainfly by himself. The tent is 7 foot hight at the center and the rainfly has to go over it. You have to put the rainfly on the ground flat first, put the poles in it and then lift it and put it on top of tent. It is a huge rainfly and if its windy it is almost impossible for a single person to do it.
Overall I am glad that I purchased this tent. However at I paid $210 for this tent and not it is selling for $174 :(. I would say it is a good deal....more info
- False Advertising
The actual interior dimensions of this tent are 9 feet by 9 feet, not 11 by 11 as we were led to believe. We had to return the tent because it was too small for our needs....more info
- Love this tent!
Bought this Eureka Sunrise 11x11 tent this summer for the two of us, and have used it 3 times already. Very, very easy to set up... even the first time. It held up perfectly in heat, rain, wind and cold. Holds queen sized air mattress, us, and all our gear. Great ventilation, big door and windows, we can stand up in it, and it is pretty too. I would buy this tent again! Absolutely love this tent! Tony and Everdina Butler...more info
- Highly Recommended
This is a great tent. Because my husband is over 6ft tall we wanted to get a tent that was comfortable to stand up in. It has pockets inside and additional attachments for the corners and a gear loft. Set up is easy, best with at least two people. If you get the Eureka floor saver that's made for this tent (Large Square) you'll have to cut it or fold it under so it doesn't stick out from underneath the sides of the tent....more info
- A nice tall tent with pockets and cupholders!
We bought this tent to replace a similar Eureka tent that lasted more than 10 years. We love our new Eureka tent! We didn't even use seam sealer, but it still stayed dry inside during rain on our recent camping trip.
The old tent had four main poles that connected to a center piece, and it was very easy to put up, even by one person. This new tent is just a little harder to put up because there are two very long main poles that arch across the top from corner to corner. We decided that the best process for putting it up was to first stake two corners on the same side of the tent. Then, with the tent flat, we put the two poles through the sleeves and attached them at the two staked corners. Next, the two of us each stood an an unstaked corner so we could simultaneously arch the two poles and fasten the other ends in place. Finally we staked down the third and fourth corner and the sides. Putting up the fly was a breeze.
The tent has a large window on each side, and the zippers worked smoothly! The cupholders and pockets are great, and there are little loops on the inside of seams so you can hang other stuff....more info
- Finally a sturdy well engineered family tent
We looked around at a number of family tents. We purchased one and found that it was extremely difficult to set up in even the most minimal amount of wind. My wife and I are both experienced campers and hikers so we were surprised when we couldn't get the tent up properly. We even borrowed a friend's family tent and proceeded to rip the base the first time we tried to stretch the tent out to stake it.
This tent is different. It is logical to put up. Once up it is spacious. The first time we put it up only took ten or fifteen minutes (include the time to yell at our 1 year old and 3 year old to get off it or we can't put it up). Internally it has some nice storage features (lots of little pockets and places to store items). I never thought any of that kind of stuff was usefull or necessary until trying to find where the diaper cream went amongst all of the sleeping bags. The tent has nice features without appearing loaded with gimmicks.
And here is the real clincher - the sack that the tent comes in actually fits the tent. Not like you have to bring a hydraulic press to squeeze it in - it actually fits. What a relief after a long weekend of camping. I have never written a review before but was moved enough by the quality of this product.
The only downside I can think of - the stakes included are the cheezy plastic variety that don't always work in all soil types. And there is not a waterproof assembly instruction printed on the bag (always a nice touch but not needed here since assembly is so logical). Also the way the rain fly goes on is a bit odd (attaching the cross poles to the fly and THEN sliding it over the top).
But the downsides so pale in comparison to the pluses. We are 100% satisfied so far!...more info
- It's roomy and keeps us dry.
My wife and I have four tents. For ultralight backpacking, we use the REI Half Dome, for a little more space we use the Sierra Designs Pampero. For car camping our tent is usually the Sunrise 11. For really big campsites that don't have a lot of shade, we use the Eureka Copper Canyon 1512. I could fit 5 REI Half Dome tents in that Copper Canyon 1512. I love the Copper Canyon 1512, but it is really too big for most established camp sites. Eureka also makes a Sunrise 8 and a Sunrise 9, but I think the Sunrise 11 is just about the perfect size for car camping in maximum comfort in most established campgrounds. We've had the Sunrise 11 for about 5 years and have spent over 20 nights in it. Overall, I really like the Sunrise 11. Sleeps 6? Maybe, but I prefer just my wife and I in a queen size air bed with plenty of room to move around and for our stuff. I don't like the room divider, but we just keep that rolled up. Our last time out with it, we camped for 4 days near Taylor Reservoir, Colorado. It rained heavily non-stop, but at least there was no wind. The only water inside the tent was at one of the internal mesh storage pockets sewn into the tent wall. I thought I had seam sealed the tent pretty well, but must have missed this one spot. Luckily, my oversight only resulted in about a 3 tablespoon puddle each day. (You must seam seal this tent) Although I wouldn't expect it to hold up so well in wind driven rain, I am still impressed. My wife stayed warm and dry, and that's the key to staying out there longer. I've since sealed all the seams once more and garden hose testing results were dry. Ready for another season. The Sunrise 11 is well ventilated even with the rainfly on. I'll choose less warm and well ventilated over condensation and suffocation any day. I think the primary selling point for me was the exact dimensions of this tent. Most developed campgrounds have 12 x 12 ft tent pads. I bought the Sunrise 11 because it will fit our big air bed and stuff inside and still setup on a typical campground tent pad. Setup is significantly easier with two people, but can be accomplished solo with some swearing. Getting the rainfly on solo takes a little practice. This is a well made, stable, large, rain shedding tent and I like it a lot....more info
- Consumer Reports: Quick Picks
I haven't used this tent, but this tent was noted as best ventilation and a "Quick Picks" in the large tent category. Thought folks would want to know....more info
- good shelter
I've had this tent for over 10 years and it has seen plenty of camping. It is well ventilated with good seams. We've slept is it during hellacious rain storms with high winds, lightning and buckets of rain and it is has performed admirably. Be sure to seal the seams every year as you would any tent. We usually camp in the woods so it hasn't had much uv exposure, but we still use this... I'd buy another... At 7 foot center, you can stand and stretch in it. Our family is only three, me, my wife, our son and our flat coat retriever... plenty of room to play cards etc in rain storms...
Highly recommended....more info
- Mostly Perfect
All in all, I'm happy I chose this tent. I took it camping in Michigan, and after pre-seam-sealing and two thunderstorms, there were a few droplets of water that leaked in through a couple corners. Not bad, compared to the river that ran through my last tent! At least now I know where to put extra seam-sealer next time.
Besides the enjoyable amount of space inside, I absolutely loved having little cloth hooks sewn in around the tops. I took a few plastic hangers with shoulder hooks with me, and I had a place to hang an overhead flashlight and very lightweight clothing items to air out. I wouldn't recommend hanging anything heavier than a light cotton shirt, but the chance to take advantage of the vertical space made it worth the investment in a taller, heavier tent. It comes with two detachable mesh bags to hang on the walls, and one larger pocket organizer built into the back wall--this last one was more of a nuisance because it hangs straight down, without a good way to tie it down and away from taking up space in the middle of the floor. I didn't use it, so I might cut it out the next time I set up the tent.
Setup is definitely easier with two people, but I was able to get it set up all by myself....more info
- Sunrise - Very Durable
I have used this tent for about four years now with no complaints. Our church youth group has used the same tent for about five years with no problems. [...] ...more info
- Withstood Texas Storms
This tent is tall, roomy, and could sleep four comfortably, though it was just me and the kids. I had a large cot in the center and the kids slept in sleeping bags on either side. Tent comes with a netting organizer that suspends from the top of the tent where I kept keys, cell phone, etc. It also has a netting shelf with mirror that I didn't use but will be convenient in the future. This tent withstood three nights of heavy rains in the Texas hill country without leaking! It rained buckets, and the tent was sitting in muck, yet it did not leak. As I took it down, I noticed water seeped into one corner slightly and water seeped through the floor where my cot's feet were, but the tent had been sitting in mud (on a tarp) for three days. I should have padded the cot's feet to prevent this. Set-up and take down are simple, and it has sturdy poles. Trust the reviews -- this tent is fantastic. You won't get a better tent for this price....more info
- Best tent money can buy!
Just came back from Grand Canyon.Tent was simply perfect.Easy set up ,best ventilation lots of space.LOVE IT!!!...more info
- Perfect tent
This tent is made of nice thick materials and hasn't leaked on us yet. We love being able to stand up fully in it, and the ease of just 4 poles. Extremely easy to set up. It also has excellent ventilation, moisture trapped inside a tent drives me nuts....more info