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Eureka! Copper Canyon 10 Five- to Six-Person 10-Foot by 10-Foot Family Tent
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Eureka! Copper Canyon Copper Canyon 10 The straight walls of this 6 person cabin style tent maximize interior space making it ideal for use with cots! Sleep 5-6 comfortable in this self-supporting 100 sq ft tent and still have room to spare! This cabin style tent provides much more useable interior volume than a typical dome style tent can because its straight walls offer more head room and allow campers to push cots and gear closer to the walls and out of the way. Features: - 6 pole cabin style tent - Vertical walls offer maximum use of interior space - Durable freestanding combination steel/fiberglass frame with clips pole sleeves and ring and pin assembly make set up easy - Large side-opening twin-track D-style door features #8 zippers with zipper covers for durability and water protection - Four-way ventilation offers maximum air flow for optimal comfort - 75D StormShield polyester fly features brims over front and rear windows to protect against the elements plus pockets that store guyouts when not in use - 4 large zippered windows open for excellent visibility and air flow or close for privacy Specifications: - Season: 3 - Sleeps: 5-6 - Doors: 1 - Windows: 4 - Weight: 23 lbs 6 oz - Area: 100 sq ft - Center Height: 7' Mfg No: 2601300 Manufacturer: Eureka!

Featuring vertical walls for maximal internal space, this 10-foot x 10-foot (100 square feet) freestanding cabin-style tent accommodates 5-6 campers on cots. A D-shaped door with side flaps has a large #8 zipper with cover for durability and rain protection. Four large zippered mesh windows open for visibility and four-way airflow and close for privacy. Toggles keep window flaps off the floor and out of the way. A fly with clear-panel skylights permits stargazing, includes pockets for storing storm guyouts when not in use, and features brims over front and rear windows to protect against elements. A port allows an extension cord (not included) to be run into the tent. A sweep-out point facilitates housekeeping. A hanging gear-loft supplies convenient storage.

Made of 1200mm, 75D polyester, the tent has six steel and fiberglass poles that slip into sleeves during setup. Frame clips and ring-and-pin assemblies also facilitate setup. Mesh screens out insects as small as no-see-ums. The tent weighs 23 pounds, 6 ounces and has a center height of 7 feet.

Eureka! tents' standard design features include bathtub-style floors that wrap up the sides to keep water out; nickel sliders and self-healing zippers; and factory-taped major seams to seal out weather.

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" 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 -20F 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.

Amazon.com Tent Guide
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.

Size Matters
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.

Features:
  • 100-square-foot cabin-style tent holds 5-6 campers
  • Vertical walls maximize space
  • D-shaped door; four large windows; center height of 7'
  • Fly shades front, rear windows; clear-panel skylights
  • Made of polyester; six steel and fiberglass poles; weighs 23 lbs, 6 oz

Customer Reviews:

  • BEST TENT EVER!!
    I went camping for 2 weeks straight in this tent. With all weather, rain, wind, sun etc... it stood strong and was a wonderful. nice and spacious, i was able to fit a big queen size air mattress in it and many other things. it stayed dry and was just great. if was you i would get this tent, or any other from eureka! they make the best tents that are so worth the money you put into them, if you take good care of your belongings.
    ...more info
  • Seen em all This is the Best!
    This Tent is the perfect size,shape,weight for a great camping experience. I've put it up and taken down many times by myself with no problems. The square style adds to the easy setup and provides nice room for plenty of gear and a big bed. Windows are big allowing plenty of light. A sales person(kid) tried to talk me out this type by indicating it's only perceived fault which is that rain could get in due to the small overhang over the windows. My experience in an actually downpour was to...close the windows! No problem. I anally reviewed many tents and companies and am 100% satisfied I have the ultimate tent!! The Eureka Designer who came up with this should be promoted. It was well thought out for assembly, strength, room and portability. ...more info
  • Excellent value and quality
    This was my first experience with the Eureka! brand and I was duly impressed. Very solid and very well engineered, little to no movement in gusty wind up to 15 and 20 MPH. The tent has very heavy duty poles, zippers work well, it was easy to set up and take down, and fits easily in it's carry bag.
    Being 6'2", I was impressed with the height of the ceiling. I was able to stand straight with room to spare, and not only in the center of the tent.
    The only misleading part in the description was where it said "A fly with clear-panel skylights permits stargazing". There are two very small "clear" panels in the fly that are very blurry. They do let light in, but no stargazing is possible. With the fly removed however, nearly the whole top of the tent is screened, proving a very good view of the sky.
    I would recommend this tent for both serious and casual campers....more info
  • Awesome tent for its intended purpose.
    This tent is easy to assemble, has quality components and won't break your bank. This is not a backpacking tent. It is heavy and comes in a large/roomy bag. The tent's features are adequate. We use it in the Adirondack mountains where it is woodsy and remote. We enjoy sleeping on a cot instead of the ground and this is the perfect tent for that. We put silicon on it and seam sealer on the seams (we do with all our tents). we are dry and warm. It is large enough for 4 or so, but if you're cot campers, stick with three people and your gear, you'll be more comfortable.
    Some comments suggest a flimsy tent...they did something wrong. Yes, the semi-straight walls will catch the wind, so be thoughtful. This tent is perfect for the three season tenter.
    Use caution when using a cot on soft ground. You could damage the floor.
    Happy camping!...more info
  • A Great Tent....
    Well, I can't be sure of why the other reviewer would consider setting a tent up in the living room, but c'mon.... To set up any tent correctly it needs to be staked down with the fabric taut. We've camped with this tent this summer for a total of almost 6 weeks and as usual from Eureka it's a top notch product. No problems at all with any wind and through some pretty heavy rainstorms it stayed totally dry inside. Actually my wife and I used this tent but then purchased a Eureka Copper Canyon 1512 which believe me, the interior of that tent is MASSIVE. (She needed more interior space she stated... Yikes!) so our son camped with this tent on our site. Due to its cabin/dome design it has much more room then you'd expect from a tent this size and as with all Eureka tents the fabric quality and workmanship of the tent is superior. Based on my experience this summer with both tents I highly recommend them... You won't be disappointed....more info
  • Waynbo
    We bought this Copper canyon 10 tent for 3 season camping, should have thought about the full screen top. it is not a tent for chilly nights.
    we like the roominess and style, is fairly easy to set up, be sure to use a tarp under the thin floor.
    this tent has enough large windows, it could only have 1/2 the roof screened, and would be a little warmer at night, and still have adequate venting for summer. also would like storage pockets, overall - we like the style and roominess and ease of set up, and is very light for it's size....more info
  • High Marks for Copper Canyon
    A great tent! Used a queen size, double decker, blowup, mattress and had plenty of room on either side to walk, etc. Loved the height of the tent! Super, quick, setup! Sturdy construction ... withstood a thunderstorm! A quality product! Very pleased with the decision to purchase this tent! ...more info
  • Good value for the money
    I picked up this tent at Sport Chalet for about $220 + tax.
    Pros: Good looking, plenty of room to stand upright, includes a roof pocket bag, big windows, easy to figure out how to put up, understandable directions, not too hard to get back into duffel bag.

    Cons: Not very easy to do with one person, but possible with some strong arming, thin useless stakes. The only way to have the roof covered is to use the included rainfly. This would have been nice if it was zipper on or off instead of more poles and clips.

    I was in the market for a smaller tent. My other tents are large with 2 and 3 rooms each. I wanted to be able to get 2 air mattresses, gear for 2 people and a big dog in this tent, but have a smaller footprint. I also wanted something that would be easy for me to put up by myself.
    Although this tent was challenging to put up the first time, the second time seemed to be easier. Maybe the poles just needed to be flexed some, but I was able to do it own my own. It is definitely easier to do with two people though. The quality seems to be ok. I was pulling pretty hard on the seams when I was trying to negotiate the wall poles and they didnt rip at all. It comes with the usual skinny stakes, but they're not as bad as the ones you see with Coleman or Greatland tents. The square shape makes it seem very roomy on the inside even though it's only 10x10. I would absolutely buy this tent again....more info
  • Incredibly Roomy
    I am a tall person at 6'3", and am also getting too old to be crawling around in a backpacker tent. But it is hard to beat the economy of tent camping when traveling, so I went looking for a tent I could stand up in that wasn't the size of a house, and ultimately settled on the Copper Canyon 10. And it fits my needs almost perfectly.

    I set up an oversize cot, card table and chair, and I have what amounts to a small comfortable cabin that I can move around in without stooping at all. As with other Eureka products I have owned it is well made, with thoughtful touches throughout.

    I didn't give it 5 stars mainly due to ease of setup (I would have given 4.5 stars if it was an option). It can be difficult to set up by yourself when it is windy. The hardest part is keeping the rain fly from doing it's kite impression long enough to get at least a couple of the cords attached. Having another person around to simply hold the fly still transforms this from an expletive filled adventure to a very easy task.

    An inevitable trade-off for such an upright design is vulnerability to the wind. I was apprehensive about this, but was actually surprised at how well it help up to a very windy week-long stay in Utah. Nothing ripped, tore, or blew away (and it is worth noting that no water found its way inside on the rainy/windy day of that trip).

    However, the tent will put a lot of pressure on the guy cords in the wind. I bought a set of those inexpensive heavy stakes that resemble very large nails for the guy cords, and would have never been able to keep the guy cords staked without them. Since this is by no means a backpacking tent at something like 30 pounds, the extra weight of these stakes was well worth it.

    In summary I would buy this tent again, and do recommend it for people looking for a ton of room in a relatively small footprint....more info
  • Early review
    I do a lot of camping with the boys scouts. I am a large individual, and use a large heavy duty cot. The "normal" dome tents taper and the cot doesn't fit in them very well unless you get a huge one. With the straight walls on this one, it fits easily and gives me a LOT of room for more adults, although most of the time I am in it by myself. Because of this, I also give this tent "OK" marks for single handed pitching.

    I had several compliments on it this weekend at the fall pacao, and the tent did well. I do however have one negative and one "it would be nice".

    The negative: The zipper caught on the flap that was supposed to keep the moisture out of the zipper. This was very irritating as it happened almost every time. While on the outside, this can be avoided using two hands, it is worse when inside and access to the flap is limited.

    The "nice to have" would be storage along the side in pouches. I had this in my previous tent. The mesh storage provided at the center top of the tent is different, but not the best if you would like to keep items separate for different folks in the tent.

    All in all, I am satisfied with the tent....more info
  • Spacious, Simple, and Ideal For The Recreational Camper
    It wasn't until we read countless reviews that my husband and I were ready to purchase our Eureka Copper Canyon Tent. Both on Amazon, and some outside camping forums, we looked at a variety of tents. In fact, this tent was not our first choice. We happened into a sporting goods store and saw our first choice (another brand) up close and realized that while nice, it was much too large for what we needed.

    I come from a a background of recreational, functional camping. My first job as a teenager was working for the National Park Service. My husband is much more of a sports camper, in that he is accustomed to a lightweight backpacking tent with room only for him and the dog. Marrying those two ideas of what a tent should be was difficult, but the Eureka Copper Canyon did not disappoint.

    We first set it up in our yard on a nice day. As I've done with all of my tents, I used Seam Seal to go over the seams. I don't know that it was necessary with this tent, but it's peace of mind that costs only a few dollars. The set up is fairly straightforward and intuitive. It's size would make it challenging for one person alone, but not impossible in a pinch. With two of us, it took about 15 minutes the first time. Later, setting it up at camp only required 10 minutes.

    The cabin style is ideal for those who like to feel like they have a lot of room. 10x10 is not small. The straight walls allow us to walk upright, even at the edge. No hunching, stooping, or putting on your pants while laying on your back in this tent!Our full sized air mattress fit easily; we could have fit two without issue. We also were able to fit the dog beds, some gear, and a floor mat for shoes and still had room left over. The gear loft is smaller, but perfect for storing away smaller items, like wallets, flashlights, and keys. It can hang on the side of the ceiling or directly above, if using it to store larger items like rain jackets.

    The true test came on our four day, three night trip to a state park in Wisconsin. We used a tarp underneath for floor protection. The first two nights were perfect. Each wall has a substantially sized mesh window which makes for amazing air flow. The mesh ceiling is nice too, so even when fully zipped, there is enough air getting into the tent. It never felt stifled. On our last night there, we were able to test it in the rain. The rain fly worked beautifully. We had the window on the door open and not a drop came inside. We had to close it as it stormed heavily in the afternoon, but still no water.

    Perhaps the most impressive, to me, was seeing the pools of water form between the tarp and the tent. Though they were plain as day, there wasn't a drop coming up into the tent. It was watertight, and not just at the seams. Having been stranded in tents that promised this before, I was terribly nervous that the puddles would make their way inside, but they did not. I should note that overall, the area received about 3.5" of rain that day. While not a record, it was enough that camping could have gone from a nice weekend to a wet one. Rather, we stayed cozy and dry in our tent.

    After that weekend, even my skeptical husband had been won over. There are just two of us, but we have two dogs. We bought this tent because we'll start a family soon and we wanted to make one solid purchase to last us the next ten or fifteen years. I believe this tent will do that. We have three more camping trips in the next two months.

    I would recommend this tent for families of four, and even though it *could* sleep five, I'd cap it at four if you are planning to have gear in the tent with you. Five would be a tight, but not impossible fit.

    My only complaint about this tent, and it is very minor, is the zipper cover on the outside. It catches easily in the zipper, which can be a pain when trying to get in and out quickly to avoid the rain or the northern Wisconsin mosquitos. While you'll have that with a lot of tents, it's worth noting. It can also catch when zipping from the inside, and that can make it difficult to fix, since the flap is on the outside only.

    This tent is solid, simple, spacious, and worth every penny....more info
  • COPPER CANYON 10 is a winner!
    Excellent tent. Roomy and Airy. Large windows provide excellent ventillation. Easy to put up. Claim of 5-6 people is a bit optimistic (but this is pretty standard amoung tent makers), however it is an excellent tent at a very reasonable price. ...more info