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Eureka Spitfire Tent – 1 Person Lightweight Backpacking Model

Model: Eureka Spitfire Tent
Type: 1 person model
Brand: Eureka

The Eureka Spitfire tent is built extremely lightweight which makes it ideal for the backpacker or hiking camper. Don’t let the appearance of the Eureka Spitfire tent put you off, it’s built for functionality and won’t win any awards for its beauty. With that said you do get a high quality tent that weighs 2 pounds and 12oz making it extremely lightweight for your backpacking travel.

The tent features a side entry and the inside is considerably roomy with 3 feet and 4 inches of center headroom. One of the really cool things about this tent is the ability to take off the rain fly and expose the mesh bug net for awesome stargazing at night. The rainfly material itself is constructed of 75 denier Storm Shield polyester and it is durable and holds up well under continual usage. The floor is made of 75 denier nylon taffeta material, and the walls are constructed of 70 denier nylon. When pitched the tent measures a total of (W x H x D) 26 inches by 42 inches by 108 inches. There’s a total of 18 square footage for the floor area.

The frame construction of the shelter is an aluminum pole frame design that uses nine millimeter DAC Featherlight 7000 series poles. The tent has a single side entry door with inside storage pocket and full front to back mesh windows. The tent is rated a three season tent and if you intend to use it in rainy weather you may want to consider a tent seam sealer to ensure the tent seams are waterproof. After a moist night out this tent can attract slight condensation on the fly that has a tendency to drip inside. Pulling the rainfly as taut as possible helps to eliminate this problem.

This is one of the most popular backpacking tents on the market. It is lightweight and easy to set up and performs well in most conditions and is a great addition to any backpackers equipment arsenal.

Here’s some of the best features of the Eureka Spitfire Tent

  • Lightweight tent weighs only 2 pounds and 12 ounces
  • When packed it measures five-by-twenty-two-inches
  • One person tent designed for three season use
  • Has a detachable rainfly and full mesh panels
  • 18 square feet of floor area
  • Indoor pocket for storage
  • 4 .4 square foot vestibule area for your equipment
  • Breathable and durable fabric
  • Super fast design makes pitching the tent quick and easy


  • Very lightweight tent
  • Shock-corded poles go together fast
  • Great backpacking tent


  • Lightweight tent sacrifices heat retaining quality
  • Rainfly is prone to flap in the wind

Have you tried using the Eureka Spitfire Tent? We’d love to hear what you think about this product, please submit your tent review below to let readers know what you think.

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Stansport Privacy Shelter Cabana

The Stansport Privacy Shelter Cabana, for lack of better words is a toilet tent you can use to set up your port-o-potty. In addition this privacy tent works great as a change room or camp shower as long as you’re careful not to add anything heavy to the ceiling. You can use it at the beach, the campsite, or even by the pool to provide you, or your family with privacy when they need it.

The privacy shelter is made from lightweight material that has no-see-um screened windows and vents for plenty of ventilation. There’s a large zipper door for easy entry and a built-in mesh storage pocket for your toiletries or shower accessories. The unit is self supporting and comes with stake out rings to help provide stability in windy conditions. The cabana tent also has shock-corded fiberglass poles for extra sturdiness, with guided sleeves to make it easier to put together.

The size of the Stansport privacy tent measures four feet by four feet and weight 3.2 pounds. When used as a port-o-potty shack you will appreciate the mesh windows and air vents which provide better fresh air circulation. If you decide to use this tent as a shower you will want to be careful not to position the water tank on the canopy tent itself as it is not strong enough to support a heavy shower tank. In this case you’ll want to hang your gravity fed camping shower on a nearby tree or structure. This way you can enjoy showering in privacy without compromising the integrity of your privacy shelter. Also note that there is no premade hole in the top of the tent for a shower positioned on the outside.

If you are looking for a privacy tent that could be a private toilet room, changing room or potentially a shower this model will work could for what you need. It’s inexpensive, lightweight, yet built sturdy enough to be a good choice for a camping privacy tent.

Here’s some of the best features of the Stansport Privacy Tent Cabana model number 747-82

  • Cabana tent can be a changing room, toilet shelter, or camping shower
  • Measures 4 by 4 feet
  • Comes in a green and tan color
  • Light weight at only 3.2 pounds
  • Fiberglass poles for extra strength
  • Mesh screened windows
  • Air vents for better air circulation
  • Built-in pocket for toilet/shower accessories
  • Large zippered D style door
  • Stake rings for added stability in windy conditions


  • Inexpensive shelter
  • Works great for a camping toilet tent or changing room
  • Lightweight and sturdy enough for most conditions


  • Can not support a shower on top of structure
  • No floor inside cabana

Have you tried using the Stansport Privacy Shelter Cabana? Please submit your privacy tent review as well as your comments about what you like and dislike about this product below.

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Coleman Sundome Tent

The Coleman Sundome tent is an inexpensive shelter that is made to accommodate up to 3 people.

The tent measures seven feet by seven feet in length with a center height dome area measuring 4’4″. It’s got some really good things going for it such as it’s inexpensive price tag and its ease of set-up.

Color coded fiberglass poles mean the tent can be set up in under ten minutes. There’s also tent instruction sewn right in to the carry bag to make setting up a snap.

The Sundome tent is sturdy and made with the Coleman Weathertec system to keep you dry. There’s also some cool features included like an interior gear pocket, variflow ventilation system and vent air port for better air circulation. The carry bag that comes with the tent comes with separate bags for the stakes, poles and the tent.

Overall, the Sundome tent is a great deal on a tent that’s easy to set up and made for the casual camper who’s looking for affordability in a tent. If you like to sleep with an air mattress you’ll also be happy to know that this model accommodates a Coleman queen size air mattress nicely with a little room to spare.

Here’s some of the best features of the Coleman Sundome Tent:

  • Tent measures 7’x7′ with a 52″ center height
  • Easy set-up with color coded poles
  • Comes with carry bag, stakes, and poles
  • Interior gear pocket
  • Weathertec system to protect from rain
  • Sleeps up to 3 people
  • Orange and gray color

Have you tried using this Coleman tent? If so we’d love to hear about your experience with this product. Leave your tent review below to let other people know what you think.

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