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Eureka! Apex 3XT - Tent (sleeps 3)

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  • Full-coverage fly with two roomy vestibules provide weatherproof storage and dry entry
  • 3 over-sized, side-opening D-style doors with Hi/Low venting offer ease of access and ventilation
  • Zippered window in doors open for excellent visibility and controlled ventilation
  • Freestanding fiberglass frame with clips, and post and grommet assembly makes set up easy
  • Gear loft included
  • Lightweight, compact 3-season, 3-person backpacking tent
  • Durable, shock-corded, freestanding fiberglass frame
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Product Description

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Lightweight and compact, the multipurpose Eureka Apex 3XT FG three-person tent is ideal for backpackers who want to travel light. The tent is outfitted with a durable, shock-corded, freestanding fiberglass frame and a ring-and-pin/pole pocket assembly, making it easy to set up and extremely stable once it's open. Campers will also appreciate the pair of side-opening D-style doors, which are made entirely of no-see-um mesh. Not only do the doors add airflow to the tent--especially in conjunction with the pair of windows and side roof vents--but they also allow campers to enter and exit the tent without stumbling over their tentmates. Finally, the tent includes two full-coverage vestibules (one over each door), offering extra protection from the elements and additional gear storage. Other features include two mesh storage pockets, four clothes line loops, a flashlight loop, factory-sealed floor seams, a full-cut fly, and a pole pocket in the tent bag for hassle-free storage. All Eureka tents carry a lifetime warranty.

Specifications:

  • Seasons: 3
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Floor size: 7 feet 6 inches by 6 feet 6 inches
  • Tent area: 48.75 square feet
  • Vestibule area: 14 square feet
  • Packed size: 6.5 by 27 inches
  • Center height: 4 feet 2 inches
  • Minimum weight: 7 pounds 4 ounces
  • Frame: 9.5mm fiberglass
  • Poles: 2
  • Doors: 2
  • Windows: 2
  • Vestibules: 2
  • Hooded fly: No
  • Storage pockets: 2
  • Clothes line loops: 4
  • Gear loft type: D (sold separately)
  • Flashlight loop: 1
  • Floor: 1.9-ounce standard taffeta nylon
  • Fly and vestibule: 1.9-ounce standard taffeta nylon
  • Roof: 1.9-ounce permeable taffeta nylon
  • Mesh: 40D 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" 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. 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. Everest ascents by a Canadian and American woman in 1986 and 1988.

Product Description

Tent sleeps 3 and has a floor size of 7' 6" x 6' 6". Features 2 doors with Hi/Low venting and 2 windows. Its pack size is 6" x 24", frame is 9.5 mm fiberglass and has a center height of 4' 3".

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0043HM5RC
  • Item model number: 2629120
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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Very sturdy and quick to setup.
Robin Parker
I do realize that 3 people can fit inside, but with gear and all, it fits 2 comfortably.
S. Gray
I will recommend Eureka tents for our future purchases.
Doug

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Brian Meehan on May 19, 2011
We bought the previous version (poles slide thru the fabric tunnel instead of tent clipping onto poles) in late 2004 or early 2005 and it lasted 5, almost 6, years. We went camping for 3 to 5 weekends each year in snow, rain, and sun and it worked well. Each time after use we would air dry it and the plastic it sat on and the plastic we had in it (bathtub!). Eventually the waterproofing wore out and one door zipper broke. Now that the other door zipper has broken several trips later, we are replacing the tent with the next generation of the same thing.

It looks like most of the things that annoyed us about the first one are fixed in this new 2011 version. Tent easily clips on to poles instead of sliding thru fabric; one person can more easily "up" the newer version of the tent. Mesh was added (not replaced!) to tent doors for air flow instead of only being solid. The vestibule is less awkward to unzip since there is now space to reach out from inside without touching a wet rainfly, plus a little more room in the vestibule too.
The gear rack is a nice little addition. A single hanging loop (previous version) was ok for a flashlight but a backpacking tent can be better utilized with a small gear rack to make use of all the inside space.

Several very minor gripes with this tent: there is an exposed part of the tent that the rain fly does not cover, so that needs yearly waterproofing attention (as we already found out). Looks like the nose tie-out is also gone from that same spot too which means that side of the tent isn't held out from inside gear but also means it likely won't touch the rainfly when pulled out too far or due to a wind-flapped rainfly either.

Good purchase, great tent. Good for a new and (our) average backpacking family of 3.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Sherman on September 25, 2011
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After coming from the Eureka! Apex 2XT - Tent (sleeps 2) I found this perfect for the size I wanted. My son (6YOA) and I are just fine in here as well as our gear. The rainfly is taped and sealed. However, the tent is not. This is direct from EUREKA regarding both the 3XT and 2XT. "Any 3 season tent needs to be sealed - most of this tent is already factory taped but you will have to do the large seam around the full tent where the bathtub floor meets the sidewall- I hope this helps - Eureka Customer Service"

The rainfly attaches to the tent at the top with a pair of twist ties, then velcro straps along the poles under the rainflow and finally to buckles at each corner. The corners are color coded so you get the rain fly on the right way each time. The rain fly creates a vestibule on each side of the tent as both have the side size door/window with a great feature high/low venting, so if you are laying down with no rainfly you can partial lower the door/window at the top and keep the bottom closed for privacy.

The tent goes up in about 5 minutes after your first use and 10 minutes for your first use. The only con I know of so far is this month we went out in about 60 degree weather and it dropped to about 40 over night and the underside of the rain fly was soaked with condensation and any large movement would have knocked a ton of water down through the top of the tent which is just open (NoSeeUm netting of course).

Eureka sells the following footprint as compatible with the Apex 3XT: "Fitted Footprint - Pinnacle Pass 3XTA / Scenic Pass 3XT"
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Robin Parker on October 8, 2011
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Perfect for 2 adults (particularly when one is a restless sleeper). I could easily see 2 adults and a kid in the tent. Hint: rotate the rainfly in good weather to make the vestibules easier to get in and out of. Very sturdy and quick to setup. I do a lot of camping and this is the best tent I've had.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Doug on December 13, 2012
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I used this tent this last weekend. I camp with the Boy Scouts as an adult leader. I have had a couple of different tents. We also have many different tents from different manufacturers. This beats all of them. The zipper entrance is easy to use and clear of getting anything caught in the zipper like other tents. The rain cover is color coded so you don't have to determine which way to put it on the tent. (One corner tie down is yellow on tent and cover) I put it up by myself at 10:30 PM on a cold night in ~ 15 minutes. I will recommend Eureka tents for our future purchases.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Hatfield on April 24, 2013
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Perfect for two people plus gear and this thing almost sets itself up. Color coded rain flap corner makes sure you get it on the correct way the first time. As with all tents, the wire "stakes" that come with it leave a little to be desired, and could be upgraded. Packs away easily in the bag and could be thrown on the back of a motorcycle very easily without taking up much room.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Williams on May 14, 2012
just got the tent, set it up outside and sealed the seams where the "bathtub" meets the walls as recommended. perfect size and easy to put up. i'll be camping in it for the first time this friday night. Anybody know if there are any aluminum poles that are the right size to use on this tent? that seems to be the biggest complaint is the fiberglass poles. i'll update after using it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Gray on November 3, 2011
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This was purchased to use as a two man tent with the boy scouts. It is easy to set up (and take down). Nice compact bag, not too heavy. I do realize that 3 people can fit inside, but with gear and all, it fits 2 comfortably.
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