You'll be untra-comfortable inside our new Grand Manan 9. With straight lower walls to maximize interior space and a roll up fly for 4-way ventilation this is an ideal 3 person, 3 season tent. Floor size is 9'X9' with a 6' center with 2 doors and 4 windows. There is 21% more headroom than a standard 2-pole dome and 16% more volume with our strainght wall design.
With space for up to five people and their gear, the Eureka Grand Manan 9 tent is ideal for small families and groups of friends. The Grand Manan 9 is designed using Eureka's StormShield technology, which combines moisture-repelling materials with a tough, reinforced construction that resists wear and tear. As a result, the tent keeps you warm and dry for spring, summer, and fall camping. The two-pole dome tent also maximizes useable space thanks to its straight wall design, which provides 21 percent more headroom than a standard two-pole tent and 16 percent more volume. The extra space helps you accommodate cots, airbeds, and other furniture without cramping the campers inside. And no one likes a swampy tent, which is why the Grand Manan 9's full coverage fly rolls up, providing four-way ventilation that passes cool air to the interior via the low mesh vents.
Additional features include side-opening doors for easy entry; eight interior pockets to keep your essentials close at hand; a bathtub-style floor that protects against splashing and standing water; large double-point vestibules for extra gear storage; and a removable window flap that stores inside a built-in pocket when not in use.
The tent's straight wall design helps campers fit an airbed, cot, and other furniture inside.
- Seasons: 3
- Sleeps: 4-5
- Floor size: 9 by 9 feet
- Tent area: 81 square feet
- Pack size: 11 by 25 inches
- Center height: 6 feet
- Minimum weight: 21 pounds, 7 ounces
- Frame: 12.7mm fiberglass, post and grommet
- Vents: 4
- Doors: 2
- Windows: 4
- Vestibules: 2
- Gear loft: Optional, dome
- Gear loft loops: 4
- Flashlight loop: 1
- Storage pockets: 8
- Vestibule area: 52.39 square feet
- Walls: 68D 190T polyester taffeta, uncoated
- Fly: 75D StormShield polyester, 1200mm
- Floor: 75D 190T polyester taffeta, 1500mm coated
- Mesh: 40D no-see-um
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. In recent years, Eureka designed and donated tents to Eric Simonson and his team. The group took two historic research expeditions to Mt. 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 by finding the remains of George Mallory, but the overall mystery remained unsolved. Returning in 2001 to search for more clues, the team found several historical artifacts that are now on display at the Smithsonian.