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Eureka! Headquarters - Tent (sleeps 6)

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  • Roomy rectangular tent sleeps six 12' by 8' 6" floor; 102 square foot area)
  • Great for late-season camping or setting up at the beach
  • Heavy-duty bathtub floor made of 4 ounce 210D oxford nylon that repels water
  • Two doors and two large windows for great views and ventilation
  • Center height of 83 inches; weighs 19 pounds

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Product Description

Product Description

Near vertical walls maximize interior space in this 2 room luxury tent. Removeable room divider, durable bathtub floor and 6 extra large windows well above ground level allow cross ventilation and protect against splashing rain.

The Eureka Headquarters family tent offers a large capacity with a removable internal divider to create separate rooms. It sleeps up to six, has a very roomy 6 foot, 11 inch center height, and is ideal for late season car camping or setting up at the beach. This tent has two doors (with windows) and two large windows for great views and excellent ventilation. It features a heavy-duty bathtub floor made of 4 ounce 210D oxford nylon that repels water. The multi-coated 75D Stormshield polyester fly improves durability and resistance to UV, acid rain, and tearing. The stable, long-lasting frame consists of a mix of shockcorded aluminum and fiberglass poles that easily connect to a hub. It also features a center flashlight loop and rings for an optional gear loft.


  • Area: 102 square feet
  • Floor size: 12 feet by 8 feet, 9 inches
  • Center height: 6 feet, 11 inches
  • Wall fabrics: 70D nylon taffeta with 1200mm coating/ 1.9 oz. permeable taffeta nylon
  • Floor fabrics: 4-ounce 210D Oxford polyester with 1200mm coating
  • Fly fabrics: 2-ounce 75D StormShield
  • Pack size: 9 by 23 inches
  • Weight: 19 pounds

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 -20°F 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. 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.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 34 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches ; 8.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 24.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000EQ8WFK
  • Item model number: 2627483
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,070,881 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By David O'Connell on August 2, 2009
We have owned this tent for about 7 years, and have camped in it for about 60 nights. We sleep 4, with luggage. It has been remarkably weather-worthy, having been through many rainy days. The first night we slept in it as family there was a monster thunderstorm, yet were dry. Just last week we slept in the tent while about 2-1/2 inches of rain fell overnight. After setting it up once it is quite easy. Two people can put it up in less than 10 minutes. The ventilation is very good, virtually turning into a screen house when windows and doors are unzipped.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Horton on September 2, 2008
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I purchased this tent after reading many reviews. I have a lot of camping experience, but my family has increased in size so my goal was a roomy car camping tent for four. After a 5 day camping trip, I can highly recommend this tent. We did not have any rain so I can't comment on how water-proof it is, but the floor is like a bath tub and the middle seams are taped, so it seems adequate at least visually.

The walls are almost vertical and the floor is rectangular, meaning much more useful floor space than your typical hexagonal dome tent. The removable divider in the middle allowed the adults to read at night while the kids slept. There is enough room for a pack-n-play and a sleeping bag on one side and two spread out adult bags on the other and a lot of extra space. The tent is high enough that adults can stand up inside.

Set up is relatively easy. If you have tent experience, you can put it up by yourself in 15 minutes. It is much easier with help, however. Four bent aluminum poles insert into a a hub in the middle of the tent and into short metal stakes in the corners. The sides of the tent snap on with plastic clips (hurray, no sleeves!).

The downsides are 1) the stakes are plastic. Buy 6 $.50 metal stakes instead, 2) the size may make it difficult to find level ground for the entire floor space, 3) the fly is tricky to put on by yourself. Despite all of this, I think it rates 5 stars.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Celia on August 29, 2011
We have had this tent over a year. We have had it out in all types of weather including strong thunderstorms and high winds. My husband had it out for 2 weeks this year (July 2011) in 100+ degree weather here in the Midwest.

I cannot say enought about this tent. It has never leaked, EVER. We did seal the seams as directed. Regarding the ventilation, my husband was able to sleep during 87 degree nights (at 10:30 p.m.) with only a battery-operated fan (100+ during the day and he took a nap).

We can leave the windows partially open in rainstorms. One thunderstom this year had extremely high winds and the walls of the tent did bow in a little but it never failed. The sewing is top quality. The fabrics are stable, breathable in areas covered by a rain fly and waterproof in all the necessary places. The aluminum poles are high quality, and I like the tent colors. We had this tent out in late October in Northern Illinois and were able to stay warm with all of the windows zipped up and a small electric heater set to low. The heat was retained despite the very cool/cold night temperatures and the grandchildren played in it during the early morning hours while Mom and Dad slept in another tent. (We unplugged the heater and the sun kept it warmed up.)

My 65+ year old husband puts this tent up by himself regularly, but it is easier with two people. It goes up and breaks down easily. The included setup instructions make easy work of it because the central hub was new to us. (You have to work with each pole one at a time and put one pole first into the hub and then into the pin before moving on to the next pole. Once the poles are set, you can lift the tent up). The poles have never popped off of the pins or out of the hub.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Frazier Douglass on March 7, 2009
The Headquarters is my favorite summer car camping tent. (I have owned and camped in over 20 different tents) My companion and I have taken it on about a dozen trips over the past two years. The tent is easy for two people to set after one practice session. In fact, we can now set it up in less than five minutes without saying a word, even in the dark.

It is tall enough for a 6-foot, 3-inch man to stand up and very spatious. We usually bring two dogs and lots of clothes and personal items. We frequently camp in it for over a week at a time in the summer and like it better than staying in a motel. We typically set up our sleeping quarters at one end and our changing/bathing area at the other end. It is also very well ventilated so that you can take mid day naps even when the tent is set up in a sunny spot.

My only complaint is that the tent is not designed to be used in steady wind. Thus, when we go to the Gulf coast beaches, we have to take another tent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John S on June 18, 2007
After an exensive review of family tents, I chose the Eureka Luxury Tent
from I purchased the tent several weeks ago. Recently, I used
the tent and can now write a review.

The tent is well made with aluminum poles. It is easy to set up. It says it sleeps six, but I would say it would sleep a maximum of five more comfortably (we had four). It is well ventilated, with several doors and windows. It's an excellent tent, and well constructed.
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