The Tetragon is quick and easy to set up with durable shockcorded fiberglass poles, ring and pin attachments, and color-coded webbing.
The extra weatherproof design of the bathtub floor wraps up the sides of the tent, keeping the interior dry and the seams high above the ground and out of the water or mud. External guy points on the rainfly keep the tent secure in windy weather and many features such as mesh panels for clip-in accessories, superior ventilation thanks to two vents and large areas of sidewall mesh, a hanging gear loft, two detachable interior storage pockets, a clothes line loop, flashlight loop, and twin track zippers for separate operation of window in the door make this tent a fully functional home-away-from-home.
- Durable, freestanding, shockcorded fiberglass frame and color-coded webbing make set up fast
- Ring and pin attachments make set up easy; simply insert pin into pole
- Brim over twin-track, side-opening door offers protected front entry; brimmed rear window allows ventilation during inclement weather
- Extra weatherproof design features a bathtub floor that wraps up sides of tent, keeping seams high above the ground
- 2 interior storage pockets keep essential items handy; mesh panels allow for clip-in accessories
- 2 vents and large areas of mesh in side walls enhance air circulation for added comfort
- Twin-track zippers for separate operation of the window in the door
- External guy points on the fly help secure tent in high winds
- Natural green color scheme blends into any campground
- Hanging gear loft and two detachable interior storage pockets
- Clothes line loop, flashlight loop
- Mesh panels allow for clip-in accessories
- Tent, pole, and stake bags included
- Capacity: 4 - 5 people
- Floor Size: 9 by 9 feet
- Pack Size: 8 by 28 inches
- Type: 2-pole rectangular dome tent
- Seasons: 3
- Weight: 11 pounds, 10 ounces
- Door: 1
- Windows: 2
- Area: 81 square feet
- Center Height: 6 feet
- Wall and Floor Fabric: 1.9-ounce 75D 210T polyester taffeta with 800mm coating
- Fly Fabric: 1.9-ounce 75D 185T StormShield polyester with 800mm coating
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 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. 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.