Eureka! Sunrise 9 -Tent (sleeps 4-5)
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- Spacious square, dome-style tent sleeps up to five (9 by 9 floor; 81 square foot area)
- Heavy duty bathtub floor made of 4-ounce 210D oxford polyester
- Multicoated StormShield polyester fly won't stretch when wet and resists UV breakdown
- Includes corner organizer, wall organizer with mirror, two water bottle pockets
- Center height of 72 inches; weighs 16 pounds, 4 ounces
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|Item Dimensions||8.5 x 8.5 x 30 inches|
|Item Display Weight||18.25 pounds|
|Item Weight||16 pounds|
|Maximum Height||72 inches|
|Number Of Doors||1|
The family-sized version of our spacious Sunrise series. This tent sleeps 4-5 people comfortably.
Spacious enough to comfortably sleep up to five campers, the Eureka Sunrise 9 dome-style family tent is easy to set up and very well ventilated with four large hooded windows and no-see-um mesh panels in the ceiling. It has triple-coated fabrics and a heavy-duty bathtub floor made of 4 ounce 210D oxford polyester that repels water.
The fly is made of Stormshield polyester, which won't stretch when wet and resists UV breakdown. It has a shockcorded fiberglass frame (two poles) that features a pin and ring as well as combination clip and sleeve system for quick assembly. Other features include:
- Twin track D door with window for easy exit/entry
- High/Low door vents top and bottom to aid air circulation
- External guy points help secure the tent in high winds
- Hanging gear loft/organizer
- Two water bottle holders
- Corner organizer and wall organizer with mirror
- Tent, pole, and stake bags included
- Area: 81 square feet
- Floor size: 9 feet by 9 feet
- Center height: 6 feet
- Wall fabrics: 1.9 ounce Polyester Taffeta 1200mm coating/1.9 ounce breathable polyester
- Floor fabrics: 4 ounce 210D Oxford Polyester with 1200mm coating
- Fly fabrics: 1.9 ounce 75D StormShield polyester with 1200mm coating
- Pack size: 9 by 27 inches
- Weight: 16 pounds, 4 ounces
Though the exact year is unknown, Eurekas 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 companys 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, Eurekas 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 Womens 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.
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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.
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.
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I don't know about fitting five people in this tent but I have fit two twin air mattress, duffle bags at the feet and still had a small path to stand and walk between them.
I have noticed that the poles are starting to get bent at the peak, where the metal sleeves end on the fiberglass. I know the poles are 11mm and I'm hoping their thickness will help them hold the pressure.
Tent is perfect for two people in my opinion. With a queen size air mattress set up inside there is about a foot or so of room on each side to put your things. Also, able to stand up inside tent which is huge. Without air mattress you could fit two or three people comfortably. There are several storage places inside tent also. Comes with a corner organizer which I have never used for some reason, but the large pockets on sides of tent and hanging organizer at top are very handy.
Also, tent is extremely easy to set up. My husband and I usually set up together in about 5 minutes or less. He also has set up alone several times without a problem. Hoping to get a larger version of same tent so can have room to set up some chairs inside for more luxurious camping trips.
Setup is pretty easy, two main poles and two rainfly poles......up within 3~5 minutes but requires 2 people. The floor material seems pretty substantial (something I was looking for becasue of the dog) and the seam construction appears good as well. Had a good rain the first night we used it and didn't have any leaks. Only drawback are the tent stakes.....plastic. I haven't even tried to use them. Go and get some metal stakes and save yourself the trouble. Once you do that you're all set.
Overall we're very pleased with this product!
-It stays cool during the day with windows on each side. We took a nap at 2pm when it was 90 degrees plus.
-Stays warm at night. We were camping at 5000 ft elevation, so it got down to about 40 degrees at night, and we didn't get cold once.
-The water bottle holders in the corners and the accessory holder that can hang from the ceiling are awesome. Great for holding water, flashlight, and pistol.
-Seams obviously made to last, great coverage from rainfly, and bottom seam is about 10 inches above the ground.
-Easy to set up with 1 person.
-Tent bag is big enough to easily re-fit everything in there, a rarity among tents it seems.
-Heavy. This is not a tent that you want to carry more than a few feet from the car.
-Expensive. I'm hoping that with this brand we get our money's worth.
Those are really the only two things that I don't like about it this far.
Great tent so far I would highly recommend it. We just bought the smaller size of the same model for my mom in law.