The original Eureka Spitfire Tent is a comfortable one-person tent that is remarkably easy to set up. The manufacturer also has a two-person version of the SpitFire available. The product is a great choice for summer, late spring and early fall outings.
The SpitFire is a two-pole hoop tent with a 9 mm DAC Featherlife 7000 series aluminum frame and vestibule. DAC aluminum alloys are noteworthy for their lightness, strength and resistance to corrosion cracking. Eureka’s SpitFire comes with four storm guyouts on fly, internal storage pocket and flashlight loop. You also get pole, stake and tent bags for easy carrying and storage.
Measuring 18.12 square feet with a 4.4 sq ft vestibule area, the one-person Eureka Spitfire Tent provides a total floor space of 9 ft by 3ft, 6 in by 2 ft, 2 in. Center height is 3 ft, 4 in, which is better than most of its competitors in the same class. The SpitFire 2 offers 38.75 sq ft with a center height of 43 in and a weight of 4 lb.
You will not have to worry so much about it getting hot and stuffy in the SpitFire during the warm months as the outer material consists entirely of non-transparent mesh. The mesh allows air to flow freely through the tent helping to keep it cool and dry. The full fly has a vent that you can poke out and close through the zippered mesh roof cloth access.
You can have the SpitFire 1 and 2 ready for occupation quickly and easily as it utilizes post and grommet corner attachments and clips that attach the tent to the frame. You will only need two stakes to stabilize the SpitFire tent body.
You can enter and exit the tent easily through the large side entry door. Inside, there are storage pockets to hold your goods along with a flashlight loop. The SpitFire has a taped seam bathtub floor to prevent rain from penetrating into the tent.
The fly fabric consists of 75D Stormshield polyester for excellent protection against driving rain. The wall fabric is 1.9 oz Nylon taffeta with 1200mm coating while the floor utilizes 1.9 oz 70D Nylon taffeta with 1200mm coating.
The DAC Featherlite aluminum frame has the highest strength to weight ratio and is up to 15 percent lighter than other aluminum poles of the similar strength. The poles use the extrusion process rather than glued-in inserts for improved resistance to failure.
Both the SpitFire 1 and 2 are light enough to carry on outdoor treks. The SpitFire 1 weighs only 2 lb, 12 oz with a pack size of 5 in by 22 in, while the SpitFire 2 comes in at 4 lb with a 5 in by 17 in pack size. You will have no trouble carrying these along during your outings and then setting them up with great ease.
These tents have a design for beginner and novice campers, so you will not need any experience or expertise in deploying them. They are suitable for three seasons with the exception being the winter and also the late fall or early spring in some areas.
Eureka is one of the best-known outdoor product manufacturers with a history dating back to 1895. Founded in Binghamton, New York, the company first produced canvas wagon covers and horse blankets before offering camping tents.
In 1940, Eureka created the IBM tent city to house thousands of IBM salespeople during an annual stockholder’s meeting. During World War II, the company helped supply hospital tents on a global basis.
Today, Eureka is one of the top producers of high quality camping products. Consumers rave over the exceptional performance of Eureka tents from their ease of setup to their high durability and dependability.
The Eureka Spitfire Tent are great products for beginning to novice campers who want lightweight items for their backpacks. These tents are very easy to set up as they use only two poles and two stakes with clip-on tent body, and post and grommet corner attachments.