Summary: I've owned several of these over the last 15 years, using them for both extended trips and weekend camping. I first bought the tent because I wanted to be able to stand up in all interior areas and wanted a full fly. Pros: Very fast to put up and light weight. Amazing performance in high winds. I suspect you could use this in falling snow without too much worry about accumulation and sagging.
Summary: My wife and I have had this tent since the 90's for car camping. Many of my friends have Eureka backpacking tents and I was always impressed with Eureka's toughness and water proofing. While we like to backpack, for car camping, the Equinox 6 has been a fantastic tent. Its huge! Since its only my wife and I, we load the tent with two cots, a 4 foot table and have lots of living room.
Summary: I did a lot of research before settling on this tent. We are a family of four, and fit comfortably in this tent. We used a queen air mattress plus a twin for the kids. We stayed dry through a huge rainstorm with hail! Others were bailing out their tents and ours was fine! Definately had to "guy out" this tent, but did great under high winds! We have only used it for the one trip, but I was very happy with this tent!
Summary: I've had this tent for about 5 years now, having used it camping in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming, northern Minnesota, and on a 7,000 mile, 3 week camping tour of the eastern U.S. about 8 weeks in total, and it has really held up well. Setup was a bit tricky at first, partly from the weak instructions and partly from being a different design than I'd had before.
Summary: Just a great tent. Very easy to assemble on my own and even faster with two. The fly makes it nearly bullet proof in the wind and rain and is also a snap to install. Space is always an issue with a "hex" tent so do not be fooled by the six person rating. This tent is best served with two adults and perhaps one child.
Summary: Don't know how well it will hold up in the long run, but it held up to incredible windstorms at burning man that would have destroyed my department store tent. The hexagon shape sheds wind really well. This design started out as a backpacking tent, though this is clearly a car camping tent. The full fly that reaches to about 10inches off the ground should make this tent a good performer in wet weather also.
Summary: I've had this tent for nearly a year now and have spent many nights in it - winter and summer, weekend trips and week long trips. It's easy to set up once you get the feel of it. The instructions were not great in my opinion. The short version is you must stake it to the ground first and then it goes up easily after that. One person can put it up but it is tall and a second person to help with getting the rain fly on is good.
Summary: We recently purchased this tent after several camping trips where it took us a minmum of an hour to erect our problem tent. We had owned a Eureka tent many years ago and had always been impressed with the quality. This Eureka tent still has the same quality of construction that we remembered from so many years ago. My husband was easily able to erect the tent first time in 10 minutes. It rained the first night and no leaks were found in the tent.
Summary: I have owned this tent for only two years, but I camp about 4 weeks a year. I decided to write this review after camping this weekend in one of the worst storms I have ever seen that included 4 inches of rain, damaging wind, lightening and hail. The tent never flooded (though the floor had sporadic wet spots)and handled these conditions better than anything I have had previously. My favorite part of this tent, believe it or not, is how I can clean it.
Summary: I'm happy with this tent. It was pricey, compared to other tents this size, but it was the only one out there that allows you to stand up anywhere in the tent. Compared to the little dome tents we've been accustomed to, this tent seemed luxurious. The light colored fly and tent material keep the interior very bright (also prevents you from sleeping in!). So far we haven't tested it in heavy rain... it was fine in a light drizzle.