Summary: We purchased this tent because the floorplan is nearly identical to my husband's early 90's Quest tent which he dearly loved but it's time for it to retire, and they don't make them anymore. We go backpacking and snow camping and wanted a tent that could do both. Most 4 season tents have so few vents that summer camping would be unbearable. So we thought this would be great. We figured with the pricetag, it had to be a decent tent, on par with MSR, NorthFace, REI, etc.
Summary: This tent has worked out great so far. The vents and air flow options make it a superb tent for all conditions. It easily withstood a storm that included 3 inches of rain and winds exceeding 35 mph.
Summary: My wife and I have used this tent in cold winter with lots of snow and hot summer nights with lots of rain.The K2-XT has lots of venting for summer temps and will close up tightly if sub zero breezes need to be totally kept out for some reason..poor sleeping bag?The brilliant fly colour makes this outstanding tent stand out..
Summary: well i do high mountain climbing quite often and never seen an eureka there, the reasons? too heavy (compared to similar tents like the hillebergs or the ev25 from north face) and under very heavy conditions simply not tested enough, i had seen one of these rip under extreme weather on mt ranier, had to take the guys into our tent, they were not happy. My tent? a hilleberg saiva.
Summary: I own an earlier model of this tent. It is magnificent (it is also slightly more heavy duty than the current K2-XT, with the specs matching or exceeding other leading 4 season two person tents in the same class at the time). Before I purchased it, I invested numerous hours researching Eureka, The Northface, Marmot, Helsport, and various other tent manufacturers - looking into all the info they had to offer in respect to exactly what, where, and by whom their tents and...
Summary: This has to be my favorite Eureka 4-season tent. If I only had one tent for everything (yeah, right!), this would be the one. The geodesic dome shape (4 aircraft aluminum poles) is incredibly strong...maybe the strongest of all tent designs. Ripstop fabric with extra waterproof coating will stop rain, snow and ice and the unique guy-line arrangement gives me some flexibilty when anchoring this tent.
Summary: We've used our 15 year old Eureka K2 summer, winter, spring and autumn in Algonquin Park, Killarney Park, Algoma & Temagami Ontario. It is heavy on the portages but steady on the campsite. Every year we spray the fly and bottom of tent with silicone waterproof. While camped on Balsam Lake, Killarney the middle of August this year we had the worst storm we've ever been tenting in. It rained, blew, thundered and lighting all night.