Summary: Bought this tent primarily for weekend camping by myself, though it's easily big enough for a couple more people. For one person it's a lot of space unless you're tall like me, and then it's still a lot of space but you aren't always banging your head or sleeping curled up which is very nice. Incredibly simple setup - multiple times I have set it up alone, in the pitch dark, with a small lantern on the ground nearby, in probably ten minutes tops.
Summary: I purchased this tent to backpack with my 3 kids. While this isn't exactly a backpacking tent at 8.5 lbs, it's really only about 1lb heavier than other 4 person backpacking tents I could find, all of which cost at least 3 times as much. The lightest 4 person tent I found was $400 and 7lbs, so I figured for a $300 savings I could deal with a little extra weight. I just used it for the first trip last weekend and it worked great.
Summary: I purchased this tent for a Dad and Lad Scout campout this last weekend. I was able to get it from Academy marked down to $59.99. Felt I got a great deal. My son and I arrived at camp right at dusk and the tent went up easily and quickly, even in the dark. The temperatures reached the low 40s both nights and we stayed comfortable and dry. I love the extra pockets included for small gear storage.
Summary: I have owned an 8 x 8 tent made by Eureka (Gander Mountain label) for about 8 years and it is an excellent tent. I also own a 7 x 8 tent made by Kelty which is also and excellent tent. I take great care of my tents as well. I bought this tent with great excitement, for two reasons: It was designed more like my Kelty tent, which I love, and because it had the Eureka name, which is considered to be a great name in tents.
Summary: In the past I rarely tent camped -- just two backpack tenting experiences (on Sado Island for Earth Festival), two car camping expeditions (in Yellowstone, then Malibu) and one week living in a platform tent while working at a Girl Scout Camp in high school. So I was nervous about committing to a tent. I read all kinds of reviews of mass-produced tents and higher-end tents.
Summary: Having a brand new Tiger Cub and the first of many camping trips coming up this summer a new tent was in order. After reviewing many sites such as EMS, REI, I decided on a four person, 3 season tent. The Tetragon offers a few of the most important features for me: - Polyester construction - no nylon means longer life - Easy setup - think Tiger Cub helper - only 2 poles!
Summary: I ordered this tent because I need a tent I can set it up by myself. It was so easy to set up the very first time. The two poles set up first and then, beginning at the bottom, the tent is easily snapped onto the poles. Lots of ventilation for warm weather camping, yet the fly that goes over the whole thing keeps rain out. I really love this tent.
Summary: I had a Eureka Alpine Meadows tent for ~12 years before it needed replacing. I chose the Eureka Tetragon 8 for it's size, features, and price. It sets up in minutes and is easy to take down also. It uses fiberglass poles and the clip system. We set it up for the first time in the backyard to check it over and try it out. We ran all of the guylines and stakes as we would on a real trip.
Summary: We've used this twice already for two adults and two kids in Everglades National Park. It's easy to set up, sturdy and holds up in wind. We bought Eureka based on other customer reviews and thus far are really happy with the purchase, and expect a couple years of usage from it.