Summary: There are newer designs with more head space and lighter weight, but they all cost more. This Timberline seems just as well built as the ones I used to camp in during the '90s. At this price the Timberline 4 is still the most spacious, durable, and lightweight tent I could find. The newer-design SQ Timberlines look nicer and have more space, but still weigh more than this classic.
Summary: This tent is the easiest tent ever to put up & take down. It's the Trek-America tent of choice. Holds two twin air mattresses with plenty of room for "stuff". I love my Timberline 4 AND also my Timberline 6 ...
Summary: Well constructed tent, easy to set up. The aluminum poles are tough. The frame is easy to put together. One person can do it but it goes much quicker, as with any tent set-up, with two people familiar with the operation. It is very stable once it is staked down and the guy lines are staked. The fly is tough and the fabric is doubled up in the high stress areas. The fly seams are factory taped.
Summary: First, I'd like to caution anyone looking at reviews for this tent that are based on one they bought years (or decades) ago. Like other reviewers, I first purchased one of these tents around 1980. I would have given my 1980 model five stars, but I can only give the newer model three. As far as the tent's design - it is called a backpacking tent but is a bit on the heavy side unless you fill it with four people.
Hampton Historicals "high country brook trout", Amazon
5 February 2010
Summary: Eureka has been in the business longer than any or the tent makers,you think they dont know how to make a tent, dosent have to look like a space ship, most are the simplist design that has worked for sportsman for centures,i have the 4 man the one man and am buying the two man, they are simple easy to put up and couldnt ask for a btter company they have suplied the army, the boy and girl scouts,yes you can pay $300 more to shave off a lb but man is it worth it, so many...
Summary: Firstly, I love my tent. I've had my Timberline for about 5-6 years. In those 5-6 years, it's been to the BWCA several times, Quetico Provincial Park, dozens of 7-10 day outings, overnights, pretty much every conceivable type of outing one can go on. I do most of my camping/hiking in Wisconsin and this tent performs wonderfully in the ever-changing WI weather. It also performs perfectly in the more extreme Canadian weather.
Summary: I used these when I was in scouts and my son's troop is still using them. I purchased one for personal use. Great, tough, long lasting tent but to get 4 in you would have to stack them like cord wood. Good size for my wife and I though.
Summary: Item purchased was delivered & shipped in excellent condition. Excellent communication & would make other purchases in future with no hesitance! Tent was easy to unpack & to assemble out of original packaging. Thanks Much Gary W.
Summary: We have enjoyed our new tent very much, it is very spacious, easy setup/take-down, and looks sharp. After going through a cheaper tent each season, we can definately tell this one will last for years to come. Very recommended!
Jan E. Cutler "Hunter, hiker, motorcyclist", Amazon
19 August 2009
Summary: Eureka has long supplied the market with good useable tents that represent excellent dollar values. Set up is a breeze. It has shockcorded aluminum poles which, I've learned over the years, are far more durable and superior to fiberglass if the tent is to be used often. This tent withstood several hours of pounding rain with no leakage and appears stable enough to withstand strong wind. Its ventilation is excellent.