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(based on 6 ratings)
Brand: Eureka
Located in: Essential Equipment, Tents
The Eureka Alpenlite XT is Eureka's lightest, most compact 4-season tent. The Alpenlite XT offers uncompromising shelter from the elements, plus plenty of ventilation options. Eureka now added enhanced ventilation with its six zippered High/Low tent vents and a scoop vent in the vestibule. Added storage features for a more comfortable outdoor experience.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.7 stars
(based on 6 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Comfortable(5), Durable(7), Easy to set up(4), Fly works well(5), Lightweight(4)
Best Uses:
Backpacking(5), Car camping(3), Mountaineering(4)
Describe Yourself:
Avid adventurer(3)
What Is Your Gear Style:
Comfort driven(4)
 
Best Tent Ever
By WildernessMedicDee from New York on 1/31/2011
Pros:
Comfortable, Durable, Easy To Setup, Fly Works Well, Lightweight, Sturdy, Warm, Waterproof, Windproof
Best Uses:
Backpacking, Climbing, Mountaineering
Describe Yourself:
Avid Adventurer
What Is Your Gear Style:
Minimalist
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Eureka Eureka AlpenLite XT Tent:

I used this tent for two harsh winters in Colorado, Utah, New Hampshire and along the Appalachian Trail. It has yet to fail me!! In an absolute downpour in a canyon everyone got wet and had to head to their cars for the night. My boyfriend and I spent the night watching the lightening glow through the tent and enjoying our time. In the snow, it holds up very well since it was super warm inside the tent throughout the night and even in the morning! I'd suggest carrying a small, lightweight tarp to place underneath when placing the tent on snow, ice or even very cold ground because it can be very cold if your face rolls into it!! Sleeping pads can solve this problem as well. The vents are easy to figure out and work very well to keep out condensation. It's also very versatile since it makes an amazing backpacking tent in the spring and summer. The fly is very warm though which makes it hard if you want to keep it on through hot sticky nights. This is a great tent and I bring it everywhere with me!!

 
Easiest tent I
By Pacific Crest Trail ArgonautVerified Reviewer from Darrington, WA on 8/15/2010
Pros:
Comfortable, Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Lightweight, Sturdy, Waterproof, Windproof
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Backpacking, Mountaineering
Describe Yourself:
Avid Adventurer
What Is Your Gear Style:
Comfort Driven
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Eureka Eureka AlpenLite XT Tent:

I have set up alot of off brand tents in my life, but this was soooooooooooooo simple! And the ventilation system is superb compared to some that I have been in. Makes it hard to believe it's a 4 season tent. I just wish I would of bought the loft for it because of the small things that got in my way, always rearrainging the furniture in the 2 person tent, Hahahahahaha! I am looking forward to some winter camping with this.

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A window for bear watching, don't feed the bears!

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My favorite all weather tent
By Assisant Scout MasterVerified Reviewer from Tennessee on 6/23/2010
Pros:
Comfortable, Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Lightweight, Sturdy, Waterproof, Windproof
Best Uses:
Backpacking, Backyard, Beach, Car Camping
Describe Yourself:
Professional/Guide
What Is Your Gear Style:
Comfort Driven
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Eureka Eureka AlpenLite XT Tent:

This Summer will be my 4th Season using this 4 season tent. You really need to get used to the vents (getting the right combinations). The Winter was my biggest challenge, keeping out moisture, but I got it figured out my second night! I like both vestibules. The back was for quick access to my shoes and drink, and the front for my pack.

The inside has room for two people but little else. The vestibule will not hold 2 adult backpacks. You might get them to fit, but you will need to move them to get out.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Bombproof 4 Season Shelter
By ssk44Verified Reviewer from Gilbert, AZ on 7/30/2009
Pros:
4 Season Use, Comfortable, Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Lightweight, Roomy Solo Tent, Sturdy, Warm Weather Use, Waterproof
Cons:
Cramped For Two People
Best Uses:
Atv camping, Car Camping, Hunting, Mountaineering
Describe Yourself:
Avid Adventurer
What Is Your Gear Style:
Minimalist
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Eureka Eureka AlpenLite XT Tent:

Excellent tent!! This is an easy to set up bombproof shelter that can take everything you can throw at it. Snow, heavy wind, heavy rain, extreme cold. Bring it on! Ventilation is superb. This is a mountaineering tent that can actually be used in moderately warm weather. There are vents everywhere. There are four perfectly placed vents near the floor that when open, allow air to flow in from under the lower edge of the fly on all sides. My only complaint is that this tent is a little tight for two people. It's perfect for use as a roomy solo tent. This is an excellent tent for mountaineering, hunting, vehicle camping, and ATV camping. The retail price of this tent is amazingly low for what you get. Comparable mountaineering tents costing twice as much will offer little benefit over this superb Eureka tent. If you are looking for a compact four-season tent, look no further.

My recommended accessory for this tent is to buy some MSR Needle Stakes. For everything short of sand and loose soil, these are the best tent stakes ever made. Lightweight and extremely strong.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good tent keep in mind...
By Camp once a monthVerified Purchaser from Central IL on 1/25/2009
Pros:
Comfortable, Sturdy
Best Uses:
Backpacking, Car Camping
Describe Yourself:
Casual Adventurer
What Is Your Gear Style:
Comfort Driven
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Eureka Eureka AlpenLite XT Tent:

I bought this tent to use for winter camping. It is a good tent and I will continue to use it but there are a few things to keep in mind if considering this tent. First off is that this come with alumnium steaks. When the ground is frozen, these steaks do not go into the ground without bending. Second, with the steak bending in mind, the rain fly may not get complety set up. The tent is free standing, but soome of the fly requires steaks. The rear, the front and then a place on either side of the tent in the center needs to be steaked down. I was able to do without steaking all these down simply becasue it is a 4 season tent (all the vents can be zippered shut on the tent) and I was using it for 1 night. If this was a three season tent and I was spending more than one night in it, it may be a dfferent story. When the ground warms up I can see this being a great tent. Their are enough zippered vents that should keep the air flowing on the warmest of days.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
True bombshelter
By joe blowVerified Reviewer from cape breton, nova scotia on 12/22/2008
Pros:
Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Sturdy, Waterproof
Best Uses:
Backpacking, Hiking, Mountaineering
Describe Yourself:
Casual Adventurer
What Is Your Gear Style:
Comfort Driven
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Eureka Eureka AlpenLite XT Tent:

I set this up in the backyard for a couple of days so I could practice using it before taking it out in the bush/trail. I used this in the atlantic winter storm on Dec 20-22 2008. We got roughly 15-20cm of snow/ice with sustained winds of 50-80kmh and gusts up to 120kmh, it performed quite well. This is a comfortable one man or cozy two man tent. If you don't use the vents properly you will get condensation. The last tent I used was like 20 years ago and they have changed quite a bit since so this only gets 4 stars due to my lack of experience with other newer tents.

Overall I slept really well despite temps. ranging from -1c to -12c and extreame wind with blowing snow/ice. The fly didn't really "flap" in the wind enough to keep me awake, I made sure it was quite taut and everything was fine.

It came with 12 7" lightweight alum. "J" pegs, 10 7' ish guy lines with tightners, pole bag, and stake bag. You will need to get some more pegs to fully guyout the fly.

Things I like:
Easy set-up.
Withstood 120kmh wind gusts without hardly moving
Sheds snow and ice pretty well.
Great ventilation.
Tons of extra guyout loops.
Decent weight, not heavy but not ultralight either.

Things I don't like:
Zipper on vestibule is too close to velcrow fly attachment and gets a little stuck sometimes.
The middle pole (not the backbone) hovers above the backbone and creates a half inch gap between the two poles, almost like the middle pole is too big (or maybe its just my setup), I wrapped a piece of velcrow around both pieces, pulling them together, works good and makes it more solid.
Rear vestibule, kinda usless.

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