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Product Highlights:

  • Sizeable mesh panels
  • Post and grommet corner attachments
  • Only 2 stakes required
  • 9 mm. DAC Featherlite 7000 series aluminum
  • Large side entry door

About Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent

Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent
Enjoy your time in the wilderness with the Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent. It has a little more room than most solo tents, so you don't feel like you're stuffed in a coffin when you're getting some sleep or staying out of the rain. It is loaded with mesh for great ventilation. It features large side door that makes entry/exit easy and opens to the spacious vestibule. The tent body can be set up with only 2 stakes and the poles attach with clips making set up fast and easy. The SpitFire has more headroom than most tents in its class making it a very easy tent to sit up in. The Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent is an easy choice for fast-and-light solo travel.

The Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent is commonly used for Backpacking, Mountaineering and more. The Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual/ Recreational among others. The Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent: Comfortable, Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Lightweight, Sturdy, Waterproof, Windproof.

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Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent Features

  • Sleeps 1
  • Sizeable mesh panels
  • Post and grommet corner attachments
  • Only 2 stakes required
  • 9 mm. DAC Featherlite 7000 series aluminum
  • Large side entry door
  • 4 storm guyouts on fly
  • Poke-out vent in fly
  • Zippered access in mesh roof cloth
  • Inside storage pocket
  • Poles: 2
  • Doors: 1
  • Vestibules: 1
  • Fly included
  • Interior size: 108 in. X 42 in. X 40 in.
  • Vestibule area: 4.4 sq. ft.
  • Pack weight: 2 lbs. 12 oz.
  • Pack size: 21 in. X 5 in.

Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent Specifications

Length (Floor Size)
108"
Width (Floor Size)
42"
Height (Floor Size)
26"
Interior Height
3'4"
Capacity
1 People
Minimum Weight
2lbs. 12oz.
Pack Size
5' x 22"
Season
3
Tent Area
18.12 sq. ft.
Frame Material
9 mm DAC Featherlite 7000 series aluminum
Vents
Poke out vent in fly
Doors
1
Windows
Full panel mesh
Vestibules
1
Vestibules Area
4.4 sq. ft.
Wall Fabric Material
70D nylon, 1200mm
Fly Fabric Material
75D StormShield polyester, 1200mm
Floor Fabric Material
70D nylon taffeta, 1200mm
Mesh Fabric Material
40D No-see-um
Included
2 storage pockets and 1 flashlight loop
Easy Entry/Exit
Zipper in roof cloth
Storage Pockets
1
Mfr #
SKU
ERKTSF

Spitfire 1-person Tent Customer Reviews

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Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (9)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (12)
  • Waterproof (11)
  • Easy to set up (10)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Condensation (4)

Best Uses

  • Backpacking (14)
  • Mountaineering (5)
  • Climbing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Casual adventurer (3), Military/law enforcement (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (8), Comfort driven (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Tent, Great Value

This is a nice lightweight tent that is very light and compact in your backpack and surprisingly roomy inside (for a solo tent). It is simple and quick to set up. You will...Read complete review

This is a nice lightweight tent that is very light and compact in your backpack and surprisingly roomy inside (for a solo tent). It is simple and quick to set up. You will need to upgrade the stakes, but that is pretty easy and inexpensive. With regards to the stakes, you really only need 4 large (9") stakes for the ends and the fly and 4-8 small 6" UL stakes for everything else.

This tent stands up quite well to moderate wind loads (30-45 mph). I have never felt as if the tent would fail in the wind and the flapping was pretty minimal (if you properly secure the fly). As with any tent, the orientation of the tent relative to the wind direction is important. I have not yet camped in any driving rains with this tent, but I have camped in light rain with 45 mph wind gusts and had no water penetration. I have hit this tent for a full 10 minutes with a garden sprayer at full pressure from a variety of angles and found absolutely no water penetration.

I am impressed with the floor of this tent - my last camping experience with this tent resulted in setting up after dark and discovering the next morning that I had set up on a bed of those annoying and painful spike ball type stickers. Surprisingly, none of them penetrated the floor of the tent and I found no pinholes in the floor when I inspected it against a light back home!

The tent is surprisingly roomy inside. There is very adequate height to sit up inside the tent (I'm 5' 10"). A normal rectantular sleeping pad (20 x 72) will fit nicely, but a 25" wide pad will not fit due to the tapered design of the tent towards the foot. There is adequate room at the head for your small loose gear and jacket and you can easily stow your shirt and trousers alongside your bag while sleeping. The storage pockets in this tent are well placed and very adequate for your small valuables or items you need to reach in the middle of the night. I have never felt constricted or claustrophobic in this tent.

One thing you may have to get used to if you haven't used a solo tent is getting dressed/undressed while sitting. I recommend that you bring along a small doormat tarp or use your sit pad when getting in and out the tent door. The side entry of the tent is far superior to front entry solo tents!

The fly is form-fitting and doesn't provide a large vestibule area. I have read a lot of complaints about this, but I found it to be a minor issue. I am able to stow my Osprey Aether pack and boots under the vestibule quite nicely (the pack lays on its side). If I need to cook under cover, I use trekking poles to string my poncho up over the doorway of the tent to provide a sitting and cooking area that works quite well.

In my opinion, this tent works as an extended three season tent in the southern plains. I have used it in temperatures ranging from 105F to 28F. The tent was surprisingly warm in the colder temperature range, probably due to the low profile. I did not experience any significant condensation in cold weather, but our climate tends to be dry in the winter.

If you are taller than 6', you will want to try this tent out for length before you purchase it. If you are going camping in the Pacific Northwest, you may find this tent less than desirable due to the lack of a large vestibule. Other than that, this is a really great little tent! Do yourself a favor and ditch the tent bag that it comes with. The tent, fly, and footprint wad up nicely in a ditty bag and will then stuff into your backpack very nicely.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Spitfire

This tent performed O.K. during a two-night trip to a creek-side/creek bed, with temps down to around four belowF.
The problem is with condensation freezing. That's great because at least...Read complete review

This tent performed O.K. during a two-night trip to a creek-side/creek bed, with temps down to around four belowF.
The problem is with condensation freezing. That's great because at least you can scrape most of it offw/out a towel, but you have to really dig the details, unlike with the big "sheet of rhime" walls of the Apex 2.
The simplest of it was in fall, and just a blanket. In winter your sleeping bag is going to take a lot of room, but aside from spacing considerations, the design is neat and free-feeling.
set-up, set-up. Easy.
If you just want to have a fast moving tent, that's small, go for it.It's a great, " I gotta sprawl all of this stuff out", tent.
But moisture, if it gets in has to be literally wrung out, it doesn't hang out to dry very easy like a tarp or big tent fly.
Good for the money.

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4.0

I like this little, light and roomy tent

By the backpacker

from Spring Hill

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking

    Comments about Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent:

    This is a nice tent for one person. it is light, easy to set up and it has room for a person as well as the gear should it rain.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Tent, Great Value

    By Goat Doc

    from OKC, OK

    About Me Military/Law Enforcement

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fly Works Well
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy
    • Waterproof
    • Windproof

    Cons

    • Minimal Vestibule

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Climbing

    Comments about Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent:

    This is a nice lightweight tent that is very light and compact in your backpack and surprisingly roomy inside (for a solo tent). It is simple and quick to set up. You will need to upgrade the stakes, but that is pretty easy and inexpensive. With regards to the stakes, you really only need 4 large (9") stakes for the ends and the fly and 4-8 small 6" UL stakes for everything else.

    This tent stands up quite well to moderate wind loads (30-45 mph). I have never felt as if the tent would fail in the wind and the flapping was pretty minimal (if you properly secure the fly). As with any tent, the orientation of the tent relative to the wind direction is important. I have not yet camped in any driving rains with this tent, but I have camped in light rain with 45 mph wind gusts and had no water penetration. I have hit this tent for a full 10 minutes with a garden sprayer at full pressure from a variety of angles and found absolutely no water penetration.

    I am impressed with the floor of this tent - my last camping experience with this tent resulted in setting up after dark and discovering the next morning that I had set up on a bed of those annoying and painful spike ball type stickers. Surprisingly, none of them penetrated the floor of the tent and I found no pinholes in the floor when I inspected it against a light back home!

    The tent is surprisingly roomy inside. There is very adequate height to sit up inside the tent (I'm 5' 10"). A normal rectantular sleeping pad (20 x 72) will fit nicely, but a 25" wide pad will not fit due to the tapered design of the tent towards the foot. There is adequate room at the head for your small loose gear and jacket and you can easily stow your shirt and trousers alongside your bag while sleeping. The storage pockets in this tent are well placed and very adequate for your small valuables or items you need to reach in the middle of the night. I have never felt constricted or claustrophobic in this tent.

    One thing you may have to get used to if you haven't used a solo tent is getting dressed/undressed while sitting. I recommend that you bring along a small doormat tarp or use your sit pad when getting in and out the tent door. The side entry of the tent is far superior to front entry solo tents!

    The fly is form-fitting and doesn't provide a large vestibule area. I have read a lot of complaints about this, but I found it to be a minor issue. I am able to stow my Osprey Aether pack and boots under the vestibule quite nicely (the pack lays on its side). If I need to cook under cover, I use trekking poles to string my poncho up over the doorway of the tent to provide a sitting and cooking area that works quite well.

    In my opinion, this tent works as an extended three season tent in the southern plains. I have used it in temperatures ranging from 105F to 28F. The tent was surprisingly warm in the colder temperature range, probably due to the low profile. I did not experience any significant condensation in cold weather, but our climate tends to be dry in the winter.

    If you are taller than 6', you will want to try this tent out for length before you purchase it. If you are going camping in the Pacific Northwest, you may find this tent less than desirable due to the lack of a large vestibule. Other than that, this is a really great little tent! Do yourself a favor and ditch the tent bag that it comes with. The tent, fly, and footprint wad up nicely in a ditty bag and will then stuff into your backpack very nicely.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great hiking tent

    By WSTP

    from New England

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking

        Comments about Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent:

        used mainly for overnite hiking trips. Takes up less space in or on pack and the weight is very light for the price of this tent.

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        5.0

        Awesome price and fast delivery!

        By Run and Friendly

        from Syracuse, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking

          Comments about Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent:

          I have pricing and looking to purchase this tent for months and finally found it here! Great price and quick delivery as I needed it for a trip three days after it arrived.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Minimalist Tent

          By Grunt

          from San Clemente, CA

          About Me Military/Law Enforcement

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fly Works Well
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking

            Comments about Eureka Spitfire 1-person Tent:

            I got to test this tent out on a windy night in the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area and it stood up to my expectations. Camped at 9600 ft in freezing temps with high winds the tent held up well. It is lightweight and provides enough room to sit upright, which is all that I was looking for. Do yourself a favor and upgrade the stakes, these ones pulled out of the ground twice on me.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Tina R  Great review on the tents.
            Shopper  Why did you choose this model over the Eureka Solitaire? I see this model is a bit more expensive. Worth the extra cost?
            FRED K  Space for doing most all personal tasks. Headroom and portability. Lightweight. Portable. Easy to pack. Worth the extra cost.
            Shopper  Is this tent freestanding?
            LARRY M  Used this tent for 5 days about 4 years ago. Can't remember if it's free-standing or not. It's a pretty good cheap tent. A little short for me and my dog, but it seemed weather proof. The snap on bottom of fly door did pull loose during this one backpacking trip. This is not a tent I'd take on a long trail thru hike, but it will serve the occasional backpacker well.
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