I'm having a hard time choosing the Eureka Tetragon 8 or the Eureka Sunrise 11. Any suggestions?
BETH S We're a family of 4 and have camped with this tent in South Dakota, Missouri and Smoky Mtns. It took a beating with the winds in the Badlands, but no poles broke ... the rainfly did rip, but other tents in the campground were trashed the next day. We were in a a pretty significant rain storm in the mountains and the tent stayed dry. We're very happy with the tent. As for the size, it's roomy enough to sleep side by side and have our "stuff" in as well. One trip we had two cots and there was enough room for the cots and bags on the floor. Easy to set up.
LEONARD B both tents have almost identical sq. ft. 120' the Tetragon has two doors. this is convenient if you have kids. ask your self why Eureka doesn't make a family tent with a full fly? the "partial fly" is only convenient to enter and leave the tent. if it rains, and it will rain, nothing but a full fly will keep you dry. I bought the Tetragon because it has two sides fully covered and it was under $225.00. My family will use this tent no more than twice a year. If your going to spend weeks in your tent, I would spend twice as much and buy a high quality tent from Northface, Moss, or Mountain Hardware. Good luck
KEVIN F I own the tetragon 8 and am currently putting it to the test. Family of 5 with a double, 2-twin air mattress and a smaller air bed (4 y.o.). Could also fit another twin perpendicular. We spent two nights in Custer state park and it rained hard. Woke to standing water around the campsite but not a drop inside the tent. Very pleased so far. I chose eureka 8 over sunrise 11 due to the full rain fly. After Custer we are moving to Yellowstone where the warmth of the full fly will be needed. Good luck in your search.