Feb 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm #1299662
found these on the eureka outlet store i have never ordered from them but if in need of a cheap /descent solo tent this might be worth a shot
kevinFeb 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm #1958317
Not the lightest thing in the world but pretty impressive from a cost per ounce perspective!Feb 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm #1958328
@paulmagsLocale: People's Republic of Boulder
Good tent for someone starting out. Eureka makes what I call "bread and butter" gear. Solid, not flash, gets the job done at a good price.
Needless to $35 is awesome. Is it the "best" tent? Probably not.
But combine this tent it with a $100 Kelty Cosmic Down and a GoLite Jam on sale and a person can have some of the basics without burning up the credit card.Feb 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm #1958337
if only there were the possibility of getting aluminum poles for it
that would be really awesome probably works fine as is but just to lighten it up a bit and no broken pole worries still a great deal though
kevinFeb 26, 2013 at 3:59 am #1958777
@eers2uLocale: West Virginia
Thanks for the link! Been considering one now that my daughter will be joining my son and I on some backpacking trips. Needed shelter for another person and this will work nicely to get her started.Feb 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm #1958960
Here's what appears to be the same thing, or very similar for just $25Feb 27, 2013 at 6:01 am #1959170
@mtnbob123Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Hmmmmm I have some spare aluminum poles laying around. This might make a good backpacking doghouse!Feb 27, 2013 at 9:50 am #1959246
@remjrothLocale: Atlantic Coast
This seems like the perfect in for someone new to backpacking. What a steal!Feb 27, 2013 at 10:44 am #1959270
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
They have A and B class tents. A tents are seconds. B tents are returns.
You can get custom aluminum or carbon poles, but you might step into the "lipstick on a pig" problem pretty quick.
IIRC, the ventilation is weak on the Solitaire. It migh be a candidate for surgery— go at it with the scissors and turn it into a floorless shaped tarp.
BTW, some REI repair desks keep a stash of used poles from damaged returns. I bought a replacement pole for $8 at the Seattle Flagship store. They are easy to adapt for length using a tubing cutter.
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