Review of Eureka Tetragon 7 Tent

Review of Eureka Tetragon 7 Tent

This is often a nice tent rated for 3 people (2 with gear) manufactured by Eureka. The Tetragon series does appear in other sizes, so I would expect the options to be similar. This one measures a 7×7 floor and stands more than 4 feet high. The polyester rainfly is full-sized providing enough protection to count this as a three-season tent.

Features have a twin-track side opening doorway, hanging gear loft, to detachable storage pockets, fiberglass shock-corded poles, and external guy points on the fly for securing the tent.

I’ve had lots of experience with Eureka tents and still have yet to get disappointed with all the value. In general, they build a quality product, well sown, and smartly designed. Most of their tents fall somewhere involving the high adventure mountaineering styles along with the family weekend tents, though they’ve got crossed over into both those areas.

The Tetragons fall under that mediocre. At under 7 pounds for covering 2 or 3 people, they are eligible for backpacking use, however, they are not four-season tents and really should not be in comparison with shelters so rated. They do very well for weekend use. With due care, these are great for use with Scout troops or similar use. Treat with seam sealer before while using the very first time and repeat one per year. Store them dry; that may mean spreading it out in your garage whenever they come home wet before packing it down to store.

Eureka stands behind a few and they are wanting to solve problems that could be encountered. Everything man-made could eventually break or wear out. But I have found that looking after equipment makes sense. I have used Eureka tents that are over forty years old that still function like new. They were maintained properly!

The only issue I have had with all the Tetragon 7 will be the fiberglass poles. There is almost always the one that will split eventually. I think that is true with most fiberglass poles irrespective of tent manufacture, which is easily fixed with a pole repair kit. Various users manage to believe that this can be a major issue and decide on a more expensive tent, however, if the real difference is an $8 kit or tent a minimum of $50 more, my options are clear!

All in all, using a retail suggested expense of $109.99, it’s not a negative deal at all. Will it compare favorably to your tent that is priced $200 or up? Probably not, but due care it is going to last every bit as long.