The Eureka Jade Canyon X4 person tent is a roomy three-season cabin tent ideal for the next camping trip with your family or group of friends. With a generous interior peak height and near-vertical walls, there’s space for everyone!
Comfort and Space
Measuring 96 in x 96 in (243.8 cm x 243.8 cm), with a floor area of 64 ft² / 5.9 m², the Eureka Jade Canyon X4 person tent fits four people comfortably, unlike some other tents rated for 4 persons.
However, this tent leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to floor and shoulder space.
With a roomy interior peak height of 84 in / 213.4 cm, the cabin-style tent’s CabinMAX architecture allows for 30% more space than other cabin tents. The door height makes the entry and exit easier for everyone. All but the tallest campers can stand upright and change in this text!
Cabin tents will not be the lightest to tote around on your backpack. However, they have many advantages that make them a great choice for families or groups of friends. Cabin tents are typically larger than dome tents, so there is more room to move around and store gear.
Additionally, the vertical walls provide more headroom, making it easier to stand up and move around inside the tent.
The four storage pockets provide loads of room to stash your stuff. There are also a lantern loop and a power port for extra comfort at the campsite.
Breathability and Ventilation
The huge floor-to-ceiling mesh windows that surround the tent on all sides provide incredible amounts of ventilation. The mesh is 40D polyester no-see-um mesh, which will keep all the bugs out while still keeping the air circulating.
You’ll be wanting this tent in hot weather, and in addition to sleeping in it, the generous interior height also makes it easy to hang out in and have a drink away from the bugs or in bad weather.
The Eureka Jade Canyon X4 person tent is a three-season tent that should be used in good weather. In light to moderate rain, the tent is well-protected by the 2,000 mm waterproofed rainfly and the thick, 3,000 mm floor.
The large open rain fly provides a porch awning, keeping you dry in the rain and promoting air circulation.
The sturdy construction made of steel and aluminum poles will hold up in stronger winds. However, the nature of cabin tents is not the best for aerodynamics, so use in storms at your peril!
One thing that sets aside the Eureka Jade Canyon X4 person tent is the 19mm steel and 13mm aluminum poles that are characteristic of higher-end tents.
Many tents are made with fiberglass, a more affordable but flimsier alternative to aluminum. Aluminum poles are lighter and more durable than fiberglass but tend to cost more.
In addition, the steel poles used in the main frame have a number of advantages over fiberglass or aluminum poles. First, steel is much stronger so it can better withstand high winds and heavy snowfall.
Second, steel is much more durable and it will not rot or warp over time. The one major drawback of steel poles is that they are significantly heavier than aluminum or fiberglass, which isn’t a problem if you are car camping, but you certainly won’t be lugging it up a mountain!
Ease of Use
The Eureka Jade Canyon X4 person tent is surprisingly easy to set up for such a big tent. It can be done by one person, but two is always better because of its sheer weight and bulk.
First, take stock of what you have. You should have the tent body, the tent rainfly, four steel main poles, two aluminum roof poles, small aluminum brim poles, and some stakes.
Step 1: Unroll and spread out the tent body. Look for the four eaves with hubs.
Step 2: Each eave hub is labeled “eave”, “leg”, and “roof” which has to be matched to corresponding poles.
Step 3: Now assemble the roof poles and slide them through the pole sleeves on the roof of the tent until they are through the diagonally opposite end.
Step 4: You can then insert the ends of the roof poles into the socket labeled “roof” on each eave.
Step 5: Next, assemble the four leg poles and insert the open end into the eaves in the socket labeled “leg”.
Step 6: On the opposite end, the pin then goes into the corner grommet diagonally across from the eave.
Step 7: Attach all the tent clips to the poles.
Step 8: Now for the rainfly. There are grey and orange webbings on each, make sure to match each one, and drape the fly over the tent.
Step 9: Assemble the fly brim pole and slide it into the sleeve over the front awning, then insert the ends into the grommets in the middle of the tent poles on either side of the door.
Step 10: Clip in the rainfly using the buckles with matching color.
Step 11: Locate the guylines tucked into a pocket at each top corner, and stake down all the guylines securely.
It is bulky and heavy and while one person can still set it up, it is easier with two. A shorter person might also have problems getting the rainfly on and off because of the sheer height of the tent.
Packed Size and Weight
The Eureka Jade Canyon X4 weighs 18 lbs 14 oz / 8.5 kg and packs down to 9 in x 27 in (23 cm x 69 cm).
It certainly isn’t the lightest tent compared to other dome tents with fiberglass poles, or the Space Camp 4-person by the same manufacturer that weighs in at 12 lbs 10 oz / 5.7 kg.
You certainly wouldn’t want to go into the backcountry with this ten. But for car camping trips, it will do just fine.
Pros and Cons
- Spacious with loads of headroom
- Good in bad weather
- Quality construction
- Pricier than other models
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