The Eureka Space Camp 6 Person Tent is a 3 seasons tent that features aluminum poles, a full-coverage fly, several storage compartments, gear lofts, and a simple setup.
Comfort and Space
The dimensions of the Eureka Space Camp 6 Person Tent are 120 in x 100 in (304.8 cm x 254 cm), covering a floor area of 83 square feet (7.1 sq m). This leaves plenty of shoulder space and room for the whole family or a group of friends.
The peak height of this cabin tent is 76 inches (195 cm), which allows even taller campers to stand up, change in, and move around comfortably. Others can do yoga, stretch, or whatever floats your boat with this tent’s generous peak height!
One of the main benefits of this cabin tent is that the sides of the tent are nearly vertical, providing a vast interior. This enables considerably more headspace at the sides of the tent, making it feel much larger than a dome tent. This tent also features a large sleeping area, making it ideal for groups.
The two massive doors make entry and exit super easy, and the large vestibules provide plenty of room for your wet gear.
The Eureka Space Camp 6 Person Tent is a cabin tent. Cabin tents are ideal for family camping or casual camping since they are very roomy, have a plethora of family-friendly features, and often provide excellent value for money.
Pros of Cabin Tents
- There is plenty of headroom, so you can sit or even stand comfortably.
- Vertical walls provide more interior space than other types of tents.
- Multiple windows provide excellent ventilation.
- Larger tent models typically include room separators, allowing you to feel even more at ease.
Cons of Cabin Tents
- They can be heavy and bulky, making them unsuitable for backpacking.
- Vertical walls catch in the wind easily, putting additional strain on the tent pole frame.
The Eureka Space Camp 6 Person Tent features one room, two wide doors, and two vestibules that keep the tent entryway dry while also providing additional storage space for equipment. The vestibule is 39.5 square feet (3.66 sq m) in size. The tent contains 2 gear lofts, a lantern ring on the top, and 10 pockets to keep everyone organized.
The gear mesh lofts organize your belongings and provide additional storage space, effortlessly attaching to the clothesline hooks sewn into the canopy of your tent.
Breathability and Ventilation
The ventilation should be fine because the design of this tent is fantastic. The rainfly has three vents, one of which allows for the low vent configuration to let cool air in. The mesh on the interior of the tent also serves as ventilation, so nothing is lacking here.
The Air Exchange System with high and low venting is fully adjustable, allowing you to select the best airflow according to the weather conditions. The 40D nylon no-see-um mesh keeps even the smallest bugs out yet provides plenty of air flow.
The generous amount of netting is completely covered by the rainfly, which holds up admirably even in heavy rain.
However, cabin tents are not known for their aerodynamics, and even top-quality aluminum poles might struggle in severe winds.
Given all of these qualities, this is a three-season tent that provides complete weather protection, but you probably wouldn’t want to use it in sub-zero temperatures. Additional guylines are provided for support during harsh winds.
The inner walls, rainfly, and floor of this cabin tent are made of 68D 185T polyester taffeta material with a waterproof rating of floor and rainfly being 1800 mm and 1500 mm respectively.
Polyester taffeta is often used for tents because it is lightweight, durable, and water-resistant. The fabric is also relatively inexpensive, making it a good choice for budget-conscious campers.
Polyester taffeta is available in a variety of colors and patterns, so it is easy to find a tent that suits your style. The fabric is also easy to clean, which is ideal for camping trips. When it comes to tents, polyester taffeta is a fabric that offers a great combination of function and style.
The main poles are made of 13 mm aluminum, while the secondary poles are 11mm. Stronger and more durable than fiberglass, yet way lighter than steel, aluminum poles are the go-to for the higher-end tents.
They cost significantly more than fiberglass poles but when bad weather hits, you’ll be glad your tent has that extra support!
Packed Size and Weight
The packed size of the Eureka Space Camp 6 Person Tent is 10 x 25 inches / 0.25 x 0.63 meters and the weight is 17 lbs. 4.8 oz / 8.11 kilograms.
It might not be the lightest tent on the market, but weighs way less than The North Face Wawona 6 Tent weighing 20 lbs / 9.48 kg and the Bushnell Shield Series 6 Instant Cabin Tent which weighs 27 lbs / 12.24 kg.
Ease of Use
This tent can be set up by one person, but the sheer bulk and size make it loads easier with two people. The sleeves are color-coded for easy matching, and the instructions are sewn onto the carry bag for reference.
How to set up the Eureka Space Camp 6 Person Tent:
- First, unpack the bag and take stock of what you have. You should have main frame poles, secondary shorter poles, tent body, rainfly, stakes, and guylines.
- Lay out the tent body and make sure you know where the doors are oriented.
- Assemble the frame and ridge poles.
- Insert the poles through the sleeves on the roof.
- Insert the tips of the poles into the four corner grommets.
- Once you’ve got the main frame poles up, take the ridge poles and insert them into the ridge pole sleeves, making sure they are on the outside of the main frame poles.
- Now that the tent is set up, attach all the tent clips to the frame.
- Stake down all four corners through the webbing loops.
- Now for the rainfly. Match up the colors on the webbing from the fly to the tent.
- Once the rainfly is on, attach the lines onto the stakes.
- Attach the fly with the hook and loop fasteners onto the frame.
- Buckle all four corners down and use the webbing straps to adjust the fly tension.
- Stake out the vestibules, and then the guyouts, especially if it is a windy day.
- You’re done! Just remember to leave the vents open to enjoy the breeze from the high low ventilation system.
Pros and Cons
- Sturdy aluminum poles
- Good interior peak height
- There are numerous pockets
- Excellent design
- Massive doors and vestibules
- Pricier than some
- Not the lightest
|Comfort and Space||8/10|
|Ease of Setup||7/10|
|Size and Weight||8/10|