Our Tent Review
Features And Tech Specs
Design: The Solitaire is a Bivy style solo tent with two hoops at either end to support the structure, so its not as low as a bivy or as big as a dome tent.
Size/Weight: Floor size 2’8″x8′, center height 2’4″ and minimum weight 2 lbs 9 oz (tent, tent fly, and poles).
Poles: Tent poles are fiberglass and shockcorded together to make setting up and packing away easier.
There is not much to shout about in terms of features for the Eureka solitaire solo tent, however, its obvious that Eureka intended this shelter to be a basic and affordable option.
The first obvious advantage is the price, which is around $100. Picking up a lightweight backpacking tent that gets positive consumer reviews for such a low price is very rare, which is something the budget minded consumer is likely to consider.
Many consumer ratings give this Eureka 4 our of 5 star ratings. Users have liked the weight, that is does not leak in high winds and rain, and how well it packs.
The poles breaking is a common complaint made by many people that have used this tent. Fiberglass poles are the cheapest of poles and will break, however, no tent brand offers aluminum poles within this price range.
Compared to a dome shelter and other tent styles, a user will not find as much living space and head room for getting dressed. Many users complain about the lack of space whilst others don’t know what they are complaining about because they are well over six feet tall and have no problem at all. The advertised floor space suggests a person over 6ft would fit fine, but this is something a buyer may need to test for themselves.
The Eureka Solitaire tent is for the cost conscious buyer who needs a lightweight 3 season shelter. Its not the best tent on the market by far, but the price tag and what a consumer gets for their money is definitely worth considering when comparing this tent with other one man tents on the market.
The main complaint for the Eureka Solitaire tent is the fiberglass poles breaking, which is a common issue for all tents using fiberglass poles. Overall, its not a major investment to make if your keeping a tight budget.