Eureka! Apex 3XT Tent: 3-Person 3-Season
Eureka Apex 3 XT Backcountry
The Eureka Apex 3 XT Backcountry is an 3 Person Tent measuring 7' 6" x 6' 6" with an height 4' 3". Inside area when set up 48.75 sq ft. Orange polyester construction. Free standing and shock corded fiberglass frame with post and grommet assembly is lightweight and easy to setup. Full coverage fly features two roomy vestibules that provide weatherproof storage and dry tent entry. Two side-opening twin-track doors, consisting of one no-see-um mesh panel and one fabric panel, allow flexibility for venting and insect protection. Zipper covers on the fly provide protection from water. Four interior storage pockets. A gear loft provides extra storage overhead. Bathtub floor wraps up sides of tent, protecting against splashing and standing water.
Carry weight 8lbs, 4oz. Pack size 6" x 24".
After coming from the Eureka! Apex 2XT - Tent (sleeps 2) I found this perfect for the size I wanted. My son (6YOA) and I are just fine in here as well as our gear. The rainfly is taped and sealed. However, the tent is not. This is direct from EUREKA regarding both the 3XT and 2XT. "Any 3 season tent needs to be sealed - most of this tent is already factory taped but you will have to do the large seam around the full tent where the bathtub floor meets the sidewall- I hope this helps - Eureka Customer Service"
The rainfly attaches to the tent at the top with a pair of twist ties, then velcro straps along the poles under the rainflow and finally to buckles at each corner. The corners are color coded so you get the rain fly on the right way each time. The rain fly creates a vestibule on each side of the tent as both have the side size door/window with a great feature high/low venting, so if you are laying down with no rainfly you can partial lower the door/window at the top and keep the bottom closed for privacy.
The tent goes up in about 5 minutes after your first use and 10 minutes for your first use. The only con I know of so far is this month we went out in about 60 degree weather and it dropped to about 40 over night and the underside of the rain fly was soaked with condensation and any large movement would have knocked a ton of water down through the top of the tent which is just open