Eureka! Apex 2 Tent & Giveaway!


Eureka! Apex 2 Tent – 2-person backpacking tent

Simply like Travel Gear Blog and Eureka! on Facebook and enter a comment below telling us where your favorite hiking destination is to win! Sorry, but only US residents are eligible for the giveaway. Enter by 11:59pm EST, April 30, 2011 for your chance to win. Don’t forget to enter to win the Eureka! Silver City Sleeping Bag too.

Lightweight, roomy (as far as 2-person tents go), and easy to set up, the Eureka! Apex 2 Tent makes a great backpacking tent. This two-pole tent is a breeze to set up and quite a bit roomier than my beloved REI Half-Dome for around the same amount of weight.

Dual twin-track doors are great for ease of entry and for increased air circulation when the windows are zipped open. Demi-vestibules offer each occupant a dry place to store your shoes and other gear and two internal side pockets keep the essentials handy.

The tent comes complete with clips for a gear loft, but the gear loft must be purchased separately.  I also recommend a pair of the Sierra Designs Coffee Slings to avoid any tent beverage spillages.

The half moon fly makes the tent a little more vulnerable to inclement weather. With the windows zipped, the tent kept well-protected from the rain, but offered little in terms of ventilation. We woke to much condensation in the tent after a rainy night. That being said, I think the Apex 2 would be a fabulous dry weather backpacking tent since the windows (when open) offer excellent ventilation.

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Oh and did I mention that I love the color. Brightly colored tents are great if you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, you can use the tent to attract attention and flag down some help – although there is some evidence that bears are attracted to more brightly colored objects.

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Where you can find one:
Eureka Store
Amazon

Why they rock:

  • 2 pole rectangular dome tent
  • Durable, shockcorded, freestanding fiberglass frame and ring and pin/pole pocket assembly
  • 2 twin-track side opening doors adjust for air circulation or privacy
  • Poke-out vent in side wall allows the option of additional ventilation when needed
  • 2 interior storage pockets keep essential items handy
  • Well ventilated by one entire wall of no-see-um mesh, protected by Stormshield polyester fly
  • Center height of 43.5 inches; weighs 5 pounds, 6 ounces

How to Win One:

Eureka! has nicely teamed up with Travel Gear Blog to give away a Eureka! Silver City Sleeping Bag and the Eureka! APEX 2 Tent to lucky readers of TGB. Simply like Travel Gear Blog and Eureka! on Facebook and enter a comment below telling us where your favorite hiking destination is. Sorry, but only US residents are eligible for the giveaway. Enter by 11:59pm EST, April 30, 2011 for your chance to win.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get one:
Eureka Store
Amazon

Where would you love to take your new your new Eureka! Apex 2 Tent?