Friday, August 17, 2018

Tents: Compare

Compare

Eureka Copper Canyon 5 + Screen Room
NEMO Losi 3p
Terra Nova Ultra Quasar

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Pros
relatively inexpensive family tent with 160 ft² of space; vertical walls offer more interior space; interior door offers privacy and great ventilation; ability to block windows in the screen room for additional privacy/weather protection; good water resistance; E! Power port
one of the most spacious 3-person tents on the market; good ceiling height and storage space for its category; easy to set up with DAC® Jake's Feet system; good ventilation; good weather/water resistance; multi-pocket organizer panel is a step up from just normal tent pockets; reflective guy lines for nighttime visibility; NEMO Equipment, Inc. makes a huge effort to be a green company
exceptionally lightweight 2-person tent; stable, "bombproof" design that performs extremely well even in severe weather conditions; features improved ventilation system compared to other tents in the Quasar series
Cons
screen room doesn't have a floor and the sod cloth didn't protect a few reviewers from insects (and even a small animal) from getting into the tent; cabin style tents are very unstable in windy conditions because of their high walls; flat top means water can pool on the fly if you don't use guylines to change the slope; pretty heavy
relatively expensive; it's on the heavier side for tents in this category; some reviewers thought it was really difficult to get the poles to release during takedown
very expensive; inner first pitching could be problematic in wet conditions
Seasonality
3-season
3-season
4-season
Ideal Activities
Family, car, or base camping
Backpacking
Backpacking/Mountaineering
Capacity
5-person
3-person
2-person
Price
$419.90
$381.95 -$449.95
$699.95
Warranty
Limited lifetime warranty
Limited lifetime warranty
Limited lifetime warranty
Interior and/or Vestibule Space
It has 160 ft² of interior space that is divided equally between the sleeping room (80 ft²) and the screen room (80 ft²).
It has a 50 ft² sleeping room and two 12 ft² vestibules.
It has a 32 ft² sleeping room and two 10.8 ft² vestibules.
Interior Height (max.)
7'
4'
3' 5"
Weight
35 lbs and 6 oz
6 lbs and 13 oz
6 lbs and 5 oz
Design Type
Freestanding, cabin style tent
Freestanding, dome style tent
Freestanding, geodesic style tent
Frame
Nine 12.7 mm & 16 mm fiberglass and 19.5 mm steel poles
Four DAC 9/9.6 mm Featherlite Aluminum Poles
Four 8.84 mm DAC Featherlite poles
Tent Body Materials
75D 190T polyester taffeta, 1200 mm coated
30D nylon rip-stop with 1500 mm waterproof polyurethane coating
Nylon rip-stop with 7000 mm waterproof polyurethane coating
Rainfly Material
75D 190T polyester taffeta, 1200 mm coated
30D nylon rip-stop with 1500 mm waterproof polyurethane coating
SilNylon rip-stop with 6000 mm waterproof polyurethane coating
Floor Material/Design
75D 190T polyester taffeta, 1200 mm coated (one-piece bathtub style design)
30D nylon rip-stop with 5000 mm waterproof polyurethane coating (one-piece bathtub style design)
Nylon rip-stop with 7000 mm waterproof polyurethane coating (one-piece bathtub style design)
Mesh Material
68D polyester no-see-um mesh
Lightweight no-see-um mesh
Unknown Mesh
Ventilation
Features 6 large mesh windows, 3 mesh doors and a full panel mesh roof, all of which can be opened/closed based on the amount of ventilation needed.
Fly can be opened on both ends for cross ventilation. In warm, dry conditions, you can remove the outer fly and just use the mesh inner tent.
Features mesh doors that allow for adjusting ventilation when necessary.
Doors
3 doors (2 exterior and 1 interior)
2 doors (protected by vestibules)
2 doors (protected by vestibules)
Packed Dimensions
29" x 10" dia.
22" x 6.5" dia.
21.26" x 7.09" dia.
Vestibule/Storage
In addition to the 80 ft² screen room, the tent is designed with interior storage pockets and comes with 2 gear lofts.
Tent is designed with two 12 ft² vestibules and it also has a multi-pocket organizer panel ("Gear Caddy"). A Gear Loft is available and sold separately ($25).
In addition to the two 10.8 ft² vestibules in the front and rear of the tent, it is also designed with interior storage pockets.
Set Up
Two people can easily set up the tent in about 20 minutes thanks to its shockcorded steel and fiberglass frame, clip attachments, and ring and pin assembly. You won't need to use stakes or guy lines except in case of severe weather.
One person can quickly and easily set up the tent in under 10 minutes because it features the DAC® Jake's Feet corner anchor system. Basically, it uses ball and socket attachments that lock in the main poles and then act as levers to keep the tent corners grounded while the rainfly is pulled over the top of the tent. DAC® J-Stakes are also available if extra stability is required in windy conditions.
It does not have a fast pitch option, but it can be easily set up in about 15 minutes since it has color-coded poles and continuous pole sleeves on the four poles. The inner tent must be pitched first, and then the flysheet and enhanced guy line system with titanium pegs help secure it to the ground.
Extras
Designed to accommodate the Eureka! rope light if you want to purchase one ($20).
Tent features the LightPocket™, which holds your headlamp and has a diffusing fabric to provide even lighting in the tent.
This is an updated version of the popular tent and features a redesigned inner tent that is lighter and better ventilated.
 
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