Eureka! Sunrise 9 -Tent (sleeps 4-5)

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Spacious enough to comfortably sleep up to five campers, the Eureka Sunrise 9 dome-style family tent is easy to set up and very well ventilated with four large hooded windows and no-see-um mesh panels in the ceiling. It has triple-coated fabrics and a heavy-duty bathtub floor made of 4 ounce 210D oxford polyester that repels water.
The fly is made of Stormshield polyester, which won't stretch when wet and resists UV breakdown. It has a shockcorded fiberglass frame (two poles) that features a pin and ring as well as combination clip and sleeve system for quick assembly. Other features include: Twin track D door with window for easy exit/entry High/Low door vents top and bottom to aid air circulation External guy points help secure the tent in high winds Hanging gear loft/organizer Two water bottle holders Corner organizer and wall organizer with mirror Tent, pole, and stake bags included
Specifications: Area: 81 square feet Floor size: 9 feet by 9 feet Center height: 6 feet Wall fabrics: 1.9 ounce Polyester Taffeta 1200mm coating/1.9 ounce breathable polyester Floor fabrics: 4 ounce 210D Oxford Polyester with 1200mm coating Fly fabrics: 1.9 ounce 75D StormShield polyester with 1200mm coating Pack size: 9 by 27 inches Weight: 16 pounds, 4 ounces
About Eureka
Though the exact year is unknown, Eureka’s long history begins prior to 1895 in Binghamton, New York, where the company still resides today. Then known as the Eureka Tent & Awning Company, its first wares were canvas products–most notably, Conestoga wagon covers and horse blankets for nineteenth century American frontiersmen–as well as American flags, store awnings, and camping tents.

The company increased production of its custom canvas products locally throughout the 1930s and during the 1940 and even fabricated and erected the IBM "tent cities" just outside Binghamton. The seven acres of tents housed thousands of IBM salesmen during the company’s annual stockholders meeting, which had since outgrown its previous locale. In the 1940s, with the advent of World War II and the increased demand for hospital ward tents, Eureka expanded operations and began shipping tents worldwide. Ultimately, upon the post-war return of the GIs and the resultant housing shortage, Eureka turned its attention to the home front during the 1950s by supplying awnings for the multitude of mobile homes that were purchased.

In 1960, Eureka’s new and innovative Draw-Tite tent, with its practical, free standing external frame, was used in a Himalayan Expedition to Nepal by world renowned Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person documented to summit Mt. Everest only six years earlier. In 1963, Eureka made history during its own Mt. Everest ascent, with more than 60 of its tents sheltering participants from fierce 60+ mph winds and temperatures reaching below -20°F during the first all American Mt. Everest Expedition.

For backpackers and families, Eureka introduced its legendary Timberline tent in the 1970s. Truly the first StormShield design, this completely self-supporting and lightweight backpacking tent became one of the most popular tents the entire industry with sales reaching over 1 million by its ten year anniversary.

Eureka tents have also traveled as part of several historic expeditions, including the American Women’s Himalayan Expedition to Annapurna I in 1978 and the first Mt. Everest ascents by a Canadian and American woman in 1986 and 1988. In recent history, tents specially designed and donated by Eureka sheltered Eric Simonson and his team on two historic research expeditions to Mount Everest, this time in a quest for truth regarding the 1924 attempted summit of early English explorers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine. During the 1999 expedition, the team made history finding the remains of George Mallory, but the complete mystery remained unsolved. Returning in 2001 to search for more clues, the team found amazing historical artifacts which are now on display at the Smithsonian.

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Selecting a Tent
Fortunately, there are all kinds of tents for weekend car campers, Everest expeditions, and everything in-between. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Expect the Worst
In general, it's wise to choose a tent that's designed to withstand the worst possible conditions you think you'll face. For instance, if you're a summer car camper in a region where weather is predictable, an inexpensive family or all purpose tent will likely do the trick–especially if a vehicle is nearby and you can make a mad dash for safety when bad weather swoops in! If you're a backpacker, alpine climber or bike explorer, or if you like to car camp in all seasons, you'll want to take something designed to handle more adversity.

Three- and Four-Season Tents
For summer, early fall and late spring outings, choose a three-season tent. At minimum, a quality three season tent will have lightweight aluminum poles, a reinforced floor, durable stitching, and a quality rain-fly. Some three-season tents offer more open-air netting and are more specifically designed for summer backpacking and other activities. Many premium tents will feature pre-sealed, taped seams and a silicone-impregnated rain-fly for enhanced waterproofness.

For winter camping or alpine travel, go with a four season model. Because they typically feature more durable fabric coatings, as well as more poles, four-season tents are designed to handle heavy snowfall and high winds without collapsing. Of course, four-season tents exact a weight penalty of about 10 to 20 percent in trade for their strength and durability. They also tend to be more expensive.

Domes and Tunnels
Tents are broadly categorized into two types, freestanding, which can stand up on their own, and those that must be staked down in order to stand upright. Freestanding tents often incorporate a dome-shaped design, and most four-season tents are constructed this way because a dome leaves no flat spots on the outer surface where snow can collect. Domes are also inherently stronger than any other design. Meanwhile, many three-season models employ a modified dome configuration called a tunnel. These are still freestanding, but they require fewer poles than a dome, use less fabric, and typically have a rectangular floor-plan that offers less storage space than a dome configuration. Many one and two-person tents are not freestanding, but they make up for it by being more lightweight. Because they use fewer poles, they can also be quicker to set up than a dome.

Size Matters
Ask yourself how many people you'd like to fit in your fabric hotel now and in the future. For soloists and minimalists, check out one-person tents. If you're a mega-minimalist, or if you have your eye on doing some big wall climbs, a waterproof-breathable bivy sack is the ticket. Some bivy sacks feature poles and stake points to give you a little more breathing room. Also, if you don't need bug protection and you want to save weight, check out open-air shelters.

Families who plan on car camping in good weather can choose from a wide range of jumbo-sized tents that will accommodate all your little ones with room to spare. A wide range of capacities is also available for three- and four-season backpacking and expedition tents. Remember, though, the bigger the tent you buy, the heavier it will be, although it's easy to break up the tent components among several people in your group. It's also helpful to compare the volume and floor-space measurements of models you're considering.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches ; 16 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 18.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B000EQCWO2
  • Item model number: 2628333

Customer Reviews

My Favorite Tent Ever

14 people found this helpful.
 on July 13, 2010
By Judith
…and that’s saying a lot since it’s my third attempt to replace a beloved Edmund Hillary tent that I bought at Sears many years ago and wore out over dozens of camping trips. I gave away the last two expensive, well made tents I purchased because I was never going to love them like that old Sears tent.

excellent tent

One person found this helpful.
 on September 12, 2012
By Francisco Bielinki
We have used the Sunrise 9 in the Catskills, the Adirondacks and most recently in Connecticut, by the beach. I’m writing the review more because of this last camping trip. The tent is easy to set up and I did it by myself in our one bedroom apartment to test it when I got it. It’s equally easy to disassemble. It is perfect for “luxury” camping for two , meaning that it will accommodate a king size air mattress with king size covers and all the stuff that you need to keep close by inside a tent at night. It does fit four but more in a Lego type of arrangement, not much space left over. The material is sturdy and the four windows/door plus the top vent will keep you aerated in the hot summer days. The rain fly is a must not only for the rain but works against the sun and also protects the top vent (a pine could damage the inner top because it’s only a mash). The stakes are made of plastic and work fine for sand or grassy soil, but not gravel or compacted earth, so get steel stakes. The very center of the tent on the inside has a firm lace from where you can hang your light; it also has the portable compartments but we don’t really use that, having that, like I mentioned, we have so much space around the mattress. Two people will take 10-15 min in the first try; then it’s less than five afterwards. The whole thing fits in a bag that is not meant for backpack camping/hiking; you’ll need a car for this type of camping. The floor size (9×9 feet) is important but also is the center height (6 feet) because you must count on rainy days and not being able to stand up inside smaller tents throughout long periods of rain really sucks. You can close all windows and door from the inside and that will limit to some extension entry of air and cold, but you can’t close the top vent so always be prepared with appropriate sleeping bag, etc. The ultimate test was in CT Sept 07-09/2012 when a tornado crossed the area. I staked the rain fly with four steel stakes and the tent base with another three. The winds were a constant 30 mph, with gusts of 40-50mph. THe rain fly sides flapped all over the place but the tent stayed put throughout the night without any damaged; at a times (in which we were in the car for safety sake) the wind literally smooshed down the whole tent while I was thinking “there goes our tent”, but the tent would spring right back up and take it more. It rained all night with vigor. When we waked up in the morning (the lightening scare had passed so we moved back into the tent) the tent was literally surrounded by a pool of water and the floor of the tent felt like a water mattress because of so much water under the tent, but not a single drop (from perspiration yes, not from rain) inside of the tent. That is what made me write this review.

Favorable, a few doubts, updated

4 people found this helpful.
 on December 23, 2010
By witz
The Sunrise 9 is well thought out, loaded with conveniences and a very good value for the price, as expected from Eureka. I’ve owned their Apex 2XT for about 14 years and it’s still an excellent small tent for boat and hike campers. I bought the Sunrise 9 for car camping and the luxury of being able to stand up inside.

Good and dry…mostly

9 people found this helpful.
 on September 20, 2009
By E. Nilsen
I have had this tent for a couple of years and used it on several occasions. It’s easy to set up, even for one person. This last labor day was the first time it has seen any sort of rain. It rained heavy a couple of nights. I had a very small puddle the next morning from leaving the low vent open too much…oops. It didn’t bother me since I was the only one in the tent and kept my air mattress on the back wall. Several others in our party were getting soaked and had to tarp over their tents. I zipped up the low vent till it was only open about an inch+, problem solved. Good thing becaused it really came down the next night. I stepped out of my tent in the morning and the ground was squishy outside the door but tent was dry inside. I did notice some dampness in the corner,under my air mattress when I was packing it up. I noticed rain had been collecting on the tarp under my tent. Shame on me for not rolling it under far enough. I don’t think it would have been damp if not for my mistake.

Very durable tent!

One person found this helpful.
 on August 8, 2012
By nicole0701
Simply put, I love this tent. This tent made it through a two month cross-country trip and back and is still in great condition. Camped in all types of weather. Have woken up to torrential downpours of rain in the middle of the night and stayed completely dry. Also, have been through some very windy and scary nights! But tent was always fine. Only time ever got wet was when had the vent at bottom of door unzipped and some rain came in. Even woke up to snow in the Grand Canyon! On hot nights all the windows and open top are great and you are able to see the stars.

Very good tent for car camping

8 people found this helpful.
 on November 9, 2009
By J. Lucas
I was looking for a good three season tent that would fit my wife and I, our dog, and our stuff. We’ve used this tent a few times and have had no problems. We’ve had it in rather strong wind, rain, and in weather down in the 30’s………no problems. Roomy enought for our queen air mattress, a dog pillow, and still has plenty of room room for our bags. Tall enought to stand up in to get dressed (very nice) and some spare room for the tent heater. The corner and roof organizers are a nice touch as well. Makes it easy to keep track of flashlights, wallet, keys, etc. All of the stuff that usually went missing in our other tents.

Great so far…

2 people found this helpful.
 on September 8, 2011
By Buck Marshall
Very impressed, this is our first Eureka! tent. Replaced the blown out Coleman 10 footer (after experiencing heavy leaking during a rainstorm) with this one, a bit smaller. Decided to go with Eureka! for the reputation to be a long lasting brand that people trust. After only three nights in it so far, it is clearly made to last.

Easy Beginner Tent, Durable and Waterproof

 on September 29, 2013
By Sheila M
I came looking for a tent as an absolute camping beginner. After much searching online, I decided on this tent. I’ve now owned it for four years (use it at least 5 times a year) and have no regrets about my purchase.

Very happy with purchase!

 on September 11, 2013
By Amazon Customer
This is a very well made piece of equipment. My Grandparents gave me their old Eureka they got many years ago and still is a good tent but the newer ones are easier to put together so I got this. I’m really impressed to know that Eureka hasn’t cheapened their product which it seems almost all companies have been doing over the years.

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